How Your Pension Works
The amount of your future retirement benefit depends on your years of service for WRS employers and your average salary, as well as your age at retirement. Specifics for the 8 WRS pension plans differ, but the concept is the same.
In many cases, if you change jobs, you can continue to build your pension benefit with any of the 700+ participating public employers in Wyoming.
In some cases, employers pay some of the employee contributions as part of overall compensation. Look at your pay stub or check with your employer for details.
Your retirement assets can help your loved ones if something happens to you. Be sure to designate a beneficiary on your accounts.
Beneficiary designations for your WRS Pension Plan and WRS 457 Plan are made separately for each plan. A beneficiary can be one person, several people, a trust, or an organization.
Online Pension Account
Gen Xers Retirement View
Gen Xers have worse view of retirement prospects than baby boomers or millennials