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SCERA at a Glance

Statistics data as of December 31, 2021.

Fund Statistics

Membership

  • Actives: 4,066 (General 3,385; Safety 681)
  • Deferred/Transferred: 1,569 (General 1,322; Safety 247)
  • Retired: 5,478 (General 4,415; Safety 1,063)

Participating employer's member count

  • County of Sonoma (3,553)
  • Superior Court- State of California (159)
  • Sonoma County Water Agency (232)
  • Sonoma County Community Development Commission (49)
  • Sonoma Valley Fire District (60)
  • Sonoma County Transportation Authority (14)

Assets

$3.0 Billion
Policy Asset Allocation:

  • Equities 62.3%
  • Fixed Income 17%
  • Real Assets 19.4%
  • Opportunistic 1.3%

Investment Earnings 20-year Annualized Return

7.18% (net of fees)

Retirement benefits paid/Average years of service

Plan A - Legacy Non-enhanced

  • Average Service:  15.93 years
  • Average Annual Benefit:  $23,737

Plan A - Legacy Enhanced

  • Average Service:  17.42 years
  • Average Annual Benefit:  $43,904

Plan B - PEPRA

  • Average Service:  5.83 years
  • Average Annual Benefit:  $15,317

Distribution of benefits paid

  • Less than $10,000/year: 14.67%
  • $10,000 to $19,999/year: 19.14%
  • $20,000 to $49,999/year: 41.27%
  • $50,000 to $99,999/year: 20.88%
  • Over $100,000/year: 4.04%

Retirement contributions as percentage of salary for fiscal year 2022/2023

These rates are for County of Sonoma only. Rates for other employees vary somewhat and can be found here. Rates are as of 06/28/22.

Plan A (Legacy Plan)

Employee average rate:

  • General 12.20%
  • Safety 12.77%

Employer:

  • General 18.18%
  • Safety 28.70%

Plan B (PEPRA Plan)

Employee:

  • General 10.43%
  • Safety 15.18%

Employer:

  • General 13.02%
  • Safety 20.00%

In addition, the employees and the employer contribute 7.65% to Social Security.