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 RUHLAND, SHARON A Employer name Cattaraugus County Amount $45,133.20 Date 05/01/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEERE, CAROLYN L Employer name Orange County Amount $45,133.13 Date 07/19/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, CARL A Employer name Bridgehampton UFSD Amount $45,132.59 Date 02/06/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LI, PEIHO Employer name Off of The Med Inspector Gen Amount $45,132.52 Date 12/07/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHERMERHORN, WENDY L Employer name Chenango Valley CSD Amount $45,132.29 Date 11/07/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AUSTIN, RYAN R Employer name Village of Fort Plain Amount $45,132.21 Date 04/29/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LUHMANN, PAMELA M Employer name Levittown Public Library Amount $45,131.96 Date 06/20/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEMON, CHELSEA M Employer name NYS Senate Regular Annual Amount $45,131.78 Date 01/10/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOJCIK, KEVIN H Employer name City of Cohoes Amount $45,131.75 Date 04/25/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EUGENE, JAMES R Employer name NYS Office People Devel Disab Amount $45,131.71 Date 05/15/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IAQUEZ-SAMUELSON, ANTOINETTE Employer name Goshen CSD Amount $45,131.64 Date 10/05/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARDNER, BEVERLY R Employer name Cornwall CSD Amount $45,131.40 Date 11/04/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEBO, RICHARD D Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $45,131.39 Date 06/28/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANTOS, SONIA Employer name Pilgrim Psych Center Amount $45,131.21 Date 06/02/1973 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WASHBURN, SCOTT D Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $45,131.09 Date 07/21/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COSTELLO, AMY J Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $45,130.69 Date 08/01/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZHINDON, JUAN P Employer name Blind Brook-Rye UFSD Amount $45,130.68 Date 01/24/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MULE, JENNIFER A Employer name Town of Boston Amount $45,130.48 Date 01/15/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARTHOLOMEW, RAY A Employer name SUNY College Environ Sciences Amount $45,130.07 Date 10/16/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GLEASMAN, JAMES W, JR Employer name Town of Frankfort Amount $45,130.01 Date 05/29/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MENTIS, MICHELLE V.D Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $45,129.82 Date 07/01/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIBERMAN, VLADISLAV Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $45,129.80 Date 10/11/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOLDSTEIN, TAMMY L Employer name Nassau County Amount $45,129.75 Date 11/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, NATHAN A Employer name Village of Trumansburg Amount $45,129.73 Date 07/29/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROWSWELL, ALAN R Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $45,129.72 Date 03/14/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DONAHUE, JOHN J Employer name City of Oswego Amount $45,129.60 Date 12/03/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LILKAS, THOMAS G Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $45,129.56 Date 08/12/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMAS, LILLIE R Employer name Monroe County Amount $45,129.37 Date 03/22/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALFARO, ALISSA Employer name Town of Babylon Amount $45,129.34 Date 08/11/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, NANCY P Employer name Town of Babylon Amount $45,129.34 Date 07/12/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HIBBERT, BRENDA E Employer name Newburgh City School Dist Amount $45,129.32 Date 03/10/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITING, JAMES M Employer name New York State Assembly Amount $45,128.72 Date 04/24/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLOCK, CARI D Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $45,128.53 Date 10/23/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRUZ, ARACELIS Employer name Katonah-Lewisboro UFSD Amount $45,128.53 Date 09/10/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARSEMA, KRISTINA R Employer name SUNY College at Geneseo Amount $45,128.46 Date 05/31/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ECHEVARRIA, ANYOLINA M Employer name Brentwood UFSD Amount $45,128.42 Date 01/22/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELINSKI, BARBARA H Employer name Off of The Med Inspector Gen Amount $45,128.37 Date 09/29/1976 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KROLL, CRAIG D Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $45,128.32 Date 09/10/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'CONNOR, RYAN J Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $45,128.30 Date 08/01/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEXTON, JAY T Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $45,127.71 Date 06/12/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WILCOX, MARK W Employer name Town of Caneadea Amount $45,127.02 Date 01/01/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHIERA, FRANK J, JR Employer name Education Department Amount $45,126.98 Date 07/22/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LENO, MICHAEL J Employer name Office Parks, Rec & Hist Pres Amount $45,126.72 Date 12/07/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSENBROCK, BRUCE K Employer name Saratoga County Amount $45,126.66 Date 05/09/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN ZANDT, RACHEL Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $45,126.48 Date 10/20/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KARPINSKI, CORY M Employer name Erie County Amount $45,126.24 Date 05/14/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILBUR, TAMMY L Employer name Department of Health Amount $45,126.06 Date 12/17/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORRISON, ANDREW D Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $45,125.78 Date 04/16/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, TIFFANY C Employer name Herkimer County Amount $45,125.56 Date 01/11/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEWART, ERIN K Employer name SUNY College at New Paltz Amount $45,125.50 