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 LANSING, MATTHEW L Employer name Village of Green Island Amount $64,428.06 Date 01/01/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name COOPER, DIANE M Employer name Buffalo Psych Center Amount $64,427.49 Date 02/03/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COWHERD, KAREN H Employer name Cazenovia CSD Amount $64,427.43 Date 09/01/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WATSON, TANYA Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $64,427.34 Date 02/16/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name D'ONOFRIO, MERRILL A Employer name Connetquot CSD Amount $64,427.24 Date 04/17/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ACKLIN, VALERIE A Employer name Bellmore Memorial Library Amount $64,427.21 Date 12/02/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHREIBEL, DAVID T Employer name Eldred CSD Amount $64,426.86 Date 09/25/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BASS, KENNETH J Employer name Boces-Erie 1St Sup District Amount $64,426.50 Date 05/27/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOWALCZYK, DAWN M Employer name Boces-Erie 1St Sup District Amount $64,426.50 Date 08/25/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLARD, RYAN E Employer name Boces-Erie 1St Sup District Amount $64,426.50 Date 08/28/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLBRICH, GERARD P Employer name Office of General Services Amount $64,426.28 Date 12/26/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COOLEY, KRISTOPHER W E Employer name City of Watertown Amount $64,426.05 Date 08/21/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HOGAN, KEVIN D Employer name New York State Assembly Amount $64,425.97 Date 02/21/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PTAK, SEAN C Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $64,425.48 Date 05/09/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BJORNSTAD, ADAM C Employer name Moriah Shock Incarce Corr Fac Amount $64,425.27 Date 01/07/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, TRISH A Employer name Allegany County Amount $64,425.27 Date 12/18/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEHN, TIMOTHY J Employer name Albany County Amount $64,424.74 Date 04/05/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEILS, H CLARE Employer name City of Rye Amount $64,424.54 Date 07/06/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUDOLPHSEN, KYLE E Employer name Schenectady County Amount $64,424.23 Date 06/29/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TARTTER, ANGELA M Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $64,424.18 Date 04/07/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUA, GARETT J Employer name Northport East Northport UFSD Amount $64,423.38 Date 01/17/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, TINA M Employer name Franklin Corr Facility Amount $64,423.36 Date 10/23/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOTY, KIMBERLY L Employer name Horseheads CSD Amount $64,423.19 Date 11/09/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERR, NICOLE L Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $64,422.70 Date 08/28/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEWIS, JESSICA M Employer name Monroe County Amount $64,422.65 Date 12/13/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'NEILL, KIEL E Employer name Collins Corr Facility Amount $64,422.37 Date 10/08/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PODSIADLO, NATALIYA Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $64,421.74 Date 06/25/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAYLOR, NOREEN A Employer name East Ramapo CSD Amount $64,421.48 Date 09/19/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMPSON-BELLAME, ALIX Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $64,421.45 Date 11/26/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VASQUEZ, TAKEISHA J Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $64,421.22 Date 12/02/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEIFFERON, BRIAN C Employer name Town of Pittsford Amount $64,421.05 Date 09/02/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name L'HOMMEDIEU, BRENDAN M Employer name Cortland County Amount $64,420.85 Date 02/24/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORRIS, MELISSA L Employer name Upstate Correctional Facility Amount $64,420.18 Date 07/05/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUESMIA, IHSANE Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $64,420.11 Date 09/11/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUSSO, JUANA Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $64,420.11 Date 05/13/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POTOTSKY, OLGA Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $64,420.09 Date 11/19/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MERCEDES, LOLA L Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $64,420.00 Date 08/29/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOLLIDO, ROSALINA B Employer name Boces-Rockland Amount $64,419.98 Date 02/13/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUNZEK, MICHAEL J Employer name Monroe County Amount $64,419.96 Date 06/28/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERFETTI, LOUIS A, III Employer name City of Troy Amount $64,419.84 Date 07/12/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JONES, LUBERT A Employer name Manhattan Psych Center Amount $64,419.81 Date 08/02/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPAFFORD, KAREN S Employer name Cortland County Amount $64,419.04 Date 11/08/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HELWIG-MAHAR, MARIE B Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $64,418.77 Date 12/02/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUINN, GREGORY J Employer name Orleans Corr Facility Amount $64,418.73 Date 12/14/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOULKE, MELISSA G Employer name Broome County Amount $64,418.44 Date 06/12/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUBKERT, LAWRENCE C Employer name City of Middletown Amount $64,417.96 Date 10/03/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLIVER, CHAD J Employer name SUNY College Technology Delhi Amount $64,417.56 Date 09/21/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SILAIRE, GILBERT Employer name Rockland Psych Center Children Amount $64,417.19 Date 09/01/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LE CLAIR, DAVID R Employer name City of Canandaigua Amount $64,417.15 Date 06/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FIELD, JULIA H Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $64,417.06 Date 01/20/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEEGAN, MAUREEN