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 AUGUST, DENNIS M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $50,634.10 Date 10/22/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOWE, WAYNE D Employer name Chenango County Amount $50,633.78 Date 03/19/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MULLER, JEAN E Employer name Office of General Services Amount $50,633.66 Date 05/14/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEVENPECK, KEVIN R Employer name Office of General Services Amount $50,633.41 Date 12/06/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARTNETT, DANIEL L Employer name Office of General Services Amount $50,633.41 Date 03/27/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEMS, DIANE E Employer name Office of General Services Amount $50,633.41 Date 03/04/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEATTIE, RAYMOND M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $50,633.41 Date 11/20/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CROFT, THOMAS R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $50,633.41 Date 09/01/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAPASADI, JEFFREY D Employer name Division of State Police Amount $50,633.41 Date 08/22/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RELYEA, DAVID R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $50,633.41 Date 03/03/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEVINS, ELAINE J Employer name Office For Technology Amount $50,633.41 Date 01/05/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, ROBERT J Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $50,633.41 Date 04/16/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITEHEAD, JOHN P Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $50,633.41 Date 02/10/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARRELL, TIMOTHY V Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $50,633.41 Date 01/28/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEWTON, JEFFREY D Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $50,633.41 Date 10/25/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SZUCS, MICHAEL L Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $50,633.41 Date 03/24/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEST, GREGORY J Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $50,633.41 Date 06/02/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRUTON, JAMES S Employer name Education Department Amount $50,633.41 Date 09/21/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHIERA, JOHN J Employer name Education Department Amount $50,633.41 Date 09/22/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUTLEDGE, GEORGE F Employer name Department of Health Amount $50,633.41 Date 10/25/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCOTT, MICHAEL G Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $50,633.41 Date 05/20/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WATERMAN, JOSEPH F Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $50,633.41 Date 04/14/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEPLINGER, KEVIN E Employer name SUNY College at New Paltz Amount $50,633.41 Date 03/15/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAIER, DAN C Employer name SUNY College at New Paltz Amount $50,633.41 Date 10/24/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KENNERKNECHT, ERIC J Employer name SUNY Inst Technology at Utica Amount $50,633.41 Date 03/13/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPELLICY, MICHAEL J Employer name SUNY Inst Technology at Utica Amount $50,633.41 Date 12/08/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SNYDER, JAMES S Employer name SUNY College Technology Canton Amount $50,633.41 Date 11/07/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOSS, TIMOTHY M Employer name SUNY College Techn Cobleskill Amount $50,633.41 Date 05/12/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SWEENEY, PAUL J Employer name SUNY Central Admin Amount $50,633.41 Date 09/24/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELLIS, JAMES T Employer name Dept Transportation Region 5 Amount $50,633.41 Date 06/28/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRIES, WILLIAM J Employer name Genesee St Park And Rec Regn Amount $50,633.41 Date 02/16/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WIK, DAVID L Employer name Niagara St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $50,633.41 Date 03/29/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, LARRY J Employer name Finger Lakes St Pk And Rec Reg Amount $50,633.41 Date 07/23/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARKER, SEAN C Employer name Central NY St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $50,633.41 Date 07/20/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOUGLAS, RICHARD R Employer name Central NY St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $50,633.41 Date 06/20/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRIMES, HUNTER F, IV Employer name Thousand Isl St Pk And Rec Reg Amount $50,633.41 Date 06/15/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAWLEY, BRIAN R Employer name Yates County Amount $50,633.37 Date 01/31/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SALISBURY, MICHAEL J Employer name Elmira Psych Center Amount $50,633.29 Date 10/27/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAGDA, LORRAINE Employer name Suffolk County Amount $50,633.26 Date 11/17/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FINLAY, LEE A Employer name Ulster County Amount $50,633.21 Date 03/10/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CERULLO, MICHAEL Employer name Westchester County Amount $50,632.99 Date 02/17/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARLUCCI, PATRICK V Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $50,632.86 Date 10/28/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HYDORN, GEORGE A, III Employer name New York State Assembly Amount $50,632.66 Date 03/09/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HASKETT, SUSAN M Employer name Tioga County Amount $50,632.23 Date 10/31/1975 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DERKOVITZ, VICKI A Employer name Wyoming Corr Facility Amount $50,632.02 Date 10/11/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COSTELLO, JOAN A Employer name Schalmont CSD Amount $50,631.62 Date 09/13/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUTHERFORD, MELODY I Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $50,631.50 Date 01/05/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAAMAN, MICHAEL P Employer name St Lawrence Psych Center Amount $50,631.16 Date 11/13/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KIDNEY, ANNA M Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $50,630.94 Date 12/21/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PULIAFICO, MICHELE