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 Bristol Recipients 9 Total $115,499.19 Average $12,833.24
Employer Town of North Collins Recipients 7 Total $115,480.64 Average $16,497.23
Employer Town of Dekalb Recipients 10 Total $115,477.14 Average $11,547.71
Employer Island Trees Public Library Recipients 5 Total $115,209.32 Average $23,041.86
Employer Town of Annsville Recipients 6 Total $114,601.42 Average $19,100.24
Employer Menands UFSD Recipients 8 Total $114,558.83 Average $14,319.85
Employer Village of Honeoye Falls Recipients 8 Total $114,557.62 Average $14,319.70
Employer Village of Richmondville Recipients 6 Total $114,551.65 Average $19,091.94
Employer Wynantskill UFSD Recipients 19 Total $114,418.93 Average $6,022.05
Employer Town of Stockton Recipients 8 Total $114,229.72 Average $14,278.72
Employer Albany Parking Authority Recipients 8 Total $114,227.01 Average $14,278.38
Employer Van Hornesville-O D Young CSD Recipients 12 Total $114,215.40 Average $9,517.95
Employer Town of Forestburgh Recipients 10 Total $114,063.60 Average $11,406.36
Employer Village of Randolph Recipients 5 Total $114,049.04 Average $22,809.81
Employer Town of Dickinson Recipients 10 Total $114,006.69 Average $11,400.67
Employer Shelter Island UFSD Recipients 10 Total $113,831.52 Average $11,383.15
Employer Lakeland Fire District Recipients 4 Total $113,417.86 Average $28,354.47
Employer Town of Clinton Recipients 11 Total $113,390.60 Average $10,308.24
Employer Letchworth Village Dev Center Recipients 11 Total $113,277.52 Average $10,297.96
Employer Town of Schaghticoke Recipients 10 Total $113,213.37 Average $11,321.34
Employer Village of Middleport Recipients 8 Total $113,201.51 Average $14,150.19
Employer Yonkers Indust Devel Agcy Recipients 3 Total $112,655.76 Average $37,551.92
Employer Dept Law Off Spec Prosecutor Recipients 7 Total $112,449.00 Average $16,064.14
Employer W NY Library Resources Council Recipients 7 Total $112,389.74 Average $16,055.68
Employer Town of Catlin Recipients 6 Total $112,333.29 Average $18,722.22
Employer Town of Westport Recipients 7 Total $112,307.51 Average $16,043.93
Employer Village of Bolivar Recipients 7 Total $112,296.20 Average $16,042.31
Employer Town of Hopkinton Recipients 6 Total $111,833.70 Average $18,638.95
Employer Town of Springwater Recipients 9 Total $111,495.55 Average $12,388.39
Employer Town of Albion Recipients 9 Total $111,345.96 Average $12,371.77
Employer Andover CSD Recipients 11 Total $111,026.31 Average $10,093.30
Employer Town of Manchester Recipients 9 Total $110,992.65 Average $12,332.52
Employer Town of Genoa Recipients 7 Total $110,909.01 Average $15,844.14
Employer Village of Greenwich Recipients 7 Total $110,745.33 Average $15,820.76
Employer Village of Wolcott Recipients 8 Total $110,657.75 Average $13,832.22
Employer Town of Lyme Recipients 7 Total $110,648.53 Average $15,806.93
Employer Town of Callicoon Recipients 11 Total $110,341.08 Average $10,031.01
Employer Town of Plattekill Recipients 11 Total $109,959.40 Average $9,996.31
Employer Town of Cohocton Recipients 12 Total $109,860.17 Average $9,155.01
Employer Dept Ag & Markets Recipients 12 Total $109,775.95 Average $9,148.00
Employer Seneca Co Soil, Water Conserv Dis Recipients 4 Total $109,705.19 Average $27,426.30
Employer Whitesville CSD Recipients 12 Total $109,617.14 Average $9,134.76
Employer Deer Park Public Library Recipients 9 Total $109,463.73 Average $12,162.64
Employer Cornwall Public Library Recipients 10 Total $109,445.56 Average $10,944.56
Employer Town of Almond Recipients 6 Total $109,110.16 Average $18,185.03
Employer Town of Arietta Recipients 12 Total $109,094.16 Average $9,091.18
Employer Malone Housing Authority Recipients 7 Total $109,091.17 Average $15,584.45
Employer Monticello Housing Authority Recipients 5 Total $108,961.86 Average $21,792.37
Employer Town of Orwell Recipients 6 Total $108,833.33 Average $18,138.89
Employer Cyber Sec & Critical Infra Recipients 2 Total $108,730.75 Average $54,365.38
