SCERA at a Glance

All data as of December 31, 2015

Membership

  • Actives: 4,071 (General 3,366; Safety 705)
  • Deferred/Transferred: 1,074
  • Retired: 4,653 (General 3,866; Safety 787)

Participating employer's member count

  • County of Sonoma (3,465)
  • Superior Court- State of California (171)
  • Sonoma County Water Agency (202)
  • Sonoma County Community Development Commission (35)
  • Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District (39)
  • Sonoma County Transportation Authority (10)

Assets

$2.34 Billion
Policy Asset Allocation:

  • Equities 57% (US 30%, Non-US 17%, Global 10%)
  • Bonds 20%
  • Real Estate 15%
  • Global Asset Allocation 8%

Investment Earnings 20-year Annualized Return

5.9% (net of fees)

Retirement benefits paid/Average years of service

 All Retirees - Average 17.1 Years of service

  • Benefit:
    • $2,869/month
    • $34,424/year

2015 Retirees - Average 16.9 Years of service

  • Benefit:
    • $3,653/month
    • $43,836/year

Distribution of benefits paid

  • Less than $10,000/year: 17.75%
  • $10,000 to $19,999/year: 22.50%
  • $20,000 to $49,999/year: 40.29%
  • $50,000 to $99,999/year: 16.55%
  • Over $100,000/year: 2.91%

Retirement contributions as percentage of salary for fiscal year 2016/2017

These rates are for County of Sonoma only. Rates for other employers vary somewhat.

Plan A (Legacy Plan)

Employee average rate:

  • General 12.45%
  • Safety 12.50%
    In addition, employees contribute 7.65% to Social Security

Employer:

  •  General 18.65%
  • Safety 26.42%
    In addition, the employer contribute 7.65% to Social Security

Plan B (PEPRA Plan)

Employee:

  • General 10.42%
  • Safety 14.08%
    In addition, employees contribute 7.65% to Social Security

Employer:

  •  General 13.71%
  • Safety 19.39%
    In addition, the employer contributes 7.65% to Social Security

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