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 HIERL, MICHAEL T Employer name Monroe County Amount $51,643.00 Date 07/10/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOLGOSKI, TIMOTHY R Employer name Village of Ravena Amount $51,642.92 Date 08/01/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CATTERSON, DEBORAH L Employer name Hicksville UFSD Amount $51,642.89 Date 01/03/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRASER, STEPHEN J.F. Employer name Tompkins County Amount $51,642.83 Date 02/27/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WATSON, LANCE L Employer name Cattaraugus County Amount $51,642.67 Date 09/22/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA BRAKE, GARY L Employer name Brasher Falls CSD Amount $51,642.00 Date 10/26/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GEILER, WILLIAM A Employer name Div Military & Naval Affairs Amount $51,641.61 Date 06/01/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUDYNCIA, TINA Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $51,641.56 Date 01/03/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROTHERTON, HELEN E Employer name Indian River CSD Amount $51,641.46 Date 02/02/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RILEY, ANDRA K Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $51,640.71 Date 08/07/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHRADE, ROBERT H Employer name Saratoga County Amount $51,640.61 Date 01/21/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLLINI, JEANNE L Employer name Senate Special Annual Payroll Amount $51,640.56 Date 02/07/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRADY, JOANNE Employer name Westchester County Amount $51,640.36 Date 05/01/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'BRIEN, KRISTIN L Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $51,640.31 Date 05/23/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ESPINAL, ALEXA Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $51,640.12 Date 07/16/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAYNARD, JEANNE M Employer name Schenectady Housing Authority Amount $51,639.95 Date 01/20/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BREWSTER, PAULETTE A Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $51,639.87 Date 01/19/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZIRBEL, STEVEN P Employer name Division of State Police Amount $51,639.82 Date 09/23/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARRY, DENISE A Employer name Freeport UFSD Amount $51,639.58 Date 05/06/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARCELLUS, JOHN T Employer name Saratoga County Amount $51,639.47 Date 01/07/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GILMAN-BEY, ALFRED A Employer name Manhattan Psych Center Amount $51,639.39 Date 05/11/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LE CRANN, MAUREEN F Employer name Plainedge UFSD Amount $51,639.32 Date 10/11/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHIMENTI, NICOLE Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $51,639.26 Date 05/30/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARRUSO, GABRIELE, JR Employer name Div Criminal Justice Serv Amount $51,639.12 Date 11/30/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAO, XIAOLIN Employer name Nassau County Amount $51,638.97 Date 05/29/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VARDALES-MENDEZ, ELMER A Employer name Long Island St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $51,638.72 Date 05/20/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRESTINI, F RUSSELL H Employer name Cohoes City School Dist Amount $51,638.70 Date 09/20/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COZINE, JOSHUA L Employer name Town of Milton Amount $51,638.42 Date 01/21/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOJNAS, WALTER Employer name SUNY Inst Technology at Utica Amount $51,638.22 Date 09/08/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEHLMAN, PETER J Employer name Freeport UFSD Amount $51,638.03 Date 01/03/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA ROSA, DIANE Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $51,638.02 Date 10/15/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CLOSKEY, ANDREW T Employer name Town of Pittsford Amount $51,638.00 Date 01/12/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GEORGE, TERRY L Employer name Bernard Fineson Dev Center Amount $51,637.87 Date 01/16/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROMANO, ELLEN T Employer name East Meadow UFSD Amount $51,637.57 Date 02/15/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RITCHIE, JULIE A Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Syracuse Amount $51,637.55 Date 10/12/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERSKY, SARAH Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $51,637.49 Date 08/01/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEREMETA, MARK J Employer name Southport Correction Facility Amount $51,637.47 Date 07/22/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AVERILL, LINDSAY M Employer name Ulster Correction Facility Amount $51,637.34 Date 10/23/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAIL, MALLORY L Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $51,637.28 Date 10/01/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONNER, JOANN L Employer name Elmira Childrens Services Amount $51,637.17 Date 03/05/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PUGLIESE, LOUIS F Employer name Middle Country CSD Amount $51,637.15 Date 05/17/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SODERLUND, JASON S Employer name Cattaraugus County Amount $51,637.14 Date 04/27/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROTH, TERESA R Employer name Village of North Syracuse Amount $51,637.11 Date 04/24/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOPKO, MARIA S Employer name Cornell University Amount $51,637.09 Date 10/28/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAYLE, CARLOS Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $51,636.93 Date 03/17/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARRINAN, CARMEN T Employer name Westchester County Amount $51,636.85 Date 12/04/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC GUIRE, DANIEL J Employer name Copake-Taconic Hills CSD Amount $51,636.73 Date 06/02/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLER, WILLIAM E Employer name Village of Southampton Amount $51,636.52 Date 06/06/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCATURRO, MICHAEL Employer name Town of Marlborough Amount $51,636.30 Date 02/29/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARRIS, MICHAEL S Employer name Fayetteville-Manlius CSD Amount $51,636.21 Date 