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Thomas P. DiNapoli

Overtime Limits for Tier 5

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Employees’ Retirement System Members

Overtime pay in excess of an annual cap is not included in the definition of wages. Employers should not report to the Retirement System any overtime pay in excess of this cap as it cannot be used in a member’s final average salary calculation. See the ERS Overtime Limits tables below.

Overtime should be reported to the Retirement System until the member has reached the overtime cap for that calendar year. Once the cap has been reached, any additional overtime paid to that member for the remainder of the calendar year should not be reported. However, employers should continue reporting the member’s regular earnings and days worked. In addition, contributions should not be collected on any overtime amounts greater than the cap.

ERS Overtime Limit by Year, 2010 to 2032
Year Overtime Limit
2010 $15,000.00
2011 $15,450.00
2012 $15,913.50
2013 $16,390.91
2014 $16,882.63
2015 $17,389.11
2016 $17,910.78
2017 $18,448.11
2018 $19,001.55
2019 $19,571.60
2020 $20,158.75
2021 $20,763.51
2022 $21,386.41
2023 $22,028.01
2024 $22,688.85
2025 $23,369.51
2026 $24,070.60
2027 $24,792.71
2028 $25,536.50
2029 $26,302.59
2030 $27,091.67
2031 $27,904.42
2032 $28,741.55
ERS Overtime Limit by Year, 2033 to 2054
Year Overtime Limit
2033 $29,603.80
2034 $30,491.91
2035 $31,406.67
2036 $32,348.87
2037 $33,319.34
2038 $34,318.92
2039 $35,348.48
2040 $36,408.94
2041 $37,501.21
2042 $38,626.24
2043 $39,785.03
2044 $40,978.58
2045 $42,207.94
2046 $43,474.17
2047 $44,778.40
2048 $46,121.75
2049 $47,505.40
2050 $48,930.57
2051 $50,398.48
2052 $51,910.44
2053 $53,467.75
2054 $55,071.78

Police and Fire Retirement System Members

Overtime pay in excess of 15 percent of a member’s regular annual wages is not included in the definition of wages. Employers should not report to the Retirement System any overtime pay in excess of this cap as it cannot be used in a member’s final average salary calculation.

(Rev. 4/17)