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 PESNEL, JEFFREY E, JR Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $70,533.70 Date 10/14/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KENNEDY, FRANCES M Employer name Putnam County Amount $70,533.68 Date 03/15/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KANE, JEFFREY J Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $70,532.06 Date 02/16/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name AGRESTA-FRANCK, VALERIE Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $70,531.30 Date 12/27/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VITRANO, BRYNN T Employer name Suffolk County Amount $70,530.91 Date 04/13/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KHAN, TARIQ A Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $70,530.31 Date 03/28/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TENNYSON, GREGORY S Employer name Warren County Amount $70,530.17 Date 07/20/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIMENEZ, MARIO R Employer name Eastern NY Corr Facility Amount $70,530.00 Date 05/07/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CULLOUGH, PATRICIA E Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $70,529.94 Date 01/11/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEREZ, RAPHY Employer name Washingtonville CSD Amount $70,529.72 Date 05/20/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JEAN, KAREN E Employer name Albany County Amount $70,529.31 Date 07/13/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SWEET, DAWN A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $70,529.31 Date 12/09/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LECHNER, JOSEPH P Employer name East Meadow UFSD Amount $70,529.27 Date 10/22/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPERLING, STEFAN J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $70,529.15 Date 05/24/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRUZ, EROTIDA Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $70,528.73 Date 03/04/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERNANDEZ, GILDA G Employer name Office of General Services Amount $70,528.67 Date 07/06/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LALLY, MARCO R Employer name Suffolk County Amount $70,528.13 Date 09/14/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BANTA, JAMES R Employer name Village of Rockville Centre Amount $70,528.08 Date 12/23/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLARK, PETER D Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $70,527.70 Date 07/15/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEECHER, EUGENE M Employer name Corning Painted Pst Enl Cty Sd Amount $70,527.05 Date 11/14/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMUNDSEN, BRUCE L Employer name Dept of Agriculture & Markets Amount $70,526.96 Date 05/25/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAZQUEZ, NANCY A Employer name Dept of Agriculture & Markets Amount $70,526.96 Date 07/31/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUFRANE, CHAD W Employer name Bare Hill Correction Facility Amount $70,526.88 Date 06/07/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CROWN, BRIAN Employer name Town of Deerpark Amount $70,526.43 Date 06/20/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLLITT, CYNTHIA L Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $70,526.41 Date 09/02/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YOUNG, THERESA M Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $70,526.22 Date 11/03/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANTOLINI, DEBORAH A Employer name Middle Country Public Library Amount $70,525.81 Date 06/20/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALSH, MICHAEL P Employer name Town of Bethlehem Amount $70,525.57 Date 07/18/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FULLER, DARRELL B Employer name Village of Hempstead Amount $70,525.56 Date 02/06/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name YIM, HAEYA Employer name Department of Law Amount $70,525.50 Date 08/31/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENDER, CARA M Employer name New York Public Library Amount $70,524.97 Date 10/20/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLYNN, DEBORAH A Employer name Smithtown CSD Amount $70,524.96 Date 03/01/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAMANIEGO, WANDA I Employer name Nassau County Amount $70,524.87 Date 07/30/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KORN, CHARLES M, II Employer name Nassau County Amount $70,524.74 Date 05/05/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MORIN, SEAN J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $70,524.48 Date 07/17/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAYVANOVYCH, VASYL Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $70,524.22 Date 02/12/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SORENSEN, JUSTIN M Employer name Watertown Corr Facility Amount $70,524.20 Date 03/06/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE SANO, VICTORIA Employer name Oceanside UFSD Amount $70,523.89 Date 08/23/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ODIEN, ROBERT G, JR Employer name Town of Amherst Amount $70,523.38 Date 05/21/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POULOS, JOHN W Employer name Hicksville UFSD Amount $70,522.98 Date 04/10/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, JAMES S Employer name SUNY Binghamton Amount $70,522.75 Date 04/01/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HRYBINCZAK, PAUL E Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Syracuse Amount $70,522.64 Date 06/12/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STANLEY, ANDREW A Employer name Office For Technology Amount $70,522.29 Date 05/12/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SINGH, AMARINDER Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $70,522.29 Date 05/12/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUSCHETT, GRANVILLE A Employer name City of White Plains Amount $70,522.23 Date 01/09/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, PAUL L, JR Employer name City of Elmira Amount $70,521.83 Date 07/26/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CASEY-WNEK, DIANE M Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $70,521.67 Date 09/25/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARING, CORNELIS G Employer name Town of Brighton Amount $70,521.57 Date 09/04/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OFFORD, FRANKA C Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $70,521.49 Date 05/25/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTIN, DEBRA R Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $70,521.43 Date 