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: $40,766
Rank State Market Pension Debt/Household
1 Alaska $99,624
2 Connecticut $88,698
3 California $83,738
4 Hawaii $67,807
5 Illinois $61,986
6 New Jersey $59,192
7 Massachusetts $53,781
8 New Mexico $52,227
9 Nevada $47,962
10 Oregon $47,414
11 Maryland $45,883
12 Mississippi $45,683
13 Wyoming $44,509
14 Kentucky $43,988
15 Colorado $41,857
16 Ohio $40,766
17 Pennsylvania $40,748
18 Rhode Island $37,294
19 Louisiana $34,481
20 Minnesota $34,205
21 South Carolina $34,132
22 Arizona $33,729
23 Michigan $32,144
24 Alabama $31,979
25 Missouri $31,730
26 Kansas $31,367
27 Wisconsin $30,507
28 Virginia $30,359
29 Vermont $30,049
30 New York $29,986
31 North Dakota $28,066
32 Florida $27,956
33 Utah $27,902
34 Washington $27,503
35 Delaware $27,070
36 New Hampshire $26,501
37 Texas $25,786
38 Arkansas $25,004
39 Oklahoma $24,220
40 Iowa $23,676
41 West Virginia $22,795
42 Montana $22,484
43 North Carolina $21,988
44 Nebraska $20,266
45 Idaho $19,193
46 South Dakota $18,656
47 Tennessee $18,107
48 Maine $16,642
49 Indiana $13,952
50 Georgia $9,245
51 District of Columbia $8,621

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

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