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 HOWE, ANTHONY N Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $66,227.88 Date 12/28/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLOUSE, CHRISTINE M Employer name Town of Colonie Amount $66,227.84 Date 03/21/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLLICK, JUDITH M Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $66,227.46 Date 08/23/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARD, MALINDA S Employer name Village of Freeport Amount $66,227.15 Date 04/14/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANLY, LORRAINE M Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $66,227.12 Date 05/03/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RANT, BRIAN T Employer name Boces-Dutchess Amount $66,227.04 Date 01/02/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, JAMES C Employer name Five Points Corr Facility Amount $66,226.89 Date 10/22/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAQUEZ, JILL M Employer name St Lawrence Psych Center Amount $66,226.25 Date 08/04/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLANSKI, MITCHELL A Employer name Town of Cheektowaga Amount $66,226.12 Date 06/08/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASTARITA, JOHN Z Employer name Westchester County Amount $66,225.65 Date 08/17/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARCUS, ELIZABETH Z Employer name Westchester County Amount $66,225.65 Date 08/17/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAHL, BRENDA Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $66,225.29 Date 11/20/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZALESKI, DANIEL Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $66,224.96 Date 09/29/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICE, PERLEY H Employer name Town of Queensbury Amount $66,224.62 Date 05/20/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENOSKY, JESSICA C Employer name NYS Education Department Amount $66,224.26 Date 01/29/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DROBITS, SHARON L Employer name Erie County Amount $66,224.25 Date 05/17/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LABEB, SALIMA M Employer name Nassau County Amount $66,224.11 Date 09/09/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CEREMUGA, KAREN L Employer name Capital Dist Psych Center Amount $66,223.83 Date 12/03/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RATHBUN, JAMES M Employer name Herkimer County Amount $66,223.48 Date 04/23/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNAPIK, THERESA M Employer name Schenectady County Amount $66,223.30 Date 07/06/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRIFFIN, NIKKI A Employer name New York Public Library Amount $66,223.20 Date 09/11/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRIER, TIMOTHY P Employer name Niagara Frontier Trans Auth Amount $66,223.20 Date 05/02/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELLIOTT, MELANIE L Employer name Workers Compensation Board Bd Amount $66,222.73 Date 06/01/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PATTERSON, JODI J Employer name City of Poughkeepsie Amount $66,222.45 Date 10/09/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDERSON, JOSEPH J Employer name Bellmore-Merrick CSD Amount $66,222.39 Date 01/04/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALATI, SHARON M Employer name City of Rochester Amount $66,221.84 Date 12/30/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OOMMEN, KURIEN T Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $66,221.48 Date 10/17/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SULLIVAN, KEITH D Employer name West Babylon UFSD Amount $66,221.19 Date 12/09/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MACHADO, JULIO S Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $66,221.17 Date 05/19/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WITHEREL, JOHN W Employer name Orange County Amount $66,221.16 Date 07/25/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHEN, YANFEI Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $66,220.90 Date 11/22/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SARACCO, CAROL A Employer name Town of Harrison Amount $66,220.82 Date 12/04/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORSTER, LUKE M Employer name Energy Research Dev Authority Amount $66,220.30 Date 01/07/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, JORDAN N Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $66,220.28 Date 03/04/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRAY, LAURIE Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $66,220.03 Date 12/12/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FENTON, DEANNA M Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $66,219.62 Date 11/27/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BASNIGHT, LAURIE A Employer name Nassau County Amount $66,219.38 Date 06/18/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIFANBURG, DAVID J Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $66,219.30 Date 05/13/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAC DANIELS, CHERYL L Employer name Gates-Chili CSD Amount $66,219.23 Date 08/26/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRANT, ALLEN B, II Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $66,219.19 Date 09/06/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONSTANTINE, THEA Employer name New York Public Library Amount $66,219.03 Date 03/08/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLSEN, CHRISTIAN R Employer name Brentwood UFSD Amount $66,218.42 Date 09/22/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MANN, ROBERT L Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $66,218.30 Date 10/14/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TUR, DAVID M Employer name Depew UFSD Amount $66,218.06 Date 04/05/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name URENA, DULCE Employer name Great Neck UFSD Amount $66,218.06 Date 03/05/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUIDO, RICHARD H Employer name Mount Pleasant CSD Amount $66,218.01 Date 11/18/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PALMIERI, MICHAEL E Employer name Brewster CSD Amount $66,217.92 Date 11/28/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FELICE, PHILIP J Employer name Village of Hamburg Amount $66,217.30 Date 06/22/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONTGOMERY, ANDREA M Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $66,217.21 Date 07/16/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARKS, NICOLE Employer name Office of Public Safety Amount $66,216.96 Date 02/17/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SILVIA, JOSEPH M Employer name