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 DO, KIM Employer name Boces-Monroe Orlean Sup Dist Amount $51,557.60 Date 08/13/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JENSEN, ERIC S Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $51,557.42 Date 09/13/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VANDENBURG, CATLIN F Employer name Saratoga County Amount $51,557.40 Date 05/05/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, MICHELE Employer name Shenendehowa CSD Amount $51,557.40 Date 11/18/1976 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE VIRGILIO, ADAM Employer name Town of Newburgh Amount $51,557.15 Date 07/10/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMATHERS, RANDY L Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $51,557.09 Date 01/18/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLACK, JOYLENE M Employer name Tompkins County Amount $51,557.00 Date 05/16/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RACKL, ASHLEY N Employer name Tompkins County Amount $51,556.91 Date 04/01/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHORNSTHEIMER, HARRY J Employer name Chemung County Amount $51,556.83 Date 07/21/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, BRIAN T Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $51,556.81 Date 12/05/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SUTFIN, CHRISTOPHER S Employer name Town of Perinton Amount $51,556.78 Date 01/07/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENNETT, STANLEY L Employer name Town of East Hampton Amount $51,556.62 Date 01/21/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YOUNG, TERRELL L Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $51,556.59 Date 03/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLEVELAND, BRUCE Employer name Town of Johnsburg Amount $51,556.52 Date 01/01/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEMMERER, MICHELLE A Employer name Broome County Amount $51,556.37 Date 05/02/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBERTSON, CHRISTOPHER C Employer name Shoreham-Wading River CSD Amount $51,556.37 Date 11/18/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SNIFFEN, NANCY J Employer name Crime Victims Compensation Bd Amount $51,555.88 Date 12/18/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHUTT, WILLIAM C Employer name Genesee County Amount $51,555.86 Date 08/11/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOWNE, KATHY Employer name North Babylon UFSD Amount $51,555.41 Date 07/01/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GROOT, ADAM J Employer name City of Canandaigua Amount $51,555.38 Date 05/04/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOORE, VERONICA A Employer name Cornell University Amount $51,555.02 Date 07/28/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HILTON, VALERIE Employer name Garden City UFSD Amount $51,554.90 Date 01/07/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALLACE, DEBORAH A Employer name Mexico CSD Amount $51,554.35 Date 01/20/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GATES, STEVEN Employer name Akron CSD Amount $51,554.15 Date 09/01/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLER, THERESA M Employer name SUNY College Technology Delhi Amount $51,553.85 Date 11/30/1972 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SULLIVAN, BRIDGET Employer name Nyack UFSD Amount $51,553.71 Date 03/07/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHALEY, JOHN M Employer name Dept Transportation Region 3 Amount $51,553.43 Date 12/26/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIKE, WILLIAM E Employer name Town of Hadley Amount $51,553.14 Date 06/03/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MANRIQUE, ELVIA E Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $51,552.92 Date 06/08/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELVIN, MICHAEL, JR Employer name Sullivan County Amount $51,552.90 Date 12/07/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NIAL, KEVIN J Employer name Unadilla Valley CSD Amount $51,552.80 Date 01/06/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LENZ, AMY L Employer name Department of Civil Service Amount $51,552.36 Date 02/20/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BALL, CHARLES F Employer name City of Watertown Amount $51,552.29 Date 05/19/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROITHMAYR, ALEXANDER E Employer name New York State Assembly Amount $51,551.96 Date 01/07/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIHRBERG, MICHAEL J Employer name Village of Ilion Amount $51,551.90 Date 12/02/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HARRIS, LEONARD J Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $51,551.74 Date 11/30/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AUSTIN, MATTHEW R Employer name Washington County Amount $51,551.44 Date 05/22/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERT, JAMES I Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $51,550.70 Date 03/16/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREEN, ROOSEVELT L Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $51,550.30 Date 02/24/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEOPLES, GREGORY M Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $51,550.30 Date 08/06/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BONNELL, TIMOTHY J Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $51,550.19 Date 03/07/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOODSIDE, JAMILYN M Employer name Dept of Agriculture & Markets Amount $51,550.16 Date 01/15/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRIFFIN, VIVIEN S Employer name Red Hook CSD Amount $51,549.96 Date 09/16/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONOVER, STEVEN C Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $51,549.94 Date 05/27/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ENCK, JUDITH S Employer name Catskill CSD Amount $51,549.94 Date 10/16/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERZOG, DAVID T Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $51,549.73 Date 07/25/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IRIZARRY, MATTHEW R Employer name Brooklyn Public Library Amount $51,549.22 Date 07/01/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEGARTY, PETER S Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $51,548.97 Date 11/28/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RACE, ETHAN C E Employer name New Lebanon CSD Amount $51,548.70 Date 10/06/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOGAN, JOHN A Employer name Shenendehowa CSD Amount $51,548.46 Date 