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 NEEDLEMAN, CHRISTINE A Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $35,471.42 Date 09/01/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOOPE, CHAD H Employer name Saranac CSD Amount $35,471.26 Date 06/16/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SURIS MILANES, CICELEY Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $35,471.11 Date 12/01/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TARTAGLIA, DARA L Employer name Bay Shore Brightwaters Library Amount $35,470.56 Date 01/31/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FIORE, DOUGLAS J Employer name Clinton CSD Amount $35,469.95 Date 02/12/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILANI, AGNES L Employer name Cornwall CSD Amount $35,469.80 Date 12/17/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUSCH, MARGARET A Employer name Education Department Amount $35,469.60 Date 12/30/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRICAULT, NANCY K Employer name Port Washington UFSD Amount $35,469.53 Date 10/24/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUNKER, BENJAMIN D Employer name SUNY Brockport Amount $35,469.04 Date 08/01/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FEDIGAN, ALLISON D Employer name Wappingers CSD Amount $35,468.78 Date 10/02/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARGUS, JANET Employer name Copake-Taconic Hills CSD Amount $35,468.34 Date 03/19/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REIMANN, ELKE A Employer name Brewster CSD Amount $35,468.16 Date 02/01/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOEPFINGER, CATHERINE E Employer name Erie County Amount $35,467.89 Date 09/28/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLOVAT, KAREN A Employer name Poughkeepsie Publ Library Dis Amount $35,467.56 Date 06/13/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SNOWDEN, EUGENE Employer name East Irondequoit CSD Amount $35,467.10 Date 04/03/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MANTON, LINDA A Employer name Nassau County Amount $35,466.88 Date 07/15/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAWRENCE, JESSICA L Employer name St Lawrence Psych Center Amount $35,466.22 Date 09/29/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, DAWN M Employer name City of Rochester Amount $35,465.82 Date 03/14/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ESTRADA, ANTONIO M Employer name Erie County Amount $35,465.80 Date 02/28/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PATRICK, PATRICIA A Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $35,465.38 Date 01/09/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REXFORD, BRANDON J Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $35,465.31 Date 07/07/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STINE, MICHELLE L Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $35,464.91 Date 01/28/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIN, ZHI HAN Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $35,464.82 Date 06/20/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN PATTEN YOUNG, CYNTHIA A Employer name Cortland County Amount $35,464.56 Date 09/28/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIAZ, KENNETH K Employer name Goshen CSD Amount $35,464.38 Date 09/02/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZIMMERMAN, ALONZO Employer name Syracuse City School Dist Amount $35,464.31 Date 04/23/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ISSA, MURJAN S Employer name Niagara Frontier Trans Auth Amount $35,464.16 Date 03/31/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DENNIE, CALVIN R Employer name Fulton County Amount $35,463.98 Date 05/28/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COGAN, JOHN L Employer name Town of Fort Edward Amount $35,463.82 Date 05/26/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WERNER, HOLLY Employer name Orange County Amount $35,463.74 Date 04/20/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SULLIVAN, LESLIE M Employer name Washington Corr Facility Amount $35,463.51 Date 05/08/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAIN, PAUL L Employer name Div Alc & Alc Abuse Trtmnt Center Amount $35,463.51 Date 09/07/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOCKE, MARGHERITA Employer name Levittown Public Library Amount $35,463.05 Date 06/16/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUMMER, LUCY E Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $35,462.56 Date 06/05/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORALES-ROSADO, ABIGAIL Employer name Dutchess County Amount $35,462.26 Date 03/25/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOLFE, BRIAN J Employer name Columbia County Amount $35,462.21 Date 12/06/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBERTSON, LISA A Employer name Columbia County Amount $35,462.16 Date 05/22/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALSH, MARIE Employer name Valley Stream UFSD 24 Amount $35,461.76 Date 04/07/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VELEZ-ANDERSON, NANCEY Employer name Wayne County Amount $35,461.66 Date 05/07/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAIL, STACEY E Employer name Arlington CSD Amount $35,461.63 Date 05/09/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEWART, ARTHUR-DAVID H Employer name New York State Assembly Amount $35,461.40 Date 11/15/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROYLD, DOROTHY R Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $35,461.26 Date 08/18/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUSH, MICHAEL J Employer name SUNY Brockport Amount $35,461.12 Date 11/20/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CURTIN-GAUGHAN, JOANNE Employer name Lakeland CSD of Shrub Oak Amount $35,461.03 Date 09/13/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAIR, RICHAL F Employer name Frewsburg CSD Amount $35,461.00 Date 02/12/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DONATH, JOHN W, III Employer name Syracuse City School Dist Amount $35,460.90 Date 08/01/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RODRIGUES, CAROL A Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Syracuse Amount $35,460.89 Date 11/08/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHN, CHRISTAL D Employer name Bernard Fineson Dev Center Amount $35,460.71 Date 07/18/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHEN, YU Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $35,460.38 Date 09/29/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TARNISH, TAMERINE F Employer name Erie County Amount $35,460.35 Date 11/03/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CROWELL, LINDA N Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $35,460.09 Date 10/04/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YOKOM, LISA G Employer name Sherman CSD Amount $35,460.05 Date 09/01/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRAMER, COLETTE T Employer name Fayetteville-Manlius CSD Amount $35,459.85 Date 10/30/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COOK, BERNARD Employer name SUNY College at Buffalo Amount $35,459.58 Date 10/23/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHIU, NELLIE C Employer name Nassau County Amount $35,458.87 Date 08/29/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE COSTY, ANN M Employer name Chittenango CSD Amount $35,458.87 Date 09/03/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, JOAN O Employer name Hilton CSD Amount $35,458.62 Date 01/19/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEMEDINGER, WANDA J Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $35,458.59 Date 07/23/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GASSMANN, RAMONA B Employer name Mohawk Valley Psych Center Amount $35,458.25 Date 07/07/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILDERMUTH, LISA D Employer name Queensbury UFSD Amount $35,458.23 Date 11/21/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ATHERTON, TIMOTHY S Employer name Town of Belfast Amount $35,458.00 Date 03/27/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORGAN, ORIAN A Employer name Finkelstein Memorial Library Amount $35,457.84 Date 04/07/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RANDAZZO, MICHAEL P Employer name Oneida County Amount $35,457.42 Date 07/12/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RADLEY, JANICE M Employer name Ravena Coeymans Selkirk CSD Amount $35,457.25 Date 07/31/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALEXANDER, ANDRE L Employer name City of Albany Amount $35,457.24 Date 07/13/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROSEMER, TODD W Employer name Mohawk Valley Child Youth Serv Amount $35,457.21 Date 07/22/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEREZ, NELKYNIZE Employer name NY School For The Deaf Amount $35,456.93 Date 09/05/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHORBAJIAN, DEBORAH A Employer name Town of Colonie Amount $35,456.81 Date 09/01/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAC DONALD, MELISSA L Employer name Dept Health - Veterans Home Amount $35,456.76 Date 12/29/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAIELLO, TANIA A Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $35,456.76 Date 08/09/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BANAS, MAUREEN J Employer name Oneida County Amount $35,456.41 Date 10/23/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOMEZ, DIOLLY R Employer name Copiague UFSD Amount $35,456.29 Date 10/24/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REEVES, RUTH A Employer name Boces-Tompkins Seneca Tioga Amount $35,456.12 Date 06/14/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PATNAUDE, KAYLA L Employer name NYS Senate Regular Annual Amount $35,456.05 Date 05/27/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUERCIO, JAMES F Employer name Buffalo City School District Amount $35,455.71 Date 02/27/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NELLIS, LORI E Employer name Broadalbin-Perth CSD Amount $35,455.64 Date 12/17/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAMPOS, BLANCA B Employer name Veterans Home at Montrose Amount $35,455.33 Date 06/02/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BECKETT, LORI ANN Employer name Harrison CSD Amount $35,454.91 Date 01/07/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATYOK, WILLIAM G Employer name Niagara-Wheatfield CSD Amount $35,454.78 Date 09/08/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBINSON, JEFFREY A Employer name Town of Oneonta Amount $35,454.64 Date 11/24/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRENYEA, KELLY L Employer name Clinton County Amount $35,454.61 Date 02/03/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ERICSEN, BRITTANY L Employer name Department of Law Amount $35,454.34 Date 11/06/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WETHERBY, MICHAEL P Employer name Saratoga County Amount $35,454.29 Date 01/28/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ENG-MA, NANCY Employer name Half Hollow Hills CSD Amount $35,454.29 Date 12/22/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPERR, JOHN A Employer name Dutchess County Amount $35,454.23 Date 11/27/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLEMAN, RALPH E Employer name SUNY College at Buffalo Amount $35,454.18 Date 01/11/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SWAN, TARA Employer name New Rochelle City School Dist Amount $35,454.07 Date 12/22/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CROSSON, LINDA J Employer name Bayport Blue Point Pub Library Amount $35,453.45 Date 03/12/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'DONNELL, GERARD M Employer name Town of Mamakating Amount $35,453.26 Date 07/27/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RENFER, ERIC M Employer name Onondaga Co Soil,Wtr Cons Dis Amount $35,453.24 Date 07/11/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHONG, SHIQIN S Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $35,453.10 Date 08/26/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRESTON, VENUS A Employer name SUNY College at Geneseo Amount $35,453.05 Date 11/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETERSON, TERRY J Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $35,452.70 Date 11/18/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GONZALEZ, TERENCE G Employer name City of Saratoga Springs Amount $35,452.61 Date 11/01/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MERCHANT, MONIQUE S Employer name New York State Assembly Amount $35,452.30 Date 01/18/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DENNISON, MELANIE Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $35,452.26 Date 10/28/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENESCH, JAMIE N Employer name Brunswick CSD Amount $35,452.08 Date 09/16/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TULOWIECKI, SHIRLEY H Employer name Williamsville CSD Amount $35,451.56 Date 01/17/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAYLY, TODD J Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $35,451.42 Date 08/05/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRATHWAITE, JU ANN C Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $35,450.56 Date 01/26/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System