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 POTENZINO, THOMAS G Employer name Village of Johnson City Amount $53,369.86 Date 06/26/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STASHKO, DENNIS E Employer name Village of Johnson City Amount $53,369.86 Date 02/22/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRIDGES, MICHELLE L Employer name Sullivan County Amount $53,369.71 Date 09/17/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REMILLARD, MARC H Employer name Syracuse Housing Authority Amount $53,369.30 Date 10/02/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIBBLE, GARY Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $53,369.09 Date 07/18/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LI BRITZ, RENEE A Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $53,368.96 Date 11/09/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORCORAN, SANDRA L Employer name City of Port Jervis Amount $53,368.76 Date 08/08/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARDNER, ANITA M Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $53,368.66 Date 05/31/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CERASOLI, LISA Employer name Hilton CSD Amount $53,368.59 Date 01/12/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SERO, SHANNON Employer name Bare Hill Correction Facility Amount $53,368.31 Date 08/24/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARVEY, SANDRA V Employer name Office For The Aging Amount $53,368.20 Date 11/05/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZELLNER, DANIEL F Employer name N Tonawanda City School Dist Amount $53,368.20 Date 04/22/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SILVERMAN, LAUREN B Employer name Department of Health Amount $53,368.11 Date 10/16/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHUMWAY, EUGENE S Employer name Chemung County Amount $53,368.04 Date 07/09/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVERA, JAIME A Employer name Orleans Corr Facility Amount $53,367.71 Date 08/03/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JUNGE, GERTRUD M Employer name Div Alc & Alc Abuse Trtmnt Center Amount $53,367.60 Date 12/12/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PITTMAN, COURTNEY S Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $53,367.25 Date 12/27/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SNYDER, TRICIA L Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $53,366.92 Date 08/02/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERGUSON, HAROLD E Employer name Uniondale UFSD Amount $53,366.92 Date 09/03/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LYNCH, ERIC J Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $53,366.78 Date 07/17/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIAZ, NEREIDA Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $53,366.70 Date 11/21/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENWARE, DEBRA J Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $53,366.69 Date 02/08/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEN, JULIE M Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $53,366.61 Date 04/24/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STENSLAND, SHANE L Employer name Onondaga County Amount $53,366.54 Date 01/28/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMMONS-TYO, ELLEN P Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $53,366.47 Date 08/29/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHEEK, PATRICIA J Employer name Cattaraugus County Amount $53,366.35 Date 08/24/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAPPELLA, MARYANNE B Employer name William Floyd UFSD Amount $53,366.32 Date 11/30/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RHEAUME, MARIA F Employer name Sunmount Dev Center Amount $53,366.22 Date 06/21/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VERTINO, JOHN Employer name Buffalo City School District Amount $53,366.08 Date 10/22/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SYMONDS, CLIFFORD TODD Employer name Town of Marcy Amount $53,365.51 Date 09/01/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALL, KEVIN M Employer name No Tonawanda Public Library Amount $53,365.47 Date 06/20/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COYLE, RYAN D Employer name Town of Chester Amount $53,364.87 Date 03/14/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEN, MICHAEL J Employer name Town of Colonie Amount $53,364.76 Date 02/16/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA COTTA, CHRISTOPHER E Employer name Chenango County Amount $53,364.68 Date 10/03/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SALIS, WESLEY Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $53,364.55 Date 09/07/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURRAY, SHARON L Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $53,364.00 Date 03/05/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAVE, DANIEL J Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $53,363.90 Date 06/04/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEFANICK, FRANCIS Employer name Dept Transportation Region 7 Amount $53,363.35 Date 10/11/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STARR, SUZANNE C Employer name Boces-Monroe Amount $53,363.31 Date 07/26/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROGERS, SHELDON G Employer name Pilgrim Psych Center Amount $53,363.21 Date 11/07/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, CONNIE D Employer name Washington Hts Unit Amount $53,363.18 Date 02/02/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLEMENTS, MICHELLE P Employer name Nanuet UFSD Amount $53,362.99 Date 11/04/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAER, MARIE B Employer name City of Binghamton Amount $53,362.87 Date 05/22/1976 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZARESKI, DEBRA A Employer name Department of Health Amount $53,362.81 Date 06/25/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOLESKY, KRISTINA M Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $53,362.80 Date 05/25/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, DEREK K Employer name NYS Gaming Commission Amount $53,362.77 Date 12/01/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAYLOR, WILLIE L Employer name Hutchings Psych Center Amount $53,362.54 Date 07/29/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARDINALE, MARC D Employer name Dutchess County Amount $53,362.30 Date 12/29/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEIDMAN, GLEN J Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $53,362.29 Date 01/05/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHIMKUS, JOSHUA S Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $53,362.26 Date 02/12/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEHRLE, LANCE