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 2017

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U.S. average: $33,871
Rank State Market Pension Debt/Household
1 Alaska $102,084
2 California $86,320
3 Connecticut $82,815
4 Illinois $76,398
5 Arkansas $68,667
6 Hawaii $68,359
7 Ohio $61,873
8 New Jersey $59,651
9 Nevada $58,752
10 New Mexico $58,365
11 Washington $58,317
12 Massachusetts $57,404
13 Kentucky $56,613
14 Idaho $48,010
15 Mississippi $47,639
16 Michigan $47,540
17 Maryland $45,185
18 Oregon $44,418
19 Wyoming $43,839
20 Pennsylvania $41,424
21 Minnesota $40,006
22 Colorado $39,942
23 Rhode Island $38,917
24 South Carolina $35,833
25 Louisiana $35,406
26 Arizona $34,879
27 Alabama $33,871
28 Virginia $32,574
29 New York $32,149
30 Vermont $30,705
31 Wisconsin $29,925
32 Delaware $29,851
33 North Dakota $29,186
34 Florida $29,037
35 Kansas $28,807
36 Texas $28,263
37 South Dakota $28,186
38 Oklahoma $27,962
39 Iowa $26,734
40 West Virginia $25,955
41 Nebraska $24,780
42 New Hampshire $24,552
43 Maine $24,419
44 Montana $24,137
45 North Carolina $20,322
46 Indiana $18,387
47 Utah $18,336
48 District of Columbia $11,225
49 Tennessee $8,378
50 Georgia $5,676
51 Missouri $2,144

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

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