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 COOK, RANDY S Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $62,382.17 Date 11/12/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERMAN, HOWARD I Employer name Brooklyn Public Library Amount $62,382.12 Date 06/04/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOWMAN, RAYMOND C Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $62,381.97 Date 11/20/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POTHLANSKI, JOHN J Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $62,381.66 Date 02/10/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENION, DAVID T Employer name Arlington CSD Amount $62,381.48 Date 07/23/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LASK, KENNETH R Employer name Kenmore Town-Of Tonawanda UFSD Amount $62,381.08 Date 12/11/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARMSTRONG, HEIDI A Employer name Onondaga County Amount $62,380.60 Date 10/17/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VORMWALD, SEAN P Employer name Onondaga County Amount $62,380.09 Date 02/22/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAYDEN, SANDRA Employer name Erie County Amount $62,379.70 Date 05/15/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOLAN, MICHAEL P Employer name Amityville UFSD Amount $62,379.43 Date 10/25/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REAPE, BRIAN M Employer name Dept Transportation Region 7 Amount $62,379.09 Date 11/03/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SYRON, KATHERINE M Employer name Environmental Facilities Corp. Amount $62,378.62 Date 10/30/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'DELL, CARL D, III Employer name Village of Walden Amount $62,378.54 Date 08/30/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLLINS, JANET Employer name Franklin County Amount $62,378.00 Date 11/20/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AUSTIN, DONNA R Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $62,377.49 Date 10/22/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EAMES, ISAAC W Employer name Onondaga County Amount $62,377.08 Date 09/28/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORD, ANNETTE Employer name Insurance Dept-Liquidation Bur Amount $62,376.78 Date 09/09/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DURHAM, SUE A Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $62,376.72 Date 06/28/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUCIVERO, VITO O Employer name Smithtown CSD Amount $62,376.70 Date 11/12/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTIN, CHAD M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $62,376.47 Date 04/01/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name STEVENS, MICHAEL R Employer name Dept Transportation Region 9 Amount $62,376.37 Date 05/29/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POPPLE, MICHAEL R Employer name Village of Garden City Amount $62,376.25 Date 11/06/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLER, HELEN M Employer name Smithtown CSD Amount $62,376.17 Date 12/20/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANTY, LEISA K Employer name Malone CSD Amount $62,376.08 Date 09/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORZONO, JAMES M, III Employer name Town of Stony Point Amount $62,376.07 Date 03/20/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOLEJKO, RAYLEEN M Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $62,375.77 Date 05/29/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEYMORE, ROBEN Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $62,375.50 Date 04/04/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONTI, JASON V Employer name Town of Newburgh Amount $62,375.18 Date 01/09/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HOTALING, HEATHER T Employer name SUNY College at Oneonta Amount $62,375.10 Date 08/09/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRAINER, VINCENT M Employer name City of Little Falls Amount $62,374.96 Date 09/28/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SHEEDY, EDMUND J Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $62,374.66 Date 07/31/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MANGIAPANE, LEONARD P Employer name 10Th Jd Nassau Nonjudicial Amount $62,374.21 Date 01/08/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOZAK, JOHN Employer name Village of Wappingers Falls Amount $62,374.16 Date 10/07/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLEIG, THOMAS E Employer name Town of Richmond Amount $62,374.11 Date 04/15/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHAMPAGNE, DOUGLAS P Employer name Erie County Amount $62,373.95 Date 09/06/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HELFER, JEFFREY A Employer name Monroe County Amount $62,373.67 Date 08/06/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ENGELS, DAVID J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 4 Amount $62,373.45 Date 12/08/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAOLONI, JOSEPH P Employer name Town of Wappinger Amount $62,373.24 Date 01/01/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZIELEWICZ, THOMAS S Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $62,373.21 Date 05/27/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLORIO, MARTIN T, JR Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $62,373.17 Date 06/13/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAEFNER, SHELLY A Employer name Monroe County Amount $62,373.01 Date 07/20/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEARY, CHRISTINE L Employer name Monroe County Amount $62,373.01 Date 06/06/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARRUGGIA, ANGELINA R Employer name Monroe County Amount $62,373.00 Date 10/15/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIBLIN, DANIEL J Employer name Monroe County Amount $62,373.00 Date 07/20/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IACCHETTA, MATTHEW R Employer name Monroe County Amount $62,373.00 Date 07/20/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, SARAH B Employer name Monroe County Amount $62,372.99 Date 07/20/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPERINO, MICHAEL J Employer name Monroe County Amount $62,372.99 Date 06/06/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PALMER, RICHARD J Employer name Sachem CSD at Holbrook Amount $62,372.82 Date 01/03/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KALATHARA, LISYMOL G Employer name White Plains City School Dist Amount $62,372.74 Date 08/28/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILES, JAMES K Employer name East Hampton UFSD Amount $62,372.29 Date 