What state, county and municipal workers make

Excluding New York City, more than half a million state, county and municipal workers in New York made $29 billion in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2017, according to data provided by the Office of State Comptroller. That represents a 2.8 percent increase from the year before. Data for the 2015-16 year were also included in the table below.

You can also see this list of more than 500,000 government employees rounded up into a a database of more than 3,000 governmental units in New York State.

The data below, which cover active employees enrolled in the New York State and Local Retirement System, were obtained via a Freedom of Information Law request. You can read more here. This database was posted on Nov. 28, 2017.

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Name Employer name Amount Date Fiscal year Pension group
Name KERSCH, JASON W Employer name SUNY Albany Amount $81,680.37 Date 06/11/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARUCCIO, LAWRENCE A Employer name Boces-Cayuga Onondaga Amount $81,680.00 Date 03/29/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEWIS, JANICE M Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $81,679.82 Date 04/26/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SALWAN, SUNITA Employer name Department of Health Amount $81,679.66 Date 05/07/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOMEZ, JAKELIN Employer name Nassau County Amount $81,679.57 Date 04/28/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PLUMMER, MICHAEL R Employer name Albion Corr Facility Amount $81,679.30 Date 05/01/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARING, JONATHAN S Employer name Suffolk County Amount $81,678.41 Date 11/17/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, PAUL M Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $81,678.16 Date 09/22/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DONATO, DOMINICK Employer name Village of Patchogue Amount $81,677.32 Date 06/04/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEAD, ROBERT E, JR Employer name Wallkill Corr Facility Amount $81,677.17 Date 08/13/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KIPLER, SANDRA L Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $81,676.80 Date 04/05/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONACO, TONY J Employer name Carmel CSD Amount $81,676.54 Date 09/30/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SACKMAN, JESSICA S Employer name Lexington School For The Deaf Amount $81,676.04 Date 09/19/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORTIN, DENIS C Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $81,675.62 Date 11/22/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUINEE, JAMES A Employer name Town of Mamaroneck Amount $81,675.53 Date 03/02/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEL FAVERO, THOMAS J Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $81,675.50 Date 05/14/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DANKS, FREDERICK J, III Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $81,674.51 Date 06/17/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORNELIA, REGINALD W Employer name Suffolk County Amount $81,674.51 Date 08/25/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PUGLISI, BASIL C Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $81,674.25 Date 03/07/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HUGHES, FELIX L, JR Employer name Village of Mamaroneck Amount $81,674.24 Date 10/18/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RILEY, LORENCE, JR Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $81,673.32 Date 02/20/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDERSON, CHRISTOPHER S Employer name NYS Association of Towns Amount $81,673.19 Date 02/07/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MCKELVEY, THOMAS W, JR Employer name City of Middletown Amount $81,673.15 Date 06/13/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ETZEL, MARY E Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $81,673.05 Date 10/18/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUTLER, RELIINA Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $81,672.69 Date 07/20/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOFI, MARK J Employer name Wyoming Corr Facility Amount $81,672.47 Date 10/01/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NILSEN, KATHLEEN Employer name Nassau County Amount $81,672.35 Date 06/16/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLIUS, TROY S Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $81,671.96 Date 08/30/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name D'ANTONIO, ARTHUR M Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $81,671.37 Date 10/20/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONETTE, CRAIG O Employer name Franklin Corr Facility Amount $81,671.16 Date 04/30/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STERLACE, NICHOLAS J Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $81,670.84 Date 06/16/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MANGHAM-NESMITH, VEATRICE Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $81,670.70 Date 01/08/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FINGER, ROBERT H, JR Employer name Village of Manlius Amount $81,670.63 Date 02/03/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DOBBINS-CHARLTON, LENA M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $81,670.50 Date 08/14/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEPLOWSKI, FRANKLIN J, JR Employer name Niagara County Amount $81,670.08 Date 04/17/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCANLAN, RYAN M Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $81,669.67 Date 06/20/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEJIA, VICTOR H Employer name UFSD of The Tarrytowns Amount $81,669.25 Date 08/11/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUMPHREY, JOSEPH M Employer name Westchester County Amount $81,669.02 Date 11/26/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLE, STEPHEN M Employer name City of Binghamton Amount $81,668.99 Date 04/05/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name COHEN, STEVEN J Employer name Village of Hempstead Amount $81,668.31 Date 10/30/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TALLA, MARIA RHODA J Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $81,667.53 Date 11/19/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOX, HEATHER M Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $81,667.50 Date 02/04/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARREN, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Orange County Amount $81,667.14 Date 08/23/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RINI, FRANK L Employer name Office For Technology Amount $81,667.02 Date 09/20/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOELTZ, RICHARD L Employer name Dept Transportation Region 9 Amount $81,665.52 Date 02/04/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MERCADO, SYLVIA I Employer name Div Housing & Community Renewl Amount $81,665.44 Date 04/16/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOOD, BRIAN S Employer name Albany County Amount $81,665.43 