Arizona ranks 18th in the nation for public pension contributions

Arizona received $3,498,540 in public pension contributions, ranking it 18th in the United States, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Public Pensions.

Of that amount, $3,121,794 was in state pension funds, and the remaining $376,746 was in local government pension funds.

The survey includes public pensions sponsored by local and state government entities with employees who are compensated with public funds. The local governments include counties, townships, school districts and special districts.

The data gathered includes revenues, expenditures, financial assets, membership and liabilities information.

U.S. Total Contributions by State in 2018
Rank
State
Total Contributions
1
California
$51,151,766
2
New York
$19,322,935
3
Illinois
$15,514,293
4
Texas
$13,753,246
5
Pennsylvania
$9,069,260
6
Ohio
$7,773,216
7
New Jersey
$6,534,947
8
Michigan
$5,945,118
9
Florida
$5,894,750
10
Massachusetts
$5,720,828
11
Georgia
$4,877,430
12
Virginia
$4,338,574
13
Connecticut
$4,114,024
14
Maryland
$4,031,817
15
Washington
$3,964,193
16
Louisiana
$3,708,212
17
North Carolina
$3,528,005
18
Arizona
$3,498,540
19
Missouri
$3,372,105
20
Kentucky
$3,046,283
21
Colorado
$2,791,640
22
Minnesota
$2,616,763
23
South Carolina
$2,501,085
24
Tennessee
$2,368,812
25
Indiana
$2,256,057
26
Oregon
$2,230,099
27
Wisconsin
$2,182,595
28
Alabama
$2,111,114
29
Nevada
$1,866,005
30
Oklahoma
$1,750,424
31
Mississippi
$1,625,444
32
Kansas
$1,355,071
33
Iowa
$1,339,568
34
New Mexico
$1,303,479
35
Utah
$1,207,285
36
Arkansas
$1,139,444
37
Hawaii
$1,103,727
38
Rhode Island
$936,422
39
West Virginia
$914,696
40
Nebraska
$842,345
41
Alaska
$677,472
42
New Hampshire
$663,678
43
Idaho
$638,002
44
Montana
$614,775
45
Maine
$588,648
46
Delaware
$378,932
47
Wyoming
$373,636
48
North Dakota
$360,776
49
Vermont
$309,133
50
South Dakota
$273,899

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