Bellmore-Merrick CSD Amount $66,216.81 Date 11/13/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUNN, MICHAEL K Employer name Orleans Corr Facility Amount $66,216.77 Date 09/27/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAMITINA, VICKIE L Employer name Wyoming County Amount $66,216.50 Date 08/04/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMAS, STELLA A Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $66,216.28 Date 04/11/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARESE, LAUREN Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $66,215.98 Date 05/13/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERRARO, CARMELINA Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $66,215.98 Date 03/15/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLER, GALE M Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $66,215.98 Date 09/21/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEIN, STEVEN A Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $66,215.98 Date 03/27/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARCH, IRENE T Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $66,215.98 Date 06/09/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SALERNO, ELIZABETH M Employer name New York Public Library Amount $66,215.89 Date 04/24/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IMARIAGBE, CAROLINE O Employer name Bernard Fineson Dev Center Amount $66,215.43 Date 07/20/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEVINE, LOUISE H Employer name SUNY Empire State College Amount $66,215.41 Date 04/01/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILSON, MATTHEW E Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $66,215.32 Date 05/24/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MASOPUST, NANCY Employer name Sachem CSD at Holbrook Amount $66,215.21 Date 10/04/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HYSICK, MELISSA A Employer name Syracuse City School Dist Amount $66,215.10 Date 11/16/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEN, LARRY J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 5 Amount $66,214.88 Date 09/20/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SINIBALDI, RICHARD A Employer name Kenmore Town-Of Tonawanda UFSD Amount $66,214.84 Date 02/05/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BIETTE, JENNIFER M Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $66,214.26 Date 10/14/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLZER, LAURA A Employer name Pleasantville UFSD Amount $66,214.19 Date 01/25/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, JEREMY R Employer name Greene Corr Facility Amount $66,213.57 Date 09/10/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RADNA, CARRIE M Employer name New York Public Library Amount $66,213.45 Date 08/09/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EVANS, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name City of Utica Amount $66,213.05 Date 06/12/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JAWOROWSKI, JAMES W Employer name Farmingdale UFSD Amount $66,212.93 Date 05/06/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONTGOMERY, THOMAS J Employer name Albion Corr Facility Amount $66,212.88 Date 07/13/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ACRI, SAVINA Employer name Irvington UFSD Amount $66,212.88 Date 04/17/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAUER, JUNE Employer name South Huntington UFSD Amount $66,212.81 Date 12/05/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LITWIN, CAROL L Employer name South Huntington UFSD Amount $66,212.81 Date 12/07/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEWTOWN, BRIAN E Employer name Bare Hill Correction Facility Amount $66,212.80 Date 07/07/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WIGGINS, MANUEL L Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $66,212.64 Date 07/30/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THERRIEN, BRYCE R Employer name Appellate Div 4Th Dept Amount $66,212.37 Date 12/04/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GLEDHILL, MAURA S Employer name Town of East Hampton Amount $66,212.15 Date 04/03/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MADDEN, SEAN E Employer name Westhampton Beach UFSD Amount $66,212.09 Date 03/16/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DROBYSH, JOHN A Employer name Department of State Amount $66,211.98 Date 04/13/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOPEK, JOHN D Employer name Town of Smithtown Amount $66,211.89 Date 08/01/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JACOBSON, EMILY R Employer name New York Public Library Amount $66,211.69 Date 12/30/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOWLAND, BARRETT J Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $66,211.34 Date 09/26/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, MARIA E Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $66,211.26 Date 10/07/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, DAVID K Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $66,211.06 Date 11/27/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY-ROSE, VERA ALTHEA Employer name Veterans Home at Montrose Amount $66,210.98 Date 05/22/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YUDIN, THOMAS M Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $66,210.71 Date 03/06/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC MAHON, JOSEPH P Employer name Erie County Amount $66,210.18 Date 02/08/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARNARD, TIMOTHY J Employer name Cornell University Amount $66,209.88 Date 09/12/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STAHLEY, JACOB V Employer name Chautauqua County Amount $66,209.52 Date 02/21/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PORTNICK, ANDREA Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $66,209.00 Date 04/20/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DORN, EDWARD M Employer name Nassau County Bridge Authority Amount $66,208.96 Date 03/10/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALTADONNA, JAMES Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $66,208.94 Date 07/23/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRANDALL, CHAD C Employer name Ulster Correction Facility Amount $66,208.81 Date 01/28/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MITTIGA, LINDA A Employer name Sayville UFSD Amount $66,208.46 Date 07/25/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WURTZ, LINDA G Employer name Smithtown CSD Amount $66,208.39 Date 02/21/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPESAISON, MARK L Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $66,208.35 Date 11/05/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System