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 VENENDAAL, KRISTIN M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $61,245.10 Date 08/08/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SNYDER, ANDREW T Employer name Lakeview Shock Incarc Facility Amount $61,245.08 Date 10/15/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, GAIL A Employer name Livingston County Amount $61,244.72 Date 03/26/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNOP, JANICE E Employer name Tompkins County Amount $61,244.67 Date 07/01/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEN, NATALIE J Employer name Willard Drug Treatment Campus Amount $61,244.64 Date 09/15/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TERMIN, ALBERT C, II Employer name Niagara County Amount $61,244.50 Date 12/10/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAMIREZ, MICHAEL J Employer name Appellate Div 1St Dept Amount $61,244.39 Date 02/13/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FUCHS, FREDERICK E Employer name Town of Greenport Amount $61,244.23 Date 09/15/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAMPBELL, JENNIFER L Employer name Lindenhurst UFSD Amount $61,244.17 Date 12/08/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRYAN REDD, MADELINE Employer name Manhattan Psych Center Amount $61,244.14 Date 08/04/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KERR, KREGG B Employer name Suffolk County Amount $61,243.84 Date 11/12/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMURO, RACHEL L Employer name Clarkstown CSD Amount $61,243.68 Date 09/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DALESSIO, JOSEPH A Employer name Boces-Erie 1St Sup District Amount $61,243.65 Date 09/20/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAVERAS, RAMON A Employer name Village of Haverstraw Amount $61,243.13 Date 07/17/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LERNER, ARKADY Employer name Medicaid Fraud Control Amount $61,243.00 Date 03/06/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VITALE, FRANK A Employer name Riverhead CSD Amount $61,242.64 Date 06/08/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRUZ, JOSE A Employer name Peekskill City School Dist Amount $61,242.57 Date 05/28/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUTTAFUOCO, REGINA Employer name East Meadow UFSD Amount $61,242.52 Date 08/18/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COHEN, ADVA Employer name South Beach Psych Center Amount $61,242.25 Date 06/09/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEWIS, VALERIE G Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $61,242.08 Date 08/26/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAUFFMAN, CATHY L Employer name Pittsford CSD Amount $61,242.06 Date 08/27/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAARI, MARY L Employer name Village of Cold Spring Amount $61,241.80 Date 04/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HIGGINS, AMY R Employer name Saratoga County Amount $61,241.49 Date 12/18/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LARSEN, MARK J Employer name Edgecombe Corr Facility Amount $61,241.31 Date 10/27/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KUPRIS, MARK E Employer name Brookfield CSD Amount $61,241.30 Date 02/06/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEHMAN, MICHAEL E Employer name City of North Tonawanda Amount $61,241.26 Date 12/10/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOWARD, EMMA L Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $61,241.13 Date 06/04/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PORREY, SANDRA L Employer name Ontario County Amount $61,241.07 Date 08/29/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLER, STEVEN J Employer name Monroe County Water Authority Amount $61,240.64 Date 10/27/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EGGLESTON, MARK D Employer name Division of State Police Amount $61,240.56 Date 03/28/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CRAWFORD, YVETTE Employer name NYS Veterans Home at St Albans Amount $61,240.30 Date 12/14/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATHEWSON, DENISE E Employer name Broome County Amount $61,240.29 Date 02/27/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZIELENIEWSKI, EDWARD M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $61,240.08 Date 05/27/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAYWALD, PAUL A Employer name Nassau County Amount $61,240.01 Date 10/03/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MAYER, GREGORY M Employer name Town of Irondequoit Amount $61,239.80 Date 02/14/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASHLINE, RYAN A Employer name Gouverneur Correction Facility Amount $61,239.27 Date 06/16/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSS, DANIEL B Employer name Nassau County Amount $61,239.18 Date 12/01/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLOMBO, BONITA L Employer name Housing Finance Agcy Amount $61,239.08 Date 04/14/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, LUKE A Employer name Chautauqua County Amount $61,239.02 Date 02/18/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUGGE, VERONICA A Employer name Hewlett-Woodmere UFSD Amount $61,239.01 Date 09/04/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOYLE, DONNA L Employer name Putnam County Amount $61,238.42 Date 01/16/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SORBO, LINDA S Employer name West Irondequoit CSD Amount $61,238.07 Date 12/05/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOPEZ, JOSEPH V Employer name Ontario County Amount $61,237.97 Date 06/27/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OUTHOUSE, LARRY J Employer name Ontario County Amount $61,237.97 Date 12/03/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEBSTER, BETH A Employer name Ontario County Amount $61,237.97 Date 06/21/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNEER, CHRISTOPHER R Employer name Nassau County Amount $61,237.16 Date 05/05/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WALTERS, JOHNETTA T Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $61,236.92 Date 01/25/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BILCARI, DRINALD V Employer name Chemung County Amount $61,236.79 Date 04/27/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAZIARZ, DIANE Employer name NYS Gaming Commission Amount $61,236.61 Date 04/09/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LESSARD, GARY J Employer name Education Department Amount $61,236.31 Date 05/19/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAMPBELL, DERRICK E Employer name City of