R Employer name New Hartford CSD Amount $53,361.98 Date 11/15/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHETTINI, RAYMOND Employer name Islip UFSD Amount $53,361.97 Date 06/28/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VELSINI, ERIN L Employer name Essex County Amount $53,361.88 Date 10/14/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REED, DAWN M Employer name Bill Drafting Commission Amount $53,361.62 Date 11/30/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICHARDS, CECILIA F Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $53,361.31 Date 06/14/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STROBEL, MARJORIE C Employer name Niagara-Wheatfield CSD Amount $53,361.26 Date 10/09/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MINGLE, TERRY P Employer name Cornell University Amount $53,361.16 Date 06/02/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SICA, KAREN M Employer name Village of Rockville Centre Amount $53,361.10 Date 02/25/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, SHANTELIA R Employer name Westchester County Amount $53,361.07 Date 01/31/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERSICO, CHRISTOPHER R Employer name Levittown Fire District Amount $53,361.03 Date 10/26/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMPSON, SANDRA J Employer name Town of Broadalbin Amount $53,360.32 Date 01/21/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEA, LEEANNE M Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $53,360.29 Date 10/20/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KISTNER, LISA M Employer name Town of Amherst Amount $53,360.23 Date 01/13/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, BRIAN J Employer name Orange County Amount $53,360.06 Date 07/09/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAMAN, MICHAEL F Employer name SUNY Inst Technology at Utica Amount $53,360.03 Date 02/20/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MASTERSON, THOMAS J Employer name Genesee St Park And Rec Regn Amount $53,360.03 Date 12/02/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUTSCH, KATHLEEN H Employer name Town of Cheektowaga Amount $53,360.03 Date 03/05/1975 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAYES, CODI A Employer name Town of Bath Amount $53,359.92 Date 07/09/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NIGHTINGALE, KEVIN P Employer name Seneca County Amount $53,359.85 Date 01/21/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRAGG, MICHAEL J Employer name Boces Westchester Sole Supvsry Amount $53,359.73 Date 05/18/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEWART, ELISSA I Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $53,359.50 Date 08/15/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLOVCHENA, DOREEN A Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $53,359.20 Date 08/23/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALTER, CHRIS J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 5 Amount $53,358.93 Date 02/14/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOMANCIK-TEED, MICHELLE A Employer name Town of Vestal Amount $53,358.81 Date 05/01/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORTIZ, JOSE, JR Employer name NYS Veterans Home at St Albans Amount $53,358.65 Date 09/09/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NIKAS, ALEXANDER R Employer name City of Glens Falls Amount $53,358.63 Date 03/18/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name APPLEY, TODD P Employer name Town of Hancock Amount $53,358.41 Date 08/26/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLINKMAN, JUSTIN E Employer name Wayne County Amount $53,357.87 Date 02/10/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, BENJAMIN J Employer name Erie County Amount $53,357.76 Date 09/15/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TIFFANY, TONY L Employer name Ontario County Amount $53,357.70 Date 01/01/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LINTON, JACQUELINE Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $53,357.61 Date 10/21/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORANO, SCOTT D Employer name Williamsville CSD Amount $53,357.58 Date 02/04/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WULFF, HAZEL E Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $53,357.45 Date 03/01/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBINSON, JAMES H Employer name SUNY College Techn Cobleskill Amount $53,356.98 Date 02/15/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GONCALVES, ISABEL M Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $53,356.72 Date 12/02/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCAGLIONE PAREDES, JANINE M Employer name Rockland County Amount $53,356.48 Date 04/09/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OCHOA, CARLA V Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $53,356.45 Date 05/08/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIEMANN, DEBRA S Employer name Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD Amount $53,356.45 Date 12/13/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLIVER, KAREN LOUISE Employer name Cattaraugus County Amount $53,356.40 Date 03/31/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRANDINETTI, FRANCIS Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $53,356.35 Date 07/20/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEACH, BRENDA A Employer name Livingston Correction Facility Amount $53,356.34 Date 09/21/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMAS-MELVILLE, JENELLE N Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $53,356.25 Date 01/15/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DENMARK, SHANE D Employer name City of Rochester Amount $53,355.89 Date 08/06/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTINEZ, GLORIA NANCY Employer name Central Islip UFSD Amount $53,355.69 Date 04/29/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CABE, CHRISTOPHER C C Employer name City of Schenectady Amount $53,355.65 Date 08/24/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LYGA, RHONDA J Employer name Albany County Amount $53,355.61 Date 01/10/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAULKNER, BRENDA R Employer name Livingston County Amount $53,355.59 Date 05/16/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARRIS, LORENA B Employer name Schenectady County Amount $53,355.54 Date 09/06/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STALLINGS, J C Employer name Webster CSD Amount $53,355.49 Date 04/11/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DORR, MELISSA M Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $53,355.33 Date 09/01/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System