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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

AVERAGE BENEFITS PER STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT PENSION RECIPIENT FY 2003

Rank, benefits per recipient State Benefits per recipient Rank, Employee contributions as percentage of total receipts Employee contributions as percentage of total receipts
1 Alaska $28,345 15 25%
2 Connecticut $24,203 21 18%
3 Colorado $23,531   NA
4 New Jersey $23,095 19 21%
5 New York $22,676 42 8%
6 Ohio $22,649 4 43%
7 Rhode Island $22,387 16 24%
8 Wisconsin $22,303 44 3%
9 Nevada $21,681 43 4%
10 Oregon $21,063 40 10%
11 Georgia $20,799 34 14%
12 Illinois $20,533 10 30%
13 California $20,408 27 17%
14 Texas $20,287 30 16%
15 Florida $19,893 45 3%
16 Minnesota $19,817 13 26%
17 Hawaii $19,204 36 14%
18 Michigan $18,070 37 13%
19 Massachusetts $17,805 9 30%
20 New Mexico $17,790 8 30%
21 Pennsylvania $17,606   NA
22 Louisiana $17,430 6 34%
23 Missouri $17,219 28 16%
24 Maryland $17,077 22 18%
25 Arizona $16,924 2 54%
26 West Virginia $16,911 31 15%
27 Kentucky $16,619 7 30%
28 Mississippi $16,093 12 26%
29 Washington $16,058 32 14%
30 Nebraska $15,973 5 38%
31 South Carolina $15,288 29 16%
32 Utah $15,274 46 1%
33 Oklahoma $15,161 20 20%
34 Arkansas $15,127 39 10%
35 Virginia $14,890 41 8%
36 New Hampshire $14,784 3 49%
37 North Carolina $14,722   NA
38 Maine $13,556 25 17%
39 Delaware $13,175 33 14%
40 Tennessee $11,992 26 17%
41 Idaho $11,825 17 22%
42 Indiana $11,552 38 10%
43 South Dakota $11,305 18 22%
44 Wyoming $11,155   NA
45 Montana $11,052 11 29%
46 North Dakota $10,963 14 25%
47 Kansas $10,838 1 56%
48 Iowa $10,578 35 14%
49 Alabama $10,435 24 18%
50 Vermont $10,323 23 18%
United States $18,968   20%
N.Y.S. above avg. 16%