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: $46,076
Rank State Market Pension Debt/Household
1 Alaska $144,862
2 California $122,121
3 Connecticut $112,911
4 Hawaii $101,645
5 Illinois $97,838
6 New Mexico $80,481
7 Oregon $74,100
8 Nevada $72,816
9 Massachusetts $68,948
10 New Jersey $66,760
11 Maryland $65,984
12 Mississippi $64,670
13 Kentucky $62,485
14 Minnesota $57,850
15 Pennsylvania $57,288
16 New York $56,212
17 Rhode Island $53,395
18 Ohio $52,913
19 Montana $51,900
20 Louisiana $51,138
21 Colorado $50,324
22 Wyoming $49,628
23 Michigan $49,060
24 Missouri $48,151
25 Virginia $46,893
26 Texas $46,637
27 South Carolina $46,496
28 Alabama $46,076
29 Georgia $46,069
30 Washington $45,604
31 Arkansas $43,680
32 Idaho $42,823
33 Delaware $41,840
34 Oklahoma $41,767
35 Vermont $41,500
36 New Hampshire $39,037
37 North Dakota $38,937
38 Wisconsin $38,788
39 South Dakota $38,203
40 Iowa $38,199
41 Florida $37,844
42 West Virginia $37,834
43 Kansas $36,941
44 Maine $36,626
45 Nebraska $33,621
46 Utah $33,186
47 North Carolina $30,901
48 Tennessee $30,813
49 Indiana $25,360
50 District of Columbia $18,080
51 Arizona $14,107

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