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 DEFRIES, ERIC E Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $59,473.05 Date 08/08/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICOTTILLI, ALAN M Employer name Cortland County Amount $59,472.94 Date 12/10/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SILVERSTEIN, ANDREA K Employer name Department of Law Amount $59,472.76 Date 06/12/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUINAN, LORI J Employer name City of Geneva Amount $59,472.47 Date 06/15/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLLINS, JOHN K Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $59,472.03 Date 07/01/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANNIGAN, JOSEPH Employer name Suffolk County Amount $59,471.90 Date 06/02/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLY, RICHARD J Employer name North Syracuse CSD Amount $59,471.90 Date 03/01/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBIN, MONICA W Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $59,471.66 Date 11/16/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEYER, CAROLANN Employer name Suffolk County Amount $59,471.29 Date 03/30/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOVELACE, AMY O Employer name Dept of Agriculture & Markets Amount $59,471.14 Date 09/08/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOSWAMI, KIRTI A Employer name Education Department Amount $59,471.13 Date 01/18/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRENO, LEE A Employer name Town of Wappinger Amount $59,470.61 Date 02/20/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALERO, ROBERT S Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $59,470.58 Date 04/23/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WIEDEMANN, STEVEN M Employer name Wyoming County Amount $59,470.24 Date 11/13/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PACINI, JOHN M Employer name Glen Cove City School Dist Amount $59,470.21 Date 06/23/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEYES, JONATHAN D Employer name Town of Babylon Amount $59,470.16 Date 06/11/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GULLO, ANTHONY M Employer name Erie County Amount $59,469.92 Date 08/11/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERING, SHERRY A Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $59,469.77 Date 08/05/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERSHOWITZ, NATHAN B Employer name Greater Binghamton Health Center Amount $59,469.66 Date 06/13/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CAULEY, ELLEN M Employer name Onondaga County Amount $59,469.59 Date 04/30/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANGELS, NICOLE R Employer name Energy Research Dev Authority Amount $59,469.22 Date 10/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MENDOLA, LAWRENCE A Employer name Kenmore Town-Of Tonawanda UFSD Amount $59,469.07 Date 05/15/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LACY, RYAN P Employer name Greene Corr Facility Amount $59,468.74 Date 05/28/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN DE MORTEL, SARA M Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $59,468.19 Date 05/20/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MACARI, PHILIP D Employer name Garden City Pk Fire & Water Dist Amount $59,467.89 Date 02/04/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOSWELL, WILLIAM A Employer name Fulton County Amount $59,467.73 Date 09/07/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERRY, AARON C Employer name Boces-Rensselaer Columbia Gr'N Amount $59,467.14 Date 11/13/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIZZIO, THOMAS A Employer name Onondaga County Amount $59,466.70 Date 01/17/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POWELL, ELLEN M Employer name Wayne County Amount $59,466.69 Date 07/17/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARNES, JOSHUA T Employer name Upstate Correctional Facility Amount $59,466.38 Date 01/28/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAYNE, SARAH M Employer name NYS Office People Devel Disab Amount $59,466.27 Date 05/15/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBERTS, JOEL B Employer name Onondaga County Water Authority Amount $59,465.59 Date 02/12/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CABRERA, FELIPE Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $59,465.34 Date 10/14/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LADD, RONALD Employer name Town of Day Amount $59,465.30 Date 04/04/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FREEDMAN, JOEL I Employer name East Hampton UFSD Amount $59,465.05 Date 12/01/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOBO, CULLEN L Employer name Wyoming Corr Facility Amount $59,464.38 Date 11/20/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMAS, KRISTEN E Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $59,464.27 Date 09/24/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLARK, CHAD M Employer name Ontario County Amount $59,463.89 Date 10/26/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENSEL, DENNIS P Employer name City of Salamanca Amount $59,463.84 Date 06/27/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEBSTER, MEGAN A Employer name City of Mount Vernon Amount $59,463.64 Date 05/07/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARNES, STEPHEN A Employer name Baldwinsville CSD Amount $59,463.22 Date 03/19/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEAN, KATIE L Employer name Wayne County Amount $59,463.04 Date 12/07/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MASCIA, DOROTHY R Employer name West Hempstead Public Library Amount $59,463.04 Date 03/24/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAVANAGH, KATHLEEN M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $59,463.00 Date 12/15/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRAZO, ROGER E Employer name Moravia CSD Amount $59,462.58 Date 07/26/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GORDON, HEATH J Employer name Village of Angelica Amount $59,462.56 Date 10/22/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORGAN, CASEY R Employer name Cornell University Amount $59,462.45 Date 02/14/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMEGELSKY, JOSEPH M, JR Employer name City of Oswego Amount $59,462.34 Date 11/10/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PERI, LINDSAY M Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $59,462.32 Date 02/12/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RITZ, MICHAEL J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 5 Amount $59,461.86 Date 06/17/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, LOGAN