According to the breakdown of pension benefits, Connecticut employees got an average of $28,344 in 2006, followed closely by Colorado, which paid $27,798, New Jersey, $26,824, and Rhode Island, $25,836.Vermont , Montana, North Dakota, Iowa and West Virginia fell at the bottom of the list in terms of pension benefits to state and local employees, paying out $12,628, $12,562, $12,297, $11,951 and $11,034, respectively.
The group also looked at how much employees were asked to contribute.New Hampshire employees were asked to contribute the most at 20.2%, followed by South Carolina (19.4%) and New Jersey (16.7%). Oregon, Wisconsin and Florida employees were asked to contribute the least, at 0.1%, 0.7% and 1.1%, respectively.
For the complete ranking of states go here.
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