12/26/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLYNN, ANTONIA Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $70,520.32 Date 09/22/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WITKO, EDWARD J Employer name Town of East Greenbush Amount $70,520.15 Date 07/14/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RUTKOWSKI, MONIQUE L Employer name Bill Drafting Commission Amount $70,520.03 Date 08/15/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANGST, MATTHEW E Employer name City of Long Beach Amount $70,520.01 Date 07/14/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMPSON, LISA L Employer name Dutchess County Amount $70,519.75 Date 05/19/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HATHAWAY, RODGER J Employer name Sullivan Corr Facility Amount $70,519.43 Date 10/04/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHAFIR, TRACY L Employer name Off Alcohol & Substance Abuse Amount $70,519.23 Date 06/29/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEARL, CHRISTINE A Employer name Orange County Amount $70,519.17 Date 06/21/1976 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PANASCI, LORI A Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $70,519.11 Date 02/23/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VERNET, GEORGE D Employer name Bedford Hills Corr Facility Amount $70,519.07 Date 07/07/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEEFE, THOMAS Employer name Office For Technology Amount $70,518.96 Date 03/30/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC LAUGHLIN, MICKEY J Employer name St Lawrence Psych Center Amount $70,518.31 Date 02/23/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, JAMES M Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $70,518.20 Date 02/12/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUNN, CHARLES L Employer name Nassau County Amount $70,518.05 Date 09/09/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAHILL, KAREN A Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $70,518.03 Date 03/31/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROLLINS, VERONICA M Employer name East Meadow UFSD Amount $70,517.80 Date 09/09/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, KRISTEN M Employer name Chautauqua County Amount $70,517.79 Date 12/29/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARKOWITZ, MIRIAM G Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $70,516.57 Date 02/13/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOSWORTH, SCOTT M Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $70,516.33 Date 12/20/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JUSTE, JOSEPH G, JR Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,516.25 Date 08/14/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAEMARI, ELYAS GEORG Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $70,516.22 Date 11/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPENCER, IRENE P Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,516.21 Date 05/11/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEAVER, SCOTT T Employer name Town of Lansing Amount $70,516.11 Date 05/07/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TORRES, JOANNA M Employer name Dutchess County Amount $70,515.81 Date 05/23/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARROW, JACOB W Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $70,515.30 Date 04/11/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BULSON, BRETT M Employer name Town of Stony Point Amount $70,514.51 Date 06/02/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOPEZ, NELSON Employer name Westchester County Amount $70,514.08 Date 09/11/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRANZESE, DIANE M Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,513.95 Date 12/08/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHITTENDEN, ERIC C Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $70,513.54 Date 11/28/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANTIAGO, ELMER L Employer name City of Amsterdam Amount $70,513.12 Date 08/09/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GETZ, NICOLE M Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $70,513.03 Date 01/14/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAMOS, KAREN L Employer name Village of Mamaroneck Amount $70,512.85 Date 03/24/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PACIELLO, DONALD S Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 2 Amount $70,512.60 Date 01/10/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILSON, ROBERT D Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $70,512.34 Date 11/18/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JEAN-BAPTISTE, PETERSON Employer name Village of Hempstead Amount $70,511.43 Date 09/11/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SOUTHWELL, DANIEL E Employer name Shawangunk Correctional Facili Amount $70,511.38 Date 12/03/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEYER, SUSAN A Employer name Watertown Housing Authority Amount $70,510.60 Date 01/28/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOOLE, MICHAEL J Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $70,509.82 Date 08/04/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WORKS, TERRANCE L Employer name Onondaga County Amount $70,509.13 Date 03/10/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAUL, MATHEW Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,508.76 Date 04/29/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOREN, KEVIN Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $70,508.51 Date 03/20/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DELLOLIO, JEFF J Employer name Haverstraw-Stony Point CSD Amount $70,508.35 Date 01/11/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STAGNITTA, MICHAEL A Employer name Monroe County Amount $70,508.29 Date 07/21/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, NIKKI R Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $70,508.05 Date 02/02/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURNHAM, PETER M Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $70,507.83 Date 01/26/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAMAN, NANCY A Employer name Sagamore Psych Center Children Amount $70,507.75 Date 02/05/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH-ABBATIELLO, JASON A Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $70,507.56 Date 11/12/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARINGI, THOMAS H Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $70,507.50 Date 08/02/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VICTOR, SUE Employer name Plainview Old Bethpage Pub Lib Amount $70,507.25 Date 09/24/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUINN, SANDRA D Employer name Erie County Amount $70,506.56 Date 07/25/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System