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 KING, LATRENDA S Employer name Monroe County Amount $81,485.97 Date 08/24/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALVARADO, RICHARD M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $81,485.71 Date 08/16/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, DENISE B Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $81,485.41 Date 03/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENCZKOWSKI, RICHARD J Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $81,484.85 Date 04/17/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WERKING, GERALDINE P Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $81,484.76 Date 12/14/1974 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROUSH, RYAN J Employer name City of Jamestown Amount $81,484.72 Date 02/05/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GILLIGAN, LAURA Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $81,484.49 Date 11/15/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAJECKI, PAUL R Employer name Lakeview Shock Incarc Facility Amount $81,484.10 Date 11/27/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOLAN, PATRICK Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $81,483.43 Date 10/30/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILSON, RACHEL R Employer name Orange County Amount $81,483.15 Date 07/08/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LARACUENTE, JASON Employer name NY Institute Special Education Amount $81,482.89 Date 08/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAXTER, NANCY Employer name Oceanside UFSD Amount $81,482.84 Date 07/01/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORD, STEVEN J Employer name Southport Correction Facility Amount $81,482.64 Date 03/07/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARTNETT, JAMES A, III Employer name Onondaga County Amount $81,481.60 Date 06/19/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, RICHARD C Employer name Niagara County Amount $81,481.09 Date 08/18/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEDRANO, VIANESY Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $81,481.00 Date 08/18/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAILLOUX, BRIAN J Employer name Upstate Correctional Facility Amount $81,480.77 Date 06/01/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TRACY, SETH J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $81,480.33 Date 12/01/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURNAM, KEITH J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $81,480.21 Date 12/26/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POWERS, DARLENE F Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $81,480.16 Date 06/19/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LORD, MICHAEL Employer name Orange County Amount $81,480.10 Date 02/01/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TIMLIN, KERRY M Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $81,480.00 Date 08/19/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETIGNY, REGINE D Employer name Bernard Fineson Dev Center Amount $81,479.61 Date 04/28/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YOVINO, DOMINICK M Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $81,479.01 Date 02/12/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMAR, DANIEL Y Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $81,479.00 Date 03/07/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BORKOWSKI, MARY LOU Employer name Buffalo City School District Amount $81,479.00 Date 12/07/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IABBASSEN, SAMIR Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $81,478.99 Date 02/25/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, PATRICK J Employer name Village of Amityville Amount $81,478.40 Date 03/30/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WESTFALL, ROBERT H Employer name Town of Grand Island Amount $81,478.31 Date 08/23/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARPENTER, MARIA D Employer name Suffolk County Amount $81,478.30 Date 12/18/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALLAHAN, SHAWN E Employer name SUNY College at Oneonta Amount $81,478.09 Date 11/03/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NIWINSKI, JAMES T Employer name Wyoming Corr Facility Amount $81,477.83 Date 04/06/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADDIS, ROBERT P Employer name NYS Office People Devel Disab Amount $81,477.81 Date 01/29/1968 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CICIRELLO, CESAR A Employer name Supreme Ct Kings Co Amount $81,477.54 Date 01/18/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZULLO, CATHERINE J Employer name NYC Civil Court Amount $81,477.33 Date 05/05/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIS, SCOTT M Employer name Monroe County Amount $81,477.19 Date 05/22/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATTHEWS-SEAMAN, COLETTE A Employer name Pilgrim Psych Center Amount $81,476.37 Date 10/23/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEAGHER, MELISSA Employer name South Beach Psych Center Amount $81,476.37 Date 12/08/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARIOTTI, KAREN J Employer name Sagamore Psych Center Children Amount $81,476.37 Date 12/29/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARRINGTON, MONICA M Employer name Bernard Fineson Dev Center Amount $81,476.37 Date 02/05/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLIMENI, JOHN C Employer name Dept Transportation Region 4 Amount $81,476.25 Date 03/23/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUTTON, JAMES D Employer name NYS Association of Counties Amount $81,475.62 Date 05/25/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FENG, EDGER Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $81,475.34 Date 09/08/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KUSUMALAYAM, JOHN C Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $81,474.99 Date 09/29/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLMES, JAMES T Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $81,474.88 Date 05/12/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STAEBELL, BARBARA J Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $81,473.71 Date 08/03/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SALAMA, ILI Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $81,473.56 Date 06/23/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CORMACK, CONNIE E Employer name South Beach Psych Center Amount $81,473.03 Date 03/27/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MITCHELL, KUDACHI M Employer name Downstate Corr Facility Amount $81,472.90 Date 07/02/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE LUCA, STEPHEN P Employer name City of Auburn Amount $81,471.99 Date 05/10/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TROST, JEREMY E Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $81,471.86 Date 04/07/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DI COLA, JOSEPH F Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $81,471.75 Date 10/29/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PITTER, PAULINE Employer name NYS Veterans Home at St Albans Amount $81,471.73 Date 04/22/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARNAN, JOSEPH Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $81,471.65 Date 05/25/1970 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOACHIM, HEINZ J Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $81,471.65 Date 10/20/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUONAMICI, DIANE M Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $81,471.35 Date 12/22/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PALMER-ALEXANDER, PATRICIA C Employer name Brooklyn DDSO Amount $81,470.97 Date 10/01/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEJIA, BEATRIZ R Employer name Washington Hts Unit Amount $81,470.95 Date 10/16/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN STRIEN, MARTIN, JR Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $81,470.89 Date 08/16/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CIAN FROCCO, PETER J Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $81,470.80 Date 10/01/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUNKER, NATHAN L Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $81,470.61 Date 04/11/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHOQUETTE, KYLE N Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $81,470.50 Date 06/14/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAGON, CAROL G Employer name New York City Childrens Center Amount $81,470.37 Date 02/22/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAKE, PERRY S Employer name Rockland County Amount $81,470.28 Date 11/26/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STILLER, DOUGLAS K Employer name Office of Public Safety Amount $81,470.12 Date 03/27/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOUNELLO, EDWARD S Employer name Office For Technology Amount $81,469.70 Date 03/20/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARDEEN, KEVIN J Employer name Monroe County Amount $81,469.39 Date 04/24/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, KEVIN M Employer name City of Saratoga Springs Amount $81,469.19 Date 07/31/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WHEATON, GUY F Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $81,468.91 Date 02/22/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EKLUND, JAMES E Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $81,468.84 Date 10/23/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLACKBURN, CAROLINE E Employer name Dutchess County Amount $81,468.75 Date 04/01/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DI GIANNI, VITO Employer name Westchester County Amount $81,467.85 Date 10/20/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GELLMAN, ROBERT Employer name Washingtonville CSD Amount $81,467.48 Date 06/04/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GLOWACKI, ANNA M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $81,467.10 Date 06/16/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUCKLIN, JAMES W Employer name City of Geneva Amount $81,467.01 Date 11/17/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KOZUCH, DOUGLAS D Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $81,466.98 Date 02/19/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CURCIO, ANTHONY P Employer name Carmel CSD Amount $81,466.46 Date 01/25/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUTTER, THOMAS A Employer name Office of General Services Amount $81,466.16 Date 07/28/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEWMAN, JAMES W, III Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $81,466.06 Date 03/07/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DIAZ, RAFAEL Employer name Kirby Forensic Psych Center Amount $81,465.94 Date 03/14/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITE, JOHN C Employer name East Hampton UFSD Amount $81,465.88 Date 09/03/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEVIN, EMMA Employer name Department of Law Amount $81,465.80 Date 09/11/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HILL, STACY M Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $81,465.80 Date 08/24/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DESAI, KAUSHIK S Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $81,465.80 Date 08/24/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SARKISIAN, ISKUI Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $81,465.80 Date 08/02/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEUS, ELIZABETH A Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $81,465.80 Date 05/04/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WITKOWSKI, NATHAN N Employer name Erie County Amount $81,465.51 Date 02/13/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DI NUZZO, ANTHONY M, JR Employer name Office For Technology Amount $81,464.96 Date 01/11/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ESPOSIT, ROBERT J Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $81,464.95 Date 09/16/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHOWDHURY, DEBI Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $81,464.79 Date 04/22/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHAPPELL, MELISSA J Employer name Rockland County Amount $81,464.58 Date 09/17/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUNDERSON, LAUREN Employer name Smithtown Spec Library Dist Amount $81,464.45 Date 01/29/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DANG, WILLIAM Y Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $81,464.32 Date 10/29/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VETTER, ALBERT S, III Employer name Onondaga County Water Authority Amount $81,463.19 Date 01/02/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VICE, ROSS J Employer name Riverview Correction Facility Amount $81,463.17 Date 06/29/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORONA, KAREN A Employer name Schenectady City School Dist Amount $81,462.70 Date 01/22/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DORT, TODD M Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $81,462.50 Date 10/15/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TURELLO, KARIN F Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $81,462.48 Date 01/13/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TORRES, SALVADOR, III Employer name Westchester County Amount $81,462.46 Date 11/26/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAFFORD, JEFFREY Employer name Washington Corr Facility Amount $81,461.91 Date 12/21/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System