National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

The Voice for Public Pensions

NCPERS Surveys

The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) is committed to supporting its members and survey participants by equipping them with the necessary tools and resources to excel in their work. We conduct two research studies every year to aid in benchmarking and performance evaluation: The Public Pension Compensation Survey compares compensation and benefits packages against their peers, while the Public Retirement Systems Study tracks fiscal, operational, and business practices.

Public Pension Compensation Survey

NCPERS understands the unique challenges you face with recruitment and retention. That's why we developed the annual Public Pension Compensation Survey. This survey helps you to benchmark your compensation and benefits packages against your peers and ensures that your key positions are filled with skilled and qualified staff.

As NCPERS members and survey participants, you will have exclusive access to these surveys. You can order them now and unlock the interactive dashboards, where you can filter data to help optimize the mix of funds you would like to compare yourself with. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your recruitment and retention strategies. 

Learn more & order the Public Pension Compensation Survey today!


Annual Public Retirement Systems Study

For 13 years, NCPERS has been benchmarking public retirement systems and tracking trends in fiscal, operational, and business practices. NCPERS members and survey participants can access the survey, finding valuable data on fund expenses, asset allocation, funding levels, and more. You’ll also get access to an interactive dashboard, which you can filter the survey data by type of employee/beneficiary, total participants, and more.

By participating in the study, you're contributing to the public's understanding of public retirement systems. Not to mention, you'll be furthering open disclosure and increasing the range of data available for all to learn from.

Don't miss out on this valuable resource - access the latest public retirement systems study today!

Find answers to frequently asked questions here.


Archived Research & Surveys

Interested in becoming a member of NCPERS? Find out how to join and learn more about the many benefits of becoming an NCPERS member here.

If you have questions about your order, or if you need to verify whether your organization participated in the survey(s), please contact or call 202-601-2445.