Early Career Videos
Early career videos
Know your benefits
Watch these quick videos to learn about your benefits.
CalSTRS administers a hybrid system as part of a comprehensive financial security package for members. This video provides a brief high-level tour of your CalSTRS benefits.
Consider how much of your working salary you will need to replace to maintain your current standard of living.
For members hired before January 1, 2013, learn how your retirement benefit is calculated.
For members hired on or after January 1, 2013, learn how your retirement benefit is calculated.
Your spouse, children or other loved ones may be eligible for survivor benefits after your death.
Members sometimes ask if they can take a refund of the contributions they’ve made to their CalSTRS defined benefit account. While this is allowed, you should carefully consider the consequences before applying for a refund.