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 ELLIOTT, JOSEPH C Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $142,966.81 Date 11/25/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CEPARANO, THERESA M Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $142,964.95 Date 05/13/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIDGEON, TIMOTHY C Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,955.59 Date 10/12/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PETERSON, JEREMY T Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,955.19 Date 05/04/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BRAUN, ROBERT A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $142,955.10 Date 08/14/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LALOTA, NICHOLAS J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $142,955.10 Date 09/30/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PUGH, VANESSA D Employer name Suffolk County Amount $142,955.10 Date 04/24/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUSSO, PHILIP J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,952.43 Date 01/07/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MC GAYHEY, PATRICIA J Employer name Village of Nissequogue Amount $142,950.47 Date 06/24/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PUNTURO, JOSEPH J Employer name Department of Law Amount $142,947.73 Date 06/15/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SVENDSEN, SCOTT J Employer name Town of North Castle Amount $142,945.96 Date 08/28/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BELLAVIGNA, JOHN A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,939.79 Date 10/03/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BOGART, CHRISTOPHER N Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,927.06 Date 02/14/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GERSHON, ANDREW J Employer name Department of Law Amount $142,926.95 Date 04/17/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARMSTRONG, MARK F Employer name Town of Ramapo Amount $142,926.46 Date 07/07/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ALVARADO, NICHOLAS B Employer name Nassau County Amount $142,919.83 Date 07/29/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KURTZ, ROBERT J Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $142,919.24 Date 05/15/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GLOVER, STEVEN P Employer name City of White Plains Amount $142,918.99 Date 02/21/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CERRITO, GUY V Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $142,918.38 Date 10/26/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANGELONE, JOSEPH M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $142,918.04 Date 07/21/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NELLIS, JAMES A, II Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,915.18 Date 08/15/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MORGAN, ROBERT E Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,912.92 Date 07/01/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KOLMETZ, ROBERT W Employer name Erie County Amount $142,911.61 Date 06/16/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VITULLO, EDWARD D Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $142,911.34 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DIBENEDETTO, JOSEPH A Employer name Westchester County Amount $142,910.72 Date 08/08/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GISMONDI, ALFRED N Employer name Westchester County Amount $142,910.72 Date 12/03/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIVINGSTON, VALERIE A Employer name Westchester County Amount $142,910.72 Date 08/08/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUBINO, GARY M Employer name Westchester County Amount $142,910.72 Date 08/08/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SERGI, JOHN J Employer name Westchester County Amount $142,910.72 Date 09/12/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEAVER, MICHAEL J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,907.44 Date 10/28/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HALES, LEE D Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $142,900.53 Date 06/18/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANTORA, DAVID N Employer name Town of Southampton Amount $142,895.15 Date 05/21/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name AVERY, AMANDA A Employer name Capital Dist Trans Authority Amount $142,894.35 Date 01/02/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMON, DANIEL J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,893.37 Date 04/07/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SINGER, GAIL B Employer name 10Th Jd Nassau Nonjudicial Amount $142,892.60 Date 02/01/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAKSYM, DAVID E Employer name Nassau County Amount $142,891.80 Date 03/11/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ROOT, MICHAEL B Employer name Southport Correction Facility Amount $142,891.54 Date 05/29/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARTER, KENNETH W Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $142,890.70 Date 06/12/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUNNINGHAM, RICHARD M Employer name Town of Greenburgh Amount $142,889.08 Date 01/21/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KHOLDI, MOHAMMAD H Employer name New York Public Library Amount $142,887.08 Date 10/30/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TUCCIARONE, JAMES P Employer name Suffolk County Amount $142,886.56 Date 04/11/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'FRIEL, JENNIFER A Employer name Court of Appeals Amount $142,880.80 Date 06/26/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TIERNO, ANITRA Employer name Nassau County Amount $142,880.78 Date 12/08/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GATEWOOD, DIANE R Employer name Department of Law Amount $142,878.96 Date 04/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOFFMAN, STEPHEN P Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $142,872.44 Date 06/03/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAMOS, ISMAEL Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,871.82 Date 09/09/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JOHN, WILSON Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $142,868.08 Date 10/24/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YOUNG, MONA B Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $142,867.56 Date 09/16/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILMOT, ANDREW D Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,866.40 Date 10/02/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BRAND, MARTIN D Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $142,865.30 Date 01/03/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AYLING, GEOFFREY