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 RUGAR, MICHAEL D Employer name Town of Poughkeepsie Amount $53,846.34 Date 03/22/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETRILLI, WILLIAM A Employer name Delaware Academy C S D - Delhi Amount $53,846.20 Date 09/01/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUCINSKI, MICHAEL R Employer name Orange County Amount $53,846.17 Date 09/10/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AXINN, DAVID Employer name Insurance Dept-Liquidation Bur Amount $53,846.10 Date 09/05/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'TOOLE, JOHN P Employer name Wayne County Amount $53,845.88 Date 04/27/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEENAN-GARDNER, JO ELLEN Employer name Boces-Albany Schenect Schohari Amount $53,845.71 Date 09/28/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUSTAVE, PATRYSE C Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $53,845.12 Date 11/28/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BALDWIN, SUSAN E Employer name Town of Wilton Amount $53,844.96 Date 04/20/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIS, ROBIN J Employer name Liverpool CSD Amount $53,844.54 Date 07/01/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIULIANO, MARYANN F Employer name Deer Park UFSD Amount $53,844.21 Date 09/08/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RACANELLI, MARIE A Employer name Deer Park UFSD Amount $53,844.21 Date 09/15/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEPE, THERESA M Employer name Deer Park UFSD Amount $53,844.21 Date 09/13/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIGNA, DARLENE M Employer name Deer Park UFSD Amount $53,844.21 Date 11/20/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOHLER, RAMONA M Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $53,844.18 Date 07/11/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, JOHN E Employer name Nassau County Amount $53,844.10 Date 01/13/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CIETEK, ROBERT M Employer name Albany County Amount $53,844.05 Date 02/12/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUSIELAK, MARK D Employer name Village of Depew Amount $53,843.89 Date 09/17/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRESUME, MARLENE M Employer name Insurance Dept-Liquidation Bur Amount $53,843.82 Date 01/17/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANDERS, MICHAEL L Employer name Village of Medina Amount $53,843.62 Date 09/15/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WUJASTYK, GREGORY J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 5 Amount $53,843.39 Date 08/06/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SALAMON, ANN M Employer name Sherburne-Earlville CSD Amount $53,843.36 Date 01/19/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, ANTHONY T Employer name Dept Transportation Region 9 Amount $53,843.29 Date 09/16/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIKARSKY, KIMBERLY M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $53,842.52 Date 03/02/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CORLEY, DORIS Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $53,842.52 Date 02/04/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MULLIGAN, SEAN M Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $53,842.52 Date 08/08/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPERBER, MARGARET M Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $53,842.52 Date 02/28/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STANLEY, FELICIA M Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $53,842.52 Date 09/19/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREEN, BETTY ANN Employer name Steuben County Amount $53,842.31 Date 12/02/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORTIZ-THOMPSON, MARIBEL Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $53,842.24 Date 11/14/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DHUY, BRIAN J Employer name Tioga County Amount $53,841.60 Date 06/28/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CODUTI, ANNUNZIATA M Employer name Office Parks, Rec & Hist Pres Amount $53,841.04 Date 05/14/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEACOCK, DEVINE T Employer name Cattaraugus County Amount $53,840.94 Date 08/17/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOVEDAY, RONALD C Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $53,840.91 Date 04/12/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NUERMBERGER, TERRY L Employer name Erie County Amount $53,840.59 Date 05/26/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIAMANTATOS, MARCOS N Employer name Office For Technology Amount $53,840.51 Date 11/07/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WERTMAN, COURTNEY L Employer name NYS School Bd Association Amount $53,840.45 Date 04/04/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHACKO, JACOB P Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $53,840.35 Date 05/18/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIGO, JOSEPH DARL Employer name SUNY Binghamton Amount $53,840.17 Date 07/12/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOWNS, HENRY C Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $53,840.15 Date 11/17/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEGRON, TOMAS Employer name Brentwood UFSD Amount $53,839.87 Date 09/14/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GULLO, JOSEPH P Employer name Nassau County Amount $53,839.84 Date 08/15/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARNER, DAVID S Employer name City of Glens Falls Amount $53,839.84 Date 04/15/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BESAW, ANNETTE Employer name Boces St Lawrence Lewis Amount $53,839.78 Date 05/18/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROMAND, ELIZABETH A Employer name City of Albany Amount $53,839.15 Date 08/16/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADDICOTT, MICHAEL Employer name City of Ithaca Amount $53,839.14 Date 07/15/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MITCHELL, JACK L Employer name Starpoint CSD Amount $53,838.99 Date 10/21/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIZOTTE, STEPHANIE M Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $53,838.95 Date 08/03/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLETTE, ROBERT L Employer name Dept Transportation Region 7 Amount $53,838.94 Date 10/30/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOUFFRONT-SUAREZ, DORA L Employer name Suffolk County Amount $53,838.90 Date 05/30/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YOUNG, WILLIAM R Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $53,838.49 Date 03/26/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC KEOWN, DANIEL J Employer name Town of Avon Amount $53,838.42 Date 06/19/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAWS, NANCY F Employer name De Ruyter CSD Amount $53,838.34 Date 10/18/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEEHAN, TIMOTHY J Employer name Town of Minerva Amount $53,838.20 Date 01/27/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SNYDER, JILL M Employer name Longwood CSD at Middle Island Amount $53,838.09 Date 04/10/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOFSCHILD, LANI J Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $53,838.04 Date 01/18/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUMMINGS, ERIC M Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $53,837.94 Date 07/24/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLEICHERT, ROBERT H Employer name Town of Colonie Amount $53,837.90 Date 04/15/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COSTELLO, MAURA E Employer name Valhalla UFSD Amount $53,837.86 Date 08/18/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PLUNKETT, SHERRI Employer name Capital Dist Trans Authority Amount $53,837.76 Date 01/07/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA PIERRE, MELANIE F Employer name Red Hook CSD Amount $53,837.33 Date 02/01/1972 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LLOYD-WILSON, DIANA M Employer name Monroe County Amount $53,837.32 Date 03/18/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OSTROWSKI, HOWARD B Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $53,837.09 Date 11/29/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAYER, KURT H Employer name Sullivan County Amount $53,837.06 Date 08/02/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEISHEIT, MARIE H Employer name Bethlehem CSD Amount $53,836.65 Date 11/26/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZOTTA, WILLIAM J Employer name City of Amsterdam Amount $53,836.28 Date 01/01/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WIND, SCOTT R Employer name Dept Transportation Region 5 Amount $53,836.07 Date 11/03/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTINEAU, ERIN K Employer name Altona Corr Facility Amount $53,835.95 Date 07/20/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAMPBELL, CHARLES W Employer name New York State Canal Corp. Amount $53,835.72 Date 04/15/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOZZI, ANNE Employer name Niagara County Amount $53,835.52 Date 10/04/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC DOUGALL, JOHN D Employer name Town of Tully Amount $53,835.38 Date 01/09/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELLIS, LISA A Employer name Town of Bethlehem Amount $53,835.33 Date 03/14/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLS, LARRY A, JR Employer name Village of Lewiston Amount $53,835.11 Date 02/25/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILANO, DENISE M Employer name Pine Plains CSD Amount $53,834.93 Date 06/17/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONDICH, ANDREA D Employer name Niagara St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $53,834.81 Date 09/15/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BIZUB, ROBERT A Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $53,834.76 Date 09/12/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLDFATHER, THOMAS Employer name Office For Technology Amount $53,834.66 Date 06/23/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAFFERTY, ALICIA M Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $53,834.56 Date 09/03/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUSSO, DAWN M Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $53,834.46 Date 04/17/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHANNON, MARK Employer name Boces-Oswego Amount $53,834.41 Date 09/01/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARREN, SCOTT P Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Syracuse Amount $53,834.40 Date 06/03/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRADEN, SAMUEL T Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $53,834.09 Date 09/27/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE SHONG, JELANIE Employer name Lt Governor's Executive Office Amount $53,834.05 Date 11/05/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEFIBAUGH, BENJAMIN P Employer name Office NYS Inspector General Amount $53,834.05 Date 10/19/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LE MAY, CHARLES A Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $53,834.00 Date 09/18/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GONZALEZ, FRANCESKA Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $53,833.79 Date 04/21/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BICKNESE, DOROTHY Employer name Town of Eastchester Amount $53,833.66 Date 10/09/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VASILE, ROSE Employer name Town of Harrison Amount $53,833.56 Date 08/31/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COMPITELLO, CAROL A Employer name Town of Webster Amount $53,833.38 Date 04/13/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HONG, JULIE Employer name Onondaga County Amount $53,832.87 Date 12/26/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRUGER, CHELSEA M Employer name Dept of Public Service Amount $53,832.86 Date 01/12/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARPENTER, JULIE A Employer name Baldwinsville CSD Amount $53,832.86 Date 06/02/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURGDORF-JUNG, JESSICA A Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $53,832.80 Date 04/30/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEVENS, CHRISTOPHER G Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $53,832.74 Date 07/13/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JABLONSKI, BRIAN F Employer name New York State Canal Corp. Amount $53,832.74 Date 06/02/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LISKOW, KIRK D Employer name Cattaraugus County Amount $53,832.67 Date 12/21/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUELL, KEVIN T Employer name Boces Wash'sar'War'Ham'Essex Amount $53,832.65 Date 06/18/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZALESKI, ALEXANDER D Employer name Great Neck UFSD Amount $53,832.54 Date 10/22/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JORGENSEN, MANDI R Employer name Wyoming County Amount $53,832.38 Date 04/15/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOOD, DOUGLAS V Employer name Palisades Interstate Pk Commis Amount $53,832.30 Date 06/10/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARNER, JAMES P Employer name Livingston Correction Facility Amount $53,832.24 Date 06/08/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System