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 Town of Hadley Recipients 11 Total $187,635.03 Average $17,057.73
Employer Town of Hopewell Recipients 13 Total $187,473.73 Average $14,421.06
Employer Surrogates Court Within NYC Recipients 7 Total $187,393.96 Average $26,770.57
Employer Hammond CSD Recipients 18 Total $187,130.22 Average $10,396.12
Employer Glens Falls Water And Sewer Comm Recipients 14 Total $187,011.88 Average $13,357.99
Employer Lyme CSD Recipients 22 Total $186,877.85 Average $8,494.45
Employer Center Moriches Public Library Recipients 5 Total $186,832.33 Average $37,366.47
Employer Town of Northumberland Recipients 9 Total $186,731.84 Average $20,747.98
Employer Village of Munsey Park Recipients 5 Total $186,205.24 Average $37,241.05
Employer Town of Saranac Recipients 11 Total $185,599.37 Average $16,872.67
Employer Town of Ulysses Recipients 9 Total $184,482.30 Average $20,498.03
Employer Village of Whitehall Recipients 12 Total $184,370.32 Average $15,364.19
Employer Gilbertsville Mt Upton CSD Recipients 25 Total $183,342.41 Average $7,333.70
Employer Village of Coxsackie Recipients 15 Total $183,130.94 Average $12,208.73
Employer Town of Fenton Recipients 15 Total $182,448.44 Average $12,163.23
Employer Village of Canisteo Recipients 11 Total $182,309.22 Average $16,573.57
Employer West Hempstead Water District Recipients 7 Total $181,970.81 Average $25,995.83
Employer Town of Harrietstown Recipients 17 Total $180,923.36 Average $10,642.55
Employer Village of Angola Recipients 12 Total $180,088.32 Average $15,007.36
Employer Town of Le Roy Recipients 12 Total $179,493.62 Average $14,957.80
Employer Town of Pleasant Valley Recipients 14 Total $179,304.61 Average $12,807.47
Employer Town of German Flatts Recipients 13 Total $178,877.68 Average $13,759.82
Employer Copiague Memorial Library Recipients 11 Total $178,040.40 Average $16,185.49
Employer Town of Castile Recipients 13 Total $177,962.00 Average $13,689.38
Employer Town of Holland Recipients 15 Total $177,958.29 Average $11,863.89
Employer Town of Berne Recipients 10 Total $177,761.35 Average $17,776.14
Employer Town of Lisbon Recipients 17 Total $177,117.72 Average $10,418.69
Employer Laurens CSD Recipients 26 Total $176,681.11 Average $6,795.43
Employer Cortland Housing Authority Recipients 9 Total $176,140.40 Average $19,571.16
Employer Town of Malone Recipients 9 Total $176,087.64 Average $19,565.29
Employer Town of Middlesex Recipients 8 Total $176,048.52 Average $22,006.07
Employer Wantagh Fire District Recipients 3 Total $175,869.05 Average $58,623.02
Employer Westport CSD Recipients 18 Total $175,592.42 Average $9,755.13
Employer Tonawanda Housing Authority Recipients 7 Total $175,131.23 Average $25,018.75
Employer New York Mills UFSD Recipients 24 Total $175,056.28 Average $7,294.01
Employer Town of Westfield Recipients 12 Total $174,842.60 Average $14,570.22
Employer Cable Television Commission Recipients 9 Total $174,352.74 Average $19,372.53
Employer Bradford CSD Recipients 18 Total $174,345.25 Average $9,685.85
Employer Town of Johnstown Recipients 12 Total $174,301.79 Average $14,525.15
Employer Olean Housing Authority Recipients 8 Total $174,068.45 Average $21,758.56
Employer Kings Park Pc Recipients 15 Total $173,655.12 Average $11,577.01
Employer Sharon Springs CSD Recipients 18 Total $173,357.95 Average $9,631.00
Employer Central NY Regn Plan & Dev Bd Recipients 7 Total $173,245.94 Average $24,749.42
Employer Village of Hancock Recipients 15 Total $173,226.26 Average $11,548.42
Employer Town of Hector Recipients 14 Total $173,114.47 Average $12,365.32
Employer Village of Brightwaters Recipients 8 Total $172,911.96 Average $21,614.00
Employer Village of Falconer Recipients 7 Total $172,731.76 Average $24,675.97
Employer Surrogates Court-Bronx Co Recipients 7 Total $172,676.12 Average $24,668.02
Employer Town of Virgil Recipients 10 Total $172,418.53 Average $17,241.85
Employer Glen Cove Community Dev Agcy Recipients 7 Total $172,278.70 Average $24,611.24
