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 COSTELLO, PETER E Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $158,010.70 Date 12/08/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WALBRIDGE, JOEL R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,994.76 Date 01/08/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GROSKOPF, JAMES L Employer name Suffolk County Amount $157,992.49 Date 08/01/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THERRIEN, MELISSA M Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $157,984.37 Date 03/10/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIU, SHENG PING Employer name Boces Westchester Sole Supvsry Amount $157,982.76 Date 09/12/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEATON, MICHAEL R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,980.75 Date 03/30/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DE VITA, DOMINICK Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $157,977.90 Date 07/31/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOWLKES, OTIS C Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,977.88 Date 12/28/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEECH, ALBERT S Employer name City of Rochester Amount $157,976.36 Date 03/25/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name URBAN, EMMETT J Employer name Southampton UFSD Amount $157,970.98 Date 06/04/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALKER, JACQUELINE I Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $157,966.65 Date 01/11/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PINELLI, MATHEW R Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,947.80 Date 11/02/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name VAUGHAN, JAMES J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,942.71 Date 10/01/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MINUTELLO, RICHARD Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,937.44 Date 03/26/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VARDINE, VONNIE M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,937.06 Date 10/01/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name REBENTISCH, MICHAEL J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $157,931.82 Date 07/28/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name O`MELIA, JAMES B Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,921.36 Date 07/22/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, ROBERT E Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,920.93 Date 11/01/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, SUSAN K Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $157,911.25 Date 08/12/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLOOD, MICHAEL J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $157,907.70 Date 04/15/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WILDES, STEVEN G Employer name City of Long Beach Amount $157,899.44 Date 01/20/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DOHERTY, RYAN B Employer name Suffolk County Amount $157,897.87 Date 04/22/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name REILLY, DANIEL F Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,896.79 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BACCIOTTI, ANGELO Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $157,895.14 Date 05/06/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALHOUN, CATHLEEN A Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $157,894.18 Date 11/17/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUNT, CHAD A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,893.96 Date 11/15/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FORSTER, ABBIE P Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $157,891.43 Date 04/26/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSTON, KENNETH T Employer name Rockland County Amount $157,887.00 Date 02/16/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ULLMAN, LISA Employer name Department of Health Amount $157,885.06 Date 03/03/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ABRAHAM, VALSAMMA Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $157,881.33 Date 01/14/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MESSMER, EUGENE C Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,876.09 Date 09/29/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LONGARELLO, ANTHONY M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,871.59 Date 05/08/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MOESSNER, DENNIS J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,869.83 Date 09/24/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CONKLIN, ROBERT J, JR Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $157,867.47 Date 02/13/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BELL, BRANDON R Employer name Suffolk County Amount $157,865.04 Date 09/11/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARCHISELLI, CHARLES J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $157,863.38 Date 12/29/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DE LUCA, KRYSTLE E Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,851.59 Date 07/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MOORE, JAMES J Employer name Village of Southampton Amount $157,848.81 Date 05/16/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NOLAN, PHILIP C Employer name Suffolk Otb Corp. Amount $157,846.05 Date 04/10/1975 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BYRNES, ROBERT G Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $157,845.34 Date 11/27/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name VACCARO, ANTHONY P Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,845.24 Date 07/01/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LIPPASSAAR, ARNO Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,840.47 Date 11/28/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MASON, BRIAN E Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $157,838.96 Date 03/26/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, CHRISTOPHER D Employer name Great Neck Water Poll District Amount $157,827.19 Date 10/26/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLYNN, EILEEN P Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $157,825.58 Date 10/20/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VILLANUEVA, ANNA L Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,823.79 Date 09/27/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ROBERTS, MARK F Employer name Town of Riverhead Amount $157,822.79 Date 06/20/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ELDRIDGE, BRYAN C Employer name Village of East Hampton Amount $157,815.63 Date 07/22/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FLYNN, RITA PAULETTE Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $157,813.21 Date 11/17/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KETCHAKEU, COME N Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,812.46 Date 01/10/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CERULLI, JOHN R Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,793.57 Date 10/17/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARELLO, LAWRENCE L Employer name Town of Greenburgh Amount $157,788.11 Date 04/21/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CAMPECE, SALVATORE Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $157,777.20 Date 08/07/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LISTNER, STEVEN G Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,774.22 Date 09/22/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name VIGNA, JOSEPH A Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,770.47 Date 10/15/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARTIN, WILLIAM D Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,763.74 Date 12/08/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MC LETCHIE, ANTONY A L Employer name Rochester School For Deaf Amount $157,747.15 Date 04/13/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORGENSI, STACEY Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $157,731.53 Date 11/10/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERNEZ, LISA M Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $157,730.30 Date 10/24/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCOTT, GEORGE E, JR Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $157,722.77 Date 08/28/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, JOSIAH B Employer name City of Albany Amount $157,721.79 Date 01/14/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BALDWIN, CHRISTOPHER L Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,713.79 Date 11/27/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CIANCI, JOSEPH S Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $157,691.70 Date 10/16/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALABRIA, NICHOLAS V Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $157,691.60 Date 06/05/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOSCINSKI, STANLEY J Employer name Hicksville Water District Amount $157,687.31 Date 09/16/1971 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOEPPEL, STACI Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $157,685.57 Date 06/27/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GILER, JOSE R Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $157,682.31 Date 06/30/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ROBESON, CHRIS D Employer name City of White Plains Amount $157,681.60 Date 09/18/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IMPARATO, KEVIN S Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,676.26 Date 01/10/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PROSCIA, THOMAS G Employer name Village of Elmsford Amount $157,671.12 Date 04/15/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARTIN, JULIE Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $157,669.17 Date 07/24/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZUCKERBERG, DAVID Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $157,667.75 Date 03/14/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name COUGHLIN, DONALD J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $157,659.83 Date 08/07/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MC DONOUGH, KATHLEEN A Employer name Department of Health Amount $157,659.68 Date 04/01/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZIMBLER, SCOTT P Employer name Suffolk County Amount $157,651.84 Date 06/17/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GERDVIL, ROBERT J, JR Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,649.87 Date 04/24/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GIAMPICCOLO, FRANCIS J Employer name Village of Tarrytown Amount $157,647.04 Date 09/10/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name VINOI, ALEYAMMA Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $157,646.16 Date 03/05/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MESHKOV, JESSE L Employer name New York Public Library Amount $157,646.13 Date 01/10/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VERLOTTE, WENDY A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $157,645.52 Date 06/20/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CHAI, YUNG HEE Employer name Veterans Home at Montrose Amount $157,643.52 Date 05/29/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ONEILL, ELIZABETH A Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $157,639.58 Date 02/28/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SERAFINI, PHILIP M Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $157,637.87 Date 08/27/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CORBETT, MICHAEL A Employer name City of Long Beach Amount $157,635.35 Date 12/08/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BENDER, LAWRENCE D Employer name Suffolk County Amount $157,629.53 Date 09/12/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PIEDRA, JIMMY M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $157,626.56 Date 10/17/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name REIF, SCOTT M Employer name NYS Senate Regular Annual Amount $157,623.96 Date 02/02/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DURO, JOHN L Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,623.72 Date 05/08/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SANTORO, THOMAS Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,622.62 Date 07/24/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MONAGAS, ANTHONY A Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $157,613.75 Date 06/15/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MORENO, JOHN C Employer name Town of Harrison Amount $157,613.69 Date 09/06/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GALLAGHER, STEPHEN J Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $157,607.12 Date 04/24/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STAHL, STUART Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $157,596.57 Date 04/19/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC GOVERN, GLENN P Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,595.54 Date 02/20/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KROHN, MARJORIE Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,592.59 Date 12/24/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DI CRISTOFARO, MARIO J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $157,591.64 Date 03/20/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SHAH-GAYNOUDIAS, SHILA N Employer name Nassau County Amount $157,590.29 Date 01/04/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name UNDERWOOD, JERRY Employer name Westchester County Amount $157,589.81 Date 12/14/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NORMAN, WARREN T Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $157,588.20 Date 01/08/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARTIC, THOMAS Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $157,584.52 Date 10/17/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System