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 GAFFNEY, MICHAEL S Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $77,431.80 Date 08/11/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GATT, ROBERT Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $77,431.66 Date 09/16/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRIEN, JAMES P Employer name Syracuse City School Dist Amount $77,431.57 Date 11/27/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KINSLEY, EUGENE M, III Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $77,430.41 Date 01/24/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WAGNER, PATRICIA F Employer name Erie County Amount $77,430.16 Date 03/23/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STERLING, PAULA S Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $77,429.94 Date 10/21/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STURGEON, KURT Employer name Adirondack Correction Facility Amount $77,429.94 Date 01/10/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GILLESPIE, VASTYE W Employer name Erie County Amount $77,429.77 Date 08/27/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERNARD, LOUIS Employer name Town of Babylon Amount $77,429.35 Date 07/27/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AGOSTINO, ANTHONY Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $77,429.25 Date 03/05/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEPHENSON, LINDA Employer name Town of Greenburgh Amount $77,429.21 Date 09/05/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLOSS, MATTHEW Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $77,428.95 Date 11/27/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLABELLA, KENNETH S Employer name Great Neck UFSD Amount $77,428.88 Date 02/20/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EDMOND, WARREN D Employer name Bedford Hills Corr Facility Amount $77,428.57 Date 09/28/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUTZ, THEODORE S Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $77,428.55 Date 06/18/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORRISON, PALMAIR J Employer name Div Alc & Alc Abuse Trtmnt Center Amount $77,428.38 Date 04/20/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHERWOOD, TODD S Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $77,428.21 Date 07/25/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VE VONE, NATHAN D Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $77,427.71 Date 09/13/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WYLUBSKI, DAVID M Employer name Sullivan Corr Facility Amount $77,427.66 Date 01/11/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MESSERCOLA, MARK R Employer name NYS Gaming Commission Amount $77,427.36 Date 08/16/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JENKINS, SCOTT A Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $77,426.75 Date 11/17/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PATANELLA, MICHAEL L Employer name Monroe County Amount $77,426.52 Date 08/09/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREER, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Ogdensburg Corr Facility Amount $77,426.43 Date 01/18/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CULLEN, MATTHEW D Employer name Nassau County Amount $77,426.43 Date 06/15/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name UTTER, JAMES H Employer name Town of Chester Amount $77,425.84 Date 11/18/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROTELLA, EDEN M Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $77,425.45 Date 03/13/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BITTERMANN, DIANNE C Employer name Education Department Amount $77,425.40 Date 05/08/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAHL, STEFAN Employer name Town of Islip Amount $77,425.21 Date 05/13/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENJAMIN, MICHAEL M Employer name City of Kingston Amount $77,425.09 Date 08/08/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GILLEN, HOWARD C Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $77,424.91 Date 01/23/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NIMMO, ANDREW T Employer name Town of East Hampton Amount $77,424.77 Date 12/01/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HARMS, MARY C Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $77,424.77 Date 02/13/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENSON, TIMOTHY J Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $77,423.92 Date 11/29/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FUNK, KAREN L Employer name Greece CSD Amount $77,423.21 Date 09/04/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POTTER, JEFFREY M Employer name City of Geneva Amount $77,423.08 Date 06/25/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name COX, TIMOTHY Employer name Albany County Amount $77,423.04 Date 08/09/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SERGI, ANNA M Employer name Carle Place UFSD Amount $77,422.33 Date 07/01/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMPSON, ESTELLE N Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Criminal Branch Amount $77,421.98 Date 12/12/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAIGHT, JON W, JR Employer name Ulster County Amount $77,421.63 Date 09/18/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLY, WENDY S Employer name Office For Technology Amount $77,421.58 Date 09/23/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLESE, KENNETH J Employer name North Babylon UFSD Amount $77,421.39 Date 11/01/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUFFIN, RODNEY J Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $77,421.22 Date 01/04/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PELL, GALEN R Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $77,421.15 Date 07/10/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, JILL I Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $77,420.50 Date 05/22/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEVENSON, LYNN Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $77,420.30 Date 01/03/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOWNSEND, BRIAN J, JR Employer name City of Rome Amount $77,420.17 Date 03/21/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WELCH, SUSAN A Employer name Franklin Corr Facility Amount $77,420.05 Date 05/21/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPENCER, EDDIE M Employer name Div Alc & Alc Abuse Trtmnt Center Amount $77,419.90 Date 05/12/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DRUMMOND, KAREN L Employer name Boces Erie Chautauqua Cattarau Amount $77,419.50 Date 02/28/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICHMOND, RONNIE, II Employer name Mohawk Correctional Facility Amount $77,419.34 Date 03/21/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANCHEZ, LUISA M Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $77,418.98 Date 03/15/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHWEICKERT, THOMAS J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $77,418.29 Date 12/31/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HYNDMAN, PAUL M Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $77,418.09 Date 06/28/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TRIPODI, ANNUNZIATO Employer name Town of Mount Kisco Amount $77,417.73 Date 09/26/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEHR, SCOTT Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $77,417.03 Date 03/07/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CONKLIN, BETH L Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $77,416.82 Date 08/24/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TROLIO, MATTHEW L Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $77,416.61 Date 03/01/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAMPBELL, PHILLIP A Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $77,416.49 Date 10/12/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FALOTICO, MICHAEL J Employer name Town of Eastchester Amount $77,416.41 Date 01/01/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAUL, JOEL Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $77,416.26 Date 02/24/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUPPERT, JACOB M Employer name Town of Cheektowaga Amount $77,415.93 Date 11/07/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KAGELMACHER, LYNN M Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $77,415.61 Date 04/13/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JUDGE, JOSEPH B Employer name Town of New Paltz Amount $77,415.51 Date 07/25/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LAWRENCE, ERROL E Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $77,415.43 Date 03/26/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUIZ, EUGENE Employer name NYC Civil Court Amount $77,415.30 Date 01/22/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARSICO, MICHAEL A Employer name Rockland County Amount $77,414.57 Date 12/22/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TEMPLE, JAMES E Employer name Office For Technology Amount $77,413.50 Date 11/29/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IAROSSI, STEVEN J Employer name Albany Housing Authority Amount $77,413.42 Date 05/13/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMON, JAY A Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $77,412.83 Date 01/29/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GALLAGHER, RICHARD K Employer name Upstate Correctional Facility Amount $77,412.22 Date 09/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCOTT, DAVID A Employer name Newburgh City School Dist Amount $77,411.62 Date 03/23/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FASANO, JENNIFER A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $77,411.26 Date 01/03/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COOPER, MARTIN J Employer name Onondaga County Amount $77,410.89 Date 09/28/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LI GREGNI, DAWN A Employer name Westchester County Amount $77,410.02 Date 09/25/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORCE, JAMES P Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $77,409.58 Date 10/15/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOLAND, RANDALL S Employer name Chautauqua County Amount $77,409.46 Date 05/02/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASSALLEY, ALEXANDRA M Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $77,408.89 Date 11/13/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GORDON-MURRAY, OLGA L Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $77,408.74 Date 01/17/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALPIN, JONATHAN J Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $77,408.69 Date 06/03/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTH, ROBERT J Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $77,408.66 Date 04/29/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORDERO, BETHZAIDA Employer name New York City Childrens Center Amount $77,408.19 Date 01/04/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAYLOR, ROBERT S Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $77,407.58 Date 01/07/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHADE-ROLLE, CHRYSTOLENE H Employer name Education Department Amount $77,406.99 Date 08/14/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MADONIA, STEPHEN Employer name Chautauqua County Amount $77,406.82 Date 09/26/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAPARAS, JONA V Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $77,406.58 Date 03/19/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COTTRELL, BRIAN D Employer name Collins Corr Facility Amount $77,405.91 Date 10/26/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEAUDRY, JEFFREY J Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $77,404.71 Date 08/30/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPILLANE, NICOLE L Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $77,404.63 Date 01/10/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARTER, NANETTE Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $77,404.63 Date 10/11/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EHIOROBO, SUNDAY O Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $77,404.63 Date 10/10/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOMEZ, JORGE I Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $77,404.20 Date 09/30/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GANNON, WILLIAM P, JR Employer name City of Schenectady Amount $77,403.69 Date 09/01/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HAGGERTY, KELLY A Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $77,403.68 Date 02/20/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FREVILLE, JOHN M Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $77,402.91 Date 04/28/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARRY, BRITTANY M Employer name Nassau County Amount $77,402.85 Date 06/26/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FEINER, JO ANNA R Employer name Oneida County Amount $77,402.77 Date 01/04/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TYKSINSKI, ADAM P Employer name Oneida County Amount $77,402.76 Date 02/10/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZENNAMO, CORY A Employer name Oneida County Amount $77,402.76 Date 01/28/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAUER, JOSHUA L Employer name Oneida County Amount $77,402.75 Date 08/16/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOLCH, KIMBERLY A Employer name Oneida County Amount $77,402.66 Date 03/25/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System