Over the last few months, Pension360 has collected and analyzed the pension records of over 1,000,000 annuitants in New Jersey’s state-level pension systems.
We used the data to create a visual “snapshot” of each system — a way to see benefit payouts in a different, simple light.
The resulting heat maps, which can be seen below, visualize how benefits are distributed amongst the state’s pensioners, system by system.
First, read the following instructions on how to read the maps (click to enlarge):
With the explanations out of the way, here are the heat maps of New Jersey’s seven state-level pension systems (click any of the maps for enlargement).
Photo by Lu Lacerda via Flickr CC License