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 TORNABENE, KATHERINE M Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $79,020.44 Date 12/28/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANCHEZ, JUAN F Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $79,020.06 Date 04/20/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEIR, TIMOTHY J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 3 Amount $79,019.99 Date 09/05/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHAN, SEECUMAR Employer name Kirby Forensic Psych Center Amount $79,019.98 Date 04/28/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRAMPTON, RANDY A Employer name Lakeview Shock Incarc Facility Amount $79,019.84 Date 01/19/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GESSER, EDWARD J, III Employer name Village of Solvay Amount $79,018.88 Date 07/30/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LOMBARDO, VERONICA S Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $79,018.54 Date 06/19/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BORWHAT, LAURENCE J Employer name Town of Glenville Amount $79,018.26 Date 07/13/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BLANC, JONATHAN S Employer name New York Public Library Amount $79,018.22 Date 12/18/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAYERS, SERGIO S Employer name Queensboro Corr Facility Amount $79,018.07 Date 03/09/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARLEY, LAURA P Employer name Office Parks, Rec & Hist Pres Amount $79,018.04 Date 09/20/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERRY, WAYNE E Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $79,018.01 Date 07/20/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVERA, JOSE M Employer name Long Beach City School Dist 28 Amount $79,017.96 Date 10/26/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SALZANO, MARTHA Employer name Suffolk County Amount $79,017.83 Date 11/28/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVAGE, CHARLES T Employer name North Colonie CSD Amount $79,017.38 Date 10/31/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PALLADINO, GEORGE T Employer name Town of North Hempstead Amount $79,016.80 Date 05/04/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAIRD, RACHEL S Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $79,016.45 Date 12/14/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARLSON, ERIC R Employer name Schenectady County Amount $79,015.54 Date 08/22/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COOMBER, THOMAS C, JR Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $79,015.39 Date 10/31/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARSFELDER, MICHAEL A Employer name City of Olean Amount $79,015.20 Date 06/22/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ELLIOTT, TRACY L Employer name Boces St Lawrence Lewis Amount $79,015.12 Date 08/04/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DODSON, MICHAEL H Employer name Dept Transportation Region 4 Amount $79,015.11 Date 04/05/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITE, TIFFANY Employer name Taconic Corr Facility Amount $79,014.96 Date 03/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAMOS, JOSE J Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $79,014.70 Date 03/22/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATTHEWS, DONALD J Employer name Kingston City School Dist Amount $79,014.66 Date 01/22/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARNER, MICHAEL W Employer name Town of Colonie Amount $79,014.47 Date 07/15/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WALCZAK, JOHN, JR Employer name Wyoming Corr Facility Amount $79,014.30 Date 10/25/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOPEZ-KENDRA, ANNETTE Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $79,013.53 Date 08/22/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PABON, ANTHONY Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $79,013.31 Date 09/27/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROJAS, SALVADOR Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $79,013.05 Date 03/07/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JONES, THOMAS D Employer name City of Rome Amount $79,012.73 Date 08/07/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BACKUS, BRADLY L Employer name Cape Vincent Corr Facility Amount $79,012.16 Date 11/12/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SACCO, FRANK Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $79,012.07 Date 07/22/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERRALORO, RUSSELL A, JR Employer name City of Jamestown Amount $79,010.99 Date 02/21/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BABCOCK, JASON E Employer name Cornell University Amount $79,010.76 Date 03/30/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BANKER, JULIE ANN Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $79,010.61 Date 05/19/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADAM, WILLIAM D Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $79,010.40 Date 04/19/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BREUER, GARY J Employer name Village of Valley Stream Amount $79,009.91 Date 05/12/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WERNER, LOUISE C Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $79,009.85 Date 04/14/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARING, CHRISTOPHER R Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $79,009.70 Date 11/12/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'DONNELL, THOMAS M Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $79,008.89 Date 01/16/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BONILLA, WILLIAM Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $79,008.83 Date 07/23/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, JASON M Employer name Brentwood UFSD Amount $79,008.27 Date 08/29/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOTANSKI, MICHAEL J Employer name Town of Marlborough Amount $79,008.02 Date 10/11/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ABBONDONDOLO, PHILIP M, JR Employer name Village of Hempstead Amount $79,008.01 Date 03/18/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHWANER, JO ANNA E Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $79,006.79 Date 12/15/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURNS, GEORGE F Employer name Lakeview Shock Incarc Facility Amount $79,006.47 Date 07/10/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIS, KYLESHA N Employer name Office of General Services Amount $79,006.06 Date 06/28/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEA, JUDITH K Employer name Office of General Services Amount $79,006.06 Date 05/31/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERRY, NICHOLAS J Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $79,006.06 