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 KOWALSKI, NIKKI Employer name Department of Law Amount $154,012.16 Date 08/22/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEEHAN, JAMES G Employer name Department of Law Amount $154,012.16 Date 10/04/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'ROURKE, KELLY A Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $154,006.45 Date 08/17/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CAWLEY, MAUREEN T Employer name Rockland County Amount $154,004.88 Date 07/29/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FULLER, THOMAS R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,993.72 Date 03/30/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PRUNIER, RICHARD H, JR Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,990.71 Date 05/04/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name COYNE, J COLLINS Employer name City of New Rochelle Amount $153,985.92 Date 08/16/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ROMANO, DANIEL C Employer name Mineola UFSD Amount $153,983.51 Date 07/25/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAND, MICHAEL A Employer name Nassau County Amount $153,979.79 Date 10/15/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KUECK, STEVEN Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,975.97 Date 10/30/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SMITH, JOHN N Employer name Village of Croton-On-Hudson Amount $153,972.13 Date 07/26/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, DAVID J Employer name Dept of Economic Development Amount $153,965.77 Date 06/30/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAGNOTTA, ANTHONY Employer name Central Islip UFSD Amount $153,960.95 Date 10/23/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOVIN, ARTHUR J, JR Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,955.81 Date 03/26/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DALE, SEAN R Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $153,951.56 Date 12/08/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FLOWER, STEVEN W Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,949.93 Date 03/30/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DE LUCE, STEPHEN P Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $153,949.51 Date 02/11/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WORRELL, SEAN D Employer name Suffolk County Amount $153,946.20 Date 02/28/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUGG, RANDY A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,945.10 Date 09/22/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CASUTTO, KEVIN J Employer name Dept of Public Service Amount $153,943.63 Date 11/25/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FREDA, EDWARD R Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $153,939.56 Date 12/27/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAFARELLA, DAVID R Employer name Nassau County Amount $153,921.51 Date 11/01/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BONASIA, JAMES M Employer name Nassau County Amount $153,917.25 Date 07/01/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ORTIZ, EDWIN O Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $153,911.18 Date 03/19/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name REIDEL, KEITH Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $153,908.38 Date 08/26/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH-LENA, LAURA S Employer name Town of Carmel Amount $153,906.27 Date 02/01/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DIRIENZO, DIANE M Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $153,902.88 Date 07/07/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ODELL, MARY ELLEN Employer name Putnam County Amount $153,902.76 Date 01/01/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC LAIN, PETER R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,900.10 Date 09/22/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ROKITKA, DENISE A Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $153,898.76 Date 09/29/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDERSON, KEITH G Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $153,897.99 Date 11/07/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANNEY, ROBERT F Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $153,896.51 Date 08/28/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CHEN, STANLEY CHAODA Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $153,895.77 Date 11/06/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHENKMAN, DAVID J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $153,894.27 Date 08/02/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DI MONDA, DANIELLE Employer name Suffolk County Amount $153,893.23 Date 09/11/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MC GUIRE, THOMAS M Employer name Nassau County Amount $153,891.76 Date 04/29/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SPRINGER, JAMES R Employer name Nassau County Amount $153,891.65 Date 03/11/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FINK, JANET R Employer name Office of Court Administration Amount $153,875.07 Date 01/09/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STROZYK, DANIEL E Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,871.03 Date 10/12/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name COHEN, MELISSA A Employer name Appellate Div 1St Dept Amount $153,869.03 Date 11/27/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HICKEY, THOMAS F Employer name Appellate Div 1St Dept Amount $153,869.03 Date 04/18/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLIZZI, CAROL A Employer name Appellate Div 1St Dept Amount $153,869.03 Date 08/11/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAMOS, WILLIAM Employer name Appellate Div 1St Dept Amount $153,869.03 Date 03/08/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RINGEL, MELISSA B Employer name Appellate Div 1St Dept Amount $153,869.03 Date 12/05/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHREIBER, JANE R Employer name Appellate Div 1St Dept Amount $153,869.03 Date 09/30/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAZQUEZ, ROSALI Employer name Appellate Div 1St Dept Amount $153,869.03 Date 07/30/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERMAN, LISA D Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $153,869.03 Date 02/05/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CANN, WILLIAM Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $153,869.03 Date 10/17/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FITZGERALD, ROSALIE Employer name 10Th Jd Nassau Nonjudicial Amount $153,869.03 Date 04/16/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCARDINO, MICHAEL M Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $153,869.03 Date 