Pensions for state and local governments in New York

Nassau and Suffolk counties have the most former employees drawing a state pension and account for the largest total amount of pension payments in the state system, which excludes New York City. According to data from the state comptroller obtained under the Freedom of Information Law, eight governmental units on Long Island are among the top 16 in the state for average pensions paid. Four of those are villages: Kensington, Sands Point, Old Brookville and Old Westbury.

This database is based on former employees receiving payment under the New York State and Local Retirement System and as such does not include most part-time or seasonal employees who would not be eligible for pensions. State employees are grouped here by department or division. You can read more here. And while clerical and other school district employees are included here by district, we have a separate database of pensions for former teachers and administrators.

Top 10 government units by total pension

Top 16 government units by average pension

You can search and sort within this list of 3,387 governments and agencies such as the Division of State Police, Port Authority of N.Y. & N.J. and the Education Department for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which ended on March 31. Clicking on an "employer" name will bring you to a list of employees for the two years. Or you can go directly to that database of individual pension payments. This database was posted on Dec. 11, 2017.

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Employer Recipients Total Average
Employer Eastport/S. Manor CSD Recipients 24 Total $440,199.06 Average $18,341.63
Employer South Beach Multidisabled Unit Recipients 18 Total $440,157.74 Average $24,453.21
Employer Village of Lakewood Recipients 18 Total $439,032.88 Average $24,390.72
Employer Islip Resource Recovery Agcy Recipients 18 Total $436,930.38 Average $24,273.91
Employer Letchworth CSD At Gainesville Recipients 42 Total $435,507.50 Average $10,369.23
Employer Plattsburgh Housing Authority Recipients 21 Total $434,246.66 Average $20,678.41
Employer Town of Onondaga Recipients 26 Total $433,343.58 Average $16,667.06
Employer Village of Babylon Recipients 32 Total $433,026.09 Average $13,532.07
Employer Town of Macedon Recipients 23 Total $432,968.22 Average $18,824.71
Employer Village of Hudson Falls Recipients 25 Total $431,952.05 Average $17,278.08
Employer Allegany Limestone CSD Recipients 53 Total $431,583.84 Average $8,143.09
Employer Village of New Hyde Park Recipients 25 Total $431,516.57 Average $17,260.66
Employer North Greece Fire District Recipients 11 Total $431,181.54 Average $39,198.32
Employer Dev Auth of North Country Recipients 16 Total $431,087.61 Average $26,942.98
Employer Herkimer CSD Recipients 32 Total $431,003.42 Average $13,468.86
Employer Housing Trust Fund Corp. Recipients 13 Total $430,338.27 Average $33,102.94
Employer Hamilton CSD Recipients 38 Total $427,692.07 Average $11,255.05
Employer Village of East Syracuse Recipients 25 Total $427,006.52 Average $17,080.26
Employer Port Jefferson Free Library Recipients 21 Total $425,609.89 Average $20,267.14
Employer Town of Moreau Recipients 31 Total $424,604.83 Average $13,696.93
Employer Village of Manlius Recipients 23 Total $423,960.03 Average $18,433.04
Employer Town of Erwin Recipients 20 Total $423,155.75 Average $21,157.79
Employer NYS Joint Comm Public Ethics Recipients 10 Total $422,920.46 Average $42,292.05
Employer Financial Control B0Ard Recipients 9 Total $421,986.22 Average $46,887.36
Employer Albany Public Library Recipients 18 Total $421,960.51 Average $23,442.25
Employer Watervliet City School Dist Recipients 32 Total $421,367.28 Average $13,167.73
Employer Village of Tuxedo Park Recipients 15 Total $420,283.62 Average $28,018.91
Employer Livingston Manor CSD Recipients 29 Total $419,489.73 Average $14,465.16
Employer Village of Ballston Spa Recipients 25 Total $419,128.50 Average $16,765.14
Employer Caledonia-Mumford CSD Recipients 49 Total $419,080.69 Average $8,552.67
Employer Town of Lake George Recipients 21 Total $417,752.91 Average $19,893.00
Employer Town of Southport Recipients 28 Total $417,540.27 Average $14,912.15
Employer Ticonderoga CSD Recipients 54 Total $416,820.08 Average $7,718.89
Employer Nioga Library System Recipients 21 Total $416,545.84 Average $19,835.52
Employer Romulus CSD Recipients 42 Total $416,084.10 Average $9,906.76
Employer Baldwin Public Library Recipients 26 Total $414,492.69 Average $15,942.03
Employer Village of Dansville Recipients 21 Total $414,379.27 Average $19,732.35
Employer Massapequa Bd of Water Commis Recipients 15 Total $413,565.27 Average $27,571.02
Employer Town of Elma Recipients 28 Total $413,436.80 Average $14,765.60
Employer Little Falls-City School Dist Recipients 51 Total $412,089.26 Average $8,080.18
