State and local government employees all over the country collect taxpayer-guaranteed pension benefits that are far more generous than those available to most private-sector workers. This site contains state-specific public pension calculators. Simply click on a state highlighted in blue in the map below to estimate the pension that you would collect after a career as a general government employee and to see how much money you would need to save on your own (your total annuity cost) to replicate that guaranteed income stream in the private sector. Also, use the links below to compare benefits among states or to download the data.