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 MERKERSON, ALONZO C, JR Employer name City of Long Beach Amount $70,064.53 Date 06/18/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPENCER, KENNETH R Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $70,064.49 Date 08/11/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAC LAURY, ERIC L Employer name Southport Correction Facility Amount $70,064.10 Date 05/23/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NASTASI, GARY S Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $70,063.98 Date 12/12/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOONE, MORGAN P Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $70,063.97 Date 11/13/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MULLEN, DARRIN A Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $70,063.82 Date 04/05/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICHARDSON, STEVEN C Employer name Monroe County Amount $70,063.70 Date 03/18/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BALDWIN, VERNON Employer name Dept of Correctional Services Amount $70,063.67 Date 03/13/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FIEGEL, JOHN H Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $70,063.29 Date 11/27/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TUBBS, MARY CATHERINE Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $70,063.08 Date 02/17/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEMBINSKI, JEAN KATHY Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $70,062.48 Date 02/17/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNIGHT, CONNIE L Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $70,062.27 Date 10/15/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HURLBUT, COURTNEY C Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $70,061.98 Date 06/01/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FELICIANO, ANGEL L Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $70,061.65 Date 10/21/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEBBER, EDWARD R Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $70,061.50 Date 11/21/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARCHESE, JEREMY D Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $70,061.35 Date 02/16/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHAW, MATTHEW Employer name Dutchess County Amount $70,061.12 Date 08/01/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBINSON, LON C Employer name Town of Hamburg Amount $70,060.80 Date 02/26/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REID, JOHN J Employer name City of Rome Amount $70,060.54 Date 04/05/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PEKALA, MARC A Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $70,060.44 Date 07/11/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STUECK, JANET Employer name East Ramapo CSD Amount $70,060.17 Date 07/21/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIS, DANIEL A Employer name Town of Lake George Amount $70,059.88 Date 02/10/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POPOWICK, TAMMY L Employer name Ulster County Amount $70,059.41 Date 08/04/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOULE, DAVID P Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $70,059.20 Date 12/20/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEPHENS, DAISY R Employer name NYS Veterans Home at St Albans Amount $70,058.89 Date 08/11/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANDFORD, ANN MARIE Employer name Pine Plains CSD Amount $70,058.88 Date 10/26/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARLT, HANS Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $70,058.84 Date 05/03/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUPPE, JENNIFER M Employer name Wyoming County Amount $70,058.40 Date 07/27/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHURZ, JOSEPH W Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $70,057.78 Date 05/08/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIMOND, ROY S Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $70,057.64 Date 04/09/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GORINSHEK, TIMOTHY A Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $70,057.61 Date 08/06/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIRALDO, RAFAEL J Employer name East Hampton UFSD Amount $70,057.59 Date 12/08/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEVENS, SUSAN Employer name Mid-Hudson Psych Center Amount $70,057.57 Date 04/21/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARKER, AARON L Employer name Suffolk County Amount $70,057.44 Date 09/14/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PRATT-GARY, AMIE J Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $70,057.31 Date 01/03/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PITT, BRIAN W Employer name Wayne County Amount $70,057.22 Date 01/05/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, JEREMY M Employer name City of Kingston Amount $70,057.09 Date 09/01/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALDRICH, STEPHANIE M Employer name Onondaga County Amount $70,056.61 Date 01/25/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOVELL, JENNIFER L Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $70,056.42 Date 06/04/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POPLAWSKI, JOHN J Employer name Liverpool CSD Amount $70,055.93 Date 07/01/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERRSCHAFT, ALISON F Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $70,055.62 Date 09/26/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BATTLE, ANTHONY V, III Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $70,054.86 Date 01/29/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARATORE, DANIEL H Employer name Cleary School Deaf Children Amount $70,054.82 Date 09/05/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRINE, BARRY M Employer name Lakeland CSD of Shrub Oak Amount $70,054.68 Date 09/10/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAUSER, MATTHEW S Employer name Village of Marathon Amount $70,054.30 Date 07/07/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARRIENTOS, SONIA P Employer name Nassau County Amount $70,054.20 Date 12/06/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASSIDY, JOSEPH Employer name Huntington UFSD #3 Amount $70,053.93 Date 02/11/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHWARTZ, HOWARD I Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $70,053.71 Date 08/12/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOCSIS, GINA M Employer name Allegany County Amount $70,053.44 Date 01/02/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOOD, DOUGLAS R Employer name Pilgrim Psych