Two major factors will determine the amount of your NYSLRS pension: How long you work and how much you earn. They are referred to as Service Credit and Final Average Earnings (FAE).
If you served in the military, you may be eligible to purchase up to three years of military service credit.
Your Final Average Earnings (FAE) are your average earnings during a period when your income is highest. For members in Tiers 1-4 the average is based on earnings over three consecutive years; for Tiers 5 and 6, it is based on five consecutive years.