Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)

The Wisconsin Retirement System covers employees of the State of Wisconsin and employees of local government employers. Administered by the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF), this plan has been rated as one of the top retirement plans in the United States. Contributions begin at the date of hire for eligible employees. Elected officials, general employees, and protective employees pay 50% of the general contribution rate.

Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF)

Phone: 1-877-533-5020
Visit the ETF website.

2018 Contribution Rates

Employment Category
Employee Contribution
City Contribution
General Employee 6.7% of earnings 6.7% of earnings
Protective with Social Security 6.7% of earnings 11.16% of earnings
Protective without Social Security 6.7% of earnings 15.36% of earnings
Elected Official 6.7% of earnings 6.7% of earnings