J Employer name New York State Assembly Amount $59,461.80 Date 05/06/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC MURRAY, PATRICIA A Employer name NYS Senate Regular Annual Amount $59,461.73 Date 08/23/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CESARE, ANTHONY R Employer name Village of Green Island Amount $59,461.50 Date 08/29/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DYKES, PATRICIA M Employer name Insurance Dept-Liquidation Bur Amount $59,461.39 Date 09/09/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NGUAIKO, ERNA N Employer name Westchester County Amount $59,461.20 Date 05/02/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAYTON, DEBRA K Employer name City of Rochester Amount $59,460.61 Date 10/01/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURRAY, KEENYA A Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $59,460.59 Date 03/03/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STUTZ, SUSAN R Employer name Town of Amherst Amount $59,460.53 Date 11/09/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PROPIS, JOHN J Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $59,460.42 Date 01/06/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRINK, JEFFREY E Employer name Sullivan Corr Facility Amount $59,460.36 Date 07/07/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STANEK, RICHARD F Employer name Oneida County Amount $59,460.06 Date 01/11/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTYANIK, JOELLE H Employer name Broome County Amount $59,460.02 Date 11/12/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FISHER, JASON J Employer name Cornell University Amount $59,460.00 Date 10/07/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETRI, ARMAND J Employer name SUNY College at Fredonia Amount $59,459.87 Date 12/29/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMMONS, KERA M Employer name Cortland County Amount $59,459.70 Date 08/06/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROYS, KAREN E Employer name SUNY Binghamton Amount $59,459.61 Date 06/28/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEN, ASHLEY G Employer name Greene Corr Facility Amount $59,458.66 Date 06/17/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TARAVELLA, CAROLYN R Employer name Nassau County Amount $59,458.62 Date 01/28/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PELKOFSKI, STEVEN G Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $59,458.40 Date 07/19/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREEN, TIMOTHY H Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $59,458.33 Date 04/26/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WELLS, LAURIE A Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $59,458.33 Date 11/05/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MALKOV, VLADIMIR Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Brooklyn Amount $59,458.03 Date 11/12/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KALLMAN, ERIKA F Employer name Rockville Centre UFSD Amount $59,458.00 Date 10/09/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALTER, ERIN E Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $59,457.84 Date 03/03/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC NELIS, MELISSA A Employer name Amityville Public Library Amount $59,457.42 Date 07/02/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GONZALEZ, GABRIEL J Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $59,457.16 Date 07/20/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WENSKE, LEIGH W Employer name Village of Saranac Lake Amount $59,456.95 Date 12/18/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BALASUBRAMANIAN, NADARAJAH Employer name Schenectady County Amount $59,456.67 Date 03/13/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANE, ASHLEY M Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $59,456.61 Date 05/01/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADESANYA, LATEEF S Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $59,456.61 Date 03/06/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHAUL, LOGAN R Employer name Ithaca City School Dist Amount $59,456.61 Date 09/01/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HILL, JOSEPH P Employer name Division of State Police Amount $59,456.53 Date 08/19/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLANCHETTE, MARC P Employer name Village of Washingtonville Amount $59,456.19 Date 07/06/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEN, TANYA S Employer name Village of Highland Falls Amount $59,455.92 Date 08/18/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VALERY, OSEPHA M Employer name New York City Childrens Center Amount $59,455.89 Date 11/15/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AUFFANT, ADLIN Y Employer name Town of Southampton Amount $59,455.74 Date 09/27/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLER, DEBRA F Employer name Town of Southampton Amount $59,455.74 Date 01/01/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEWITT, LINDA Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $59,455.52 Date 03/18/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYMAN, JOANNE M Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $59,455.52 Date 07/17/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOWNER, JENNIFER S Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $59,455.52 Date 09/09/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMSON, TARA D Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $59,455.10 Date 03/08/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOX, JILLIAN R Employer name Brentwood UFSD Amount $59,455.00 Date 09/02/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOUGHLIN, ANDREW M Employer name Monroe County Amount $59,454.75 Date 02/27/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLARK, LEONARD A Employer name Town of Clarendon Amount $59,454.75 Date 01/03/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARTALE, DOMINICK W Employer name Massapequa UFSD Amount $59,454.26 Date 07/01/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARFIELD, WAKEELAH L Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $59,453.95 Date 08/12/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FULLAM, MICHAEL J Employer name Deer Park UFSD Amount $59,453.56 Date 02/01/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MALLIA, JAMES R Employer name Schoharie County Amount $59,453.00 Date 09/29/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC NULTY, MICHAEL J Employer name City of Schenectady Amount $59,452.79 Date 09/07/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUSTO, CARLOTTA M Employer name Ulster County Amount $59,452.71 Date 08/02/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System