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 SWEET, MATTHEW C Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $76,682.96 Date 08/16/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BILKA, JENNIFER L Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $76,682.92 Date 05/06/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, VISCOUNT M Employer name New York City Childrens Center Amount $76,682.11 Date 08/13/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRAF, LEONARD E Employer name Onondaga County Amount $76,681.62 Date 11/01/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEN, SEAN A Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $76,681.57 Date 02/08/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOOPER, CHARLOTTE Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $76,681.23 Date 10/15/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARBER, CHRISTOPHER G Employer name Essex County Amount $76,681.15 Date 09/29/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANGAN, BRYON T Employer name Willard Drug Treatment Campus Amount $76,680.78 Date 03/24/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONTALTO, PAUL M Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $76,680.78 Date 09/11/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PELLEGRINO, BARBARA A Employer name Oneida County Amount $76,680.73 Date 10/26/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARTER, CHARLES C Employer name New York Public Library Amount $76,680.65 Date 02/04/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNUDSEN, ELKE Employer name Westchester County Amount $76,680.49 Date 07/08/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWNE, SYLVIE C Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $76,679.89 Date 11/22/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOUASSI, DAVIA F Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $76,679.86 Date 03/06/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANFORD, CRAIG F Employer name Ogdensburg Corr Facility Amount $76,679.81 Date 10/16/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MYERS, JAMES S, JR Employer name Ogdensburg Corr Facility Amount $76,679.65 Date 04/19/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SLATER, HATTIE L Employer name Western NY Childrens Psych Center Amount $76,679.30 Date 02/21/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAUMGARTNER, JAMIE S Employer name Greene Corr Facility Amount $76,678.47 Date 03/16/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRANATA, CANDICE J Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $76,678.28 Date 09/26/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KUO, NING-BIN Employer name Office of General Services Amount $76,677.99 Date 08/11/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, LU ANN Employer name Upstate Correctional Facility Amount $76,676.81 Date 09/01/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GALEANO, JOSEPHINE Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $76,676.31 Date 06/30/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COYLE, DENNIS A Employer name Town of Ontario Amount $76,676.04 Date 04/09/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMMS, JAMES W, JR Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $76,675.75 Date 02/09/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TUCZYNSKI, REBECCA J Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $76,675.69 Date 01/27/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEPPARD THIBAULT, KACEY L Employer name Frankfort-Schuyler CSD Amount $76,675.35 Date 09/25/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AKABERI, ADAM K Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $76,674.68 Date 06/13/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRANK, JEFFREY X Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $76,674.68 Date 09/26/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUNERARD, CHRISTIAN E Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $76,674.68 Date 05/29/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PROCHILO, CATHLEEN A Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $76,674.68 Date 06/13/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAHREIS, BARBARA A Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $76,674.63 Date 07/01/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WIKANE, MARK H Employer name City of Kingston Amount $76,674.62 Date 02/16/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CONNOLLY, JOSEPH G Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $76,674.33 Date 02/03/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KITTLE, KELLY C Employer name Cape Vincent Corr Facility Amount $76,674.06 Date 06/03/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEVINE, BRIAN P Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $76,673.94 Date 03/09/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AJILEYE, KADRI Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $76,673.77 Date 04/25/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MIRANDA, WILSON P Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $76,673.77 Date 03/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RENNIE, WILLIAM A Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $76,673.77 Date 09/26/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VALENTINO, EVELYN H Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $76,673.77 Date 10/29/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAROLEO, MARISSA L Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $76,673.55 Date 02/25/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PLUMMER, D'ARCY L Employer name Saratoga County Amount $76,673.52 Date 09/04/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALKER, AREMA Y Employer name NYC Judges Amount $76,673.37 Date 08/19/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, MICHELLE G Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $76,673.33 Date 01/22/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAHONEY, DONALD Employer name Palisades Int St Pk Comm Nonst Amount $76,673.29 Date 10/10/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GONZALEZ, NESTOR O Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $76,673.03 Date 06/26/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASHTON, VALERIE T Employer name SUNY College Techn Farmingdale Amount $76,672.56 Date 05/27/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KELLAR, ROBIN R Employer name Cape Vincent Corr Facility Amount $76,672.54 Date 02/22/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STAHL, STEVEN R Employer name Onondaga County Amount $76,672.48 Date 07/02/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARNES, JEROME Employer name Education Department Amount $76,672.25 Date 05/31/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLAKIEWICZ, MELINA A Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $76,671.37 Date 12/08/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COHN, JASON S Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $76,671.28 Date 06/12/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BALCH, WILLIAM D Employer name Monroe County Amount $76,671.09 Date 05/19/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNAPP, THEODORE M Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $76,670.46 Date 09/15/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRUCZYK, DANIEL Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $76,670.43 Date 03/07/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FERGUSON, CHRISTINE A Employer name 10Th Jd Nassau Nonjudicial Amount $76,669.86 Date 09/01/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ESCOBAR, SHAUN A Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Civil Branch Amount $76,669.86 Date 09/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERNANDEZ, DAVID Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Civil Branch Amount $76,669.86 Date 09/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANSON, BRENDAN M Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Civil Branch Amount $76,669.86 Date 01/16/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LONG, PATRICK J Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Civil Branch Amount $76,669.86 Date 09/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZEILNHOFER, JODILYNN Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Civil Branch Amount $76,669.86 Date 09/25/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YOUNG, KEVIN J Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Criminal Branch Amount $76,669.86 Date 09/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAMPBELL, GINA A Employer name Supreme Ct Kings Co Amount $76,669.86 Date 09/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, JEFFREY M Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $76,669.86 Date 09/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOPKO, JENNIFER Employer name Town of Babylon Amount $76,669.65 Date 01/06/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, SIONETTE Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $76,669.45 Date 06/07/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARY, TRACEY Y Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Criminal Branch Amount $76,669.05 Date 07/28/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAVELLA, JOSEPH Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $76,668.05 Date 04/04/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERNANDEZ, LEONARD L Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Criminal Branch Amount $76,667.92 Date 06/03/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DENNIS, CHRISTINE Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $76,667.71 Date 03/11/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC GINN, RAYMOND J Employer name Dept Health - Veterans Home Amount $76,667.70 Date 12/01/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TRUMPFHELLER, EMILY D Employer name Justice Center For Protection Amount $76,667.57 Date 07/08/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AGHEDO, OMORUYI K Employer name Westchester County Amount $76,667.32 Date 05/15/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PECKHAM, KRISTEN A Employer name Mohawk Valley Psych Center Amount $76,666.86 Date 11/08/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NUGEN, SAM R Employer name Cornell University Amount $76,666.72 Date 07/01/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BACON, WILLIAM E Employer name Livingston County Amount $76,666.26 Date 04/14/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VALERO, AMALIA Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $76,666.23 Date 12/06/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAPE, JOSEPH J Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $76,666.15 Date 08/15/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN APELDORN, LEE M Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $76,665.91 Date 09/04/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRUMBERG, ADAM Employer name Cornell University Amount $76,665.84 Date 07/18/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OVITT, LUCINDA K Employer name Hale Creek Asactc Amount $76,665.73 Date 09/01/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHUYLER, MARK F Employer name Livingston Correction Facility Amount $76,665.72 Date 10/04/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MIRTI, BURT M Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $76,665.67 Date 02/13/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TROWBRIDGE, MELANIE L Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $76,665.63 Date 01/23/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELABU, RIMA H Employer name Nassau County Amount $76,665.46 Date 11/26/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA BRAGUE, ROLAND G Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $76,665.36 Date 06/13/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAZZINO, JOSEPH S Employer name Village of Lynbrook Amount $76,665.25 Date 03/07/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MYLES, TIMOTHY B Employer name NYC Civil Court Amount $76,665.21 Date 03/13/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREEN, DARYL T Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $76,664.84 Date 03/13/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHUMACHER, FRED A, JR Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $76,664.59 Date 02/14/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOOLSBY, EDWARD E Employer name Monroe County Amount $76,664.54 Date 11/25/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE JESUS, JOY M Employer name Ulster Correction Facility Amount $76,664.26 Date 11/19/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALCZAK, CHRISTOPHER A Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $76,664.21 Date 11/09/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASTILLO, JONATHAN Employer name Village of Elmsford Amount $76,663.64 Date 07/31/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DEY, KURT N Employer name Bronx Psych Center Amount $76,661.56 Date 05/02/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAYLOR, DEBRA J Employer name Binghamton Childrens Services Amount $76,661.23 Date 04/12/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WATERS, ANN MARIE Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $76,660.43 Date 08/22/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RODRIGUEZ, ERIC Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $76,660.19 Date 05/02/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRERICHS, STEVEN A Employer name Niagara County Amount $76,659.80 Date 04/17/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCARPA, MICHAEL A Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $76,659.55 Date 03/07/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ZARR, JENNIFER A Employer name New York Public Library Amount $76,659.52 Date 10/24/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System