List of largest pension schemes in the United States

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This list of largest pension funds in the United States involves two main groups: government pension funds for public employees and collectively bargained pension funds, jointly managed between employer and employee representatives after the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947. In practice, Taft-Hartley plans have many units of local pension funds, under an umbrella group.[citation needed]

Largest U.S. public pension funds[edit]

The rankings below are the 30 largest public pension plans in the U.S., according to the viding the most jobs worldwide, according to the 2018 list compiled by Pensions & Investments magazine.[1]

Private and semipublic companies with the most employees in the world
Rank Plan Total Assets (millions) DB Assets (millions) Funded Status FYE 2016 Assumed Rate of Return FYE 2016
1 CalPERS $336,684 $335,083 73.1% 7.5%
2 CalSTRS $216,193 $215,318 68.5% 7.6%
3 New York State Common $201,263 $201,263 93.7% 7.0%
4 New York City Retirement $189,794 $189,794 N/A N/A
5 Florida SBA $167,900 $157,562 85.4% 7.7%
6 Texas Teachers $146,326 $146,326 79.7% 8.0%
7 New York State Teachers $115,637 $115,637 94.2% 7.5%
8 State of Wisconsin Investment Board $109,960 $105,155 N/A N/A
9 North Carolina Retirement $106,946 $96,094 88.3% 7.3%
10 Washington State Investment Board $104,260 $86,615 85.5% 7.7%
11 Ohio Public Employees $97,713 $96,304 80.2% 7.5%
12 New Jersey Division of Investment $80,486 $76,361 N/A N/A
13 Virginia Retirement System $79,238 $76,023 73.3% 7.0%
14 Oregon Public Employees $77,495 $75,454 78.7% 7.5%
15 Ohio Teachers $76,458 $75,148 69.6% 7.8%
16 Michigan Retirement $75,550 $67,496 61.4% 7.2%
17 Georgia Teachers $73,089 $73,089 79.1% 7.5%
18 Minnesota State Board of Investment $72,672 $64,116 72.6% 7.8%
19 Massachusetts PRIM $69,496 $69,496 N/A N/A
20 Tennessee Consolidated $55,112 $48,330 95.9% 7.5%
21 Los Angeles County $53,832 $53,832 83.3% 7.5%
22 Pennsylvania Public Schools $52,891 $52,891 81.2% 7.5%
23 Colorado PERA $51,476 $47,300 58.1% 7.5%
24 Maryland State Retirement $50,297 $50,297 72.7% 7.6%
25 Illinois Teachers $49,863 $49,863 39.8% 7.5%
26 Missouri Public School $42,307 $42,307 85.0% 7.8%
27 Illinois Municipal $39,811 $39,811 88.9% 7.5%
28 Nevada Public Employees $39,721 $39,721 74.1% 8.0%
29 Alabama Retirement $38,800 $36,686 N/A N/A
30 South Carolina Public Employees $37,263 $31,057 62.0% 7.5%

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