Pension payment data for 81,411 New York City public school and City University of New York retirees were added today to SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s transparency website.

The data from the New York City Teachers’ Retirement System (NYCTRS) show that the 795 teachers and school professionals who retired during 2016 with at least 30 years of service credit collected pensions that averaged $66,158 during 2017. Over 3,000 retirees collected $100,000 or more during the same period—an increase of nearly 23 percent since 2016.

These data are made public thanks to the Empire Center’s successful court challenges against efforts by public agencies to conceal information from taxpayers. The Center remains involved in litigation to protect and expand the public’s ability to examine public pensions and spending.

The Empire Center, based in Albany, is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan think tank dedicated to promoting policies that can make New York a better place to live, work and raise a family.

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