Average TSP account balances have grown steadily - and impressively - over the years.
Average holdings for both FERS and CSRS participants crossed the 6-figure mark in 2013. Since then, they’ve risen steadily to the mid-100s in 2018 and 2019.
By the end of 2019, the average FERS account balance was $151,731, and the average CSRS account balance was $161,101.
Here’s the break-out of the average account balances from 2012 to 2019. (For most recent figures by month, see this article.)
Average TSP account balances drifted into the high $150,000s at the end of 2019.
Average Roth TSP account balances were in the low-five figure range for FERS participants, and they reached about $23,000 among the far fewer CSRS participants, at the end of 2019.
Average TSP account balances for Uniformed Service Members reached almost $30,000 by the end of 2019, while balances for new ‘Blended Retirement System’ (BRS) participants reached close to $7,000 in just two years since the BRS became operational.Related topics: tsp-updates long-term-investing military-investing roth-tsp