U.S. Pension Tracker

Joe Nation, Ph.D.

Pension Tracker Project Director
Bill Lane Center for the West

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 2014

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U.S. average: $113,137
Rank State Market Pension Debt/Household
1 Alaska $113,137
2 Illinois $77,822
3 California $77,700
4 Connecticut $72,862
5 Hawaii $61,156
6 Massachusetts $60,652
7 New Jersey $58,409
8 New Mexico $52,302
9 Nevada $50,888
10 Oregon $45,840
11 Ohio $45,639
12 Wyoming $45,262
13 Maryland $44,038
14 Mississippi $43,843
15 Colorado $43,236
16 Pennsylvania $43,168
17 Kentucky $42,868
18 Louisiana $37,723
19 Minnesota $36,584
20 Montana $35,344
21 Rhode Island $35,297
22 Michigan $34,938
23 Alabama $33,191
24 New York $33,055
25 South Carolina $32,675
26 Virginia $32,225
27 Missouri $32,126
28 Kansas $31,867
29 Wisconsin $31,459
30 Arizona $31,274
31 Georgia $29,079
32 Washington $27,988
33 Texas $27,343
34 Utah $27,323
35 Arkansas $26,964
36 Delaware $26,960
37 Florida $26,791
38 Oklahoma $26,741
39 New Hampshire $26,670
40 North Dakota $26,292
41 West Virginia $25,221
42 Iowa $25,011
43 Maine $24,640
44 Idaho $23,098
45 Nebraska $21,997
46 South Dakota $21,404
47 Vermont $20,085
48 North Carolina $19,363
49 Indiana $18,094
50 District of Columbia $10,822
51 Tennessee NA

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

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