07/01/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MERRALL, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 9 Amount $51,548.38 Date 02/07/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERCIBALLI, VICTORIA I Employer name Off of The Med Inspector Gen Amount $51,548.07 Date 09/10/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOUGLAS, RICHARD W Employer name Monroe County Amount $51,548.07 Date 08/06/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOVEE, RICKY A Employer name Dept Transportation Region 6 Amount $51,548.01 Date 07/31/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLAIR, SHARI A Employer name Saranac CSD Amount $51,548.00 Date 09/04/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUINLAN, CHRISTINE M Employer name Webster CSD Amount $51,547.90 Date 10/26/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WAGNER, MICHELLE R Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $51,547.86 Date 09/27/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, SHELLY A Employer name Cayuga County Amount $51,547.38 Date 01/01/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMMONS, CRYSTAL N Employer name Suffolk County Amount $51,547.21 Date 06/01/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VOLLMER, SHARON E Employer name Oswego City School Dist Amount $51,547.20 Date 06/06/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIFFORD, JACK H Employer name Fulton County Amount $51,547.15 Date 08/17/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DECENZO, GEORGE A Employer name City of Albany Amount $51,547.11 Date 01/07/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLAR, RANDY A Employer name Sackets Harbor CSD Amount $51,547.10 Date 04/18/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POHWAT, THOMAS M Employer name Ontario County Amount $51,546.90 Date 09/17/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FULLER, YVONNE M Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $51,546.89 Date 01/25/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARRERA, HUGO Employer name Port Washington UFSD Amount $51,546.88 Date 09/18/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AUDETTE, FREDERICK R Employer name Village of Philadelphia Amount $51,546.83 Date 03/28/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORLACCI, DOMENICO G Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $51,546.81 Date 06/05/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LESTER, PATRICIA M Employer name Town of Niskayuna Amount $51,546.63 Date 03/04/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LINK, CYNTHIA A Employer name Erie County Amount $51,546.49 Date 03/26/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WURTEMBERGER, RACHEL S Employer name Department of Health Amount $51,546.47 Date 06/01/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BALL, KAREN A Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $51,546.41 Date 09/10/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HODGES, JAMES L Employer name Town of York Amount $51,546.38 Date 08/04/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'DONNELL, LINDA M Employer name Sachem CSD at Holbrook Amount $51,546.30 Date 03/15/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COUGHLIN, LAWRENCE K Employer name Greater So Tier Boces Amount $51,546.23 Date 03/19/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARTHOLOMEW, LUCUS P Employer name St Lawrence Psych Center Amount $51,546.10 Date 03/25/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALI, JAMIL M Employer name City of Mount Vernon Amount $51,545.65 Date 01/13/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAYAN, DIANE Employer name Town of Stony Point Amount $51,545.43 Date 08/21/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIADINA, PETER J Employer name Erie County Amount $51,545.40 Date 09/14/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHRISTIANO, JUDY L Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $51,545.15 Date 09/25/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BABCOCK, ROBERT H, JR Employer name Corning Community College Amount $51,544.81 Date 11/16/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAY, JEANMARY R Employer name Brockport CSD Amount $51,544.76 Date 09/09/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRASHER, FRANK P, JR Employer name Dept Transportation Region 1 Amount $51,544.67 Date 01/02/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTINS, MANUEL J Employer name Chappaqua CSD Amount $51,544.52 Date 01/07/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOYLE, DANIEL P Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $51,544.38 Date 02/10/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANTONIK, DALE Employer name Cayuga Correctional Facility Amount $51,544.30 Date 12/04/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALZAK, DAVID E Employer name Middle Country CSD Amount $51,544.20 Date 09/18/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SENIUK, STEVEN R Employer name Town of Penfield Amount $51,544.16 Date 05/29/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CALLION, DOLORES E Employer name Elmont UFSD Amount $51,544.10 Date 05/06/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOETTEL, PATRICK A Employer name Onondaga County Amount $51,544.09 Date 06/28/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICOSIA, REBECCA A Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $51,544.06 Date 06/03/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAYLORD, COURTNEY M Employer name Albion Corr Facility Amount $51,543.84 Date 09/28/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPRAGUE, MICHAEL A Employer name Department of Law Amount $51,543.16 Date 04/24/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name UETTWILLER, CORAL-LEE Employer name Tompkins County Amount $51,543.02 Date 07/16/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMONS, LOU ANNE Employer name SUNY College at Cortland Amount $51,543.00 Date 07/29/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARSLOW, CINDY S Employer name Hamilton County Amount $51,542.89 Date 09/12/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILCOX, JOANNE F Employer name Tompkins County Amount $51,542.84 Date 11/06/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NELSON, ALISHA Employer name NYS Veterans Home at St Albans Amount $51,542.63 Date 11/12/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE MAYO, LINDA E Employer name Ulster County Amount $51,542.40 Date 03/31/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOLFSON, AMANDA E Employer name Ulster County Amount $51,542.40 Date 03/23/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System