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 LEWANDROWSKI, LORRAINE H Employer name Herkimer County Amount $51,945.16 Date 12/19/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERRARACCIO, MORGAN A Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $51,944.75 Date 10/30/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, JAMES H, SR Employer name Town of Livonia Amount $51,944.58 Date 06/01/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, AUSTIN J Employer name Albany County Amount $51,943.65 Date 09/28/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WAHL, CLARENCE G, JR Employer name Hancock CSD Amount $51,943.52 Date 07/01/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC DONALD, PHILIP C Employer name Town of Tonawanda Amount $51,943.39 Date 01/03/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name AMADOR, CAIRO A, JR Employer name Broome County Amount $51,943.32 Date 03/05/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAMPNICH, ROBIN A Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $51,943.22 Date 12/01/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOURADIAN, MARK D Employer name Bellmore-Merrick CSD Amount $51,942.87 Date 09/15/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SYKES, DUANE G Employer name Town of Edwards Amount $51,942.76 Date 01/01/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARCLAY, VIOLET R Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $51,942.56 Date 06/03/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUCKLEY, DANIEL J Employer name NYS Bridge Authority Amount $51,942.30 Date 10/26/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THILESEN, NINA M Employer name Nassau County Amount $51,942.17 Date 08/05/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUBERT, JIMAE M Employer name Broome County Amount $51,941.76 Date 10/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AGONEY, JAMES E Employer name Saratoga County Amount $51,941.46 Date 05/02/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANDERS, DAVID G Employer name Dept Transportation Region 1 Amount $51,941.39 Date 05/16/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOPKINS, SUSAN K Employer name Steuben County Amount $51,941.34 Date 04/14/1975 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZELLER, RAYMOND E Employer name Town of Clifton Park Amount $51,941.30 Date 05/09/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREEN, MARK F Employer name Steuben County Amount $51,941.29 Date 08/20/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, COLLEEN M Employer name Steuben County Amount $51,941.29 Date 01/23/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OGDEN, KENNETH J Employer name Lakeland CSD of Shrub Oak Amount $51,941.23 Date 12/13/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAGGETT, KENNETH E Employer name Steuben County Amount $51,941.19 Date 06/30/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAXON, JOHN K Employer name Dept Transportation Region 1 Amount $51,941.18 Date 04/01/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRAHAM, KEVIN J Employer name Steuben County Amount $51,941.17 Date 09/09/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEAGLE, SHEILA D Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $51,941.08 Date 03/20/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA PRAD, LORI M Employer name Franklin County Amount $51,940.86 Date 09/30/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WAGNER, CRAIG R Employer name Southampton UFSD Amount $51,940.66 Date 04/05/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUIZ, PATRICIA M Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $51,940.45 Date 11/19/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA FRANCE, ANNAMARIE Employer name E Syracuse-Minoa CSD Amount $51,940.02 Date 10/19/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, BRUCE L Employer name Indian River CSD Amount $51,939.93 Date 02/05/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JENKINS, AHMAD K Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Civil Branch Amount $51,939.89 Date 04/05/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HREN, JOHN S Employer name Otsego County Amount $51,939.67 Date 05/30/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORMAN, MAURA H Employer name Town of Southampton Amount $51,939.52 Date 01/05/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GULIFIELD, JAMES T Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $51,939.43 Date 07/03/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FURLONG, THOMAS J Employer name City of Rome Amount $51,939.04 Date 03/14/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GREEN, LYUDMILA A Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $51,938.83 Date 02/13/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOTH, JOSEPH A Employer name Erie County Amount $51,938.83 Date 06/08/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURNS, PATRICK J Employer name Workers Compensation Board Bd Amount $51,938.75 Date 08/19/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASCIANO, JAMES Employer name Niagara Frontier Trans Auth Amount $51,938.62 Date 05/14/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMMONS, KAREN A Employer name Westchester Library System Amount $51,938.58 Date 07/10/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TRIPP, JAMES Employer name Broome County Amount $51,938.23 Date 01/02/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVERA, MILAGROS Employer name Warwick Valley CSD Amount $51,937.55 Date 07/03/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUTTS, AMANDA L Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $51,937.29 Date 02/19/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LARRIER, ROGER Employer name Mt Vernon City School Dist Amount $51,937.25 Date 06/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAMPBELL, SYDNEY O Employer name Veterans Home at Montrose Amount $51,936.92 Date 04/15/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICHOLAS, DOROTHY L Employer name NYS Veterans Home at St Albans Amount $51,936.81 Date 06/13/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLEMEROPOULOS, ALLISON C Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $51,936.77 Date 02/04/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLEIN, GARY C, JR Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $51,936.77 Date 08/24/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAMILTON, DARLENE E Employer name Monroe County Amount $51,936.65 Date 04/04/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAURO, MICHELLE R Employer name Rockville Centre Pub Library Amount $51,936.54 Date 05/24/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LYNCH, DONNA M Employer name Clarkstown CSD Amount $51,936.47 