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 RULIFFSON, TRICIA A Employer name Livingston County Amount $76,015.85 Date 09/08/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COFFARO, LESLIE A Employer name Capital Dist Psych Center Amount $76,015.72 Date 06/30/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAGE, MALLORY A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $76,015.56 Date 07/06/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAVALLEE, SHELLEY A Employer name Department of State Amount $76,015.42 Date 06/27/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WERWINSKI, KAREN A Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $76,015.23 Date 09/27/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOULTER, PATRICK H Employer name Watertown Corr Facility Amount $76,014.80 Date 07/19/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TABONE, THOMAS C Employer name Monroe County Amount $76,014.66 Date 02/22/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAVLINA, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Elmira Corr Facility Amount $76,014.57 Date 06/24/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEPHENS, SANDRA L Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $76,014.24 Date 03/28/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREGORY, TRENA L Employer name Department of Health Amount $76,014.11 Date 09/30/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASPER, FRANKLIN H Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $76,013.71 Date 07/10/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MELTZER, LINDSAY A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $76,013.17 Date 05/01/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VLACK, RICHARD C Employer name Orleans Corr Facility Amount $76,012.90 Date 02/01/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETERSON, JULIE A Employer name Capital Dist Psych Center Amount $76,012.47 Date 08/08/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZWACK, PETER L Employer name Scotia Glenville CSD Amount $76,012.33 Date 03/08/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BIANCA, JOHN M Employer name Hudson Corr Facility Amount $76,012.20 Date 09/12/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAUGHLIN, VINCENT C Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $76,012.10 Date 03/06/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, BRIAN E Employer name Saratoga County Amount $76,011.84 Date 02/02/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICHOLS, ROXANNE M Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $76,011.42 Date 08/04/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURATORE, JEANNINE Employer name Westchester County Amount $76,010.81 Date 03/22/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALVAREZ, SUSANA Employer name Brentwood UFSD Amount $76,010.81 Date 11/12/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KANALLEY, MICHAEL J Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $76,010.37 Date 06/03/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLANOWSKI, ANNE E Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $76,010.37 Date 01/07/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEEN, ROBIN M Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $76,010.37 Date 01/14/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHAFER, JANICE M Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $76,010.37 Date 07/11/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, DIANA L Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $76,010.37 Date 11/04/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE RANCY, MARIE E Employer name Three Village CSD Amount $76,009.97 Date 10/13/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHIN, DWAYNE D Employer name NYS Mortgage Agency Amount $76,009.81 Date 06/05/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRENYEA, JOEL H Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $76,009.09 Date 05/23/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LITTLE, JONATHAN S Employer name Erie County Amount $76,009.02 Date 07/12/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CROFTON, JUSTIN R Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $76,008.98 Date 06/16/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUGHES, HAZEL R Employer name 10Th Jd Nassau Nonjudicial Amount $76,008.72 Date 03/24/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCOTT, VICTORIA C Employer name Division of Human Rights Amount $76,008.60 Date 04/03/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HESS, MICHAEL J Employer name Div Criminal Justice Serv Amount $76,008.60 Date 02/19/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERGUSON, DEBRA M Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $76,008.60 Date 03/16/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BREHM-BISAILLON, PAMELA A Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 02/18/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROOKS, BARBARA J Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 11/16/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIES, ROBERT L, JR Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 11/20/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GILBERT, TRACY J Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 12/29/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOECKEL, IDA D Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 07/23/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HONAN, JUDY L Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 08/10/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KATASKAS, LEONARD P Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 07/10/1974 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAUFMAN, SHARON M Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 09/09/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANDAU-STRAUSS, MELISSA Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 10/28/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOCKE, ERIC W Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 06/12/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MALZAN, CINDY L Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 12/27/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARKS, CHARMAINE Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 02/26/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NIGHTENGALE, PETER E Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 03/17/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETRELLI, DAVID B Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 01/11/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHOCKEY, SUSAN R Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 07/13/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SNYDER, DENNIS B Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 11/21/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STACHOWSKI, DIANE MARIE Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 11/16/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SULLIVAN, PATRICK T Employer name Education Department Amount $76,008.60 Date 08/19/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURRAY, JOYCE Employer name Off of The Med Inspector Gen Amount $76,008.60 Date 09/01/1976 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARBERA, ROBERT S Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $76,008.60 Date 06/22/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEDGECOCK, CRAIG A Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $76,008.60 Date 12/28/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BONOMO, DEBORAH J Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $76,008.60 Date 03/30/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURRAY, KELLY S Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $76,008.60 Date 10/26/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JUAREZ, SAMUEL A Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $76,008.39 Date 08/16/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NIGRO, ERIC J Employer name Mohawk Correctional Facility Amount $76,007.80 Date 10/11/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REYNOLDS, KEITH R Employer name Finger Lakes St Pk And Rec Reg Amount $76,007.70 Date 12/06/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FRASE, DANIEL C Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $76,007.31 Date 04/11/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEDDING, PATRICIA L Employer name Div Alc & Alc Abuse Trtmnt Center Amount $76,007.31 Date 12/27/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUZZO, GINA M Employer name East Ramapo CSD Amount $76,007.23 Date 07/01/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SATAWA, RICHARD J Employer name Rockland County Amount $76,006.91 Date 06/28/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STURGES, SUSAN M Employer name Supreme Ct Kings Co Amount $76,006.86 Date 03/08/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEARSALL, KENNETH L, JR Employer name Dept Transportation Region 3 Amount $76,006.68 Date 01/28/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERRICK, LISSA R Employer name Office For Technology Amount $76,006.56 Date 06/13/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BINDRA, HARPREET K Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $76,004.91 Date 12/31/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AGUIRRE, MICHAEL E Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $76,004.44 Date 03/23/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, SENECA M Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $76,004.31 Date 10/25/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAGE, ROBERT C Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $76,004.10 Date 07/11/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WATSON, THOMAS P Employer name Bay Shore UFSD Amount $76,003.52 Date 02/17/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRIEDMAN, LISA H Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $76,003.09 Date 07/08/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPLAIN, LEONARD J Employer name Town of Poughkeepsie Amount $76,002.77 Date 10/31/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAPTAKIS, DIMITRIOS P Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $76,002.70 Date 06/18/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEGER, MATTHEW G Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $76,002.55 Date 06/16/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEREZ, PATRICIA Employer name Putnam County Amount $76,002.38 Date 10/05/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, THERESA R Employer name Putnam County Amount $76,002.36 Date 09/23/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TANG, WEI Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $76,002.22 Date 05/14/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HELRICH, KEVIN A Employer name Commack Fire District Amount $76,001.99 Date 01/18/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REACH, MEHNA H Employer name Education Department Amount $76,001.83 Date 05/03/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAFFNEY, KELLY A Employer name Justice Center For Protection Amount $76,001.43 Date 04/30/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADDISON, AMIEE E Employer name Off of The Med Inspector Gen Amount $76,001.43 Date 04/09/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MENDOLA, MICHAEL Employer name Village of Pelham Manor Amount $76,001.07 Date 12/11/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STORY, ANDREW M Employer name Bay Shore Brightwaters Library Amount $76,000.87 Date 11/22/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAWKINS, TRACY M Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $76,000.75 Date 01/09/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CATALANO, PETER B Employer name NYS Office People Devel Disab Amount $76,000.40 Date 04/16/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WINTERLING, TERRI M Employer name Pine Bush CSD Amount $76,000.34 Date 09/03/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOWARD, CHRISTOPHER L Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $76,000.17 Date 11/08/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEIMROTH, HEATH A Employer name NYS Senate Regular Annual Amount $76,000.08 Date 01/10/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PECHAR, SARAH A Employer name Cornell University Amount $76,000.08 Date 06/09/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAPOLITO, JEFFERY J Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $75,999.78 Date 02/02/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEWIS, KAREEM Employer name Brooklyn DDSO Amount $75,999.28 Date 10/23/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARROTTA, JOE A Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $75,998.87 Date 10/26/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICHOLS, DUANE Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $75,998.63 Date 09/29/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARENTE, DANIELLE M Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $75,998.53 Date 09/22/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HORVATH, STEVEN L Employer name New York Public Library Amount $75,997.60 Date 02/03/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIERRE, ERMIONNE Employer name Bernard Fineson Dev Center Amount $75,997.23 Date 03/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PHILLIPS, SCOTT T Employer name City of Cohoes Amount $75,997.23 Date 12/01/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System