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 HOLGUIN, FRANK E Employer name Nassau County Amount $143,341.25 Date 07/29/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FALK, MICHAEL J Employer name Office of Court Administration Amount $143,340.31 Date 10/11/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOYCE, AMY E Employer name Appellate Div 3Rd Dept Amount $143,340.31 Date 10/16/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, CATHERINE F Employer name Appellate Div 3Rd Dept Amount $143,340.31 Date 07/02/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCALES, BENJAMIN A Employer name Appellate Div 3Rd Dept Amount $143,340.31 Date 08/28/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILSON, KEVIN D Employer name Appellate Div 4Th Dept Amount $143,340.31 Date 04/27/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANNUNZIATA, MARK L Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,340.31 Date 12/01/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRIMI, EUGENE R Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,340.31 Date 01/14/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARLSON, RICHARD J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $143,336.26 Date 12/23/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MC SHANE, ERIC S Employer name Office of General Services Amount $143,330.49 Date 05/23/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOTO, JOSEPH J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $143,322.42 Date 05/27/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PORCELLI, RICHARD F Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $143,316.86 Date 09/12/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIERCE-SIPONEN, GAIL P Employer name Insurance Dept-Liquidation Bur Amount $143,312.00 Date 02/15/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROMANO, ROBERT L Employer name Insurance Dept-Liquidation Bur Amount $143,312.00 Date 12/19/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUSSELL, ELLEN Employer name Insurance Dept-Liquidation Bur Amount $143,312.00 Date 10/16/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHERWOOD, ROBERT J Employer name Insurance Dept-Liquidation Bur Amount $143,312.00 Date 11/05/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AGOSTO, ALANA Employer name Housing Trust Fund Corp. Amount $143,310.49 Date 11/09/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELLEA, SAMUEL, III Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $143,310.43 Date 04/06/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICE, DEBBIE A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $143,309.76 Date 10/28/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name O'SULLIVAN, BRIAN P Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $143,300.72 Date 07/02/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NEE, DANIEL M Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $143,296.01 Date 10/01/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CASEY, LAURA E Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $143,291.51 Date 05/04/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PISCOPO, ANTONIO Employer name Oceanside Sanitary District #7 Amount $143,290.16 Date 07/17/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHALFEN, LUCIAN Employer name Office of Court Administration Amount $143,287.55 Date 01/03/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARKNESS, BRIAN P Employer name Elmira Corr Facility Amount $143,283.22 Date 01/18/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SULLIVAN, EUGENE J Employer name Nassau County Amount $143,281.46 Date 01/20/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RAMSEY, DAVID A Employer name Town of Goshen Amount $143,278.73 Date 12/26/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SPINELLI, JOSEPH P Employer name Village of Ossining Amount $143,277.66 Date 08/11/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LYON, GORDON W Employer name Court of Appeals Amount $143,275.93 Date 10/24/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MALONE, THOMAS O Employer name Division of State Police Amount $143,274.65 Date 03/30/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DEYETTE, JOHN P Employer name Division of State Police Amount $143,268.86 Date 05/10/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name EVANS, STUART D Employer name Greenville Fire District Amount $143,264.46 Date 08/28/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NADOLNY, CAROL Employer name Nassau County Amount $143,262.90 Date 09/20/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KUCERA, MARCIA R Employer name Suffolk County Amount $143,262.70 Date 10/16/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PLANTY-KNODEL, DONNA M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $143,262.70 Date 04/29/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TANG, MARION M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $143,262.70 Date 04/10/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLER, ERIC M Employer name Town of Massena Amount $143,262.04 Date 07/19/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAYDEN, ROBERT T Employer name Nassau County Amount $143,261.20 Date 08/01/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALSH, MICHAEL Employer name Nassau County Amount $143,261.20 Date 12/22/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HIPPLER, MICHAEL J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $143,259.40 Date 10/10/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLEMAN, RICHARD L Employer name Division of State Police Amount $143,257.00 Date 04/11/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KAATZ, GLEN P Employer name Energy Research Dev Authority Amount $143,255.73 Date 03/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOYER, SUSAN B Employer name Energy Research Dev Authority Amount $143,255.73 Date 08/11/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REICH, EDWARD G Employer name Westchester County Amount $143,254.69 Date 09/12/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LO DESTRO, ANTHONY J Employer name Erie County Amount $143,250.97 Date 11/09/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLS, SCOTT M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $143,250.91 Date 10/30/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MC DEVITT, PATRICK Employer name Nassau County Amount $143,248.12 Date 01/06/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAUGHAN, PAUL G Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,247.70 Date 01/14/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, MICHAEL J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $143,246.62 Date 09/03/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TROIANO, ROBERT