Date 09/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRODY, MARGARET H Employer name Madison County Amount $51,936.41 Date 06/07/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name APPELL, JAMES K Employer name Wayne County Amount $51,935.61 Date 05/24/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TROWBRIDGE, PATRICIA A Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $51,935.59 Date 09/13/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BILLINGTON, DONALD A Employer name City of Glens Falls Amount $51,935.53 Date 04/24/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BISCEGLIA, RICK A Employer name Town of Harrison Amount $51,935.43 Date 06/09/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MALONEY, HOLLY Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $51,935.37 Date 12/22/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELLERBE, STACY Employer name Roosevelt UFSD Amount $51,935.30 Date 05/27/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARVEY, JAY M Employer name Olympic Reg Dev Authority Amount $51,935.18 Date 09/18/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HORN, TERESA L Employer name Southampton UFSD Amount $51,934.96 Date 02/20/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MCKAY, BONNIE JEAN Employer name SUNY College at Buffalo Amount $51,934.83 Date 01/06/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MERCADO, MICHAEL R Employer name NYC Civil Court Amount $51,934.76 Date 08/02/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDERSON, RICHARD M Employer name SUNY Maritime College Amount $51,934.73 Date 04/16/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHIAPUZZI, ROBERT E, JR Employer name Valley Stream Chsd Amount $51,934.68 Date 09/01/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VACCARO, MICHAEL J Employer name Buffalo City School District Amount $51,934.61 Date 09/15/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHURCH, ANNETTE Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $51,934.36 Date 08/11/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ONUFRIK, DAWN N Employer name Town of North Salem Amount $51,934.26 Date 07/25/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LASHER, KATHERINE M Employer name No Westchester Joint Water Works Amount $51,934.23 Date 01/09/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIERCE, TRACY JAY Employer name Chautauqua County Amount $51,934.21 Date 03/13/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAXTER, JEFFERY Employer name Westchester County Amount $51,934.20 Date 04/22/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUTIERREZ, MARK W Employer name Dept Transportation Region 7 Amount $51,934.06 Date 11/22/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, SOLOMON M Employer name New York City Childrens Center Amount $51,933.73 Date 10/16/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAMIREZ, RICARDO Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $51,933.67 Date 09/29/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARUANA, DAVID J Employer name Springville-Griffith Inst CSD Amount $51,933.37 Date 03/01/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOWARD, GEORGE H, JR Employer name Office of Technology-Inst Amount $51,933.32 Date 10/24/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIBERNARDO, SARA E Employer name Helen Hayes Hospital Amount $51,933.24 Date 05/07/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KANTOR, LAUREL H Employer name Madison County Amount $51,933.22 Date 07/05/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CELESTIN, JENNIFER C Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $51,933.20 Date 07/13/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MENNIG, DOUGLAS M Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $51,932.98 Date 11/25/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRUICKSHANK, BRIAN D Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $51,932.91 Date 08/26/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORIN, ALICE M Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $51,932.73 Date 01/02/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAGUIRE, DAWN M Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $51,932.72 Date 01/31/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SALMON, VIOLET O Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $51,932.28 Date 08/17/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BASTIANI, MARIAN Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $51,932.28 Date 09/14/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLEMAN, RONALD M Employer name Adirondack Correction Facility Amount $51,932.21 Date 09/29/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLOBIGIAN, MARK B Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $51,932.06 Date 08/30/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOGLIA, ADA Employer name Mahopac CSD Amount $51,931.97 Date 10/09/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATTERA, CATHERINE Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $51,931.94 Date 09/20/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KARASZEWSKI, AARON W Employer name Orchard Park CSD Amount $51,931.91 Date 03/04/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CANNON, MICHAEL P Employer name Webster CSD Amount $51,931.88 Date 06/01/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARNEY, NICHOLAS W Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $51,931.81 Date 02/17/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOGREIRA, VALERIE L Employer name Valley Stream UFSD 13 Amount $51,931.80 Date 05/24/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHYNE, GRETCHEN Y Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $51,931.68 Date 09/01/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALL, LYNTESA D Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $51,931.67 Date 03/22/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GERBER, GEORGE F Employer name Oneida City School Dist Amount $51,931.60 Date 08/10/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENNINGER, JILL M Employer name Town of Cheektowaga Amount $51,931.34 Date 12/16/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATTHEWS, RICHARD W, SR Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $51,931.21 Date 07/19/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ACITO, HOLLY M Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $51,931.20 Date 06/26/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC MAHON, ANTONINA R Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $51,931.09 Date 01/16/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POUDRIER, TERESA J Employer name Hannibal CSD Amount $51,931.09 Date 11/09/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System