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 Minden Recipients 13 Total $99,666.39 Average $7,666.65
Employer Rockville Centre Housing Auth Recipients 6 Total $99,358.20 Average $16,559.70
Employer Central Islip Fire District Recipients 3 Total $98,844.25 Average $32,948.08
Employer Town of Prattsburg Recipients 8 Total $98,629.55 Average $12,328.69
Employer Town of Florida Recipients 7 Total $98,514.27 Average $14,073.47
Employer Town of Andes Recipients 9 Total $98,382.34 Average $10,931.37
Employer Village of Deposit Recipients 10 Total $98,216.86 Average $9,821.69
Employer Town of Barre Recipients 6 Total $98,028.43 Average $16,338.07
Employer Town of Veteran Recipients 11 Total $97,867.95 Average $8,897.09
Employer NYC Educational Const Fund Recipients 6 Total $97,669.44 Average $16,278.24
Employer Ossining Public Library Recipients 4 Total $97,558.94 Average $24,389.74
Employer Town of Byron Recipients 6 Total $97,530.06 Average $16,255.01
Employer Genesee Soil, Water Cons District Recipients 5 Total $97,386.29 Average $19,477.26
Employer Rensselaer Housing Authority Recipients 5 Total $97,374.79 Average $19,474.96
Employer Garden City Pk Fire & Water Dist Recipients 4 Total $97,304.50 Average $24,326.13
Employer Howland Public Library Recipients 7 Total $97,197.86 Average $13,885.41
Employer Town of Spencer Recipients 5 Total $96,990.95 Average $19,398.19
Employer Town of Mount Hope Recipients 9 Total $96,744.12 Average $10,749.35
Employer Town of Fowler Recipients 11 Total $96,349.25 Average $8,759.02
Employer Village of Addison Recipients 5 Total $96,181.57 Average $19,236.31
Employer Village of Wilson Recipients 3 Total $96,119.79 Average $32,039.93
Employer Town of Palatine Recipients 8 Total $96,037.15 Average $12,004.64
Employer Leg Task Force Reapportionment Recipients 7 Total $95,837.87 Average $13,691.12
Employer Town of Hamilton Recipients 10 Total $95,833.64 Average $9,583.36
Employer Town of Naples Recipients 6 Total $95,566.55 Average $15,927.76
Employer Village of Nissequogue Recipients 4 Total $95,496.51 Average $23,874.13
Employer Town of Pittstown Recipients 11 Total $95,315.62 Average $8,665.06
Employer Town of Frankfort Recipients 13 Total $95,253.16 Average $7,327.17
Employer Opp/Ephr-St.John CSD Recipients 9 Total $95,157.99 Average $10,573.11
Employer Town of Pompey Recipients 9 Total $94,956.70 Average $10,550.74
Employer Village of Trumansburg Recipients 6 Total $94,942.87 Average $15,823.81
Employer Penn Yan Public Library Recipients 4 Total $94,831.78 Average $23,707.95
Employer Village of Hillburn Recipients 7 Total $94,666.00 Average $13,523.71
Employer Town of Carroll Recipients 7 Total $94,638.77 Average $13,519.82
Employer Chenango Soil, Water Cons Dist Recipients 5 Total $94,577.79 Average $18,915.56
Employer NY Metro Milk Marketing Area Recipients 4 Total $94,555.00 Average $23,638.75
Employer Town of Hunter Recipients 13 Total $94,513.39 Average $7,270.26
Employer Town of Charlotte Recipients 6 Total $94,295.36 Average $15,715.89
Employer Leg Commis Expenditure Review Recipients 6 Total $94,129.28 Average $15,688.21
Employer Town of Greene Recipients 8 Total $93,985.55 Average $11,748.19
Employer Town of Pamelia Recipients 7 Total $93,982.08 Average $13,426.01
Employer Village of Russell Gardens Recipients 4 Total $93,877.92 Average $23,469.48
Employer Town of New Baltimore Recipients 8 Total $93,848.83 Average $11,731.10
Employer Town of Hinsdale Recipients 7 Total $93,811.65 Average $13,401.66
Employer Ulster Co Resource Recovery Ag Recipients 5 Total $93,804.80 Average $18,760.96
Employer Town of Caroline Recipients 7 Total $93,778.74 Average $13,396.96
Employer Village of Cuba Recipients 4 Total $93,307.84 Average $23,326.96
Employer Town of Torrey Recipients 7 Total $93,139.08 Average $13,305.58
Employer Harrietstown Housing Auth Recipients 8 Total $93,089.41 Average $11,636.18
Employer Mahopac Public Library Recipients 4 Total $93,050.10 Average $23,262.53