J, JR Employer name Town of North Hempstead Amount $143,244.60 Date 01/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JANISAIT, SHEILA NAAZ Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $143,243.40 Date 06/09/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORRISON, KYLE W Employer name Nassau County Amount $143,243.29 Date 09/29/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BENTIVEGNA, MICHAEL L Employer name Nassau County Amount $143,242.67 Date 12/08/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NAPPI, ANTHONY M Employer name City of Peekskill Amount $143,237.86 Date 02/02/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GONZALEZ, RAFAEL Employer name Town of Orangetown Amount $143,237.86 Date 07/11/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BARRETTI, MICHAEL D Employer name Nassau County Amount $143,232.78 Date 11/21/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARTER, TIMOTHY P Employer name Nassau County Amount $143,232.59 Date 06/03/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THORSEN, DENISE W Employer name Nassau County Amount $143,232.59 Date 05/23/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAPEL, PETER T Employer name Nassau County Amount $143,227.55 Date 07/21/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PILOT, ROY A Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $143,224.52 Date 07/18/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BURNS, MICHAEL J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $143,223.48 Date 02/14/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NASH, LOREEN E Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,222.61 Date 03/31/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RINALDI, RENEE L Employer name Suffolk County Amount $143,218.54 Date 01/28/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC SHANE, DAMIAN M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $143,215.70 Date 03/03/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERRI, KEVIN A Employer name City of New Rochelle Amount $143,215.36 Date 08/23/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DACUS, HEATHER L Employer name Department of Health Amount $143,212.96 Date 07/02/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BELLAMORE, CARMINE A Employer name Nassau County Amount $143,212.78 Date 07/11/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SHEAHAN, MICHAEL Employer name Southport Correction Facility Amount $143,209.33 Date 08/13/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAURIA, MARIA Employer name Nassau County Amount $143,206.31 Date 01/19/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'MEARA, ELIZABETH A Employer name Gouverneur Correction Facility Amount $143,197.33 Date 07/31/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANG, GREGG J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $143,195.86 Date 10/28/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARINKO, STEPHEN Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $143,193.00 Date 05/18/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEHNER, ANNMARIE R Employer name Rochester City School Dist Amount $143,191.91 Date 12/07/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHALEN, DAVID S Employer name Office of Court Administration Amount $143,187.88 Date 10/26/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHERWIN, STEPHEN P Employer name Court of Appeals Amount $143,187.88 Date 08/15/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNAUF, MARY K Employer name Court of Claims Amount $143,187.88 Date 08/01/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MACDONALD, KEVIN J Employer name Court of Claims Amount $143,187.88 Date 08/14/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, AMY J Employer name Court of Claims Amount $143,187.88 Date 09/26/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CREASER, MICHAEL K Employer name Appellate Div 3Rd Dept Amount $143,187.88 Date 04/04/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAULKNER, LAUREEN A Employer name Appellate Div 3Rd Dept Amount $143,187.88 Date 04/01/1976 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FIELDS, MICHAEL J Employer name Appellate Div 3Rd Dept Amount $143,187.88 Date 12/06/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRESSMAN, CAROL B Employer name Appellate Div 3Rd Dept Amount $143,187.88 Date 08/21/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROTELLO, CATHERINE M Employer name Appellate Div 3Rd Dept Amount $143,187.88 Date 01/24/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FALLON, SARAH M Employer name Appellate Div 4Th Dept Amount $143,187.88 Date 09/03/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOMAINO, ANDREA E Employer name Appellate Div 4Th Dept Amount $143,187.88 Date 08/01/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AITCHESON, JESSIE A Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 09/11/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASADOURIAN, AMY Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 01/18/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BESSETTE, SHANNON A Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 06/24/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOWEN, FRANCES C Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 01/07/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAYIAN, MICHAEL Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 09/03/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DENSMORE, JAMES H Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 01/11/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLY-MAY, BETH V Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 11/16/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOVACS, LEANORA A Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 03/27/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEYER, ROBERT J Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 03/07/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SLIWINSKI, CATHERINE A Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 08/14/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENEDETTO, THOMAS Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 06/04/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOTTI, NICOLE J Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 10/31/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEMOPOULOS, ANN Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 01/24/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARBER, DEBORAH G Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 05/23/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUGHES, BARBARA E Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $143,187.88 Date 08/04/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System