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.

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United States Public Employee Pension Systems 

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2015 Market Pension Debt/Household
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Rank Market Pension Debt/Household
1   Alaska $110,538
2   California $92,748
3   Illinois $84,353
4   Connecticut $81,273
5   Hawaii $67,638
6   Massachusetts $65,075
7   New Jersey $63,297
8   New Mexico $60,821
9   Oregon $57,844
10   Nevada $56,695
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Summary Table, FY 2015
Category All State and Local Systems All State Systems Local Systems   
Market Liability (thousands) $92,806,930 $92,806,930 $0
Value of Assets (thousands) $33,819,495 $33,819,495 $0
Market Pension Debt (thousands) $58,987,435 $58,987,435 $0
Market Funded Ratio 36.4% 36.4% NA
Market Discount Rate 2.75% 2.75% 2.75%
Actuarial Liability (thousands) $46,194,839 $46,194,839 $0
Actuarial Pension Debt (thousands) $12,375,344 $12,375,344 $0
Actuarial Funded Ratio 73.2% 73.2% NA
Assumed Rate of Return 8.00% 8.00% 8.00%
Market Pension Debt/Household $56,695 $56,695 NA
Market Pension Debt/Capita $20,405 $20,405 NA
Market Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures 17.51 17.51 NA
Market Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures 5.43 5.43 NA
Market Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues 18.32 18.32 NA
Actuarial Pension Debt/Household $11,894 $11,894 NA
Actuarial Pension Debt/Capita $4,281 $4,281 NA
Actuarial Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures 3.67 3.67 NA
Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures 1.14 1.14 NA
Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues 3.84 3.84 NA
  • Category

    Market Liability (thousands)

  • All State and Local Systems

    $92,806,930

  • All State Systems

    $92,806,930

  • Local Systems

    $0

  • Category

    Value of Assets (thousands)

  • All State and Local Systems

    $33,819,495

  • All State Systems

    $33,819,495

  • Local Systems

    $0

  • Category

    Market Pension Debt (thousands)

  • All State and Local Systems

    $58,987,435

  • All State Systems

    $58,987,435

  • Local Systems

    $0

  • Category

    Market Funded Ratio

  • All State and Local Systems

    36.4%

  • All State Systems

    36.4%

  • Local Systems

    NA

  • Category

    Market Discount Rate

  • All State and Local Systems

    2.75%

  • All State Systems

    2.75%

  • Local Systems

    2.75%

  • Category

    Actuarial Liability (thousands)

  • All State and Local Systems

    $46,194,839

  • All State Systems

    $46,194,839

  • Local Systems

    $0

  • Category

    Actuarial Pension Debt (thousands)

  • All State and Local Systems

    $12,375,344

  • All State Systems

    $12,375,344

  • Local Systems

    $0

  • Category

    Actuarial Funded Ratio

  • All State and Local Systems

    73.2%

  • All State Systems

    73.2%

  • Local Systems

    NA

  • Category

    Assumed Rate of Return

  • All State and Local Systems

    8.00%

  • All State Systems

    8.00%

  • Local Systems

    8.00%

  • Category

    Market Pension Debt/Household

  • All State and Local Systems

    $56,695

  • All State Systems

    $56,695

  • Local Systems

    NA

  • Category

    Market Pension Debt/Capita

  • All State and Local Systems

    $20,405

  • All State Systems

    $20,405

  • Local Systems

    NA

  • Category

    Market Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures

  • All State and Local Systems

    17.51

  • All State Systems

    17.51

  • Local Systems

    NA

  • Category

    Market Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures

  • All State and Local Systems

    5.43

  • All State Systems

    5.43

  • Local Systems

    NA

  • Category

    Market Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues

  • All State and Local Systems

    18.32

  • All State Systems

    18.32

  • Local Systems

    NA

  • Category

    Actuarial Pension Debt/Household

  • All State and Local Systems

    $11,894

  • All State Systems

    $11,894

  • Local Systems

    NA

  • Category

    Actuarial Pension Debt/Capita

  • All State and Local Systems

    $4,281

  • All State Systems

    $4,281

  • Local Systems

    NA

  • Category

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures

  • All State and Local Systems

    3.67

  • All State Systems

    3.67

  • Local Systems

    NA

  • Category

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures

  • All State and Local Systems

    1.14

  • All State Systems

    1.14

  • Local Systems

    NA

  • Category

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues

  • All State and Local Systems

    3.84

  • All State Systems

    3.84

  • Local Systems

    NA

NA = Not Available. See Detail by Year for available data.
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