Employer Village of Alden Recipients 12 Total $171,596.05 Average $14,299.67
Employer Village of Alexandria Bay Recipients 11 Total $171,586.81 Average $15,598.80
Employer Town of Verona Recipients 16 Total $171,445.84 Average $10,715.37
Employer Science & Techn Foundation Recipients 8 Total $171,425.02 Average $21,428.13
Employer Town of Marcellus Recipients 9 Total $171,341.01 Average $19,037.89
Employer Randolph Academy UFSD Recipients 21 Total $171,074.47 Average $8,146.40
Employer Town of Black Brook Recipients 9 Total $171,004.62 Average $19,000.51
Employer Richmond Memorial Library Recipients 5 Total $170,576.31 Average $34,115.26
Employer James Prendergast Library Recipients 12 Total $170,409.24 Average $14,200.77
Employer Town of Granby Recipients 12 Total $170,356.30 Average $14,196.36
Employer Centro of Oneida Inc Recipients 12 Total $169,437.95 Average $14,119.83
Employer Village of Cazenovia Recipients 10 Total $169,096.95 Average $16,909.70
Employer Albany Port District Commiss Recipients 9 Total $168,923.40 Average $18,769.27
Employer Smithtown Fire District Recipients 7 Total $168,537.30 Average $24,076.76
Employer East Northport Fire District Recipients 6 Total $168,515.40 Average $28,085.90
Employer Town of Ellisburg Recipients 9 Total $167,821.57 Average $18,646.84
Employer Town of Cazenovia Recipients 12 Total $167,730.14 Average $13,977.51
Employer Town of Hamptonburgh Recipients 6 Total $167,571.44 Average $27,928.57
Employer Village of New Paltz Recipients 15 Total $167,239.70 Average $11,149.31
Employer Hempstead Community Dev Agcy Recipients 2 Total $167,055.18 Average $83,527.59
Employer Tuckahoe Common Sd Recipients 8 Total $166,636.74 Average $20,829.59
Employer Interstate Environmental Comis Recipients 13 Total $166,411.49 Average $12,800.88
Employer Special Contributor Recipients 2 Total $165,657.40 Average $82,828.70
Employer Wheelerville UFSD Recipients 13 Total $165,378.03 Average $12,721.39
Employer East Moriches UFSD Recipients 12 Total $165,150.62 Average $13,762.55
Employer East Meadow Fire District Recipients 5 Total $164,833.03 Average $32,966.61
Employer Town of Charlton Recipients 18 Total $164,739.00 Average $9,152.17
Employer Town of Rosendale Recipients 12 Total $164,455.08 Average $13,704.59
Employer Town of Day Recipients 11 Total $164,412.39 Average $14,946.58
Employer Town of Newfield Recipients 12 Total $164,401.58 Average $13,700.13
Employer Prattsburgh CSD Recipients 19 Total $164,227.73 Average $8,643.56
Employer Niagara Co. Ind. Dev. Agy. Recipients 5 Total $164,135.83 Average $32,827.17
Employer Stockbridge CSD Recipients 19 Total $163,858.82 Average $8,624.15
Employer North Bellmore Fire District Recipients 8 Total $163,694.36 Average $20,461.80
Employer Town of Darien Recipients 8 Total $163,689.95 Average $20,461.24
Employer Interest On Lawyer Account Fnd Recipients 5 Total $163,645.76 Average $32,729.15
Employer Town of Hartland Recipients 8 Total $163,517.44 Average $20,439.68
Employer Village of Montgomery Recipients 20 Total $162,548.98 Average $8,127.45
Employer Town of York Recipients 13 Total $162,441.99 Average $12,495.54
Employer Hornell Housing Authority Recipients 7 Total $162,181.01 Average $23,168.72
Employer Fire Island UFSD Recipients 10 Total $162,039.68 Average $16,203.97
Employer Delaware Co Soil Water Con Dis Recipients 7 Total $161,845.31 Average $23,120.76
Employer Town of Cochecton Recipients 10 Total $161,376.19 Average $16,137.62
Employer Waterford Water Commission Recipients 7 Total $161,064.17 Average $23,009.17
Employer Oppenheim-Ephratah CSD Recipients 17 Total $160,915.46 Average $9,465.62
Employer Village of Voorheesville Recipients 9 Total $160,877.35 Average $17,875.26
Employer Town of Fort Edward Recipients 15 Total $160,619.01 Average $10,707.93
Employer Town of Pierrepont Recipients 8 Total $160,292.38 Average $20,036.55
Employer Green Island UFSD Recipients 11 Total $160,237.58 Average $14,567.05
Employer Village of Delhi Recipients 11 Total $160,065.99 Average $14,551.45

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