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 MERKEL, JOANN Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $65,567.00 Date 09/27/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUY, JULIANN Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $65,566.62 Date 06/04/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC AVANEY, JAMES P Employer name City of Rochester Amount $65,566.47 Date 09/20/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEMAREST, DAVID C Employer name Riverhead CSD Amount $65,566.15 Date 12/04/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAZELONE, CRISTAL R Employer name Department of Law Amount $65,566.03 Date 11/12/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEDLAK, CLIFFORD A Employer name Ulster County Amount $65,565.56 Date 05/08/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRICE, LISA W Employer name Village of Briarcliff Manor Amount $65,565.44 Date 07/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLEVELAND, JAMES J Employer name Penfield CSD Amount $65,565.02 Date 07/01/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLIVARES, MELISSA R Employer name Hawthorne-Cedar Knolls UFSD Amount $65,564.72 Date 04/16/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DARE, ROCCO J Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $65,564.40 Date 10/08/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HIRSH, MINDY S Employer name Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD Amount $65,564.39 Date 12/10/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARCINKIEWICZ, MARK L Employer name Erie County Amount $65,564.01 Date 10/21/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LILLIE, STEVEN L Employer name Village of Black River Amount $65,564.01 Date 02/05/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LITVAK, YAKOV Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $65,563.86 Date 03/20/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIS, NATASHA AMAKAYE Employer name NYC Convention Center OpCorp. Amount $65,563.75 Date 03/26/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TREVETT, JAMES P Employer name Village of Ilion Amount $65,563.68 Date 01/18/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name OGDEN, ANNE T FUSCO Employer name Office For Technology Amount $65,563.41 Date 04/19/1974 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PULVER, SUSAN G Employer name Office of General Services Amount $65,563.38 Date 11/30/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITE, WILLIAM L Employer name Ontario County Amount $65,563.35 Date 09/27/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRUZ, AMANDA M Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $65,563.28 Date 01/16/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHKURHAN, MYKOLA Employer name SUNY College of Optometry Amount $65,562.86 Date 04/07/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARKER, GUY R Employer name City of Canandaigua Amount $65,562.71 Date 04/12/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, SHEILA A Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $65,562.58 Date 10/23/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HESS, THOMAS P Employer name Riverview Correction Facility Amount $65,562.24 Date 07/21/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BANNISTER, JOHN S Employer name New Rochelle City School Dist Amount $65,562.17 Date 09/03/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOUNTAIN, KIM T Employer name New York Public Library Amount $65,562.05 Date 04/18/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name APPLEBY, PAUL R Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $65,561.72 Date 04/01/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PROCTOR, ELIZABETH A Employer name Town of Yorktown Amount $65,561.71 Date 11/24/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRADSHAW, EMILY J Employer name City of Oswego Amount $65,561.12 Date 08/16/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLMAN, KEVIN N Employer name City of Rochester Amount $65,560.53 Date 05/07/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COSCETTA, HOLLY A Employer name Great Neck Library Amount $65,559.78 Date 04/13/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name APOSTOL, PETER Employer name Albany County Amount $65,559.50 Date 08/29/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DENNIS, IONE E Employer name Sachem CSD at Holbrook Amount $65,559.01 Date 10/11/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASCATIGNO, CHELLA M Employer name Sullivan County Amount $65,558.91 Date 07/06/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SUAREZ, RAMON J, JR Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $65,558.82 Date 04/21/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HYMES, XAVIER W Employer name Greene Corr Facility Amount $65,558.33 Date 08/30/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUIZ, EDWIN A Employer name County Clerks Within Nyc Amount $65,557.56 Date 07/05/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WERNHAM, THOMAS E Employer name County Clerks Within Nyc Amount $65,557.56 Date 04/02/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROWE, DEVOY Z Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $65,557.55 Date 09/28/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHWARZ, DONALD H Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $65,557.24 Date 12/18/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GALKIEWICZ, DENNIS M Employer name Albany County Amount $65,557.21 Date 04/05/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BYERS-BERNARDINI, LAJUAN Employer name Workers Compensation Board Bd Amount $65,557.15 Date 09/15/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHAN, JESSICA Employer name NYS Gaming Commission Amount $65,557.15 Date 11/26/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LALWANI, RAJKUMAR M Employer name NYS Gaming Commission Amount $65,557.15 Date 05/15/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONTELBANO, JOHN A Employer name NYS Gaming Commission Amount $65,557.15 Date 09/21/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPATARO, MARIE Employer name NYS Gaming Commission Amount $65,557.15 Date 02/17/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOWDER-FRYDRYCHOWSKI, HEATHER S Employer name Off of The Med Inspector Gen Amount $65,556.62 Date 05/15/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLUSANYA, OMOTOLA Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $65,556.60 Date 09/21/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAXENDELL, MICHAEL J Employer name Boces-Monroe Amount $65,556.06 Date 03/17/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOOPER, JUDY L Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $65,555.99 Date 06/22/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUARESIMA, JAMES