U.S. Pension Tracker

Joe Nation, Ph.D.

Project Director
Stanford Institute for
Economic Policy Research

The Bottom 25% (Lowest quartile) indicates relatively lower unfunded liabilities. The Top 25% (Highest quartile) indicates relatively higher unfunded liabilities. Metrics reflect the Fiscal Year selected. Agencies reported as NA or agencies for which we do not have geographic locations are excluded from calculations. See Glossary for additional information.

Data reflect Fiscal Year (FY) , the most recent available.

Key Metrics for Year 2016

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U.S. average: $35,121
Rank State Market Pension Debt/Household
1 Alaska $105,649
2 California $87,747
3 Connecticut $86,016
4 Hawaii $76,000
5 Illinois $75,157
6 Massachusetts $61,662
7 New Mexico $58,311
8 Oregon $54,210
9 Nevada $52,007
10 New Jersey $49,121
11 Mississippi $47,658
12 Maryland $47,626
13 Kentucky $47,304
14 Ohio $46,581
15 Colorado $45,081
16 Wyoming $42,937
17 Pennsylvania $42,409
18 Minnesota $41,079
19 Rhode Island $39,697
20 Louisiana $37,971
21 New York $37,944
22 Michigan $37,591
23 Montana $37,116
24 Texas $35,543
25 Alabama $35,121
26 South Carolina $34,631
27 Missouri $33,921
28 Virginia $33,105
29 Wisconsin $33,080
30 Kansas $32,678
31 Georgia $32,426
32 Arkansas $31,882
33 Washington $31,204
34 Vermont $30,263
35 Oklahoma $29,806
36 Idaho $29,587
37 New Hampshire $28,984
38 Utah $28,678
39 Delaware $28,397
40 North Dakota $28,244
41 West Virginia $26,983
42 Iowa $26,383
43 Florida $26,045
44 Maine $25,366
45 South Dakota $24,616
46 Nebraska $22,870
47 Tennessee $20,921
48 North Carolina $20,702
49 Indiana $18,381
50 District of Columbia $11,549
51 Arizona $10,691

Note: Values exclude plans (typically small) where data are not unavailable.

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