Date 12/16/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BASLER, AMY C Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $45,125.47 Date 04/17/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HART, MICHELLE J Employer name Orange County Amount $45,125.36 Date 04/04/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAUTER, SCOTT J Employer name Village of Lowville Amount $45,125.25 Date 12/12/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TURNER, KAREN E Employer name New York Public Library Amount $45,125.22 Date 11/28/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AGUILAR, DAVID A Employer name East Meadow Public Library Amount $45,124.86 Date 06/16/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAMPBELL, JAMIE L Employer name Olympic Reg Dev Authority Amount $45,124.83 Date 10/07/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARMAN, NICHOLAS W Employer name City of Binghamton Amount $45,124.65 Date 06/04/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRAYSON, KATHLEEN A Employer name Naples CSD Amount $45,124.60 Date 03/01/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROGERS, RETHA A Employer name City of Rochester Amount $45,124.58 Date 07/01/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARION, TIMOTHY W Employer name Ithaca Housing Authority Amount $45,124.05 Date 03/31/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TARBANIA, JEFFREY J Employer name City of Rome Amount $45,123.92 Date 07/29/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUSH, PAULA S Employer name La Fayette CSD Amount $45,123.90 Date 03/12/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PULLEYN, GREGORY S Employer name Boces-Monroe Amount $45,123.80 Date 11/16/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GADEWOLTZ, BRUCE A Employer name Town of Sheridan Amount $45,123.71 Date 01/23/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COONEY, MELODY Employer name Town of Babylon Amount $45,123.54 Date 07/25/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA FOREST, JEREMY W Employer name Education Department Amount $45,123.45 Date 05/24/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SZAFRAN, PAUL L Employer name Grand Island CSD Amount $45,123.20 Date 04/20/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHAUMBURG, CHARLES H Employer name Village of Goshen Amount $45,123.10 Date 01/15/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEKELBURG, EARL J Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $45,123.01 Date 02/25/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIDDLE, JESSICA Employer name NYS Gaming Commission Amount $45,122.91 Date 04/21/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURNS, CLARE A Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $45,122.68 Date 11/16/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIBBS, FRANK, SR Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $45,122.23 Date 01/14/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEWEL, LISA Employer name Village of Walden Amount $45,122.00 Date 09/17/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZEHR, MICHAEL G Employer name Town of Rodman Amount $45,121.92 Date 02/23/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAGADONE, COURTNEY A Employer name Steuben County Amount $45,121.52 Date 02/22/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PORTER, SHANNON E Employer name Town of North Elba Amount $45,121.21 Date 11/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHULTIS, LYNN C Employer name Town of Afton Amount $45,121.17 Date 11/22/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, RYANN Employer name Livingston Manor CSD Amount $45,121.13 Date 07/20/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIGIAKOS, LINDA Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $45,121.12 Date 10/19/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMPSON, BRENDA Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $45,121.11 Date 11/05/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAVETTE, KEITH E Employer name Delaware County Amount $45,121.10 Date 06/16/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RANDOLPH, ANNETTE Employer name Westchester County Amount $45,120.61 Date 06/14/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHAVIS, DORIS T Employer name Rochester Psych Center Amount $45,120.29 Date 11/30/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREXA, KAREN M Employer name Town of Cortlandt Amount $45,120.24 Date 03/10/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DONNELLY, BRANDON J Employer name Wayne County Amount $45,120.21 Date 06/02/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLIMINE, CHERYL A Employer name West Babylon UFSD Amount $45,120.18 Date 02/13/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMONE, LYNN M Employer name Jamesville De Witt CSD Amount $45,120.14 Date 01/03/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLEIN, CYNTHIA A Employer name Upper Mohawk Valley Water Bd Amount $45,120.12 Date 09/25/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOUSE, EDWARD D Employer name SUNY Inst Technology at Utica Amount $45,119.96 Date 03/18/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AGRICOLTOSO, ANN M Employer name Monroe County Amount $45,119.92 Date 08/18/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DREW, RICHARD M Employer name Dept Transportation Region 3 Amount $45,119.84 Date 12/13/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPRINGER, ALLISON J Employer name Mohawk Valley Psych Center Amount $45,119.76 Date 07/20/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDERSON, DAVID P Employer name Town of Groveland Amount $45,119.71 Date 01/16/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, JERMANE D Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $45,119.48 Date 10/26/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIBSON, KIRK M Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $45,119.16 Date 10/29/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE ROCCO, PATRICK M Employer name Herkimer County Amount $45,119.16 Date 02/04/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUTTILLA, CATERINA Employer name SUNY College Techn Farmingdale Amount $45,119.00 Date 05/15/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEKTESHI, FARK Employer name Bethpage UFSD Amount $45,118.94 Date 06/25/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPALLANE, WALTER J, JR Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $45,118.89 Date 08/22/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALTIERI, RICHARD A, III Employer name City of Amsterdam Amount $45,118.63 Date 09/05/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System