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 SMOLINSKI, RUTH A Employer name N Tonawanda City School Dist Amount $42,475.00 Date 08/13/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUSSO, NICHOLAS M Employer name City of Jamestown Amount $42,474.90 Date 02/21/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OSMEN, JAMEL A Employer name Wayne County Amount $42,474.77 Date 12/28/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAGNANAN, DEVIKA E Employer name East Ramapo CSD Amount $42,474.76 Date 09/16/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EKSTROM, DAWN M Employer name Frewsburg CSD Amount $42,474.74 Date 03/30/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUNNINGHAM, THOMAS R Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $42,474.07 Date 01/18/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOERNER, MELISSA DEE Employer name Town of Ogden Amount $42,474.01 Date 03/30/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CLOSKEY, PATRICK A Employer name Village of Brocton Amount $42,474.01 Date 09/03/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, JASON P Employer name Town of Cuba Amount $42,473.99 Date 08/01/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PHILLIPS, ROBBY R Employer name Poughkeepsie City School Dist Amount $42,473.91 Date 07/01/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDERSEN, JAMES I Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $42,473.84 Date 04/01/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOEHLER, CAROL J Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $42,473.81 Date 05/11/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARDY-ARRE, VELLA Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $42,473.40 Date 12/06/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLLEY, ADAM F Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $42,473.26 Date 09/23/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORNISH, ROBERT A Employer name Canandaigua City School Dist Amount $42,473.15 Date 11/03/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CERNE, RACHEL A Employer name Erie County Amount $42,472.59 Date 07/08/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELTON, MELISSA D Employer name Suffolk County Amount $42,472.51 Date 07/30/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARLSTROM, KAREN A Employer name Middletown City School Dist Amount $42,472.33 Date 09/01/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLLOCK, MAUREEN J Employer name Northport East Northport UFSD Amount $42,472.24 Date 09/05/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOLTON, LA KETTA T Employer name Greenburgh CSD Amount $42,472.14 Date 06/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KING, ANTOINETTE P Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $42,471.82 Date 02/25/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STOPLER, SHARI B Employer name Rockland County Amount $42,471.72 Date 10/01/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLUCCIO, PAMELA J Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $42,471.52 Date 01/15/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CERONE, DARREN Employer name Huntington Public Library Amount $42,471.42 Date 04/27/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PATRICK, LINDA M Employer name Division of Human Rights Amount $42,471.24 Date 01/25/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANSTETT, JOHN E Employer name Town of Amherst Amount $42,471.04 Date 10/04/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, DESMOND J Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $42,470.93 Date 04/24/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HENDEL, DIANE C Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $42,470.56 Date 02/28/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NERVEGNA, FRANCES Employer name Sewanhaka CSD Amount $42,470.46 Date 12/11/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DORN, MARGARET Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $42,470.45 Date 03/05/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PUENTE, FLORA J Employer name Central Islip UFSD Amount $42,470.45 Date 12/16/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROJAS, CLARIBEL Employer name Central Islip UFSD Amount $42,470.45 Date 11/19/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANCHEZ, VALERIE A Employer name Central Islip UFSD Amount $42,470.45 Date 09/08/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEWA, ZARGHONA SATAR Employer name Central Islip UFSD Amount $42,470.45 Date 03/23/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEVENSON, NANCY A Employer name Village of Pulaski Amount $42,470.35 Date 03/31/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUESLER, RODNEY J Employer name Town of Ephratah Amount $42,470.21 Date 12/21/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICHARDSON, JILL A Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $42,470.11 Date 03/03/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NELSON-SUCHYNA, CAROL A Employer name Sweet Home CSD Amrst&Tonawanda Amount $42,469.91 Date 03/02/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, JANET L Employer name Southport Correction Facility Amount $42,469.75 Date 10/21/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AGUILAR, AMADEO D Employer name Nassau County Amount $42,469.65 Date 10/21/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAKUFKA, GARY Employer name New York Public Library Amount $42,469.47 Date 06/23/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WONG, LILY YC Employer name New York Public Library Amount $42,469.47 Date 07/28/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILBUR, DAVID W Employer name Town of Greenwich Amount $42,469.42 Date 02/06/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELLIS, JEANETTE E Employer name Kingston City School Dist Amount $42,469.40 Date 12/01/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DELLA VECCHIA, MARY E Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $42,469.28 Date 02/16/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OSOSKALO, DANIEL I Employer name City of Watertown Amount $42,469.17 Date 09/03/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANIM, JEFFREY K Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $42,469.00 Date 01/11/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOTLEY, LEONARD W Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $42,468.95 Date 05/01/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARKER, KATHY A Employer name Cattaraugus County Amount $42,468.86 Date 01/13/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAGE, ROBERT D Employer name Otsego County Amount $42,468.71 Date 02/26/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMBESI, KIM A Employer name Schenectady County Amount $42,468.40 Date 01/27/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELGAR, FLORIDALMA A Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $42,468.37 Date 07/18/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANNAH, VELESTE A Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $42,467.85 Date 09/25/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REYES, JOHN Employer name Deer Park UFSD Amount $42,467.60 Date 01/23/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHELL, CLAUDE, JR Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $42,467.53 Date 09/04/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOB, THOMAS F Employer name Boces-Rensselaer Columbia Gr'N Amount $42,467.43 Date 09/29/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEAN, DONNA L Employer name Allegany County Amount $42,467.35 Date 04/06/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ENGEL-ROSS, KRISTINA Employer name Cornell University Amount $42,467.28 Date 08/26/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REYNOLDS, DARREN E Employer name Town of Sempronius Amount $42,467.13 Date 02/05/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CECORA, MARGUERITE A Employer name Nassau County Amount $42,467.12 Date 03/27/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VON RUNNEN, SANDRA L Employer name Nassau County Amount $42,467.12 Date 05/20/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, SHAMEKA M Employer name Brooklyn DDSO Amount $42,466.97 Date 12/19/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARRINGTON, JOSHUA M Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $42,466.86 Date 10/12/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEERS, GLORIA M Employer name Otsego County Amount $42,466.16 Date 11/25/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MICELI, JOSEPH A Employer name Ramapo CSD Amount $42,466.04 Date 03/04/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RASTELLO, KATHERINE F Employer name Boces-Orange Ulster Sup Dist Amount $42,466.00 Date 09/20/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOFFMAN, PATRICIA J Employer name SUNY College at Geneseo Amount $42,465.85 Date 12/06/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DECKER, ANNE E Employer name Ballston Spa-Csd Amount $42,465.85 Date 09/19/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HICKMAN, NAKIA Y Employer name Orange County Amount $42,465.70 Date 05/03/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DANZY, ARTHUR G Employer name Division of State Police Amount $42,465.68 Date 01/05/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WAGNER, JORDAN A Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $42,465.68 Date 09/08/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LING, YUNHONG Employer name Office For Technology Amount $42,465.53 Date 12/04/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GERARD, KEVIN C Employer name Nassau County Amount $42,465.42 Date 10/16/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BENSON, SUSAN L Employer name Falconer CSD Amount $42,465.00 Date 05/19/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HLADCZUK, ELIZABETH A Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $42,464.90 Date 07/24/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARREN, GEORGE T Employer name East Hampton UFSD Amount $42,464.78 Date 03/19/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, DONALD B Employer name Town of Butternuts Amount $42,464.73 Date 05/16/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LARKIN, CONOR F Employer name Orange County Amount $42,464.64 Date 05/07/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, BRIEN P Employer name City of Rome Amount $42,464.64 Date 04/14/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STYK, SHARON J Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $42,464.62 Date 03/13/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FULLER, WAYNE Employer name Village of Woodridge Amount $42,464.59 Date 08/01/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZAWISTOWSKI, JOSEPH M Employer name Watervliet Housing Authority Amount $42,464.48 Date 02/26/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAGLIARO, DONNA L Employer name Village of East Rockaway Amount $42,464.38 Date 04/13/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VITO, ROBERT L Employer name Village of East Rockaway Amount $42,464.37 Date 03/16/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, AMY J Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $42,464.35 Date 04/05/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DESTINO, JULIA M Employer name Niagara Falls City School Dist Amount $42,464.34 Date 08/07/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCOTT, HARRY V, JR Employer name Niagara County Amount $42,464.30 Date 01/14/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PLAYFORD, JEFFERY P Employer name City of Gloversville Amount $42,464.30 Date 06/01/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALABRO, JUDY Employer name Longwood CSD at Middle Island Amount $42,464.23 Date 05/27/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BREWER, ROBERT J Employer name Town of Shelter Island Amount $42,464.00 Date 05/02/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUIMBY, RALPH G Employer name Orange County Amount $42,463.91 Date 02/16/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLER, ADAM C Employer name Dept Transportation Region 1 Amount $42,463.83 Date 12/03/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARVAN, ATHENA N Employer name Putnam County Amount $42,463.80 Date 05/19/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLER, BARBARA A Employer name Mineola UFSD Amount $42,463.56 Date 02/02/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRABIZIO, VITO Employer name Brentwood UFSD Amount $42,463.54 Date 03/02/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERNANDEZ, JUAN J Employer name Helen Hayes Hospital Amount $42,462.93 Date 09/30/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLARK, BRENDA LEE Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $42,462.89 Date 01/10/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VEGA, RACHAEL Employer name Erie County Amount $42,462.75 Date 07/07/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHAUDHRY, SAHIL Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $42,462.66 Date 02/04/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GEEVARGHESE, SOOSAMMA Employer name Helen Hayes Hospital Amount $42,462.59 Date 09/25/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System