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 MERRILL, EKATERINA Y Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $73,664.68 Date 05/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLE, DAVID R Employer name Town of Colonie Amount $73,664.56 Date 11/22/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELONI, MARCELLO N Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $73,664.35 Date 07/12/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALPIN, MICHAEL S Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $73,664.33 Date 05/01/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLER, BRENDA J Employer name Willard Drug Treatment Campus Amount $73,664.15 Date 08/31/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAMPBELL, EDNA L Employer name Brooklyn DDSO Amount $73,663.84 Date 08/28/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COAKLEY, DAVID M Employer name SUNY College at Cortland Amount $73,663.61 Date 07/29/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name COTE, ANGELA Employer name Office For Technology Amount $73,662.39 Date 11/23/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JENSEN, COLLEEN M Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $73,662.18 Date 04/09/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FIGUEROA, JORGE Employer name Insurance Dept-Liquidation Bur Amount $73,662.15 Date 08/12/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name APOSTOLICO, ROSEANN Employer name Islip UFSD Amount $73,661.74 Date 09/14/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELENDEZMCKEARIN, MICHELE Employer name Div Criminal Justice Serv Amount $73,661.63 Date 09/14/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPAGNOLA, LINDA M Employer name Mineola UFSD Amount $73,661.50 Date 04/01/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMPSON, RICHARD H Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $73,660.92 Date 10/08/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHERUBINO, MELISSA A Employer name City of Cohoes Amount $73,660.91 Date 09/17/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLER, BRENDA G Employer name Sullivan County Amount $73,660.86 Date 04/17/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MICHEL, GREGORY K Employer name Town of Orangetown Amount $73,659.88 Date 02/08/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONBOY, REGINA T Employer name SUNY Albany Amount $73,659.86 Date 06/08/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GLAVAN, JOHN P Employer name Locust Valley CSD Amount $73,659.80 Date 06/18/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SARNELLI, BALDASSARE Employer name Lawrence Sanitary District #1 Amount $73,659.52 Date 03/15/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GROTHKOPP, BRIAN F Employer name City of Kingston Amount $73,658.96 Date 06/02/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BOUCAUD, LYNDON S Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $73,658.47 Date 09/09/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERNARD, FRANK Employer name Sagamore Psych Center Children Amount $73,658.23 Date 12/10/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARCLAY, CONRAD Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $73,658.21 Date 02/23/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROGERS, BARRY Employer name City of White Plains Amount $73,657.94 Date 04/25/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIXIE, LINDA B Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $73,657.01 Date 03/23/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERRI, MICHELE A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $73,656.51 Date 12/19/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MADONIA, MICHAEL T Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $73,656.34 Date 11/17/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MITCHELL, JAMES A Employer name Onondaga County Water Authority Amount $73,656.27 Date 04/28/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FENNELL, THOMAS J Employer name City of Troy Amount $73,656.08 Date 06/09/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POINDEXTER, MICHAEL E Employer name Onondaga County Amount $73,656.04 Date 07/01/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TURINO, VALERIE A Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $73,655.87 Date 07/23/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOUCHARD, JAMES E Employer name Onondaga County Amount $73,655.60 Date 08/07/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAVERAS, SUSANA R Employer name Bronx Psych Center Amount $73,654.94 Date 04/01/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAUER, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Natural Heritage Trust Amount $73,654.00 Date 05/14/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOGARTY, PATRICE F Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $73,653.95 Date 02/25/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLYNN, WILLIAM J, JR Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $73,653.80 Date 03/22/1973 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, SEAN P Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Civil Branch Amount $73,652.40 Date 04/07/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUCCIO SLICHKO, JULIENNE M Employer name SUNY Albany Amount $73,652.31 Date 09/01/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOLEY, DAWN MARIE Employer name Albany County Amount $73,652.08 Date 08/10/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALOVERA, MELVIN S Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $73,651.88 Date 01/30/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRUBER, PAUL S Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $73,651.04 Date 05/09/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICHARDS, YAHNIQUE J Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $73,650.90 Date 12/12/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAIN, ELLEN T Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $73,650.67 Date 05/13/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAGER, KRISTI M Employer name City of Binghamton Amount $73,650.45 Date 04/04/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BRESETT, MELINDA S Employer name Dept Transportation Region 7 Amount $73,650.22 Date 06/04/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEEFE-GUZIKOWSKI, KAREN O Employer name SUNY Binghamton Amount $73,650.21 Date 08/16/1976 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARRELL, WILLIAM R Employer name City of Kingston Amount $73,650.06 Date 04/07/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RASHFORD, NICOLE J Employer name Manhattan Psych Center Amount $73,649.45 Date 12/02/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARKS, CORY N Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $73,648.83 Date 