06/17/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOSHER, BETH A Employer name Greenwich CSD Amount $51,636.13 Date 01/09/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAUSMAN, ELIZABETH Employer name Dobbs Ferry UFSD Amount $51,635.94 Date 03/20/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARIANO, MICHAEL Employer name Westchester County Amount $51,635.80 Date 11/21/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NORTON, KAILA J Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $51,635.80 Date 08/07/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WATERS, JEFFREY G Employer name Village of Middleport Amount $51,635.64 Date 10/02/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LAWSON, JAMES R Employer name City of Batavia Amount $51,635.51 Date 06/15/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LYONS, RUSSELL J Employer name City of Tonawanda Amount $51,635.35 Date 04/29/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HACHMANN, SUSAN Employer name Nassau County Amount $51,635.07 Date 04/30/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JORDAN, MELISSA J Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $51,634.96 Date 04/04/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALL, AMANDA L Employer name Wayne County Amount $51,634.96 Date 07/06/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VALLEJO, JOSE M Employer name Westchester County Amount $51,634.86 Date 03/25/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JEFFERSON, MICHAEL C Employer name NYS Senate Regular Annual Amount $51,634.80 Date 01/19/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARTHUR, SHIRLEY Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $51,634.80 Date 02/04/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOLB, JUSTIN C Employer name Suffolk County Amount $51,634.69 Date 04/17/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPINA, RHEA A Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $51,634.67 Date 02/22/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOLIS, PATRICIA A Employer name Arlington CSD Amount $51,634.67 Date 09/29/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GALATI, PETER L Employer name Town of Montgomery Amount $51,634.58 Date 03/01/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALEBA, TRUDY L Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $51,634.28 Date 11/27/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, KAREN Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $51,634.05 Date 11/28/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAVACHKA, MORGAN M Employer name Court of Claims Amount $51,633.98 Date 09/10/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEGGETT, STACY L Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $51,633.98 Date 10/30/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPIESZ, MARGARET M Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $51,633.98 Date 06/05/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CANNIZZARO, ERIN P Employer name Appellate Div 3Rd Dept Amount $51,633.59 Date 01/13/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOCKLER, SCOTT M Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $51,633.59 Date 03/16/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHULTZ, KAREN M Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $51,633.59 Date 05/03/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FISCH, MICHAEL J Employer name Water Auth of West Nassau Co Amount $51,633.56 Date 02/27/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BALL, STEPHANIE I Employer name Washington County Amount $51,633.54 Date 08/06/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LONGO, CHRISTINA A Employer name NYS Office People Devel Disab Amount $51,633.52 Date 06/19/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ABBATIELLO, MARK D Employer name City of Saratoga Springs Amount $51,633.47 Date 05/23/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUMAS, PAUL J Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $51,633.39 Date 07/01/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DINGMAN, SARAH E Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $51,633.38 Date 06/25/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEKKERING, GENE P Employer name Schenectady County Amount $51,633.37 Date 06/08/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RANALDO, BRITTANY Employer name SUNY College at Old Westbury Amount $51,632.97 Date 03/28/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DREHER, RYAN D Employer name Saratoga County Amount $51,632.91 Date 09/08/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MERCHANT, MICHAEL W Employer name Tompkins County Amount $51,632.76 Date 03/10/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUNNE, JAMES M Employer name Boces-Broome Delaware Tioga Amount $51,632.71 Date 10/19/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIPINSKI, MICHAEL F Employer name Town of Tonawanda Amount $51,632.57 Date 10/22/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLMES, CHARLES D Employer name SUNY College Technology Alfred Amount $51,632.14 Date 04/05/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOONEY, MELANIE D Employer name Suffolk County Amount $51,632.00 Date 08/29/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC DOWELL, KLEVA Employer name Village of Hempstead Amount $51,631.89 Date 01/21/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMMONS, ANTHONY Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $51,631.46 Date 03/09/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASTELLANO, CHRISTOPHER H Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $51,631.29 Date 05/06/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEIR, LINDA A Employer name Brooklyn Public Library Amount $51,631.15 Date 08/16/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLASANTI, JAYME C Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $51,631.11 Date 09/18/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARNOFSKY, REED Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $51,631.03 Date 04/09/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PALAZZOLO, JOSEPH E Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $51,630.98 Date 09/11/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUALLO, PHYLISETA A Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $51,630.97 Date 02/07/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROMANO, MONICA M Employer name Veterans Home at Montrose Amount $51,630.95 Date 11/08/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREENAWALT, KOLEEN E Employer name SUNY College at Buffalo Amount $51,630.85 Date 05/03/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OGILVIE, CHERYL L Employer name Buffalo Psych Center Amount $51,630.57 Date 12/17/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System