Employer name Rockland County Amount $64,416.79 Date 06/22/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MANOCCHIO, CATHERINE M Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $64,416.75 Date 06/02/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RODRIGUEZ, JOSE D Employer name Great Neck Library Amount $64,416.30 Date 11/06/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERNARD, TOKIRA S Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $64,415.85 Date 06/17/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'NEIL, RUTH M Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $64,415.13 Date 10/19/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE JESUS, DONALD J Employer name Town of Southold Amount $64,415.13 Date 06/21/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIVITA, MARY C Employer name Boces-Erie 1St Sup District Amount $64,414.70 Date 09/08/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAVLICEK, MATTHEW J Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $64,414.43 Date 08/17/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GEORGE, ELTON D Employer name Brentwood UFSD Amount $64,414.06 Date 11/04/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TEN EYCK, BARBARA A Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $64,414.05 Date 12/27/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEN, RICHARD L V Employer name Jefferson County Amount $64,413.76 Date 08/01/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORD, MICHAEL W Employer name Village of Montgomery Amount $64,413.75 Date 07/02/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRYANT, KURT C Employer name Schenectady County Amount $64,413.50 Date 11/07/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSADO, ELY Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $64,413.44 Date 08/12/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVERS, PHINAS T Employer name Mt Vernon City School Dist Amount $64,413.28 Date 05/17/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VELAZQUEZ, JUAN A Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $64,413.22 Date 09/21/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FROST, JUDITH M Employer name Boces-Albany Schenect Schohari Amount $64,413.18 Date 01/17/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE FRANK, MARREN T Employer name Liberty CSD Amount $64,412.36 Date 09/23/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEARNS, JOANNE M Employer name Buffalo Urban Renewal Agcy Amount $64,411.70 Date 09/05/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MENDOLA, KELLY C Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $64,411.61 Date 09/03/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FIUME, DARREN Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $64,411.58 Date 06/25/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANGLISS, JANICE C Employer name Glen Cove Public Library Amount $64,411.56 Date 07/28/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DANNOLFO, JOHN D Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $64,411.54 Date 02/25/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARTER, TEDDY Employer name Levittown UFSD-Abbey Lane Amount $64,411.48 Date 05/08/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEINMASSL, REGINA M Employer name Longwood CSD at Middle Island Amount $64,411.44 Date 06/18/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA FATA, NICHOLAS F Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $64,411.24 Date 08/02/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIFENBERICK, SAMANTHA LEE Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $64,411.20 Date 05/18/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORD, BRIAN K Employer name Department of Health Amount $64,411.06 Date 04/30/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAGIELSKI, LETA L Employer name Village of Goshen Amount $64,409.78 Date 09/05/1970 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRANT, LAJUNE J Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $64,409.62 Date 06/16/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATTHEWS, REBECCA A Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $64,409.48 Date 03/18/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GILL, TAMBRA S Employer name New York Public Library Amount $64,409.28 Date 01/18/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CETTINA, MAUREEN J Employer name Boces Suffolk 2Nd Sup Dist Amount $64,409.22 Date 12/01/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REEVE, THOMAS J Employer name Town of Islip Amount $64,408.76 Date 07/20/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANG-STUTZ, JONELLE J Employer name City of Rochester Amount $64,408.55 Date 07/01/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, LARRY T Employer name City of New Rochelle Amount $64,408.44 Date 04/16/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALE, VALERIE A Employer name Genesee County Amount $64,408.38 Date 11/07/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VASILE, JOSEPH L, II Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $64,408.18 Date 05/11/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WELLER, ADAM L Employer name Greene Corr Facility Amount $64,408.14 Date 06/06/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUFFY, DEVIN F Employer name Washington Corr Facility Amount $64,408.06 Date 01/07/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CODY, ANDREW S Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $64,407.96 Date 06/13/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OSTRANDER, BARRY R Employer name City of Fulton Amount $64,407.44 Date 11/29/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPILLANE, WILLIAM J Employer name City of Troy Amount $64,407.34 Date 06/29/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARKS, LAURIE F Employer name Brookhaven-Comsewogue UFSD Amount $64,407.31 Date 06/20/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENCOSME, ISABEL Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $64,406.97 Date 04/16/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRANCATO, GIUSEPPE G Employer name Office of General Services Amount $64,406.87 Date 11/12/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NABER, PATRICK W Employer name Village of Hamburg Amount $64,406.55 Date 11/08/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAHER, MICHAEL T Employer name Town of Rotterdam Amount $64,406.32 Date 01/14/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WASHBURN, LYNNE M Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $64,405.20 Date 02/01/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAMMOND, SUSAN Employer name Seneca County Amount $64,404.56 Date 11/21/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System