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 2018

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U.S. average: $8,583
Rank State Market Pension Debt/Capita
1 Alaska $34,241
2 Connecticut $33,955
3 California $27,446
4 Illinois $23,498
5 Ohio $23,441
6 Hawaii $21,804
7 New Jersey $21,351
8 Massachusetts $20,386
9 New Mexico $19,332
10 Oregon $18,010
11 Wyoming $17,558
12 Kentucky $17,018
13 Nevada $17,006
14 Mississippi $16,911
15 Maryland $16,648
16 Pennsylvania $15,989
17 Colorado $15,748
18 Rhode Island $14,493
19 Minnesota $13,214
20 Louisiana $12,846
21 South Carolina $12,727
22 Michigan $12,572
23 Vermont $12,410
24 Wisconsin $12,296
25 Kansas $12,115
26 Alabama $12,104
27 Arizona $11,872
28 North Dakota $11,628
29 New York $11,227
30 Virginia $11,150
31 New Hampshire $10,317
32 Washington $10,221
33 Delaware $10,058
34 Florida $10,004
35 Arkansas $9,559
36 Iowa $9,428
37 West Virginia $9,274
38 Oklahoma $9,058
39 Montana $8,958
40 Texas $8,583
41 Utah $8,452
42 North Carolina $8,298
43 Nebraska $7,910
44 South Dakota $7,223
45 Maine $6,925
46 Idaho $6,765
47 Indiana $5,324
48 District of Columbia $3,453
49 Tennessee $3,447
50 Georgia $3,260
51 Missouri $792

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

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