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 Ridgeway Recipients 8 Total $86,472.89 Average $10,809.11
Employer Town of Stamford Recipients 7 Total $86,319.14 Average $12,331.31
Employer Town of Petersburgh Recipients 5 Total $85,987.46 Average $17,197.49
Employer Village of Hewlett Bay Park Recipients 3 Total $85,857.20 Average $28,619.07
Employer Town of Champion Recipients 9 Total $85,776.83 Average $9,530.76
Employer Central NY School Bds Assoc Recipients 2 Total $85,322.70 Average $42,661.35
Employer Monroe Co Indust Devel Agcy Recipients 3 Total $85,321.18 Average $28,440.39
Employer Town of Providence Recipients 6 Total $84,842.50 Average $14,140.42
Employer Town of Sardinia Recipients 7 Total $84,746.71 Average $12,106.67
Employer Greenburgh North Castle UFSD Recipients 8 Total $84,700.31 Average $10,587.54
Employer Village of Keeseville Recipients 10 Total $84,563.27 Average $8,456.33
Employer Town of Madison Recipients 9 Total $84,525.06 Average $9,391.67
Employer Town of Gerry Recipients 5 Total $84,514.50 Average $16,902.90
Employer Town of Wilna Recipients 10 Total $84,424.74 Average $8,442.47
Employer West Park UFSD Recipients 13 Total $84,070.70 Average $6,466.98
Employer Village of Airmont Recipients 5 Total $84,004.42 Average $16,800.88
Employer Town of Jay Recipients 7 Total $83,879.05 Average $11,982.72
Employer Village of Manorhaven Recipients 6 Total $83,503.77 Average $13,917.30
Employer Town of Hague Recipients 6 Total $83,065.17 Average $13,844.20
Employer Town of Lisle Recipients 7 Total $83,050.28 Average $11,864.33
Employer Town of Broadalbin Recipients 7 Total $83,032.11 Average $11,861.73
Employer Village of Hoosick Falls Recipients 12 Total $82,838.47 Average $6,903.21
Employer Oneida Housing Authority Recipients 7 Total $82,795.40 Average $11,827.91
Employer Town of Otto Recipients 6 Total $82,771.57 Average $13,795.26
Employer Village of Round Lake Recipients 5 Total $82,268.10 Average $16,453.62
Employer Village of Oriskany Recipients 4 Total $82,166.29 Average $20,541.57
Employer Suffolk Co Indust Devel Agcy Recipients 1 Total $82,002.73 Average $82,002.73
Employer Town of Bellmont Recipients 7 Total $81,973.52 Average $11,710.50
Employer Village of Wesley Hills Recipients 3 Total $81,851.93 Average $27,283.98
Employer Baldwin Fire District Recipients 4 Total $81,785.88 Average $20,446.47
Employer Village of Dexter Recipients 4 Total $81,701.66 Average $20,425.42
Employer Town of Piercefield Recipients 5 Total $81,679.24 Average $16,335.85
Employer Beacon Community Develop Agcy Recipients 4 Total $81,675.08 Average $20,418.77
Employer Onondaga Co Soil, Water Cons Dis Recipients 3 Total $81,484.61 Average $27,161.54
Employer Town of Catharine Recipients 6 Total $81,455.63 Average $13,575.94
Employer Village of Ovid Recipients 4 Total $81,411.35 Average $20,352.84
Employer Surrogates Court Richmond Co Recipients 3 Total $81,263.08 Average $27,087.69
Employer Erie Co Assoc Sch Bd Recipients 2 Total $81,204.87 Average $40,602.44
Employer Town of Oneonta Recipients 9 Total $80,986.32 Average $8,998.48
Employer Town of Carlton Recipients 4 Total $80,972.65 Average $20,243.16
Employer Town of Stephentown Recipients 7 Total $80,914.87 Average $11,559.27
Employer Bd Commissioners of Pilots Recipients 2 Total $80,839.12 Average $40,419.56
Employer Village of Mcgraw Recipients 6 Total $80,552.88 Average $13,425.48
Employer Town of Kiantone Recipients 3 Total $80,333.47 Average $26,777.82
Employer Town of Bennington Recipients 7 Total $80,315.77 Average $11,473.68
Employer Town of Unadilla Recipients 6 Total $80,308.64 Average $13,384.77
Employer Wayne Co Water & Sewer Auth Recipients 4 Total $80,277.15 Average $20,069.29
Employer Town of Thurman Recipients 10 Total $80,153.79 Average $8,015.38
Employer Terryville Fire District Recipients 6 Total $80,006.25 Average $13,334.38
Employer Town of Poland Recipients 5 Total $79,960.15 Average $15,992.03
