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 EDWARDS, JEFFERY N Employer name Greater So Tier Boces Amount $51,250.44 Date 07/16/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DONABELLA, FREDERICK J Employer name SUNY College at Oswego Amount $51,250.23 Date 01/22/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ACOMB, RAY W Employer name Town of Dansville Amount $51,250.08 Date 07/01/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIDER, RUSSELL E Employer name Town of Long Lake Amount $51,250.02 Date 07/01/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GANDASAPUTRA, YVONNE Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $51,250.01 Date 06/23/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOUTANT, NATHAN T Employer name Town of Le Ray Amount $51,249.91 Date 04/04/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLOODGOOD, DOUGLAS P Employer name Onondaga County Amount $51,249.83 Date 10/30/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERKINS, JOHN S Employer name Town of Alfred Amount $51,249.80 Date 10/10/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUY, ROBERT R, JR Employer name City of Hornell Amount $51,249.47 Date 05/22/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RHODES, KATHY M Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $51,249.44 Date 03/03/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, PATRICIA A Employer name Onondaga CSD Amount $51,249.37 Date 08/22/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, ROLAND D Employer name Village of Middleport Amount $51,249.20 Date 04/01/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BIRD, KELLY A Employer name Niagara County Amount $51,249.12 Date 04/24/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC KOY, BEVERLY D Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $51,248.63 Date 02/08/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PALMER, DOROTHY A Employer name Onondaga CSD Amount $51,248.59 Date 12/13/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMES, HEIDI J Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $51,248.46 Date 08/27/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FELTON, GLORIA Employer name Westchester County Amount $51,248.46 Date 03/13/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEIDEL, SCOTT M Employer name Westchester County Amount $51,248.46 Date 03/13/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICHMAN, GARY R Employer name Town of Bainbridge Amount $51,248.37 Date 12/05/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HESS, FREDERICK B Employer name Tompkins County Amount $51,248.36 Date 09/02/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIVERNOIS, SHANA L Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $51,248.18 Date 07/30/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YONKERS, GREGORY M Employer name City of Albany Amount $51,248.14 Date 02/03/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LESTER, TERRY Employer name Brooklyn DDSO Amount $51,248.09 Date 10/05/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHIANI, PAMELA M Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $51,247.40 Date 02/17/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AERY, LAURA Employer name Office of Public Safety Amount $51,247.23 Date 06/20/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOGAN, FLORENCE D Employer name Ramapo Housing Authority Amount $51,247.16 Date 03/05/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALAWENDER, VALERIE A Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $51,247.08 Date 03/31/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLUVER, DEBORAH S Employer name Port Washington UFSD Amount $51,246.79 Date 09/02/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEWART, SHALIMAR L Employer name Westchester County Amount $51,246.48 Date 04/11/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEDARD, LAWRENCE J Employer name Clinton County Amount $51,246.42 Date 02/06/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FITZGERALD, MARTIN H Employer name Warren County Amount $51,246.35 Date 08/16/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAMES, ROSEMARY Employer name Town of North Salem Amount $51,246.30 Date 09/17/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALSH, REBECCA A Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $51,246.27 Date 11/17/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEWIS, MELISSA B Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $51,246.22 Date 10/16/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEVENS, ADAM J Employer name Fishers Fire District Amount $51,246.20 Date 02/25/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JAMES, FREDERICK A Employer name Rochester Housing Authority Amount $51,246.18 Date 10/28/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA CASSE, CELESTE M Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $51,246.03 Date 06/08/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOYLAN, RICHARD M Employer name Utica Mun Housing Authority Amount $51,245.71 Date 07/03/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEHR, MARIANN Employer name Clarkstown CSD Amount $51,245.68 Date 09/16/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANSON, PAUL D Employer name City of Albany Amount $51,245.08 Date 10/09/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENRY, RENEE T Employer name Jamestown Community College Amount $51,244.98 Date 01/05/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEYMOUR, MARK A Employer name City of Albany Amount $51,244.71 Date 05/30/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUFFY, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $51,244.65 Date 07/23/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUNNINGHAM, THOMAS F Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $51,244.28 Date 03/28/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOWINSKI, MICHAEL G Employer name Islip Fire District Amount $51,243.86 Date 10/03/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHAMBERLIN, JUNE S Employer name North Syracuse CSD Amount $51,243.81 Date 01/21/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PHELPS, JACLYN M Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $51,243.72 Date 12/21/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GALLAGHER, DEBORAH L Employer name Pawling CSD Amount $51,243.64 Date 10/05/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WASHBURN, KYLE E Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $51,243.19 Date 07/08/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AFFIA, UTONNE E Employer name Hempstead UFSD Amount $51,243.18 Date 01/07/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALI, JOANNE Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $51,243.13 