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 LESUEUR, TAMIKA D Employer name New York City Childrens Center Amount $78,387.63 Date 05/13/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN WIE, DAVID B Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $78,387.44 Date 06/23/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BODINE, BRENT C Employer name Penn Yan Bd of Light Commis Amount $78,387.32 Date 08/31/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, PAMELA A Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $78,387.22 Date 09/25/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHN, CLIFFORD Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $78,387.14 Date 03/30/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREENFIELD, LAURA A Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $78,386.77 Date 06/18/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERKA, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name City of Glen Cove Amount $78,386.53 Date 04/01/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDERSEN, CHRISTINE A Employer name Village of Suffern Amount $78,386.01 Date 09/10/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALKER, JENNIFER J Employer name Brooklyn DDSO Amount $78,385.77 Date 07/06/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FIGENSCHER, JAMES L Employer name Monroe County Amount $78,384.99 Date 01/12/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARKER, JULIE B Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $78,384.80 Date 03/09/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERL, JOHN E Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $78,384.63 Date 08/09/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MULKEY, MICHAEL W Employer name Oneida County Amount $78,384.43 Date 09/06/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUMMEL, DANIEL M Employer name Wyoming County Amount $78,384.18 Date 09/19/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JENKS, CHRISTOPHER P Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $78,384.17 Date 07/22/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BELINFANTE, ANNE-MARIE Employer name New York Public Library Amount $78,383.94 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOWERMAN, NATHAN E Employer name Ontario County Amount $78,383.91 Date 03/22/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SALEH, SAID Employer name Manhattan Psych Center Amount $78,383.80 Date 12/16/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, AMY J Employer name Onondaga County Amount $78,383.53 Date 06/24/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LETTEER, MATTHEW A Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $78,383.52 Date 11/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOGAN, JOSEPH W Employer name Workers Compensation Board Bd Amount $78,383.50 Date 08/15/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMELL, LOUISE S Employer name Sunmount Dev Center Amount $78,383.35 Date 08/10/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAM, REXELLA S Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $78,382.62 Date 08/28/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NASHAK, CATHERINE Employer name Uniondale Public Library Amount $78,382.51 Date 07/19/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COSGROVE, ISRAEL B Employer name City of Ithaca Amount $78,382.42 Date 07/28/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name STOKES, THOMAS H Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $78,382.23 Date 10/03/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TESORIERO, JOSEPH J Employer name Village of Valley Stream Amount $78,381.84 Date 06/21/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORMICHELLI, NICHOLAS P Employer name Wallkill Corr Facility Amount $78,381.77 Date 10/03/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURNS, TIMOTHY P Employer name City of Watervliet Amount $78,381.70 Date 01/15/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GROSVENOR, RACHAEL B Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $78,381.53 Date 04/09/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MINCH, NANCY M Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $78,380.93 Date 09/24/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOZLOWSKI, MATTHEW D Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $78,380.67 Date 09/17/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GEIST, KRISTOPHER P Employer name Division of The Budget Amount $78,380.38 Date 11/17/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NURSE, ALI H Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $78,380.17 Date 03/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NIKISCHER, TAMMY L Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $78,379.72 Date 02/16/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WADLEY, PERNELL M Employer name City of Utica Amount $78,379.71 Date 01/20/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PODDANY, BETTY A Employer name Livingston Correction Facility Amount $78,379.43 Date 09/28/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHELDON, COREY L Employer name Village of Potsdam Amount $78,378.87 Date 05/26/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEREZ, MARIO Employer name Westbury UFSD Amount $78,378.68 Date 01/07/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOYER, ANDREW D Employer name Town of Glenville Amount $78,377.93 Date 07/16/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name REYCROFT, JAMES F Employer name Town of Southampton Amount $78,377.91 Date 09/29/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOGAN, JUDITH ROMEO Employer name NYS Teachers Retirement System Amount $78,377.84 Date 08/13/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SACHAREWITZ, EILEEN Employer name Westchester County Amount $78,377.79 Date 04/29/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLVIN, DEBORAH S Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $78,376.83 Date 08/16/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE STEFANO, ROBERT D Employer name Yonkers City School Dist Amount $78,376.68 Date 09/12/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'BRIEN, JESSICA A Employer name SUNY Central Admin Amount $78,376.43 Date 05/03/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KENNY, MICHAEL P Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $78,375.98 Date 10/14/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEAVER, LENA L Employer name Watertown Corr Facility Amount $78,375.89 Date 03/07/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BATCHELOR, ANDREW J Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $78,375.72 Date 03/02/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOCIENSKI, KAREN A Employer name Office For Technology Amount $78,375.57 