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 PELZER, FANTASIA C Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $55,578.16 Date 10/08/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THORNTON, JOCELYN Employer name SUNY Binghamton Amount $55,578.00 Date 05/22/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEONARD, JENNIFER L Employer name Department of Health Amount $55,577.93 Date 11/24/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEMPSEY, ANN-MARIE Employer name Sewanhaka CSD Amount $55,577.76 Date 12/19/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAMINITI, JASON R Employer name Broome County Amount $55,577.74 Date 03/05/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WAGNER, RICHARD J Employer name Monroe County Water Authority Amount $55,577.64 Date 07/18/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name INGRAM, KEVIN R Employer name Rockland County Amount $55,577.09 Date 07/05/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPECKHARDT, TONYA M Employer name NYS Senate Regular Annual Amount $55,577.04 Date 09/13/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALESSI, ROBERT J Employer name Erie County Amount $55,576.46 Date 07/22/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WINFIELD, BRENT R Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $55,576.25 Date 02/03/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAMILTON, ANDREA J Employer name Onondaga County Amount $55,576.23 Date 08/26/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SACHS, JOANN Employer name Harrison CSD Amount $55,576.17 Date 09/07/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEEHAN, JENNIFER C Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $55,575.94 Date 09/03/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YPSILANTIS, VANESSA M Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $55,575.58 Date 11/14/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROTH, JULIE E Employer name SUNY College Techn Cobleskill Amount $55,575.54 Date 03/28/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLY, ANNETTE C Employer name Rochester City School Dist Amount $55,575.31 Date 10/04/1970 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELLONI, FRANK M Employer name Three Village CSD Amount $55,575.29 Date 06/06/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREGG, LINDA Employer name Suffolk County Amount $55,575.05 Date 07/16/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOYSON, BRAD P Employer name Sherrill City School Dist Amount $55,575.02 Date 12/01/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BACHMORE, CHRISTIAN J Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $55,574.85 Date 11/17/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KENDALL, SELENA M Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $55,574.84 Date 10/02/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAVORMINA, GREGORY J Employer name Town of Fallsburg Amount $55,574.84 Date 02/13/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EUSON, DONALD J Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $55,574.75 Date 11/13/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALCZEWSKI, DANIEL J Employer name Village of Scarsdale Amount $55,574.58 Date 05/26/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOTO, SHARON A Employer name Town of Smithtown Amount $55,574.55 Date 06/13/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SALMON, JOSHUA J Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $55,574.50 Date 12/26/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WAITE, LARRY J Employer name Ulster County Amount $55,574.35 Date 07/01/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IMHOFF, MICHELLE L Employer name Cattaraugus County Amount $55,574.34 Date 01/23/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREENHOUSE, CHRISTOPHER E Employer name Workers Compensation Board Bd Amount $55,574.19 Date 09/30/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOYD, NINFA Employer name Bridgehampton UFSD Amount $55,573.54 Date 01/27/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHAMBLISS, NIKKI T C Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $55,573.37 Date 12/12/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FUSCI, LORRAINE A Employer name SUNY College at Old Westbury Amount $55,573.17 Date 10/14/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BISCHOFSBERGER, LAWRENCE W Employer name Village of Brewster Amount $55,573.07 Date 06/09/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALBERTINE, DANIEL J Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $55,573.05 Date 03/22/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RABBITO-NICOLLS, MARY E Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $55,572.52 Date 10/26/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOWANLOCK, ZECHARIAH R Employer name City of Batavia Amount $55,572.30 Date 07/18/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BIAMONTE, LORI Employer name Rockland County Amount $55,572.28 Date 03/30/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POTESTA, LISA Employer name Rockland County Amount $55,572.28 Date 09/17/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUSCATELLA, CAMILLE A Employer name Rockland County Amount $55,572.27 Date 08/17/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIERONI, GINA MARIE Employer name Rockland County Amount $55,572.27 Date 08/15/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTIN, DINERA Employer name Rockland County Amount $55,572.26 Date 09/13/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REICH, PATRICIA R Employer name Rockland County Amount $55,572.25 Date 04/24/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MIELE, RUTH A Employer name Rockland County Amount $55,572.24 Date 06/11/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VURSTA, VERA A Employer name Rockland County Amount $55,572.22 Date 11/28/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERRANTE, LINDA O Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $55,572.21 Date 06/03/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TWOHIE, FLORENTINA P Employer name Rockland County Amount $55,572.21 Date 10/19/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COOLBAUGH, ARTHUR F, JR Employer name Elmira City School Dist Amount $55,572.10 Date 05/19/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DESPARD, CURTIS W Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $55,571.97 Date 03/16/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOUGHTALING, KEVIN B Employer name Binghamton City School Dist Amount $55,571.78 Date 10/22/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMAS-MCKENZIE, ANNMARIE Employer name Dutchess County Amount $55,571.54 Date 