Employer Office of Drug Abuse Services Recipients 10 Total $92,899.68 Average $9,289.97
Employer Tioga Co Soil, Water Cons Dist Recipients 4 Total $92,782.86 Average $23,195.72
Employer Town of Constantia Recipients 5 Total $92,754.67 Average $18,550.93
Employer Town of Claverack Recipients 10 Total $92,303.08 Average $9,230.31
Employer Hendrick Hudson Free Library Recipients 5 Total $92,302.62 Average $18,460.52
Employer Town of Forestport Recipients 12 Total $92,088.51 Average $7,674.04
Employer Town of Morris Recipients 5 Total $91,890.80 Average $18,378.16
Employer Town of Barker Recipients 5 Total $91,638.00 Average $18,327.60
Employer Central Islip Public Library Recipients 4 Total $91,386.04 Average $22,846.51
Employer Town of Brasher Recipients 7 Total $91,364.78 Average $13,052.11
Employer Town of Sherman Recipients 4 Total $91,354.89 Average $22,838.72
Employer Village of East Williston Recipients 4 Total $91,324.73 Average $22,831.18
Employer Town of Ghent Recipients 7 Total $91,316.16 Average $13,045.17
Employer Town of Cuba Recipients 8 Total $91,240.92 Average $11,405.12
Employer Town of Wells Recipients 7 Total $91,113.61 Average $13,016.23
Employer Town of Hermon Recipients 7 Total $90,829.73 Average $12,975.68
Employer Town of Schuyler Falls Recipients 7 Total $90,328.24 Average $12,904.03
Employer Town of New Bremen Recipients 4 Total $90,327.24 Average $22,581.81
Employer Town of Savannah Recipients 7 Total $90,215.65 Average $12,887.95
Employer Village of Port Henry Recipients 5 Total $89,986.22 Average $17,997.24
Employer Town of Triangle Recipients 7 Total $89,930.50 Average $12,847.21
Employer Oswego Port Authority Recipients 8 Total $89,506.27 Average $11,188.28
Employer Town of Victory Recipients 6 Total $89,284.70 Average $14,880.78
Employer Town of Corning Recipients 13 Total $89,219.41 Average $6,863.03
Employer Town of Groveland Recipients 8 Total $88,950.27 Average $11,118.78
Employer Town of Delaware Recipients 6 Total $88,871.36 Average $14,811.89
Employer Town of Brant Recipients 8 Total $88,731.01 Average $11,091.38
Employer Town of Delhi Recipients 10 Total $88,705.66 Average $8,870.57
Employer Rockland Psychiatric Center Recipients 11 Total $88,688.92 Average $8,062.63
Employer Metro Region Behav Treat Unit Recipients 7 Total $88,686.39 Average $12,669.48
Employer Wyoming Soil, Water Cons District Recipients 4 Total $88,622.37 Average $22,155.59
Employer Mayville CSD Recipients 7 Total $88,250.73 Average $12,607.25
Employer Town of Stockholm Recipients 9 Total $88,061.79 Average $9,784.64
Employer Crawford Library District Recipients 4 Total $88,054.81 Average $22,013.70
Employer Town of Caledonia Recipients 5 Total $88,031.71 Average $17,606.34
Employer Town of Troupsburg Recipients 7 Total $87,999.55 Average $12,571.36
Employer Town of Macomb Recipients 6 Total $87,877.84 Average $14,646.31
Employer Village of Port Dickinson Recipients 4 Total $87,866.69 Average $21,966.67
Employer Town of Caroga Recipients 9 Total $87,864.50 Average $9,762.72
Employer Jeffersonville Youngsville CSD Recipients 10 Total $87,832.28 Average $8,783.23
Employer Hawthorne Improvement District Recipients 2 Total $87,814.00 Average $43,907.00
Employer Huntington Memorial Library Recipients 8 Total $87,622.94 Average $10,952.87
Employer Halesite Fire District Recipients 4 Total $87,579.24 Average $21,894.81
Employer Mental Hygiene Recipients 12 Total $87,549.40 Average $7,295.78
Employer BOCES Suffolk 1 Recipients 10 Total $87,542.28 Average $8,754.23
Employer Town of Vienna Recipients 7 Total $87,509.12 Average $12,501.30
Employer Town of Scipio Recipients 6 Total $87,278.11 Average $14,546.35
Employer Town of Davenport Recipients 7 Total $87,224.86 Average $12,460.69
Employer Mt Pleasant Blythedale UFSD Recipients 3 Total $86,883.21 Average $28,961.07
Employer Wassaic Dev Center Recipients 9 Total $86,668.75 Average $9,629.86

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