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 MESERVEY, STEVEN J Employer name City of Albany Amount $70,748.22 Date 08/14/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NKRUMAH, SANDRA B Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $70,747.58 Date 05/06/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IANNACONE, ANTHONY J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $70,747.56 Date 09/28/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOHAMMED, ISAAC O Employer name Hillside Public Library Amount $70,747.18 Date 09/11/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARCINO, WILLIAM Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $70,746.88 Date 03/07/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBERTS, TIMOTHY J Employer name City of Glens Falls Amount $70,746.83 Date 06/27/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MATTHIES, GERARD P Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $70,746.52 Date 03/06/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITE, KEVIN W Employer name William Floyd UFSD Amount $70,746.35 Date 06/17/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVERA, MARIO R Employer name Kirby Forensic Psych Center Amount $70,746.29 Date 12/27/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REEVES, NICHOLAS A Employer name Dept Transportation Region 3 Amount $70,746.00 Date 08/13/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CINQUEMANI, RAINA A Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $70,746.00 Date 01/09/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOLFE, KARIN A Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $70,745.90 Date 10/30/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOFARO, RYAN P Employer name Westchester County Amount $70,744.87 Date 05/23/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEMARS, JOSEPH E Employer name City of Rochester Amount $70,744.67 Date 01/02/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEWBERRY, GEORGE M, JR Employer name New York State Canal Corp. Amount $70,743.72 Date 08/24/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATHEW, SOMA P Employer name Dutchess County Amount $70,743.55 Date 04/03/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLEMENT, SCOTT E Employer name Sunmount Dev Center Amount $70,743.30 Date 04/07/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTIN, JASMINE E Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $70,742.97 Date 09/07/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLBURN, ALEXANDER C Employer name City of Geneva Amount $70,742.42 Date 02/10/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FURMAN, BORIS Employer name Bronx Psych Center Amount $70,742.38 Date 09/25/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YANNUZZI, LEIGH A Employer name SUNY Empire State College Amount $70,742.23 Date 06/12/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOBIESZEK, DEBORAH L Employer name Department of Health Amount $70,742.13 Date 05/01/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DZIKOWSKI, MICHAEL J Employer name SUNY Albany Amount $70,741.40 Date 09/01/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEDMAN, RUSSELL T Employer name Village of Garden City Amount $70,741.27 Date 06/12/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FISHER, MICHELE Employer name Off of The Med Inspector Gen Amount $70,740.99 Date 01/21/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ERVOLINA, ANTHONY Employer name SUNY College at Buffalo Amount $70,740.87 Date 06/07/1976 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARCUCIO, KEVIN Employer name Amsterdam City School Dist Amount $70,740.74 Date 08/30/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RITTER, MAUREEN E Employer name Orleans Corr Facility Amount $70,740.59 Date 07/06/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMMONS, JOSEPH Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $70,740.59 Date 01/04/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WENZEL, HEATHER L Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $70,740.58 Date 02/21/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIDOTI, MIKE, JR Employer name Penfield CSD Amount $70,740.32 Date 11/05/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORTIZ, JEFFREY Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $70,740.20 Date 08/28/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ACKER, KAREN L Employer name Off of The Med Inspector Gen Amount $70,740.00 Date 11/03/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZHANG, KEMIN Employer name Brooklyn Public Library Amount $70,739.93 Date 08/02/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUDEWIG, GLENN R Employer name Nassau County Amount $70,739.84 Date 07/10/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FULLERTON, ELEANORE L Employer name Argyle CSD Amount $70,739.09 Date 01/01/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAWFIK, BASSEM H Employer name Office For Technology Amount $70,739.05 Date 09/11/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FISHER, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Eastern NY Corr Facility Amount $70,738.69 Date 06/11/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PASCARELLA, LUIGI Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $70,738.56 Date 12/07/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROUSSEAU, NICOLE E Employer name Schenectady County Amount $70,737.91 Date 11/22/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZAHRA, CATHERINE Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $70,737.84 Date 04/19/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, THOMAS P Employer name Watertown Corr Facility Amount $70,737.64 Date 02/26/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CANTOR-ABREU, WINIFRED L Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $70,737.07 Date 08/06/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARABAUGH, JOHN J Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $70,736.60 Date 02/19/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CABRERA, PIERRE N Employer name Hutchings Psych Center Amount $70,736.58 Date 07/26/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMONDI, CHRISTIAN B Employer name Downstate Corr Facility Amount $70,736.26 Date 10/25/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEVENDOSKY, ERICA R Employer name Division of The Budget Amount $70,736.20 Date 01/05/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FULTON, BILL E Employer name Town of Orchard Park Amount $70,736.10 Date 05/20/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUYER, KENNETH C Employer name Town of New Scotland Amount $70,736.03 Date 03/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARD, MATTHEW D Employer name Southport Correction Facility Amount $70,735.74 Date 