Pension costs for governments and other employers in New York are expected to be cheaper as contribution rates for the state and local pension system are expected to decline in the 2015-16 fiscal year, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office on Tuesday announced.

The average contribution rates are expected to decrease by 9 percent, from 20.1 percent of payroll to 18.2 percent of payroll.

The average contribution rate will decline for the police and fire pension system by 11 percent: 27.6 percent of payroll to 24.7 percent.

The rate decline comes as the pension system hits $180 billion, which DiNapoli said is a sign the fund is recovering following the 2008 recession.

“The state pension fund’s solid investment performance has delivered another decline in employer contribution rates,” DiNapoli, a Democrat who is up for re-election this year, said in a statement. “The effects of the 2008 financial market collapse are still being felt around the country, but New York’s pension fund is well-funded, is steadily recovering and will continue to meet its obligation to our more than one million Retirement System members and retirees.”

The state’s fiscal year begins April 1.