The following was included in TCTA's 2020-21 Survival Guide, the ultimate reference tool for Texas educators, and is current as of September 2020 but is subject to change.
To calculate TRS retirement benefits, use the following formula:
*An individual who, as a TRS member on Aug. 31, 2005, was at least 50 years old, or met the Rule of 70, or had at least 25 years of service credit should use the three highest years of salary for this calculation.
Note the exceptions listed here that describe reductions in the standard annuity based on standard age at retirement.
If you have questions about your TRS benefits, call 1-800-223-8778 or visit the TRS website.