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 MICHAELS, ALAN T Employer name Dept of Public Service Amount $127,493.33 Date 02/22/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUINTANO, ANTHONY J Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $127,492.54 Date 02/15/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GERACE, DONALD R Employer name Utica City School Dist Amount $127,489.05 Date 01/01/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAINE, KEITH C Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,488.41 Date 04/07/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CURTIS, DAVID J Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $127,487.66 Date 11/15/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WIRENIUS, JOHN F Employer name Pub Employment Relations Bd Amount $127,484.14 Date 12/18/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NGAI, LISA S Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $127,479.25 Date 12/08/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWNE, JAMES P Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $127,475.54 Date 11/09/1972 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name D'ELIA, GERARD Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $127,475.54 Date 05/03/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GILBERT, TIMOTHY M Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $127,475.54 Date 03/07/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALSH, MICHAEL T Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $127,475.54 Date 04/10/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZARUDSKY, JOHN D Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $127,475.54 Date 09/28/1965 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORDWAY, RYAN M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,471.86 Date 08/16/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MOGAVERO, JOHN J Employer name Erie County Water Authority Amount $127,470.41 Date 03/19/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOONE, ROSA W Employer name Westchester County Amount $127,466.42 Date 09/07/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CLEARY, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $127,466.04 Date 10/20/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SANTORO, CHRISTOPHER F Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,457.99 Date 11/15/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WHITBECK, DAVID E Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,457.99 Date 11/15/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name REILLY, BRIAN O Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $127,457.90 Date 07/02/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLY, CRAIG M Employer name Village of Sleepy Hollow Amount $127,456.71 Date 01/05/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GEISENDORFER, ANN B Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $127,452.05 Date 03/17/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PLASTINI, MATTHEW T Employer name Village of Rye Brook Amount $127,450.47 Date 09/05/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BARREDA, KARINA G Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $127,449.97 Date 09/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHWENCKE, ROBERT F Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $127,445.96 Date 06/17/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAMPE, MARGARET J Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $127,444.74 Date 11/21/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JADICK, MARYANNE Employer name Suffolk County Amount $127,443.47 Date 08/07/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CARTHY, MICHAEL D Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,442.20 Date 01/07/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ROSADO, THERESA Employer name Westchester County Amount $127,439.28 Date 11/14/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAUGHTRY, CLARENCE M, JR Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $127,439.20 Date 10/15/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REYNOLDS, JAMES Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $127,437.98 Date 01/29/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HOLLOWAY, VIRGINIA F Employer name Rocky Point UFSD Amount $127,435.69 Date 10/30/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JENKINS, JOSHUA L Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,435.00 Date 06/28/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LAM, CHRISTINA Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $127,428.30 Date 01/28/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GILLIS MATTSON, JENNIFER M Employer name SUNY Binghamton Amount $127,428.21 Date 01/01/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STAVOLA, THERESA Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $127,427.67 Date 11/29/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SULLIVAN, GERALD F Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $127,426.67 Date 04/17/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WATSON, JOHN T Employer name Sullivan County Amount $127,426.41 Date 04/19/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'BRYAN, MICHAEL D Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,423.59 Date 10/30/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SISCO, GARY B Employer name Town of Warwick Amount $127,422.61 Date 11/07/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BLOUNT, ANDREA K Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $127,422.52 Date 05/01/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEA, PATRICK A Employer name Town of West Seneca Amount $127,419.21 Date 07/07/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SPANO, JAMES S Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $127,418.37 Date 06/13/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, JUANA L Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $127,417.29 Date 09/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARR, KEVIN E Employer name Nassau County Amount $127,414.68 Date 04/29/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAILLIE, JOHN C Employer name City of Rochester Amount $127,413.12 Date 10/01/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ONDERDONK, MARNE L Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $127,411.57 Date 01/03/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OURSLER, MARK N Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $127,411.57 Date 01/02/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COHEN, ERICA L Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $127,411.57 Date 01/08/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUNCANSON, ROBERT A Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $127,411.57 Date 03/01/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GANGAROSA, EDWARD C Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $127,411.57 Date 03/03/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUNT, MARSHA A Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $127,411.57 Date 01/20/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, MARGARET N Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $127,411.57 Date 08/02/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'KEEFE PERO, SHANNON J Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $127,411.57 Date 02/07/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SNODGRASS, CYNTHIA L Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $127,411.57 Date 03/03/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STANISLAUS, KAREN J Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $127,411.57 Date 12/04/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOMPKINS, JEFFERY G Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $127,411.57 Date 05/22/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VIRKLER, TIMOTHY L Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $127,411.57 Date 04/18/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIAMOND, TAMRA M Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $127,411.57 Date 01/03/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MIKAN, MARY L Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $127,411.57 Date 11/29/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TUHOLSKI, JILL M Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $127,411.57 Date 01/03/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOLF, KRISTEN M Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $127,411.57 Date 04/13/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PATTISON, MARK P Employer name Department of State Amount $127,406.40 Date 01/01/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEPHENS, WEN Z Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $127,397.76 Date 01/19/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STRAWBRIDGE, GLENN R Employer name Eastchester Fire Dist Amount $127,397.12 Date 02/09/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name YEVOLI, MICHAEL J Employer name Empire State Development Corp. Amount $127,394.16 Date 05/01/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMENDOLA, MARY T Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Civil Branch Amount $127,391.38 Date 09/04/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WAN, ANDREA V W Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $127,391.30 Date 07/06/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAGLIANO, MARTIN, JR Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $127,390.84 Date 10/04/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOZLOV, LEONARD Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $127,389.50 Date 03/09/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VINCENZO, NICHOLAS S Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $127,386.11 Date 09/12/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LISBY-SMITH, MICHELE E Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $127,378.99 Date 05/01/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCACCIA, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name City of Schenectady Amount $127,377.62 Date 10/23/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MC DONALD, JEFFREY M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,377.15 Date 06/28/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TRINIDAD, THELMA C Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $127,376.41 Date 12/21/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOWNSEND, COURTNEY L H Employer name Westchester County Amount $127,374.01 Date 05/28/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'NEILL, EDWIN J Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $127,374.01 Date 08/11/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DUNDON, MICHAEL P Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,372.16 Date 04/24/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FUENTES, HAYDEE Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $127,368.17 Date 02/14/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANG, KEVIN C Employer name Nassau County Amount $127,367.17 Date 12/09/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPRUNG, NADINE M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $127,364.00 Date 01/03/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATTHEWS, JOHN A Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $127,363.21 Date 07/21/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BIRDIE, EDWARD J Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $127,361.92 Date 09/04/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANRAHAN, MARGARET Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $127,360.01 Date 03/12/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUINONES, CARLOS Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $127,357.19 Date 01/26/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COOK, DAVID A Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $127,353.08 Date 08/30/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BASSINSON, D SCOTT Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $127,347.94 Date 08/19/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VOGEL, CARL W, JR Employer name Suffolk County Amount $127,346.18 Date 10/30/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOWEN, INGRID L Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $127,339.99 Date 01/07/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GANGI, PETER J Employer name Nassau County Amount $127,339.37 Date 10/17/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LOWEN, MARK S Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $127,339.01 Date 04/22/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VELEZ, JESSICA R Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $127,338.58 Date 12/05/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MANZELLA, ELIZABETH Employer name Suffolk County Amount $127,335.10 Date 09/05/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA MONICA, JARED L Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,332.48 Date 01/15/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WACHOWSKI, PETER L Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $127,331.73 Date 07/31/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HICKS, JAMES Employer name Kirby Forensic Psych Center Amount $127,326.47 Date 04/23/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERRY, BRYAN P Employer name Energy Research Dev Authority Amount $127,325.83 Date 06/01/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AYELLO, JANET P Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $127,319.90 Date 02/15/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICKMAN, DEU'WAYNE E Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $127,317.98 Date 01/31/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, JOHN P Employer name Suffolk County Amount $127,313.65 Date 09/03/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHMIDT, BRUCE D Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $127,312.06 Date 08/24/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System