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 2018

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U.S. average: $25,786
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 Ohio $58,877
8 Massachusetts $53,781
9 New Mexico $52,227
10 Nevada $47,962
11 Oregon $47,414
12 Maryland $45,883
13 Mississippi $45,683
14 Wyoming $44,509
15 Kentucky $43,988
16 Colorado $41,857
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 Kansas $31,367
26 Wisconsin $30,507
27 Virginia $30,359
28 Vermont $30,049
29 New York $29,986
30 North Dakota $28,066
31 Florida $27,956
32 Utah $27,902
33 Washington $27,503
34 Delaware $27,070
35 New Hampshire $26,501
36 Texas $25,786
37 Arkansas $25,004
38 Oklahoma $24,220
39 Iowa $23,676
40 West Virginia $22,795
41 Montana $22,484
42 North Carolina $21,988
43 Nebraska $20,266
44 Idaho $19,193
45 South Dakota $18,656
46 Maine $16,642
47 Indiana $13,952
48 Georgia $9,245
49 Tennessee $9,090
50 District of Columbia $8,621
51 Missouri $2,026

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

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