Final Compensation Caps

Employees who became members of CalPERS on or after 7/1/1996, are subject to the IRC 401(a) (17) limit, which restricts the amount of compensation that can be used to calculate the CalPERS retirement benefit. For 2018, the limit is $275,000.

Employees who become new members of CalPERS on or after 1/1/2013, and deemed PEPRA members, are subject to a compensation cap of $121,388 if participating in Social Security. These amounts represent the maximum salary that can count toward final compensation and calculation of retirement benefits for employees that are placed in the 2% at 62 retirement formula