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 2019

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U.S. average: $49,434
Rank State Market Pension Debt/Household
1 Alaska $91,039
2 California $88,946
3 Connecticut $82,068
4 Hawaii $71,167
5 New Jersey $64,479
6 Illinois $60,751
7 Massachusetts $57,018
8 New Mexico $54,495
9 Nevada $49,434
10 Mississippi $47,870
11 Kentucky $46,266
12 Oregon $46,095
13 Maryland $44,797
14 Pennsylvania $44,697
15 Wyoming $41,938
16 Ohio $39,550
17 Colorado $38,938
18 New York $37,340
19 Rhode Island $37,170
20 Minnesota $35,201
21 Arizona $34,505
22 Alabama $34,239
23 Louisiana $34,177
24 South Carolina $33,382
25 Georgia $32,255
26 Missouri $32,002
27 Vermont $31,771
28 Michigan $31,654
29 Virginia $30,496
30 New Hampshire $30,375
31 Kansas $29,618
32 North Dakota $29,011
33 Delaware $27,820
34 Florida $27,720
35 Washington $27,514
36 Texas $27,000
37 Wisconsin $26,996
38 Utah $26,132
39 Oklahoma $25,075
40 Iowa $23,881
41 West Virginia $23,831
42 Montana $23,099
43 Maine $22,343
44 Nebraska $21,171
45 North Carolina $20,491
46 Idaho $18,878
47 South Dakota $18,857
48 Arkansas $18,764
49 Tennessee $17,632
50 District of Columbia $16,145
51 Indiana $13,794

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

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