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401k Score Board

On a daily basis, non-profit 401k Census ( "blind samples" investment and contribution data extracted from many thousands of 401k investor accounts. This data is analyzed and quantified, and the results posted in this website. As of today:

  • The 12-month moving average age of the 401k participant is 46.0 years old.
  • The 12-month moving average individual 401k participant account is valued at $50,766
  • The 12-month moving average contribution is $602 per month
  • The average number of 401k investments choices is 2.0

The top ten 401k investment categories in use by 401k investors across all plans sampled:

  • Self-Directed Brokerage Account   26%
  • Large Growth   9%
  • Large Blend   9%
  • Large Value   6%
  • Foreign Large Blend   4%
  • Small Blend   4%
  • Mid-Cap Value   4%
  • Intermediate-Term Bond   4%
  • Money Market Fund   3%
  • Target Date 2021-2025   3%
The following international topics are addressed:
Global Treads is Retirement Savings Programs
Ongoing Pension Trade Association-funded Research Programs