D Employer name Central Islip UFSD Amount $142,864.93 Date 09/10/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COSTANTINO, MARK R Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $142,863.96 Date 01/16/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KELLAHER, BRENDAN F Employer name Village of Scarsdale Amount $142,861.60 Date 05/30/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WALTERS, JAMES M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,860.16 Date 05/04/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CARPENTER, DAVID C Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,859.80 Date 03/24/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PALOGLOU, MARY A Employer name Haverstraw-Stony Point CSD Amount $142,857.27 Date 11/01/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARRETT, JANE PATRICIA Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $142,855.35 Date 09/18/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMAS, SETH A Employer name Town of North Castle Amount $142,853.40 Date 05/26/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HOTVET, MARTIN A Employer name Department of Law Amount $142,845.21 Date 05/10/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARLSEN, WILLIAM P Employer name Suffolk County Amount $142,843.70 Date 01/21/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARRIS, PETER J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $142,843.10 Date 04/12/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ABINANTI, JOSEPH R Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $142,841.37 Date 07/06/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LOWRY, CHRISTINE M Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $142,834.84 Date 12/23/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MICHEL, DENISE C Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,833.85 Date 03/30/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CERDELLI, BRIAN M Employer name Nassau County Amount $142,829.86 Date 01/06/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUELK, CONAN J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,822.66 Date 12/01/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CHINA, JERRY G Employer name Village of Freeport Amount $142,822.22 Date 11/07/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FEUERMAN, FRANCINE Employer name Westchester Library System Amount $142,822.08 Date 04/16/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROTBLATT, HOWARD W Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $142,821.43 Date 06/22/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEBRON, ROBERTO G Employer name Department of Law Amount $142,819.64 Date 07/10/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GROVES, WILLIAM J Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $142,814.62 Date 07/27/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOELEN, JEFFRY R Employer name City of Middletown Amount $142,811.31 Date 08/22/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LARD, CARTER O Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Brooklyn Amount $142,807.72 Date 08/30/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOLDBERG, JEREMY M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $142,803.18 Date 10/17/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MINERVINI, MICHAEL, JR Employer name Town of Ramapo Amount $142,796.73 Date 08/19/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MANCUSO, PETER J Employer name Nassau County Amount $142,794.48 Date 08/29/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SALSBERY- STOLLER, MARY P Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $142,792.96 Date 05/23/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BANNON, PATRICIA E Employer name 10Th Jd Nassau Nonjudicial Amount $142,792.60 Date 04/30/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAESLOOP, MARTHA Employer name 10Th Jd Nassau Nonjudicial Amount $142,792.60 Date 08/03/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICHMAN, SUSAN KATZ Employer name 10Th Jd Nassau Nonjudicial Amount $142,792.60 Date 09/24/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOLDMAN, JEFFREY A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,789.28 Date 09/21/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CORR, CHRISTOPHER P Employer name Suffolk County Amount $142,783.38 Date 11/04/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVERA, DAVID R Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $142,781.26 Date 08/30/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOPEZ, GERMAN A Employer name City of White Plains Amount $142,780.81 Date 11/12/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PENBERTHY, KEVIN R Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $142,779.03 Date 10/17/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FONSECA, JOSEPH J Employer name Putnam County Amount $142,776.68 Date 01/01/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KIEN, MICHAEL A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,776.17 Date 04/07/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BHOLA, PATTI S Employer name Westchester County Amount $142,775.66 Date 12/11/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HILL, JOHN A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $142,774.56 Date 09/09/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HOWELL, MARC A Employer name Nassau County Amount $142,773.10 Date 03/11/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RENC, WILLIAM J Employer name Rockland County Amount $142,772.99 Date 03/01/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASTANO, BEATRIZ Employer name Suffolk County Amount $142,768.48 Date 01/12/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRAILE, RALPH S Employer name Village of Hempstead Amount $142,767.64 Date 02/06/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHRISTODULU-BIRBAL, CRIS ANN Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $142,766.32 Date 05/23/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAYER, ROGER W Employer name SUNY College at Old Westbury Amount $142,766.09 Date 12/31/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASEY, KATHLEEN J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $142,762.70 Date 07/09/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'HALLORAN, ANDREA L Employer name Suffolk County Amount $142,762.70 Date 05/08/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEARL, RAPHAEL A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $142,762.70 Date 04/20/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCARGLATO, JOHN Employer name Suffolk County Amount $142,762.70 Date 07/07/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KENNEDY, KEVIN E Employer name South Huntington UFSD Amount $142,761.81 Date 05/08/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System