Public School Employees Retirement System


Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS)


If you qualify by years of service and age, PSERS provides lifetime retirement benefits, disability benefits, and death benefits. At retirement, options may also be chosen that can provide lifetime benefits to your beneficiary beginning at your death. The amount you receive is calculated by years of Creditable Service multiplied by a specific dollar amount. The dollar amount is set by the Georgia General Assembly.

Effective July 1, 2023 the current dollar amount is $16.50.

Members who leave employment before retirement are entitled to a refund of member contributions plus interest. 

Member Contribution Rates

New Members who first join PSERS on or after July 1, 2012 will pay a required contribution of $10 each month for the 9-month contribution period of September through May. This amounts to an annual contribution of $90. Members who first joined PSERS prior to July 1, 2012 will continue to pay a required contribution of $4 each month, for an annual contribution of $36.


PSERS Benefit Multiplier Increase
Effective 7/1/2023

The benefit rate for members of the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) has been raised for PSERS members, retirees, and beneficiaries with retirements on or after 8/1/2012, from $16.00 to $16.50 per month per year of service.  This increase is effective 7/1/2023 and will be reflected in the July 2023 pension payment.

To learn more about your PSERS retirement benefit, please visit the PSERS plan page.


Board of Trustees

The Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) Board of Trustees consists of 9 members who are appointed or elected for a term of four years.

Click below for board members, contact information, and meeting details.


PSERS History & Background

The Public School Employees Retirement Plan (PSERS) was established January 1970 under Georgia Laws 1969 (O.C.G.A. Title 47, Chapter 4) to provide certain public school employees with a supplemental retirement plan.