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If I take a job with a salary less than I make now, do I lose my highest three-year’s salary cap at my present job when I retire?

If your final compensation for retirement purposes is based on your highest average three consecutive years of compensation and your highest three consecutive years of compensation are not the last three years you worked, CalSTRS would then use your highest three consecutive years of compensation instead of your last three to calculate your final compensation amount.

Learn more about how final compensation is calculated.

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