Employer Town of Edwards Recipients 6 Total $79,819.10 Average $13,303.18
Employer Town of Yates Recipients 3 Total $79,806.03 Average $26,602.01
Employer Labor Relations Board Recipients 9 Total $79,737.27 Average $8,859.70
Employer Hudson Housing Authority Recipients 2 Total $79,680.96 Average $39,840.48
Employer Village of Portville Recipients 8 Total $79,633.66 Average $9,954.21
Employer Kings Park Fire District Recipients 4 Total $79,625.81 Average $19,906.45
Employer Town of Worcester Recipients 7 Total $79,609.72 Average $11,372.82
Employer Cattaraugus County Ind Dev Agc Recipients 2 Total $79,560.70 Average $39,780.35
Employer Spring Valley Housing Auth Recipients 5 Total $79,512.58 Average $15,902.52
Employer Comm Siting Radioact Waste Fac Recipients 5 Total $79,474.90 Average $15,894.98
Employer Town of Copake Recipients 6 Total $79,424.25 Average $13,237.38
Employer Tuckahoe Housing Authority Recipients 4 Total $79,293.99 Average $19,823.50
Employer Town of Ellicottville Recipients 8 Total $78,913.40 Average $9,864.18
Employer Town of Randolph Recipients 4 Total $78,564.15 Average $19,641.04
Employer Village of Hammondsport Recipients 5 Total $78,536.35 Average $15,707.27
Employer Town of Nichols Recipients 5 Total $78,482.02 Average $15,696.40
Employer Town of Sandy Creek Recipients 7 Total $78,240.77 Average $11,177.25
Employer Town of Chemung Recipients 9 Total $78,146.46 Average $8,682.94
Employer Franklin Co Solid Waste Mgt Au Recipients 10 Total $78,100.16 Average $7,810.02
Employer Surrogates Court-Queens Co Recipients 4 Total $77,945.76 Average $19,486.44
Employer Rockville Centre Comm Dev Agcy Recipients 4 Total $77,785.08 Average $19,446.27
Employer Village of Montour Falls Recipients 5 Total $77,746.09 Average $15,549.22
Employer Town of Mount Morris Recipients 4 Total $77,729.05 Average $19,432.26
Employer Schenectady Soil Water Con Dis Recipients 2 Total $77,699.17 Average $38,849.59
Employer Village of Wayland Recipients 5 Total $77,635.90 Average $15,527.18
Employer Town of North Dansville Recipients 4 Total $77,582.97 Average $19,395.74
Employer Babylon Public Library Recipients 4 Total $77,418.09 Average $19,354.52
Employer Corning Public Library Recipients 7 Total $77,297.36 Average $11,042.48
Employer Village of Millerton Recipients 7 Total $77,100.86 Average $11,014.41
Employer Village of Woodbury Recipients 1 Total $77,086.64 Average $77,086.64
Employer Town of Minetto Recipients 6 Total $76,855.40 Average $12,809.23
Employer Town of Owasco Recipients 6 Total $76,712.66 Average $12,785.44
Employer Town of Aurelius Recipients 7 Total $76,642.29 Average $10,948.90
Employer Oysterponds UFSD Recipients 4 Total $76,516.93 Average $19,129.23
Employer Town of Wales Recipients 9 Total $76,514.17 Average $8,501.57
Employer Coram Fire District Recipients 5 Total $76,446.48 Average $15,289.30
Employer Nyack Library Recipients 8 Total $76,387.36 Average $9,548.42
Employer Town of Grove Recipients 4 Total $76,314.39 Average $19,078.60
Employer Village of Cape Vincent Recipients 6 Total $76,313.68 Average $12,718.95
Employer Sunmount Small Residence Unit Recipients 4 Total $76,270.00 Average $19,067.50
Employer Medford Fire District Recipients 3 Total $76,145.92 Average $25,381.97
Employer Village of Bellerose Recipients 3 Total $76,030.85 Average $25,343.62
Employer Town of Homer Recipients 9 Total $75,963.35 Average $8,440.37
Employer Palisades Int St Pk Comm Nonst Recipients 4 Total $75,926.11 Average $18,981.53
Employer Town of Enfield Recipients 6 Total $75,876.08 Average $12,646.01
Employer Town of Milan Recipients 10 Total $75,818.35 Average $7,581.84
Employer Town of Sterling Recipients 6 Total $75,812.81 Average $12,635.47
Employer Village of Allegany Recipients 7 Total $75,734.47 Average $10,819.21
Employer Gowanda Psychiatric Center Recipients 8 Total $75,692.60 Average $9,461.58
Employer Village of Bloomfield Recipients 4 Total $75,670.69 Average $18,917.67

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