A Employer name Port Washington UFSD Amount $50,630.90 Date 04/14/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SKELTON, SUZANNE R Employer name Montgomery County Amount $50,630.65 Date 03/19/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHERRY, KARIN A Employer name North Syracuse CSD Amount $50,630.36 Date 09/04/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOMMER, CATHY R Employer name Town of Amherst Amount $50,630.17 Date 06/09/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURRAY, JASON D Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $50,629.80 Date 11/09/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROOKS, KENNETH L, JR Employer name Greene County Amount $50,629.13 Date 12/03/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, WILLIAM C, SR Employer name Greene County Amount $50,629.05 Date 10/21/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOODING, BERNADETTE Employer name Capital Dist Child&Youth Serv Amount $50,628.60 Date 08/27/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHILLUFFO, MICHELE H Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $50,628.60 Date 04/20/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANKERSON, ANDREA D Employer name Bernard Fineson Dev Center Amount $50,628.60 Date 03/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SULLIVAN, MATTHEW Employer name Nassau County Amount $50,628.46 Date 06/07/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREEN, ANTHONY D Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $50,628.34 Date 02/25/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NORTE, PAULA M Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $50,628.14 Date 01/15/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WELCH, QUENTIN R Employer name Capital Dist Psych Center Amount $50,628.05 Date 05/08/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NORTON, BRADFORD R Employer name City of Ithaca Amount $50,628.00 Date 05/17/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIZZI, JAROD D Employer name Gates-Chili CSD Amount $50,627.80 Date 03/03/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OROLOGIO, MICHAEL L Employer name Ogdensburg Corr Facility Amount $50,627.75 Date 04/29/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORD, ZACHARY E Employer name Riverview Correction Facility Amount $50,627.73 Date 01/26/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZAGORSKI, AIMEE L Employer name Div Criminal Justice Serv Amount $50,627.52 Date 12/12/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOVELLO, CHARLES Employer name Cleary School Deaf Children Amount $50,627.40 Date 10/01/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEMPSTEAD, JEFF R Employer name Town of Bethlehem Amount $50,627.23 Date 07/17/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOHAMMED, NAZIMA Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $50,627.20 Date 08/26/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOLLETTE, AMANDA N Employer name Wayne County Amount $50,627.04 Date 09/01/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PABON, LUIS F Employer name Albany County Amount $50,626.84 Date 11/07/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JESSIE, SHEILA R Employer name Sunmount Dev Center Amount $50,626.68 Date 11/17/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TISSOT, JAMES E Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $50,626.60 Date 01/19/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PREMO, PENNY A Employer name Franklin County Amount $50,626.59 Date 01/04/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERTSCH-BRUSTMAN, LORI A Employer name Sullivan County Amount $50,626.39 Date 09/07/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUMPF, KATHLEEN Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $50,626.33 Date 03/23/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OSBORN, JESSICA D Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $50,626.09 Date 03/14/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEEN, PATRICK E Employer name Greater Binghamton Health Center Amount $50,626.00 Date 12/31/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARCOTTE, STEPHANIE Employer name Essex County Amount $50,625.93 Date 03/01/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEMANIA, KATHLEEN Employer name Div Military & Naval Affairs Amount $50,625.66 Date 10/04/1971 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOW, KENNETH J Employer name City of Hudson Amount $50,625.03 Date 07/14/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZOLLBRECHT, ANDREA J Employer name SUNY Binghamton Amount $50,624.31 Date 01/12/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUCEY, KATHLEEN Employer name Education Department Amount $50,624.26 Date 05/10/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RENTZ, AMY J Employer name Town of Tonawanda Amount $50,624.25 Date 03/12/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLARK, BRENDAN G Employer name Cattaraugus County Amount $50,624.23 Date 05/20/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC DONAGH, FRANK A Employer name City of Albany Amount $50,624.06 Date 11/24/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name STRICKLAND, JAMES A Employer name Town of Newfane Amount $50,624.01 Date 07/07/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AROCHO, DANIEL Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $50,623.83 Date 01/24/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLOUGH, LYNN Employer name Office of General Services Amount $50,623.59 Date 10/17/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LYONS, MALCOLM R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $50,623.59 Date 10/01/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BELIVEAU, HEIDI A Employer name Office For Technology Amount $50,623.59 Date 09/28/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEAULAC, PAUL J Employer name Div Criminal Justice Serv Amount $50,623.59 Date 10/10/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LABOISSIERE, MARY E Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $50,623.59 Date 01/28/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAUBSCH, GLORIA J Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $50,623.59 Date 10/23/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, PATRICIA L Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $50,623.59 Date 03/07/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAHRENKOPF, LAURIE J Employer name Dept of Public Service Amount $50,623.59 Date 10/11/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEDBETTER, MARY E Employer name Department of State Amount $50,623.59 Date 06/08/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOWE, EVERSLEY W Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $50,623.59 Date 05/10/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System