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 TAKAKI, EVELYN O Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $76,582.21 Date 07/22/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRUCE, TODD A Employer name Rochester City School Dist Amount $76,582.20 Date 01/12/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAMILTON, LORRAINE A Employer name Buffalo Psych Center Amount $76,581.99 Date 10/04/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SICKLER, PAUL M Employer name Nassau County Amount $76,581.94 Date 05/11/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRANGER, SHELLEY G Employer name Mohawk Correctional Facility Amount $76,581.79 Date 02/14/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPENCER, RICHARD L Employer name Dept Transportation Region 4 Amount $76,581.46 Date 01/23/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOSEIN, TAZIM Employer name Dept Transportation Region 3 Amount $76,581.35 Date 08/30/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEE, KIEN NING Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $76,581.12 Date 02/17/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANIDI, YEMISI B Employer name Office For Technology Amount $76,580.65 Date 04/26/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FELDMAN, CHARLES Z Employer name Department of Health Amount $76,580.13 Date 08/28/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADAMS, MARK B Employer name Lakeview Shock Incarc Facility Amount $76,580.03 Date 12/15/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOODFORK, JARRETT A Employer name Onondaga County Amount $76,580.00 Date 07/22/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AKANEME, OBUMNEME G Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $76,579.85 Date 08/11/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEIDINGER, ERIN E Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $76,579.01 Date 01/13/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WAFER, ROBERT M Employer name Onondaga County Amount $76,578.98 Date 03/18/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTIN, JOYCE L Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $76,578.93 Date 12/30/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARTER, DEBORAH A Employer name Onondaga County Amount $76,578.90 Date 09/01/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC QUEEN, COREY Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $76,578.63 Date 04/15/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TARBELL, GERRY L Employer name Office of Public Safety Amount $76,578.50 Date 10/16/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PUERSCHNER, EDMUND T Employer name Sullivan Corr Facility Amount $76,578.34 Date 10/23/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TRAPANESE, MICHAEL J Employer name Westchester County Amount $76,578.10 Date 06/02/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOSLER, ARTHUR R Employer name Wallkill Corr Facility Amount $76,577.59 Date 06/28/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CROSBY, STEPHEN M Employer name Buffalo Psych Center Amount $76,577.38 Date 01/22/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'REILLY, BRIDGET Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $76,577.28 Date 05/11/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTINEZ, EVELYN Employer name Office For Technology Amount $76,577.26 Date 09/21/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, DOUGLAS H Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $76,577.26 Date 01/25/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HICHEZ, ODEISA Employer name Dept of Agriculture & Markets Amount $76,577.11 Date 03/14/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRENCH, MATTHEW J Employer name Onondaga County Amount $76,576.95 Date 03/20/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASQUINO, MATTHEW J Employer name Ontario County Amount $76,576.94 Date 01/07/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOOSE, MATTHEW J Employer name Ontario County Amount $76,576.32 Date 07/27/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMONPHELAN, PATRICIA Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $76,575.15 Date 06/29/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLEY, JAMES P Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $76,574.73 Date 11/02/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONNADA, SIVA S Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $76,574.34 Date 06/08/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEYERS, DAWN MARIE Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $76,574.04 Date 01/16/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YNOA, DENISE L Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $76,574.04 Date 07/16/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLANAR, TYLER J Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $76,574.00 Date 08/30/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEINSTEIN, JAY Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $76,573.87 Date 01/03/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAYLE, ANGELIC P Employer name Manhattan Psych Center Amount $76,573.71 Date 01/10/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORJONE, DONNA J Employer name Wayne County Amount $76,572.88 Date 05/24/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'NEILL, MICHAEL G Employer name Town of North Hempstead Amount $76,572.86 Date 12/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARBARITO, CLIFFORD Employer name Div Alc & Alc Abuse Trtmnt Center Amount $76,572.84 Date 09/03/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANG-CLOUSE, MARY PAIGE Employer name Crawford Library District Amount $76,572.68 Date 12/01/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name APPLIN, BRIAN E Employer name Livingston County Amount $76,572.52 Date 06/06/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DICKERSON, WILLIAM A Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $76,572.21 Date 06/18/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FEELEY, KENNETH W Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $76,571.98 Date 06/08/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DWYER, CYNTHIA L Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $76,571.92 Date 06/17/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROACH, WAYNE Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $76,571.87 Date 06/26/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARCHER, DIANA Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $76,571.73 Date 08/28/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TURRELL, NATHAN R Employer name Broome County Amount $76,571.48 Date 04/08/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BONNER, RICHARD E Employer name Buffalo Sewer Authority Amount $76,571.13 Date 12/01/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOSTER, KENNETH D Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $76,570.95 Date 01/20/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAHLKE, WILLIAM F Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $76,570.72 Date 05/08/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAHAR, MELISSA Employer name Office of Public Safety Amount $76,570.49 Date 01/12/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name D'AURIA-MURPHY, JENNIFER D Employer name Niagara County Amount $76,570.46 Date 09/25/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAMAR, MATTHEW C Employer name Orleans Corr Facility Amount $76,569.91 Date 03/06/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KO, MICHELLE YOUNG Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $76,569.89 Date 02/15/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARKER, LE SHAWN K Employer name Kingston City School Dist Amount $76,569.76 Date 05/20/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPRATT, NOREEN C Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $76,569.66 Date 04/16/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUSH, ANNE M Employer name Albion Corr Facility Amount $76,569.42 Date 05/18/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEINITZ, NANCY E Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $76,569.38 Date 01/14/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SISSON, MARK P Employer name Cornell University Amount $76,569.34 Date 05/30/1974 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'CONNOR, FRANCISCO A Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $76,569.31 Date 09/25/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARPER-GIANSANTE, TIFFANY R Employer name Niagara County Amount $76,569.27 Date 07/05/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NDELI, PAUL Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $76,569.05 Date 09/16/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VARGHESE, NYCIL Employer name Westchester County Amount $76,569.01 Date 04/21/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ESTREMERA, JEFFREY C Employer name Wappingers CSD Amount $76,567.57 Date 12/10/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SWEETON, MICHAEL P Employer name Town of Warwick Amount $76,567.56 Date 01/01/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'BRIEN, ROBERT P Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $76,567.54 Date 12/13/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NUZZO, MICHAEL, JR Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $76,567.28 Date 11/04/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC MULLEN, MICHAEL T Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $76,567.10 Date 06/22/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CREARY, SUSAN K Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $76,566.97 Date 06/04/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDRYSHAK, THOMAS Employer name Florida UFSD Amount $76,566.60 Date 05/01/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARRISON, RYAN A Employer name City of Hornell Amount $76,566.21 Date 10/26/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WREST, JAMES J Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $76,566.13 Date 08/08/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TAGGART, THOMAS E Employer name Suffolk County Amount $76,566.05 Date 08/04/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAROCCA, GREGORY Employer name Ulster Correction Facility Amount $76,565.83 Date 04/06/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARMELEE, STEPHEN R Employer name Monroe County Amount $76,565.29 Date 07/17/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA VANGO, DAVID P Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $76,565.14 Date 09/18/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BREWER, ERIN J Employer name Boces-Albany Schenect Schohari Amount $76,565.08 Date 08/10/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNIGHT, JACQUELINE D Employer name Office For Technology Amount $76,564.89 Date 06/20/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRAVO, OSCAR M Employer name Westchester County Amount $76,564.66 Date 09/12/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TANYI, GABRIEL V Employer name City of Lackawanna Amount $76,564.63 Date 03/25/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name REINKE, JAMIE L Employer name Freeport UFSD Amount $76,563.97 Date 09/29/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAMKISSOON, SASHRI D Employer name City of Middletown Amount $76,563.86 Date 06/30/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WANG, STANLEY Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $76,563.71 Date 06/25/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHELDON, RICHARD P Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $76,563.59 Date 01/29/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HESSION, BRIAN T Employer name Deer Park UFSD Amount $76,563.50 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROHRS, JOHN E Employer name Town of Putnam Valley Amount $76,563.29 Date 02/28/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HIRSCHMAN, MARK Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Criminal Branch Amount $76,562.98 Date 09/07/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAINALDI, ROGER A Employer name Village of Scarsdale Amount $76,562.82 Date 01/30/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUTTON, DWAYNE V Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $76,562.52 Date 10/25/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KASSATLY, NABIL Employer name Office of Court Administration Amount $76,562.17 Date 02/13/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IFILL, ANTHEA A Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $76,562.17 Date 05/26/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOLAN, JAMES J Employer name Office of General Services Amount $76,562.09 Date 03/08/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DENNY, CHRISTOPHER W Employer name Onondaga County Amount $76,561.81 Date 07/28/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAUS, KARIN E Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $76,561.30 Date 11/08/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARKSMAN, TANECA S Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $76,561.29 Date 02/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VEGA, WANDA I Employer name Dept of Agriculture & Markets Amount $76,560.90 Date 10/02/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MERCADO, ROBERT Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $76,560.90 Date 01/05/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIRENA-YBARRA, CONSTANCE A Employer name Westchester County Amount $76,560.86 Date 08/16/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System