10/25/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HRYN, DAVID M Employer name Erie County Amount $70,735.64 Date 02/28/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIDDLE, MICHAEL M Employer name Lakeview Shock Incarc Facility Amount $70,735.09 Date 07/17/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRIFFIN, GLEN A Employer name Ithaca City School Dist Amount $70,735.05 Date 01/27/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SLATER, DONNA M Employer name Red Hook CSD Amount $70,734.39 Date 01/09/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, SHANICQUEA D Employer name Mid-Hudson Psych Center Amount $70,734.10 Date 11/28/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LICASTRO, ADAM J Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $70,732.15 Date 07/22/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PALACIO, LUIS Employer name Hastings-On-Hudson UFSD Amount $70,732.13 Date 09/25/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLLOCK, STEPHEN F Employer name Dept Transportation Region 7 Amount $70,731.88 Date 09/14/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASSARINO, ANGELO Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $70,731.85 Date 09/06/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOMB, CLAUDIA Employer name Mineola UFSD Amount $70,731.72 Date 04/11/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEVENS, THOMAS R, JR Employer name Town of Ramapo Amount $70,731.42 Date 09/09/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERNANDEZ, DEBRA ANN Employer name Yonkers City School Dist Amount $70,731.13 Date 05/20/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CULLEN, JOSHUA J Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $70,731.11 Date 07/18/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POST, MICHAEL H Employer name City of Middletown Amount $70,731.10 Date 01/10/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILSON, ROBERT F Employer name West Seneca CSD Amount $70,730.82 Date 05/17/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, NICOLE M Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $70,730.14 Date 10/11/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KANE, MARGARET M Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $70,729.66 Date 03/25/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARASH, SENA D Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $70,729.66 Date 10/03/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VECERE, LYNN M Employer name Western NY Childrens Psych Center Amount $70,729.54 Date 03/02/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, SUSAN ANNE Employer name Syosset CSD Amount $70,729.42 Date 11/02/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSE, MARY Employer name Onondaga County Water Authority Amount $70,728.80 Date 05/17/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOX, FRITZ R Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $70,728.59 Date 11/15/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLLETTE, SHARON G Employer name Department of Health Amount $70,727.90 Date 03/10/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEISMAN, DAVID F Employer name Nassau County Amount $70,727.83 Date 09/16/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLS, MICHAEL T Employer name Village of Delhi Amount $70,727.63 Date 08/10/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NURMI, SUSAN L Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $70,727.46 Date 02/03/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOCENT, JUSTIN A Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $70,727.23 Date 07/09/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LASSITER, TASHEKA D Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $70,727.04 Date 10/16/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREEN, MARION Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $70,726.79 Date 04/11/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRICE, WILLIAM H, JR Employer name Town of Southold Amount $70,726.78 Date 01/25/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WAHL, JASON A J Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $70,726.00 Date 06/27/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DESAYE, JUDITH D Employer name Dutchess County Amount $70,725.91 Date 02/18/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUFF, NICHOLAS E Employer name Greene Corr Facility Amount $70,725.64 Date 09/21/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TICE, BRIANA M Employer name Town of Bethlehem Amount $70,725.63 Date 05/17/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REISIG, JACQUELINE A Employer name Southampton UFSD Amount $70,725.58 Date 11/07/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORSARO, MATTHEW J Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $70,725.52 Date 01/29/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROTELLA, CARMAN A Employer name City of Plattsburgh Amount $70,725.22 Date 04/05/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ULMER, KHRISTINA M Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $70,724.94 Date 03/22/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VALENTINI, JAMES M Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $70,724.94 Date 12/28/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEISSNER, MARGARET M Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $70,724.52 Date 04/16/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TYLER, LISA M Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $70,724.50 Date 12/17/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BIRMINGHAM, MICHAEL L Employer name Dansville CSD Amount $70,724.50 Date 02/12/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GALLACE, SAVERIO Employer name City of Glen Cove Amount $70,724.32 Date 11/12/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORAN, KEVIN M Employer name Buffalo Mun Housing Authority Amount $70,724.32 Date 12/20/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KUHN, PATRICK T Employer name City of Troy Amount $70,723.95 Date 12/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DISBROW, WILLIAM M Employer name Rye City School Dist Amount $70,723.55 Date 09/08/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRAY, ROBERT G Employer name City of White Plains Amount $70,723.35 Date 07/16/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HYTOWER, PHILLIP M Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $70,723.22 Date 04/10/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEWART, WARRELL A Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $70,723.15 Date 08/21/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TULLY, RORY P Employer name Village of Scarsdale Amount $70,723.14 Date 09/18/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System