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 THOMAS, PAULETTE G Employer name Downstate Corr Facility Amount $127,308.52 Date 05/01/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SLOWIK, DAVID M Employer name Town of Chester Amount $127,307.97 Date 03/01/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name POWELL, JEAN Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $127,306.93 Date 09/23/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MASSI, PAUL J Employer name Village of Mamaroneck Amount $127,305.60 Date 01/09/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MINIHAN, JAMES J Employer name Ossining UFSD Amount $127,305.47 Date 01/05/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SGROI, PAMELA Employer name City of Peekskill Amount $127,302.57 Date 01/17/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GOODING, DESMOND C Employer name Housing Finance Agcy Amount $127,302.27 Date 04/04/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EASON, PAUL, JR Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $127,295.96 Date 09/16/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name STUMPF, MATTHEW W Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,294.09 Date 06/28/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WHALEN, DANIEL B Employer name Village of Mineola Amount $127,289.04 Date 09/01/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, BRIAN M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,287.42 Date 09/09/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name D'ALOIA, JOHN S Employer name Dept of Public Service Amount $127,283.75 Date 12/21/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EVANS, JOHN D Employer name NYS Senate Regular Annual Amount $127,280.88 Date 01/09/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ISTAD, SHANNON B Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,280.21 Date 10/30/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MURPHY, JOHN J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $127,276.80 Date 09/20/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLUKIEWICZ, KATHRYN M Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $127,275.08 Date 06/29/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENITEZ, LAZARO Employer name Department of State Amount $127,273.52 Date 12/04/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAMPTON, MELVIN A Employer name Nassau County Amount $127,271.23 Date 01/06/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LARATTA, DONALD J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $127,268.51 Date 08/03/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALMAWALDI, ILAF Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $127,265.58 Date 04/20/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOLL, DANIEL J Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $127,265.44 Date 09/02/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STENBERG, ADAM M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,265.15 Date 04/11/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name O'CONNOR, JEROME S Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $127,265.07 Date 08/19/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEUTE, RICHARD A Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $127,259.04 Date 01/30/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAIGLER, ERIC J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,255.65 Date 04/07/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BRADY, KEVIN B Employer name Suffolk County Amount $127,254.86 Date 09/13/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARKS, NIGEL A Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $127,249.35 Date 06/14/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENNESSY, BRIAN D Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,248.09 Date 06/11/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PIERCE, WARREN T Employer name Westchester County Amount $127,247.63 Date 04/20/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BREMENT, RONALD M Employer name City of Rome Amount $127,245.93 Date 11/10/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NOWAK, KATHLEEN A Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $127,243.19 Date 07/12/1973 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GERARD, DAVID G Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $127,240.29 Date 11/22/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, MATTHEW T Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $127,240.27 Date 09/04/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MOLLAPOUR, MEHDI Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Syracuse Amount $127,238.06 Date 08/20/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SLOAN-PAPELE, BRENDA G Employer name Suffolk County Amount $127,235.30 Date 04/24/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARBIERI, JOSEPH, JR Employer name Westchester County Amount $127,234.63 Date 05/01/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETEANI, STEPHEN M Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $127,232.72 Date 09/07/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JOHANSON, DIANE G Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $127,231.95 Date 09/09/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VOUSDEN, JOSEPH C, III Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,228.39 Date 09/09/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CANGERO, FRED Employer name Nassau County Amount $127,224.62 Date 12/07/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAUGHLIN, MICHAEL V Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $127,223.92 Date 10/30/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ESSLING, ERIC J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $127,221.85 Date 12/26/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEFFLER, MARK E Employer name City of Saratoga Springs Amount $127,221.19 Date 06/23/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KLEINHANS, MICHAEL T Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,219.25 Date 05/10/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARYJANOWSKI, WILLIAM J Employer name Orleans Corr Facility Amount $127,214.59 Date 08/21/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRIFFITHS, STEPHEN J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,212.22 Date 09/09/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HAMILL, SCOTT K Employer name Orange County Amount $127,208.51 Date 06/05/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEL RE, CHRISTOPHER G Employer name Nassau County Amount $127,206.59 Date 09/14/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEVENSON, JOHN D Employer name Westchester County Amount $127,206.44 Date 11/30/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MANIKAS, GEORGE W Employer name Town of Rotterdam Amount $127,200.04 Date 12/17/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MOODY, THOMAS P Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $127,196.91 Date 11/24/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'NEIL, WILLIAM F X Employer name Dutchess County Amount $127,195.65 Date 05/09/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAXTER, RICARDO M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,194.35 Date 05/08/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RAMSING, WILLIAM T Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,193.99 Date 01/07/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KUMAPLEY, ROBERT K Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $127,193.10 Date 05/05/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEIERLEIN, DEBORAH A Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $127,191.91 Date 08/30/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COWEN, KEVIN M Employer name Tompkins County Amount $127,183.85 Date 11/26/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MASOPUST, MICHAEL F Employer name Town of New Windsor Amount $127,180.64 Date 04/08/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name REAGAN, PATRICK J Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $127,178.30 Date 11/06/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATZELLE, JOSEPH J Employer name Brentwood UFSD Amount $127,177.87 Date 12/23/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOELLER, STEPHANIE Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $127,174.57 Date 11/09/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOEFLING, JOHN B Employer name Sullivan Corr Facility Amount $127,170.14 Date 04/07/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE BIASE, PETER P Employer name Fairview Fire District Amount $127,169.78 Date 03/08/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BUCCINI, LISA M Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $127,169.62 Date 08/13/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOOD, ANGELA R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,168.99 Date 09/27/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MORALES, JAIME L Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $127,166.50 Date 11/02/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'HARE, DANIEL P Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,164.46 Date 09/09/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name STATINI, JAMES Employer name Westchester County Amount $127,163.32 Date 08/17/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MCCAULEY, KEITH M Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $127,159.40 Date 09/19/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENFANTI, WILLIAM J Employer name SUNY College at Buffalo Amount $127,152.43 Date 06/23/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAXWELL, JONATHAN S Employer name Village of Scarsdale Amount $127,151.51 Date 09/07/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BAGAN, CHRISTOPHER Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $127,150.10 Date 01/15/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FALLS, LOIS I Employer name Medicaid Fraud Control Amount $127,148.97 Date 03/10/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATURA, RAYMOND A Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $127,144.70 Date 12/16/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRIEDMAN, BENJAMIN Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $127,143.85 Date 03/23/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GHEZZI, FRANK C Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $127,142.50 Date 10/16/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TANOURY, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,141.93 Date 01/07/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MORGAN, STEVEN L Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,141.43 Date 09/09/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CHRIEST, STEVEN T Employer name Division of State Police Amount $127,141.06 Date 04/11/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name VAN ORDEN, AUGUSTUS E., JR Employer name Willard Drug Treatment Campus Amount $127,137.51 Date 12/14/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GERACE, JAMES D Employer name Town of Colonie Amount $127,136.86 Date 08/31/1967 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NEUBAUER ROGERS, ANDREA Employer name Suffolk County Amount $127,135.10 Date 04/16/1973 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENKHOUKHA, ESSMA Employer name Nassau County Amount $127,132.81 Date 08/06/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARON, ERIC J Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $127,132.33 Date 10/21/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC KAY, GEORGE C, III Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $127,131.95 Date 07/04/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GANNON, KEITH F Employer name Village of Ardsley Amount $127,130.65 Date 05/08/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name EVANS, WALTER F, III Employer name NYS Teachers Retirement System Amount $127,129.76 Date 02/23/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EVANS, MARY C Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $127,129.17 Date 02/04/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name VALVANO, ROSARIO Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $127,127.10 Date 10/10/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUSCARELLA, ANDREW A Employer name Nassau County Amount $127,124.85 Date 11/22/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUFRANO, JOSEPH Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $127,123.41 Date 07/10/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VEACH, DEBRA Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $127,122.01 Date 08/10/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARREIROS, JORGE Employer name Chappaqua CSD Amount $127,121.72 Date 10/07/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOMBER, MICHAEL S Employer name NYS Mortgage Agency Amount $127,121.10 Date 12/01/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YACOUBI, MEGAN Employer name New York Public Library Amount $127,119.85 Date 11/07/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALEXANDRE, FEDELINE M Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $127,118.99 Date 03/16/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TARANTINO, NICHOLAS J Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $127,114.53 Date 10/29/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHERMAN, DEREK S Employer name City of Schenectady Amount $127,114.08 Date 10/18/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CICARDO, JAMES R, JR Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $127,113.78 Date 02/04/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAVIGAN, MAUREEN P Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $127,113.49 Date 08/24/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System