National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

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NCPERS Surveys

NEW! Public Pension Compensation Survey

2023 NCPERS Public Pension Compensation SurveyRecognizing the unique challenges that pension funds face with recruitment and retention, NCPERS developed the annual Public Pension Compensation Survey to help pension funds benchmark compensation and benefits packages against their peers and ensure key positions are filled with skilled and qualified staff.

The 2022 survey focuses on compensation and benefits data for nine c-suite positions, and the 2023 survey looks at 13 mid- and senior level roles. The surveys are exclusively available to NCPERS members and survey participants. Find out how to order the surveys and get access to the interactive dashboards, where funds are able to filter data to help optimize the mix of the funds to which they would like to compare themselves.

Learn more and order your copy today.


NCPERS Annual Public Retirement Systems Study

NCPERS 2024 Public Retirement Systems StudyNCPERS has conducted an annual study for the past thirteen years to benchmark public retirement systems and track trends in fiscal, operational, and business practices. You’ll find data on fund expenses, asset allocation, funding levels, and more. Access the latest public retirement systems study.

Each study comes with an accompanying interactive dashboard, a tool with which NCPERS members can filter the survey data by type of employee/beneficiary, total participants, and more to better compare their funds’ investment performance and business practices to peers. 

NCPERS Annual Public Retirement Systems Study is conducted each fall in partnership with Cobalt Community Research. Plans that participate are recognized with the Certificate of Excellence for Public Pension Reporting and Transparency for furthering open disclosure, increasing the range of data from which to learn from, and contributing to the public’s understanding of public retirement systems. 

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