Albany Amount $61,236.26 Date 07/09/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GORDON, DAVID J Employer name City of Canandaigua Amount $61,236.26 Date 01/16/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURDIN, DARRYL R Employer name Steuben County Amount $61,236.23 Date 11/01/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSS, TERRY L Employer name Genesee County Amount $61,235.88 Date 12/17/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CARTHY, BARBARA J Employer name Jamestown Community College Amount $61,235.76 Date 02/04/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUSCATO, SUSAN M Employer name Jamestown Community College Amount $61,235.76 Date 01/02/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AURICCHIO, AIMEE A Employer name Five Points Corr Facility Amount $61,235.38 Date 09/10/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIS, CHERYL N Employer name Sullivan County Amount $61,234.60 Date 02/03/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EWANCIW, AMANDA J Employer name Dutchess County Amount $61,234.53 Date 11/03/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELANSON, STACY L Employer name Justice Center For Protection Amount $61,233.91 Date 12/09/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZHEN, CAMILLA Q Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $61,233.64 Date 05/08/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MCLAUGHLIN, MOLLY J Employer name Rush-Henrietta CSD Amount $61,233.61 Date 07/02/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLARK, NATHAN E Employer name Upstate Correctional Facility Amount $61,233.50 Date 10/08/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOLANO, DENNIS M Employer name City of Mount Vernon Amount $61,233.45 Date 03/18/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WALLACE, MARLO Employer name Brooklyn DDSO Amount $61,233.17 Date 09/13/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICHOLS, WILLIAM J Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $61,233.08 Date 10/12/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CABRARA, WILSON O Employer name Elmsford UFSD Amount $61,232.95 Date 12/01/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SULLIVAN, JOHN A Employer name Onondaga County Water Authority Amount $61,232.93 Date 01/12/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BREMER, DANIEL J Employer name Town of Phelps Amount $61,232.61 Date 02/03/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OCCHICONE, JOSEPH A Employer name Briarcliff Manor UFSD Amount $61,232.59 Date 02/13/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LASKARIS, CAROL R Employer name Broome County Amount $61,232.54 Date 09/22/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FROST, BRIAN M Employer name Olean Housing Authority Amount $61,232.34 Date 10/24/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, KATHRYN A Employer name Town of Smithtown Amount $61,232.13 Date 08/12/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHIEL, JACQUELINE A Employer name Dept of Correctional Services Amount $61,231.84 Date 07/15/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZEGOCKI, EUGENE Employer name Monroe County Amount $61,231.66 Date 06/28/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THAYER, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $61,231.65 Date 03/28/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DOWLING, FRANCES Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $61,231.45 Date 02/01/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DESLOUCHES, VLADIMIR Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $61,231.07 Date 10/04/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEMBLETON, MARK A Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $61,230.97 Date 02/12/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASSANO, DONNA M Employer name Boces Suffolk 2Nd Sup Dist Amount $61,230.94 Date 03/31/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DICK, AMY M G Employer name Beacon City School Dist Amount $61,230.70 Date 09/01/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAVILLA, GIGI C Employer name Town of Islip Amount $61,230.26 Date 07/28/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JENSEN, RENEE E Employer name City of Auburn Amount $61,230.14 Date 11/14/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TUCKER, KIMBERLY A Employer name Dept of Agriculture & Markets Amount $61,229.91 Date 03/09/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMETANKA, BRETT A Employer name Chemung County Amount $61,229.86 Date 03/19/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TATRO, JOHN T Employer name Franklin Corr Facility Amount $61,229.75 Date 02/24/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COVATTO, CAROLE A Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $61,229.75 Date 09/15/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOLIN, JASON B Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $61,229.60 Date 03/05/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBBINS, PAUL E Employer name Dept Transportation Region 7 Amount $61,229.11 Date 12/14/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MENKES, ERIN M Employer name Port Washington UFSD Amount $61,229.08 Date 10/01/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICHARDS, RACHEL S Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $61,228.93 Date 01/10/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA BREW, JEANISE Employer name New York Public Library Amount $61,228.09 Date 05/20/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN NESS, ERIC Employer name Olympic Reg Dev Authority Amount $61,228.08 Date 10/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SARRIS, GREGORY G Employer name Division of State Police Amount $61,227.91 Date 10/09/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZMOZYNSKI, CHARLES J Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $61,227.79 Date 12/10/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPIKE, CYDNEY E Employer name Livingston Correction Facility Amount $61,227.26 Date 05/10/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAJOR, RACHEL L Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $61,227.12 Date 06/12/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, DEBORAH C Employer name Monroe County Amount $61,226.72 Date 09/01/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONK, DONALD A Employer name Fonda-Fultonville CSD Amount $61,226.61 Date 10/01/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, HEATHER L Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $61,226.51 Date 06/09/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System