12/23/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BREARTON, JAMES C Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $55,571.33 Date 06/28/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLLURA, CHRISTOPHER T Employer name Town of North Hempstead Amount $55,571.14 Date 01/20/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLUM, NATHAN D Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $55,570.97 Date 07/14/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARRELL, ELLEN M Employer name Herricks UFSD Amount $55,570.72 Date 04/08/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAY, THOMAS C Employer name Five Points Corr Facility Amount $55,570.59 Date 11/17/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NAFIS, MARY E Employer name Office For Technology Amount $55,570.20 Date 04/16/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JIRGAL, KALYANI Employer name Rockland County Amount $55,570.11 Date 02/25/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FELIX, MATTHEW P Employer name Wyoming County Amount $55,570.11 Date 04/09/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOMAO, ANGELO Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $55,570.07 Date 11/17/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE WEESE, STEPHANIE L Employer name South Colonie CSD Amount $55,570.05 Date 09/14/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERSAUD, MUNEER Employer name City of Long Beach Amount $55,569.94 Date 08/07/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FULGUM, SHANNON L Employer name Hendrick Hudson CSD-Cortlandt Amount $55,569.90 Date 06/15/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHWAB, RONALD D Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $55,569.76 Date 05/17/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORGAN, LEE-ANN M Employer name Boces St Lawrence Lewis Amount $55,569.45 Date 06/10/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAND, JOSEPH R Employer name Chenango County Amount $55,569.26 Date 03/08/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, SHANNON M Employer name Ontario County Amount $55,569.22 Date 04/22/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JACKSON, DONALD Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $55,568.95 Date 10/08/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DITOTO, ANTHONY G Employer name Monticello CSD Amount $55,568.78 Date 01/09/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARCHER, MARY GAIL Employer name Cortland County Amount $55,568.74 Date 08/15/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRAMBLE, DEIDRA J Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $55,568.27 Date 11/01/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AIKEN, MICHAEL J Employer name Broome County Amount $55,568.15 Date 03/31/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAFFE, ISABELLE M Employer name Uniondale UFSD Amount $55,568.07 Date 11/23/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SNYDER, DARCY A Employer name Town of Clarence Amount $55,567.75 Date 08/27/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WELLS, ELMER G Employer name Cayuga Correctional Facility Amount $55,567.74 Date 08/24/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOWERS, AMY MARIE Employer name Glens Falls City School Dist Amount $55,567.67 Date 07/01/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA VARE, JODIE L Employer name Broome County Amount $55,567.64 Date 04/16/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ESPADA, TIMOTHY Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $55,567.53 Date 01/15/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAGAR, ELLEN R Employer name Education Department Amount $55,567.46 Date 01/04/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNOX-WELLS, MAXINE S Employer name Rockland County Amount $55,567.14 Date 12/28/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOONEY, KEVIN M Employer name City of Troy Amount $55,566.86 Date 11/17/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYWALT, LISA A Employer name Pawling CSD Amount $55,566.48 Date 09/10/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUBET-ROMAN, LISETTE Employer name Hawthorne-Cedar Knolls UFSD Amount $55,566.44 Date 09/11/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORTUNE, CLIFFORD C Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $55,566.24 Date 05/09/1975 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VACINEK, CHARLES R Employer name Springville-Griffith Inst CSD Amount $55,566.00 Date 05/14/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLACKWELL, TODD L Employer name Albany City School Dist Amount $55,565.88 Date 11/19/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HICKS, JACK R Employer name Rochester Psych Center Amount $55,565.52 Date 09/15/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REECE, YULIANA D Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $55,565.44 Date 04/02/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARTLETT, LORI J Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $55,565.16 Date 02/26/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THURSTON, PRUDENCE M L Employer name Monroe Woodbury CSD Amount $55,565.00 Date 10/10/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROTUNDO, ANTONIO P C Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $55,564.82 Date 06/08/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LATEFI, SHAHRZAD Employer name Orange County Amount $55,564.55 Date 08/25/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IAMONDO, LYNNE P Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $55,564.09 Date 10/30/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOODY, DAVID J Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $55,563.98 Date 06/23/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PITTS, BEATRICE E Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $55,563.63 Date 09/22/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DI CAMILLO, DENNIS H Employer name Central Valley CSD Amount $55,563.44 Date 06/21/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORMSBY, JASON G Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $55,563.37 Date 06/29/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BYRNES, JENNIFER M Employer name Town of Tonawanda Amount $55,562.96 Date 03/25/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BREAULT, SHANNAN K Employer name SUNY College Techn Cobleskill Amount $55,562.50 Date 04/08/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BALLARD, JOSHUA K Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $55,561.98 Date 07/22/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENJAMIN, CALE L Employer name City of Salamanca Amount $55,561.98 Date 03/28/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System