03/05/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARCIA, MARISA Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $153,869.03 Date 05/03/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC ALLISTER, JAMES M Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $153,869.03 Date 11/09/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARRELL, DONNA J Employer name Supreme Ct Kings Co Amount $153,869.03 Date 02/15/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FISH, JAMES T Employer name Supreme Ct Kings Co Amount $153,869.03 Date 09/30/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVERA, PABLO G Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $153,869.03 Date 05/16/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAUSLER, MICHAEL P Employer name NYC Judges Amount $153,869.03 Date 05/16/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTINEZ, LUIS E Employer name Westchester County Amount $153,864.83 Date 12/01/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIZON, SOREN I Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $153,859.65 Date 09/22/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADAMS, EILEEN C Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $153,858.50 Date 12/06/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRAY, CASEY L Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,855.42 Date 03/30/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name POSTEL, JOHN J Employer name Commission On Judicial Conduct Amount $153,852.06 Date 09/02/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEHTA, DIPAK M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $153,850.60 Date 07/05/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE FELICE, LOUIS J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $153,847.45 Date 05/18/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LIFRIERI, DENNIS M Employer name City of Mount Vernon Amount $153,843.46 Date 04/02/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CARACAPPA, JOSEPH T Employer name Suffolk County Amount $153,839.37 Date 10/06/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IRVIN, THOMAS W Employer name Division of The Budget Amount $153,834.71 Date 01/02/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOWLING, BRENDAN M Employer name Village of Spring Valley Amount $153,832.03 Date 03/03/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KELLY, JOHN H, III Employer name Village of Spring Valley Amount $153,831.74 Date 08/05/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SCHNECK, DAVID H Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,824.37 Date 05/27/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SLACK, SUZANNE Employer name Syracuse City School Dist Amount $153,823.90 Date 07/10/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENBOW, CHRISTOPHER H Employer name Appellate Div 1St Dept Amount $153,815.86 Date 09/15/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LESPINASSE, SANDRA Employer name Appellate Div 1St Dept Amount $153,815.86 Date 02/06/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN LIEROP, NATASHA M Employer name Westchester County Amount $153,814.43 Date 12/02/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALL, MARY E Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $153,800.29 Date 10/20/1976 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALLENBECK, EUGENE J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,797.99 Date 09/22/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name VALERIOTI, GUY A, JR Employer name Suffolk County Amount $153,796.39 Date 08/26/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WAYAND, CHARLES R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,794.86 Date 03/30/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, MARK D Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,788.22 Date 10/12/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RUSSELL, TOBY J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $153,784.70 Date 10/02/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEE, LAY CHENG Employer name Brooklyn Public Library Amount $153,781.25 Date 05/10/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANTTILA, ERIC J Employer name Town of Mt Pleasant Amount $153,777.69 Date 02/23/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ROZANSKI, JAMES Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $153,774.88 Date 06/01/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YUENGLING, DEREK G Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $153,774.24 Date 07/07/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BROWN, MARK A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,769.36 Date 03/20/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LEE, KIRK J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,769.36 Date 07/10/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DOWLING, KEITH A Employer name Taconic Corr Facility Amount $153,758.41 Date 06/15/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITE, JOYCE A Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $153,757.43 Date 11/10/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHMANDT, TIMOTHY F Employer name Rochester City School Dist Amount $153,744.40 Date 05/10/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARIBOTTO, THOMAS R Employer name Nassau County Amount $153,744.01 Date 11/01/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BARILLARO, JOHN A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $153,739.12 Date 09/13/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUEGER, WILLIAM J Employer name SUNY Maritime College Amount $153,733.57 Date 03/07/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HICKS, MATTHEW G Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,732.13 Date 03/30/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CAVANAGH, SUSAN T Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $153,715.13 Date 04/03/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FINUCANE, DAMIAN W Employer name Nassau County Amount $153,706.26 Date 07/18/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KELLER, DAVID E Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $153,706.02 Date 05/21/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEHANAN, ROSAMMA Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $153,698.27 Date 02/14/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOMBARDI, JOHN Employer name Division of State Police Amount $153,691.77 Date 10/02/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BENZINGER, MICHAEL Employer name Town of Clarkstown Amount $153,681.27 Date 12/08/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MORALES, PEDRO Employer name Office of Court Administration Amount $153,677.12 Date 02/16/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEARY, VIRGINIA M Employer name Office of Court Administration Amount $153,677.12 Date 03/08/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System