Retirement Tools and Resources

Retirement Tools and Resources

Overview

Here you’ll find the most popular CalSTRS tools and resources to help get you started in the retirement planning process, including the steps in the Service Retirement Application process. 

General Information

Your savings calculator: The power of time and money

Your CalSTRS retirement benefit will replace, on average, about 54 percent of your current salary. Need more for retirement? Check out our “Why Wait” and “What If” calculators and see what a difference a few years can make.

General Information

Service retirement application process

If you’re ready to retire and would like a step-by-step demonstration on how to fill out the Service Retirement Application, register for an Online Service Retirement Application Demonstration if you plan to complete your application online or a Paper Service Retirement Application Demonstration if you plan to complete your application in paper format.

The timing guidelines below use a June retirement date since most teachers retire in June. Retirement during other months will involve similar timing.