E Employer name Rockville Centre UFSD Amount $65,555.44 Date 09/01/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EVERSON, THELMA J Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $65,554.62 Date 06/19/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VILLALOBOS, EVENGELIO E Employer name Battery Park City Authority Amount $65,554.31 Date 11/01/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCOTT, FRANCINE Employer name Rochester City School Dist Amount $65,553.65 Date 11/30/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COX, EDWARD J Employer name Onondaga County Amount $65,553.33 Date 01/02/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRADEN, MATTHEW T Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $65,552.97 Date 07/11/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AUGUSTIN, FARAH Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $65,552.55 Date 02/15/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLIDE, JOSEPH A, JR Employer name Elmira Corr Facility Amount $65,552.10 Date 07/16/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHARLOT, SONIA C Employer name NYS Veterans Home at St Albans Amount $65,551.96 Date 04/17/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OUILLETTE, PATRICIA A Employer name Office of General Services Amount $65,551.93 Date 11/04/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRUNO, DEBORAH Employer name Island Trees UFSD Amount $65,551.82 Date 08/12/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRENTISS, ROBYN M Employer name Longwood CSD at Middle Island Amount $65,551.68 Date 03/27/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLOSER, CAROLE P Employer name Boces-Monroe Orlean Sup Dist Amount $65,551.64 Date 08/20/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BABCOCK, LAWRENCE E Employer name Office of Public Safety Amount $65,551.42 Date 10/13/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, PETER Employer name SUNY College Technology Delhi Amount $65,551.41 Date 02/18/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, JOSEPH R Employer name Village of Southampton Amount $65,551.13 Date 10/11/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDERSON, DOUGLAS I Employer name Freeport UFSD Amount $65,551.13 Date 07/10/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IKHLAS, SAFIYA Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $65,551.07 Date 02/24/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ENYEW, ADANE A Employer name Farmingdale UFSD Amount $65,550.61 Date 06/29/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MADONNA, RYAN A Employer name Village of Larchmont Amount $65,550.58 Date 09/15/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOZACH, WALTER F Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $65,550.41 Date 03/19/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASEY, DARCIE A Employer name NYS Senate Regular Annual Amount $65,550.16 Date 04/10/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARRA, JENNIFER Employer name Town of Greenburgh Amount $65,550.13 Date 11/20/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANKERS, SARAH A Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $65,550.02 Date 01/08/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAHY, MARY G Employer name Haverstraw-Stony Point CSD Amount $65,550.00 Date 08/21/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANTARSIERO, ANDREW M Employer name Sagamore Psych Center Children Amount $65,549.58 Date 09/07/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONTANO, KERRI-ANN Employer name Town of Mount Kisco Amount $65,549.28 Date 09/10/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUCHSBAUM, ADAM W Employer name Hewlett Woodmere Pub Library Amount $65,548.81 Date 04/01/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHN-ATTZS, CARSIL J Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $65,548.65 Date 03/23/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRESTON, JUSTYNE Employer name Erie County Amount $65,548.58 Date 01/24/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERDMAN, PAULA M Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $65,548.57 Date 05/07/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN VALKENBURGH, ZACHARY J Employer name Onondaga County Amount $65,548.25 Date 10/08/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HACKETT, DONNA C Employer name Pembroke CSD Amount $65,548.15 Date 02/05/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORAN, GUSTAVO C Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $65,548.12 Date 10/12/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANSEN, ANDREA L Employer name Town of Ogden Amount $65,547.36 Date 03/20/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUSIAL, PATRICIA Employer name Erie County Amount $65,547.34 Date 08/03/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARRELL, PAUL M Employer name Mid-Hudson Psych Center Amount $65,546.12 Date 01/10/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FILIPCZAK, WALTER E Employer name Harborfields CSD of Greenlawn Amount $65,546.11 Date 12/19/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KANE, EDWARD A Employer name Dept Transportation Region 5 Amount $65,546.09 Date 05/19/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOTTS, CANDACE L Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $65,546.08 Date 09/20/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FELTON, GREGG B Employer name Kingston City School Dist Amount $65,545.82 Date 04/13/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YANNAZZONE, AIMEE L Employer name Capital Dist Psych Center Amount $65,545.61 Date 10/09/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBINSON, MIGDALYS E Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $65,545.01 Date 07/03/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FELDMAN, MICHAEL S Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $65,544.43 Date 08/24/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SKAHILL, DIANE M Employer name Sachem CSD at Holbrook Amount $65,544.23 Date 05/12/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASHBURN, ULYSSES Employer name Monroe County Water Authority Amount $65,543.93 Date 09/27/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ISAZA, ALBA R Employer name East Hampton UFSD Amount $65,543.64 Date 09/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONTEVERDE, KELLY A Employer name Nassau County Amount $65,543.62 Date 08/02/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CROCCO, STEPHANIE J Employer name Hempstead Library Amount $65,542.98 Date 03/12/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TORCHIA, PETER J Employer name Rochester City School Dist Amount $65,542.97 Date 08/19/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System