Center Amount $70,053.35 Date 08/10/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBERTS, AMANDA M Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $70,053.33 Date 10/04/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARRANCA, DIANE M Employer name Brooklyn Public Library Amount $70,053.05 Date 09/07/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POWERS, DANIEL P Employer name Jericho UFSD Amount $70,052.34 Date 07/13/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOHLLEBER, KARA E Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $70,052.01 Date 06/24/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERRY, SEAN Z Employer name Housing Trust Fund Corp. Amount $70,051.81 Date 03/02/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EMERSON, ROBERT G Employer name Gates Fire District Amount $70,051.64 Date 09/10/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEAN, EMILY K Employer name Department of Health Amount $70,051.50 Date 12/10/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CURRENTI, SALVATORE A Employer name Department of Health Amount $70,051.50 Date 07/08/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOLDHIRSH, MATTHEW P Employer name Department of Health Amount $70,051.50 Date 12/04/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEOLA, MARK A Employer name Department of Health Amount $70,051.50 Date 09/27/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SILVA, ELIZABETH M Employer name Department of Health Amount $70,051.50 Date 11/18/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WANG, XIAOHONG Employer name Department of Health Amount $70,051.50 Date 04/14/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WU, HUIQIN Employer name Department of Health Amount $70,051.50 Date 12/15/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name XU, CHANGNING Employer name Department of Health Amount $70,051.50 Date 12/10/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PICOU, ANSIA Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $70,051.50 Date 03/05/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRUMSEY, VINCENT W Employer name Village of Southampton Amount $70,051.50 Date 07/02/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CURRY, RENEE L Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $70,051.33 Date 01/05/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, JAMES H Employer name City of Albany Amount $70,051.22 Date 05/25/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CHAVEZ, ADAM O Employer name Cornell University Amount $70,050.12 Date 01/05/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOX, LAURA A Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,049.88 Date 03/10/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEREZ, ELAINE T Employer name Patchogue-Medford Pub Library Amount $70,049.30 Date 12/26/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLORES, ERIC A Employer name Otisville Corr Facility Amount $70,049.23 Date 03/03/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUINCOSES, ALLISON L Employer name Somers CSD Amount $70,049.20 Date 10/09/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROE, DAVID F Employer name Queensbury UFSD Amount $70,049.11 Date 07/01/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DANNER, LISA M Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $70,049.10 Date 10/17/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERMAN, JEAN Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $70,049.10 Date 12/15/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHOOK, TANYA Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $70,049.10 Date 07/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AZZARA, PAUL F Employer name Sayville UFSD Amount $70,047.59 Date 01/05/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERRY, STEPHEN G Employer name Town of Wallkill Amount $70,047.21 Date 05/24/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLAIANNI, JENNIFER Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $70,047.18 Date 05/02/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAY, JASON A Employer name Town of East Greenbush Amount $70,047.05 Date 08/04/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUNSMOOR, JEFFREY C Employer name Oswego County Amount $70,047.01 Date 12/20/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROCHE, SHAWN M Employer name Ulster County Amount $70,046.94 Date 05/19/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENRY, DAVID E Employer name Long Beach City School Dist 28 Amount $70,046.20 Date 12/07/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIOLO, SHANE A Employer name City of Rome Amount $70,046.02 Date 01/22/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BUTURLA, EDWARD M Employer name Town of Babylon Amount $70,045.80 Date 03/13/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HINDS, CHRISTIN Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $70,045.37 Date 01/15/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REYNOLDS, TODD L Employer name South Seneca CSD Amount $70,044.78 Date 09/01/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COADY, DIANE M Employer name Haverstraw-Stony Point CSD Amount $70,044.75 Date 08/28/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEBOWITZ, CRAIG S Employer name Westchester County Amount $70,044.18 Date 04/01/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIDDLE, DAVID C Employer name Lakeview Shock Incarc Facility Amount $70,044.16 Date 10/25/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SICA, REBECCA E Employer name Wyoming County Amount $70,043.86 Date 04/13/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TRIPP, SUSAN K Employer name Herkimer County Amount $70,043.77 Date 04/26/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHECHTER, DONNA Employer name Jericho UFSD Amount $70,043.21 Date 11/05/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NULL, JOSEPH M Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 2 Amount $70,043.12 Date 09/02/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLLINS, PAUL A Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Brooklyn Amount $70,043.00 Date 06/14/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANFITEATRO, PETER A Employer name Village of Croton-On-Hudson Amount $70,042.83 Date 06/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRECO, JEFFREY S Employer name City of Geneva Amount $70,041.96 Date 12/31/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAMIANO, GAETANO Employer name Village of Bronxville Amount $70,041.34 Date 05/28/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NYGREN, MARK A Employer name Northport East Northport UFSD Amount $70,041.26 Date 07/08/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System