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CalSTRS Post Retirement Earnings Limitations

Post retirement employment for CalSTRS members is regulated both in terms of employment and earnings limits. Please review the information below regarding employment in the 2018-19 fiscal year. The CalSTRS Employer Directive for 2018-19 is also included below for reference.

Return To CalSTRS-Covered Employment

Restrictions apply to the amount you earn from one or more school districts if the job is in CalSTRS-covered employment. The earnings limit for the fiscal year, which is adjusted each July 1, is:

  • $45,022 for 2018-19
  • $43,755 for 2017-18

CalSTRS Employer Directive Post Retirement Earnings Limit 2017-18 & 2018-19

As of July 1, 2012, most exemptions to the annual postretirement earnings limit have ended. Read the Member Handbook to learn more about working after retirement at the following link:

Additional restriction on public school employment: You may not work in a classified position except as a teacher's aide under certain circumstances.