Date 08/11/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEPTER, LEE E Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $79,006.06 Date 09/09/1974 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOONEY, ELIZABETH R Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $79,006.06 Date 01/19/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHARLEMAGNE, GLENDA P Employer name Bernard Fineson Dev Center Amount $79,006.02 Date 11/21/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PILATZKE, JANE F Employer name Shenendehowa CSD Amount $79,005.84 Date 10/07/1975 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KANE, SEAN S Employer name Nassau County Amount $79,005.21 Date 07/05/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALSH, ANNMARIE Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $79,005.20 Date 07/31/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NORTON, JEAN M Employer name Ulster Correction Facility Amount $79,005.08 Date 03/06/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RENDON, EVERARDO Employer name Niagara County Amount $79,004.97 Date 10/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARITATO, TERRY L Employer name Suffolk County Amount $79,004.74 Date 04/19/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAMOS, ALEXIS O Employer name City of White Plains Amount $79,004.74 Date 12/08/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERNARD, BETH J Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $79,004.69 Date 08/15/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUAIL, FLOYD M Employer name Broome County Amount $79,004.60 Date 05/20/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, ELIZABETH M Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $79,003.82 Date 08/29/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLAYDON, MELINDA A Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $79,003.76 Date 11/29/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAINZBAUER, NICOLE T Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $79,003.16 Date 11/05/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WIND, RANDY P Employer name City of Olean Amount $79,003.14 Date 01/06/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HAYNES, YVONNE Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $79,002.77 Date 06/11/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOHLMAN, KENNETH P Employer name Village of Spring Valley Amount $79,002.74 Date 09/17/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, LONZO Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $79,002.54 Date 05/02/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCALISE, LOUIS A Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $79,002.32 Date 09/08/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'NEILL, JOHN M Employer name Bare Hill Correction Facility Amount $79,002.32 Date 11/09/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOUCK, MARK P Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $79,001.58 Date 06/19/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIS, LARRY A Employer name Willard Drug Treatment Campus Amount $79,001.40 Date 01/05/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC LAUGHLIN, LIAM J Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $79,001.26 Date 11/13/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TURNER, ROSS H Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $79,000.96 Date 06/06/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSE, CASSIE S Employer name City of Oneida Amount $79,000.80 Date 08/13/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARCIA, MATTHEW C Employer name Nassau County Amount $79,000.07 Date 04/13/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POTTS, SHANNON R Employer name City of Binghamton Amount $78,999.54 Date 08/16/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WHITTAKER, ANDREA R Employer name Westchester County Amount $78,999.12 Date 12/15/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AGARD, RICHARDEEN L Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $78,998.62 Date 12/20/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLECK, WILLIAM E, JR Employer name Niagara County Amount $78,998.55 Date 06/03/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name UEBLACKER, DANIEL P Employer name Woodmere Fire District Amount $78,998.40 Date 04/02/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SWAYZE, CHERYL B Employer name Three Village CSD Amount $78,998.12 Date 07/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SACILOWSKI, ANTHONY J Employer name Lakeview Shock Incarc Facility Amount $78,996.60 Date 06/12/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAFT, DAVID S Employer name Elmira Corr Facility Amount $78,996.48 Date 08/30/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOWNS, JOANNE E Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $78,996.29 Date 05/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FALLON, CAROL M Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $78,996.29 Date 11/18/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BECKER, MICHAEL A Employer name Wyoming Corr Facility Amount $78,996.20 Date 07/13/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMPSON, LARS E Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $78,995.23 Date 05/08/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'NEILL, JANET L Employer name Nassau County Amount $78,995.11 Date 12/09/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOOD, SHERRI L Employer name Department of Health Amount $78,995.03 Date 12/08/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POWLEY, ALEXANDRIA K Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $78,994.89 Date 02/11/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARNELL, BRYAN W Employer name Town of Amherst Amount $78,994.81 Date 07/27/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBINSON, ALEXIS J Employer name City of Newburgh Amount $78,994.54 Date 01/11/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MASAITIS, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $78,994.48 Date 11/21/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SABEL, KATHLEEN M Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $78,994.44 Date 09/13/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEYERS, KATHERINE I Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $78,994.10 Date 06/24/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRIECO, KATHRYN Employer name Orange County Amount $78,993.92 Date 04/01/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOWE, GREGORY M Employer name NYC Civil Court Amount $78,993.84 Date 09/05/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VACCHIO, ANTHONY Employer name Nassau County Amount $78,993.55 Date 12/01/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System