01/04/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOWICKI, SHIRLEY C Employer name Albion Corr Facility Amount $73,648.64 Date 03/15/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MINKLER, WALTON J Employer name SUNY Albany Amount $73,648.45 Date 09/18/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONRAD, MEGANNE E Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $73,648.21 Date 07/19/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA MACCHIA, BRANDY R Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $73,648.21 Date 08/13/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LYNCH, NANCY C Employer name Department of Health Amount $73,648.11 Date 10/10/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SARGEANT, RONA I Employer name Brooklyn DDSO Amount $73,648.07 Date 01/20/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRONIN, KEVIN M Employer name Southport Correction Facility Amount $73,647.96 Date 04/16/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREENE, LINDA M Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $73,647.52 Date 12/04/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEAVER, APRIL M Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $73,647.14 Date 04/16/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICH, ROBERT A Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $73,646.91 Date 07/02/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAIGNEAULT, RAYMOND J Employer name City of Cohoes Amount $73,646.66 Date 09/09/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CHIMENTO, JOHN M Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $73,646.51 Date 01/24/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLANSKI, MICHELLE M Employer name Niagara St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $73,646.41 Date 01/07/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LEVAN, JOSEPHINE Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $73,646.31 Date 03/20/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUTT, LEE F Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $73,645.68 Date 11/16/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CIAGO, GAIL C Employer name Nassau County Amount $73,645.58 Date 06/13/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NORRBY, CHRISTOPHER W Employer name Nassau County Amount $73,645.58 Date 05/12/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHARON, NEIL R Employer name Nassau County Amount $73,645.58 Date 05/23/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MIRONES, MATTHEW Employer name Assembly: Annual Part Time Amount $73,645.26 Date 02/13/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FETZER, JAMES J Employer name Town of La Grange Amount $73,644.23 Date 05/02/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEVY, PAUL A Employer name Brooklyn Public Library Amount $73,643.72 Date 08/30/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CANTOR, LAURENCE B Employer name Jericho Public Library Amount $73,643.62 Date 05/02/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRAHAM, CHRISTIE Employer name Eastern NY Corr Facility Amount $73,642.96 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMMONS, JAMES A Employer name Village of Tivoli Amount $73,642.68 Date 09/27/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHULTZ, HEATHER M Employer name Greater Binghamton Health Center Amount $73,642.65 Date 06/05/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PASTORE, CLAUDIA Employer name Town of Harrison Amount $73,642.50 Date 01/26/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DURYEA, BECKY A Employer name NYS Gaming Commission Amount $73,642.08 Date 03/22/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONAGHAN, PATRICK D Employer name City of Jamestown Amount $73,641.70 Date 04/15/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRANT, LAURY L Employer name Office For Technology Amount $73,641.31 Date 05/18/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERNS, ELANA T Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $73,640.56 Date 08/22/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OECHSNER, OWEN R Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $73,640.37 Date 03/27/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAKES, PETER R Employer name Onondaga County Amount $73,639.89 Date 01/30/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLUE, VERNON R Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $73,639.84 Date 10/15/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLEARY-HAMMARSTEDT, VAN J Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $73,639.84 Date 12/01/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEONE, MEGAN L Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $73,639.84 Date 11/06/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAPA, LISA C Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $73,639.84 Date 03/14/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WADE-LOOP, ERICA L Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $73,639.84 Date 11/14/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NAEF, MICHELLE A Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $73,639.29 Date 06/05/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PACE, BRIAN K Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $73,639.00 Date 09/16/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MENDOZA, VICTOR M Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $73,638.80 Date 04/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VISTA, JEFFREY PAUL Employer name Nassau County Amount $73,638.58 Date 04/29/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PASCHE, PETER Employer name Boces-Albany Schenect Schohari Amount $73,638.34 Date 05/20/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOZIO, MICHAEL G Employer name Suffolk County Amount $73,638.10 Date 11/16/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ONYENAGUBO, EJIKE I, REV Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $73,638.01 Date 01/15/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REED, MURIEL L Employer name Bedford Hills Corr Facility Amount $73,637.80 Date 01/08/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, THOMAS J Employer name Pleasant Valley Fire District Amount $73,637.57 Date 10/04/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WORRELL, TOWANA C Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $73,637.37 Date 07/11/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUNSON, JASON D Employer name Otsego County Amount $73,637.25 Date 12/08/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAPPAS, JENNIFER ANN Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $73,637.20 Date 07/20/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAGUIRE, TIMOTHY P Employer name Downsville CSD Amount $73,636.80 Date 09/05/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System