Date 05/28/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ECKER, BENJAMIN W Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $51,242.83 Date 09/03/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, MATHEW J Employer name City of Rochester Amount $51,242.74 Date 07/10/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUCAS, DERRICK W Employer name Niagara Frontier Trans Auth Amount $51,242.60 Date 08/31/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LITTLE, RANDY J Employer name Chautauqua County Amount $51,242.54 Date 08/20/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SLACK, WILLIAM M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $51,242.37 Date 12/04/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GORE, JOHNNY L Employer name New York Public Library Amount $51,242.34 Date 10/30/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLOSSER, LAUREN A Employer name Sunmount Dev Center Amount $51,242.15 Date 11/19/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORRISSEY, JAMES M Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $51,242.04 Date 08/03/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURGARD, MICHAEL A Employer name Buffalo Psych Center Amount $51,241.88 Date 12/20/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VILLA, JOHN H Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $51,241.80 Date 11/07/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIERCE, SANDRA E Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $51,241.62 Date 09/29/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DECKER, JAMES V Employer name Palisades Interstate Pk Commis Amount $51,241.54 Date 11/02/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANTILLO, AUDRA M Employer name Liberty CSD Amount $51,241.44 Date 11/17/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JANUSZ, JULIE M Employer name Five Points Corr Facility Amount $51,241.38 Date 11/22/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORGAN, JUSTIN J Employer name Ballston Spa-Csd Amount $51,241.15 Date 11/15/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHLENKER, SCOTT D Employer name Town of Rush Amount $51,240.95 Date 08/22/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLER, JOHN J Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $51,240.92 Date 07/07/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALABRO, VICTORIA Employer name Hicksville UFSD Amount $51,240.77 Date 03/19/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEBB, LORELYN D Employer name Sharon Springs CSD Amount $51,240.66 Date 10/25/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ESAW, KEVIN J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $51,240.43 Date 04/09/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOUIS, LAURIE J Employer name Albany Public Library Amount $51,239.85 Date 01/08/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAUGER, KAREN M Employer name Clarence CSD Amount $51,239.66 Date 11/06/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TONES, RICHARD V Employer name Town of Pike Amount $51,239.44 Date 10/04/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUSH, JOSEPH P Employer name Town of Big Flats Amount $51,238.81 Date 01/18/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAHLOAN, NAGHMANA T Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $51,238.72 Date 06/04/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COWIN, THOMAS C Employer name Office of Public Safety Amount $51,238.55 Date 10/28/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOURGEOIS, MARK L Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $51,238.48 Date 07/20/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLBURN, JILL P Employer name Jamestown Community College Amount $51,238.41 Date 06/03/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, MAUREEN M Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $51,238.21 Date 04/27/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCANTLEBURY, CHYNA S Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $51,237.23 Date 11/12/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCALICE, CHERYL A Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $51,237.17 Date 08/18/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FULTON, JOANNE Employer name Rochester City School Dist Amount $51,237.12 Date 06/13/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARRIS, JOAN C Employer name Uniondale UFSD Amount $51,237.00 Date 12/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PULEO, ANTHONY M Employer name Boces-Monroe Orlean Sup Dist Amount $51,236.91 Date 08/19/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITMER, LARRY J Employer name Niagara St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $51,236.90 Date 04/25/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAKLITSCH, VALERIE J Employer name Bellmore-Merrick CSD Amount $51,236.78 Date 05/30/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PORPORA, PASQUALE J Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $51,236.50 Date 01/15/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WELCH, JAMES P Employer name City of Plattsburgh Amount $51,236.49 Date 02/12/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THUNDATHIL, ZACHARIAS JOHN Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $51,236.48 Date 05/14/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, MARTIN W Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $51,236.31 Date 02/27/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRAWFORD, LAURIE J Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $51,236.10 Date 07/08/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AUNGIER, BRADLEY P Employer name Onondaga County Amount $51,235.58 Date 12/19/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUIGNAN, STEPHANY Employer name Nassau County Amount $51,235.57 Date 09/08/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIERSON, BRETT W Employer name Village of East Rochester Amount $51,235.50 Date 07/21/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name COWAN, CARYN E Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $51,235.48 Date 07/08/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLMES, DANIEL O Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $51,235.40 Date 05/17/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDRE, LAURA L Employer name Sunmount Dev Center Amount $51,235.35 Date 07/10/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLEMING, GAIL R Employer name Nassau County Amount $51,235.28 Date 12/19/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRAJACIC, MICHAEL C Employer name Town of Evans Amount $51,234.91 Date 07/25/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System