Employer Town of Coeymans Recipients 26 Total $410,927.18 Average $15,804.89
Employer Village of Warwick Recipients 16 Total $410,764.12 Average $25,672.76
Employer Mayfield CSD Recipients 44 Total $410,465.66 Average $9,328.77
Employer Cherry Valley-Springfield CSD Recipients 35 Total $408,607.62 Average $11,674.50
Employer Parishville-Hopkinton CSD Recipients 32 Total $408,296.91 Average $12,759.28
Employer Edmeston CSD Recipients 29 Total $408,245.48 Average $14,077.43
Employer Village of Wappingers Falls Recipients 20 Total $408,184.00 Average $20,409.20
Employer Weedsport CSD Recipients 44 Total $408,164.26 Average $9,276.46
Employer Tug Hill Commission Recipients 12 Total $407,056.62 Average $33,921.39
Employer Town of Philipstown Recipients 21 Total $407,004.30 Average $19,381.16
Employer New Lebanon CSD Recipients 39 Total $406,981.87 Average $10,435.43
Employer Westfield CSD Recipients 35 Total $406,031.59 Average $11,600.90
Employer Town of Brunswick Recipients 24 Total $405,637.70 Average $16,901.57
Employer Candor CSD Recipients 28 Total $405,280.10 Average $14,474.29
Employer Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Auth Recipients 21 Total $403,553.08 Average $19,216.81
Employer Cairo-Durham CSD Recipients 42 Total $403,538.94 Average $9,608.07
Employer Poughkeepsie Publ Library Dis Recipients 25 Total $403,289.56 Average $16,131.58
Employer Pearl River Public Library Recipients 16 Total $403,282.53 Average $25,205.16
Employer Glen Cove Public Library Recipients 14 Total $403,232.96 Average $28,802.35
Employer North Babylon Public Library Recipients 16 Total $399,614.65 Average $24,975.92
Employer Village of Farmingdale Recipients 21 Total $398,631.13 Average $18,982.43
Employer Cohoes Housing Authority Recipients 20 Total $398,361.81 Average $19,918.09
Employer NYS Education Department Recipients 25 Total $398,141.83 Average $15,925.67
Employer Village of Gowanda Recipients 21 Total $397,909.17 Average $18,948.06
Employer Village of Williston Park Recipients 24 Total $397,173.13 Average $16,548.88
Employer BOCES-Steuben Allegany Recipients 45 Total $396,366.35 Average $8,808.14
Employer Village of Attica Recipients 20 Total $395,851.68 Average $19,792.58
Employer Mc Graw CSD Recipients 36 Total $395,840.38 Average $10,995.57
Employer Afton CSD Recipients 38 Total $394,912.57 Average $10,392.44
Employer Unadilla Valley CSD Recipients 34 Total $394,566.96 Average $11,604.91
Employer Village of Rouses Point Recipients 19 Total $394,548.84 Average $20,765.73
Employer Warsaw CSD Recipients 42 Total $392,059.94 Average $9,334.76
Employer Bolivar Richburg CSD Recipients 34 Total $392,021.69 Average $11,530.05
Employer Edwards Knox CSD Recipients 36 Total $390,802.39 Average $10,855.62
Employer Chemung County Library Dist Recipients 13 Total $386,675.90 Average $29,744.30
Employer South Huntington Water District Recipients 11 Total $383,937.81 Average $34,903.44
Employer Hicksville Public Library Recipients 24 Total $383,598.40 Average $15,983.27
Employer Town of Whitestown Recipients 33 Total $383,552.81 Average $11,622.81
Employer Port Chester Housing Authority Recipients 13 Total $383,213.49 Average $29,477.96
Employer Honeoye CSD Recipients 44 Total $382,399.66 Average $8,690.90
Employer Village of Gouverneur Recipients 21 Total $381,849.76 Average $18,183.32
Employer Deposit CSD Recipients 37 Total $380,436.13 Average $10,282.06
Employer Town of Lake Luzerne Recipients 39 Total $379,986.18 Average $9,743.24
Employer Forestville CSD Recipients 38 Total $379,744.55 Average $9,993.28
Employer Clifton-Fine Health Care Corp. Recipients 27 Total $379,519.84 Average $14,056.29
Employer Oceanside Library Recipients 20 Total $378,680.47 Average $18,934.02
Employer Jasper-Troupsburg CSD Recipients 29 Total $377,989.47 Average $13,034.12
Employer Village of Sea Cliff Recipients 23 Total $377,658.71 Average $16,419.94
Employer Village of Washingtonville Recipients 16 Total $377,616.86 Average $23,601.05
Employer Greenport UFSD Recipients 27 Total $377,563.09 Average $13,983.82
Employer Village of Ocean Beach Recipients 13 Total $377,448.70 Average $29,034.52
Employer Town of Olive Recipients 24 Total $377,381.96 Average $15,724.25
Employer Village of Geneseo Recipients 16 Total $377,135.09 Average $23,570.94
Employer Syosset Public Library Recipients 12 Total $377,011.02 Average $31,417.59
Employer Royalton-Hartland CSD Recipients 38 Total $376,968.69 Average $9,920.23
Employer Colton-Pierrepont CSD Recipients 25 Total $376,402.89 Average $15,056.12
Employer Johnsburg CSD Recipients 30 Total $375,893.42 Average $12,529.78
Employer Village of Owego Recipients 26 Total $374,749.89 Average $14,413.46
Employer Village of Frankfort Recipients 25 Total $374,275.31 Average $14,971.01
Employer Village of Spencerport Recipients 20 Total $373,957.35 Average $18,697.87

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