Employer Village of North Haven Recipients 3 Total $108,531.34 Average $36,177.11
Employer Town of Hornellsville Recipients 9 Total $108,462.06 Average $12,051.34
Employer Town of Tioga Recipients 10 Total $108,416.79 Average $10,841.68
Employer Village of Evans Mills Recipients 2 Total $108,204.87 Average $54,102.44
Employer Elmont Fire District Recipients 3 Total $108,171.42 Average $36,057.14
Employer Town of Brutus Recipients 10 Total $107,982.78 Average $10,798.28
Employer Town of Richland Recipients 13 Total $107,922.94 Average $8,301.76
Employer Village of Plandome Recipients 3 Total $107,693.20 Average $35,897.73
Employer Town of Waterloo Recipients 9 Total $107,677.17 Average $11,964.13
Employer Town of Sangerfield Recipients 10 Total $107,653.33 Average $10,765.33
Employer Hillside Public Library Recipients 6 Total $107,488.16 Average $17,914.69
Employer Katonah Village Library Recipients 8 Total $107,121.51 Average $13,390.19
Employer Village of Brewster Recipients 9 Total $106,389.94 Average $11,821.10
Employer Catskill Housing Authority Recipients 4 Total $106,019.38 Average $26,504.85
Employer Hopevale UFSD Recipients 9 Total $105,623.56 Average $11,735.95
Employer Town of Nunda Recipients 7 Total $105,597.05 Average $15,085.29
Employer Town of Conesus Recipients 8 Total $105,544.62 Average $13,193.08
Employer Town of Champlain Recipients 8 Total $105,411.40 Average $13,176.43
Employer Town of Coxsackie Recipients 10 Total $105,409.03 Average $10,540.90
Employer Deferred Comp Board Recipients 2 Total $105,277.04 Average $52,638.52
Employer Town of Eaton Recipients 5 Total $105,146.50 Average $21,029.30
Employer Willard Psychiatric Center Recipients 10 Total $105,008.60 Average $10,500.86
Employer Village of Waterville Recipients 6 Total $104,889.46 Average $17,481.58
Employer Town of La Fayette Recipients 10 Total $104,815.95 Average $10,481.60
Employer Brookfield CSD Recipients 11 Total $104,815.53 Average $9,528.68
Employer Town of Mohawk Recipients 9 Total $104,562.58 Average $11,618.06
Employer Town of Orleans Recipients 5 Total $104,304.82 Average $20,860.96
Employer Town of Perth Recipients 9 Total $103,851.85 Average $11,539.09
Employer Village of Fishkill Recipients 10 Total $103,686.25 Average $10,368.63
Employer Melville Fire District Recipients 5 Total $103,558.04 Average $20,711.61
Employer Canastota Housing Authority Recipients 2 Total $102,717.77 Average $51,358.89
Employer Suffolk Vocational Ed & Ext Bd Recipients 6 Total $102,367.69 Average $17,061.28
Employer Nyack Housing Authority Recipients 4 Total $102,350.44 Average $25,587.61
Employer Town of Ledyard Recipients 7 Total $102,182.22 Average $14,597.46
Employer Town of Lee Recipients 9 Total $101,957.69 Average $11,328.63
Employer Statewide Wireless Network Recipients 2 Total $101,950.72 Average $50,975.36
Employer Village of Sloan Recipients 6 Total $101,903.12 Average $16,983.85
Employer Village of Manchester Recipients 5 Total $101,875.03 Average $20,375.01
Employer Village of North Collins Recipients 5 Total $101,782.03 Average $20,356.41
Employer Town of Mina Recipients 7 Total $101,668.80 Average $14,524.11
Employer Tsk Frc Reapportionment: Asby Recipients 3 Total $101,286.62 Average $33,762.21
Employer No Hempstead Commun Devel Agcy Recipients 6 Total $100,867.11 Average $16,811.19
Employer Village of Thomaston Recipients 5 Total $100,760.84 Average $20,152.17
Employer Town of Glen Recipients 6 Total $100,663.56 Average $16,777.26
Employer Se NY Library Resource Council Recipients 7 Total $100,501.08 Average $14,357.30
Employer Town of Waddington Recipients 8 Total $100,363.06 Average $12,545.38
Employer Town of Gainesville Recipients 7 Total $100,254.87 Average $14,322.12
Employer Surrogate Court - N Y County Recipients 7 Total $100,212.91 Average $14,316.13
Employer Town of Dix Recipients 5 Total $99,977.93 Average $19,995.59
Employer Town of Walton Recipients 9 Total $99,777.36 Average $11,086.37

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