Date 02/06/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEVENS, DEREK M Employer name Department of Law Amount $81,665.40 Date 08/16/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALVAREZ, JAMES S Employer name Town of Camillus Amount $81,664.99 Date 02/23/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NADROWSKI, THOMAS G Employer name Albion Corr Facility Amount $81,664.68 Date 08/07/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAQUISH, STEVEN E Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $81,664.56 Date 08/01/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PATTEN, JEFFREY R Employer name Suffolk County Amount $81,664.54 Date 05/17/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KINNEY, JOHN H Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $81,663.58 Date 04/08/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARNEY, THOMAS J Employer name Town of Cheektowaga Amount $81,663.50 Date 07/02/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAYER, FLORENCE E Employer name Suffolk County Amount $81,663.02 Date 10/15/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOAG, JEANNIE E Employer name Statewide Financial System Amount $81,663.00 Date 07/31/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MCINTYRE, KATHY JO Employer name Washington County Amount $81,662.96 Date 06/10/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAMBARAN, JAIWANTI D Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $81,662.68 Date 05/02/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VOLLARO, VINCENT Employer name Education Department Amount $81,662.17 Date 02/11/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FONTANA, MICHAEL R Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $81,660.36 Date 03/08/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLISON, JAMES C Employer name Town of Webster Amount $81,659.34 Date 10/24/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHARVAT, ANDREW J Employer name Monroe County Amount $81,659.09 Date 05/24/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SKROK, MACIEJ Employer name Hyde Park CSD Amount $81,658.94 Date 12/01/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA BELLA, JOSEPH Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $81,658.92 Date 02/28/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CURRAN, TARA A Employer name Department of Health Amount $81,658.88 Date 08/20/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA BRAKE, JEFFREY B Employer name Gouverneur Correction Facility Amount $81,658.86 Date 01/19/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COTE-CAMPBELL, LESLIE M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $81,658.79 Date 09/08/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MACEDONIO, JOHN C Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $81,658.63 Date 02/09/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RADLIFF, KENNETH A Employer name City of Cohoes Amount $81,658.32 Date 11/30/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YOUNG, CAROLYN Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $81,658.23 Date 09/03/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PLUFF, JAMES C Employer name West Genesee CSD Amount $81,657.50 Date 07/01/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SKOW, RICHARD W Employer name South Beach Psych Center Amount $81,657.13 Date 01/15/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENGEL, JENNIFER M Employer name Warwick Valley CSD Amount $81,657.10 Date 10/18/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOOTH, JENNIFER L Employer name Dept of Correctional Services Amount $81,656.50 Date 04/24/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANZAFAME, MARK R Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $81,656.19 Date 07/16/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMS, MARK A Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $81,655.62 Date 02/13/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name INGINO, JOSEPH J, JR Employer name Lindenhurst UFSD Amount $81,655.35 Date 11/08/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ODIA, EVELYN I Employer name Bernard Fineson Dev Center Amount $81,655.29 Date 03/27/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETER, SHIBU Employer name Rockland County Amount $81,655.06 Date 05/09/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEZIO, KOREY S Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $81,653.47 Date 10/22/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPIGNER, RENEE B Employer name Bronx Psych Center Amount $81,653.32 Date 04/28/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KONEN, LAURIE M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $81,653.10 Date 03/26/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NELSON, SHANE D Employer name Five Points Corr Facility Amount $81,652.00 Date 10/08/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KROPF, MICHAEL J Employer name Orleans Corr Facility Amount $81,651.73 Date 03/19/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOUGHTY, WALTER Employer name Sullivan Corr Facility Amount $81,651.63 Date 06/19/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONFORTI, THOMAS Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $81,651.61 Date 05/31/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASTRAMSKAS, BETH A Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $81,651.59 Date 07/26/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAMPBELL, WAYNE D Employer name Bernard Fineson Dev Center Amount $81,651.36 Date 11/21/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARRINGTON, JAMES Employer name Dept Transportation Region 1 Amount $81,650.76 Date 06/03/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOODSON, TAHESHA L Employer name Environmental Facilities Corp. Amount $81,650.40 Date 09/09/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC DANIELS, ALLEN R Employer name Syracuse City School Dist Amount $81,649.96 Date 01/29/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUDEK, JOAN M Employer name Town of Greenburgh Amount $81,649.90 Date 08/12/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTINO, SANDRA A Employer name Beacon City School Dist Amount $81,648.42 Date 08/12/1975 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CATALDO, LISA A Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $81,648.17 Date 06/11/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEREZ, PEDRO, JR Employer name Brooklyn Public Library Amount $81,647.65 Date 01/20/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MASTIN, JAMES R Employer name Laurelton Fire District Amount $81,647.40 Date 12/15/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BOWERS, EARL L Employer name Sullivan Corr Facility Amount $81,647.36 Date 01/27/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOTTLIEB, GREG L Employer name Hauppauge Fire District Amount $81,646.64 Date 07/21/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROHRING, NANCY L Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $81,646.50 Date 12/18/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOCK, DAVID W Employer name Bare Hill Correction Facility Amount $81,646.20 Date 09/18/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System