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.

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United States Public Employee Pension Systems 

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Summary Table, FY 2017
Category All State and Local Systems All State Systems Local Systems   
Market Liability (thousands) $40,414,783 NA $983,365
Value of Assets (thousands) $14,818,139 NA $360,552
Market Pension Debt (thousands) $25,596,644 NA $622,813
Market Funded Ratio 36.7% NA 36.7%
Market Discount Rate 3.00% NA 3.00%
Actuarial Liability (thousands) $21,829,975 NA $531,163
Actuarial Pension Debt (thousands) $7,011,836 NA $170,611
Actuarial Funded Ratio 67.9% NA 67.9%
Assumed Rate of Return 8.00% NA 8.00%
Market Pension Debt/Household $102,084 NA $2,484
Market Pension Debt/Capita $34,600 NA $842
Market Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures 5.74 NA 0.14
Market Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures 2.54 NA 0.06
Market Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues 15.55 NA 0.38
Actuarial Pension Debt/Household $27,964 NA $680
Actuarial Pension Debt/Capita $9,478 NA $231
Actuarial Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures 1.57 NA 0.04
Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures 0.69 NA 0.02
Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues 4.26 NA 0.10
  • Category

    Market Liability (thousands)

  • All State and Local Systems

    $40,414,783

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    $983,365

  • Category

    Value of Assets (thousands)

  • All State and Local Systems

    $14,818,139

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    $360,552

  • Category

    Market Pension Debt (thousands)

  • All State and Local Systems

    $25,596,644

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    $622,813

  • Category

    Market Funded Ratio

  • All State and Local Systems

    36.7%

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    36.7%

  • Category

    Market Discount Rate

  • All State and Local Systems

    3.00%

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    3.00%

  • Category

    Actuarial Liability (thousands)

  • All State and Local Systems

    $21,829,975

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    $531,163

  • Category

    Actuarial Pension Debt (thousands)

  • All State and Local Systems

    $7,011,836

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    $170,611

  • Category

    Actuarial Funded Ratio

  • All State and Local Systems

    67.9%

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    67.9%

  • Category

    Assumed Rate of Return

  • All State and Local Systems

    8.00%

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    8.00%

  • Category

    Market Pension Debt/Household

  • All State and Local Systems

    $102,084

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    $2,484

  • Category

    Market Pension Debt/Capita

  • All State and Local Systems

    $34,600

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    $842

  • Category

    Market Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures

  • All State and Local Systems

    5.74

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    0.14

  • Category

    Market Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures

  • All State and Local Systems

    2.54

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    0.06

  • Category

    Market Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues

  • All State and Local Systems

    15.55

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    0.38

  • Category

    Actuarial Pension Debt/Household

  • All State and Local Systems

    $27,964

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    $680

  • Category

    Actuarial Pension Debt/Capita

  • All State and Local Systems

    $9,478

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    $231

  • Category

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures

  • All State and Local Systems

    1.57

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    0.04

  • Category

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures

  • All State and Local Systems

    0.69

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    0.02

  • Category

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues

  • All State and Local Systems

    4.26

  • All State Systems

  • Local Systems

    0.10

NA = Not Available. See Detail by Year for available data.
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