06/04/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERNANDEZ, MASSIEL Employer name Division of State Police Amount $62,371.99 Date 03/28/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BACKUS, PAUL W Employer name Schenectady County Amount $62,371.84 Date 09/06/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VALIGORSKY, JACQUELINE C Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $62,371.66 Date 12/14/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CANNIZZARO, KEVIN M Employer name Albany County Amount $62,371.63 Date 06/16/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOVOK, MAYA B Employer name Pilgrim Psych Center Amount $62,371.57 Date 06/08/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC NABB, TAMMY E Employer name Education Department Amount $62,371.39 Date 03/27/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EBERT, LYNN M Employer name City of Saratoga Springs Amount $62,371.09 Date 07/06/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CATEL, MAURICE G, IV Employer name SUNY Inst Technology at Utica Amount $62,371.00 Date 07/20/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RAMCHARAN, JOSEPH J Employer name Brentwood UFSD Amount $62,370.96 Date 01/14/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSEN, ANNE B Employer name Orange County Amount $62,370.10 Date 09/05/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STIMOLA, MATTHEW G Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $62,369.95 Date 05/08/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOWLES, MICHAEL J Employer name Onondaga County Amount $62,369.90 Date 01/04/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PITTS, VALENDER J Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $62,369.82 Date 04/06/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WORDEN, JOHN C Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $62,369.58 Date 09/16/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN HEYST, ADAM J Employer name Monroe County Amount $62,369.38 Date 12/08/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PORAY, STEPHANIE M Employer name Monroe County Amount $62,369.37 Date 07/15/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STROLLO, DANIEL E Employer name Monroe County Amount $62,369.36 Date 06/29/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DURITZA, SAM D Employer name Monroe County Amount $62,369.34 Date 11/27/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PLUKAS, JOSEPH R Employer name Monroe County Amount $62,369.33 Date 12/08/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, SCOTT A Employer name Monroe County Amount $62,369.29 Date 09/06/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BELLINGER, BROOKS J Employer name City of Elmira Amount $62,369.06 Date 03/15/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KECK, TYRONE P Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $62,368.85 Date 08/18/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CANCEL, SANTIAGO Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $62,368.58 Date 09/11/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATTISON, SHARON S Employer name Town of Clarkson Amount $62,368.38 Date 01/10/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONNOR, MICHAEL G Employer name Sweet Home CSD Amrst&Tonawanda Amount $62,368.31 Date 12/31/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEINER, GREGORY D Employer name Village of Hempstead Amount $62,368.23 Date 06/02/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEWMAN, CHARLES A Employer name Poughkeepsie Housing Authority Amount $62,367.95 Date 07/20/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRANCHCOMB, BLAKE C Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $62,367.80 Date 04/24/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUNDAHL, GARY R Employer name Williamson CSD Amount $62,367.55 Date 09/08/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHILL, MARY ANN Employer name SUNY College Techn Farmingdale Amount $62,367.53 Date 11/01/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENNETT, WILLIAM T Employer name Cayuga County Amount $62,367.51 Date 05/28/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHOTTENHAM, MICHELE A Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $62,367.48 Date 01/07/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'NEILL, PATRICK M Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $62,367.34 Date 10/13/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELLS, NANCY L Employer name Evans - Brant CSD Amount $62,367.32 Date 09/28/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TREBENDIS, PAUL Employer name Nassau County Amount $62,367.24 Date 10/26/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIBSON, GEORGE E Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $62,366.76 Date 04/23/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA ROSA, MICHAEL A Employer name Rocky Point UFSD Amount $62,366.72 Date 03/25/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAXNER, COREY J Employer name City of Ogdensburg Amount $62,366.71 Date 01/03/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RUGAR, FERRIS G Employer name Wappingers CSD Amount $62,366.31 Date 01/26/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEPPER, FRANCIS W Employer name Court of Appeals Amount $62,366.13 Date 05/29/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FREISINGER, RICHARD D Employer name Monroe Woodbury CSD Amount $62,366.01 Date 11/29/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOVALINO, SAMUEL F Employer name Onondaga County Amount $62,365.94 Date 01/23/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARDNER, SEAN P Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $62,365.85 Date 08/27/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name UNDERWOOD, ISABELLA Employer name Assembly Ways & Means Committ Amount $62,365.71 Date 01/10/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICKARD, LORI S Employer name Broome County Amount $62,365.71 Date 11/12/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARRISON, KEVIN W Employer name Town of Wallkill Amount $62,365.59 Date 06/14/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAYLORD, LEE F Employer name Oneida County Amount $62,364.93 Date 09/13/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIREIKA, ROBERT C Employer name Lackawanna Mun Housing Auth Amount $62,364.89 Date 11/29/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MERCADO, BRENDA Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $62,364.47 Date 11/09/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHAH, NINAD Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $62,364.31 Date 12/08/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System