Date 12/11/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CURATOLO, MARK Employer name Nassau County Amount $78,375.53 Date 04/02/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRAUS, REBECCA L Employer name Department of Health Amount $78,375.41 Date 12/21/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VOIGT, EDWARD W, JR Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $78,375.09 Date 12/22/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CICIRIELLO, DAVID M Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $78,374.77 Date 01/31/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MC ALLISTER, KENNETH W Employer name Village of Phelps Amount $78,374.72 Date 06/01/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAMES, DESREEN H Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $78,374.68 Date 11/06/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE LOOZE, LESLIE J Employer name Richmond Memorial Library Amount $78,374.25 Date 02/08/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BECKER, DEBRA J Employer name Southampton UFSD Amount $78,374.06 Date 02/07/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CEDENO, EDWIN E, JR Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $78,374.01 Date 07/14/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TISS, STEVEN M Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $78,373.31 Date 08/02/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PASSINEAU, DAVID J Employer name Town of Shawangunk Amount $78,373.18 Date 03/03/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JOHNSTON, JAMES P Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $78,373.03 Date 07/19/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SELBRG, TAMMY J Employer name Groveland Corr Facility Amount $78,372.86 Date 07/10/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BADEAU, ELTON A Employer name Avoca CSD Amount $78,372.33 Date 07/01/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BORDONARO-BENSON, JENNIFER L Employer name Hutchings Psych Center Amount $78,372.16 Date 11/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZANATO, BARBARA E Employer name Chappaqua CSD Amount $78,372.00 Date 09/17/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BULMER, EDWARD Employer name Brentwood UFSD Amount $78,371.89 Date 10/27/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHELL, LINDA A Employer name Albany Parking Authority Amount $78,371.62 Date 01/01/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CERIO, JACOB L Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $78,371.61 Date 01/06/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDREWSKI, PRISCILLA J Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $78,370.89 Date 07/27/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOANE, ERIC P Employer name City of Ithaca Amount $78,370.76 Date 03/29/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name OREIFEJ, DIKART S Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $78,370.60 Date 01/03/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, DANIEL R Employer name Oneida County Amount $78,370.41 Date 01/18/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIPPOLD, BRIAN P Employer name Brockport CSD Amount $78,369.92 Date 10/16/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHONGAR, KATHRYN J Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $78,369.84 Date 11/06/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CULP, ANDREW J Employer name Monroe County Amount $78,369.66 Date 11/22/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITE, THOMAS D Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $78,369.60 Date 05/28/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STOOKS, EMILY T Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $78,369.52 Date 04/19/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FURNEY, PAUL E Employer name Southport Correction Facility Amount $78,369.43 Date 08/06/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUNT, WILLIAM B, III Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 2 Amount $78,369.22 Date 08/13/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUNTER, JEFFREY L Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $78,369.18 Date 06/08/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALSTON, EVELYN M Employer name Medicaid Fraud Control Amount $78,369.13 Date 03/01/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARELLI, DOMINICK C, JR Employer name Village of Mamaroneck Amount $78,368.92 Date 08/03/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GREGORY, RONALD J Employer name Sherrill City School Dist Amount $78,368.72 Date 09/04/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DONOHUE, KEVIN M Employer name Capital Dist Psych Center Amount $78,368.69 Date 06/23/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARRIGAN, NANCY A Employer name Department of State Amount $78,368.48 Date 09/17/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENNETT, PHIL W Employer name Orange County Amount $78,368.42 Date 08/24/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROGUS, JOSEPH F Employer name Bethpage UFSD Amount $78,368.39 Date 01/07/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CIANCI, MARYANN Employer name City of Rye Amount $78,368.28 Date 11/02/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENNETT, COREY J Employer name Department of Health Amount $78,368.05 Date 07/06/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEPTOLA, WALTER J, III Employer name Middle Country CSD Amount $78,367.53 Date 10/22/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FELTON, GILES E Employer name Chatham CSD Amount $78,367.38 Date 06/11/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAYLOR, TINA-MARIE Employer name Div Criminal Justice Serv Amount $78,367.16 Date 10/16/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SALVI, DEAN T Employer name City of Mechanicville Amount $78,366.19 Date 10/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RISTANO, KATHY A Employer name Rockville Centre UFSD Amount $78,365.95 Date 10/15/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARRETT, GEORGE A Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $78,365.94 Date 02/09/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAZUREK, ROBERT B Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $78,365.60 Date 11/18/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSE, CHERYL R Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $78,365.53 Date 11/06/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREENE, LISA M Employer name Appellate Div 4Th Dept Amount $78,365.10 Date 01/16/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HICKS, SHAWN M Employer name City of Poughkeepsie Amount $78,364.86 Date 11/08/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System