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 CHEN, LU Employer name Education Department Amount $111,500.20 Date 10/07/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OBRIEN, KEVIN M Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $111,497.99 Date 07/29/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name POWERS, STEPHEN J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $111,495.96 Date 09/21/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORGAN, DANIEL C Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $111,494.01 Date 07/28/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VOGT, CONSTANCE Employer name Nassau County Amount $111,492.28 Date 09/04/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SILVER, MARIANNE Employer name New City Library Amount $111,492.21 Date 10/18/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHALEN, RANDY J Employer name Altona Corr Facility Amount $111,491.46 Date 01/09/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEST, TIMOTHY M, JR Employer name Division of State Police Amount $111,490.21 Date 08/16/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PALLA, SUNIL K Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $111,486.94 Date 09/06/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAURIENZO, MARCO A Employer name Town of Lancaster Amount $111,486.71 Date 08/14/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LOGAN, ANDRE M Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $111,484.93 Date 05/01/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JACKSON, JOHN C Employer name City of New Rochelle Amount $111,484.46 Date 07/09/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BARBACCIA, MARYALICE Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $111,484.23 Date 10/12/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELENDEZ, WALTER A Employer name City of White Plains Amount $111,483.67 Date 03/03/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, DEBORAH D Employer name Education Department Amount $111,479.93 Date 11/08/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STRICKLAND, JEREMIAH Employer name Division of State Police Amount $111,478.43 Date 12/01/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ASKERBERG, ERICK J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $111,478.40 Date 08/07/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPAULDING, GREGG P Employer name Nassau County Amount $111,477.87 Date 08/25/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROW, SCOTT A Employer name Ausable Valley CSD Amount $111,476.00 Date 07/02/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBERTS, KATHRYN T Employer name Nassau County Amount $111,475.75 Date 07/10/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRZESKOWIAK, JEFFREY R Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $111,475.55 Date 03/28/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BUI, CHARLIE T Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $111,474.81 Date 12/23/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JANSEN, CHRISTINE D Employer name Boces Westchester Sole Supvsry Amount $111,474.78 Date 06/15/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, REGINALD D Employer name Office For Technology Amount $111,473.48 Date 01/03/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN STAVEREN, FRANCIS D Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $111,472.50 Date 07/01/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENSON, ROBERT J Employer name Town of Hyde Park Amount $111,470.29 Date 05/01/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GORODETSKY, EVGENY Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $111,469.48 Date 12/18/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RODRIGUEZ, ELIUD, JR Employer name City of Rochester Amount $111,469.29 Date 04/12/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NATALE, ROCCO A Employer name NYS Teachers Retirement System Amount $111,468.52 Date 06/12/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHWEIT, ROBERT D Employer name Scarsdale UFSD Amount $111,467.77 Date 12/31/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MACIEJEWSKI, JOSEPH L, IV Employer name Erie County Amount $111,466.70 Date 11/16/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DI DATO, MARK J Employer name Town of East Fishkill Amount $111,465.24 Date 07/17/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BERG, KARL F Employer name City of Rochester Amount $111,465.13 Date 05/19/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MC MANUS, KEITH R Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Criminal Branch Amount $111,464.37 Date 07/01/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEMJANCIK, IVO Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $111,464.13 Date 08/07/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC ELRATH, THOMAS E, JR Employer name Hampton Bays UFSD Amount $111,462.32 Date 03/03/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHAPPELL, HILDA S Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $111,462.14 Date 09/30/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARCUS, AARON J Employer name Department of Law Amount $111,460.76 Date 08/02/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALVARENGA, ELSY E Employer name Nassau County Amount $111,460.36 Date 06/12/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AKINNIYI, BANDELE T Employer name Rochester City School Dist Amount $111,460.20 Date 08/18/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIEDERICH, JAMES P Employer name Division of State Police Amount $111,459.00 Date 04/21/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, DELLREE Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $111,458.28 Date 05/01/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RABBITT, ANN G Employer name Orange County Amount $111,457.45 Date 02/08/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOLDEN, WILLIAM H, JR Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $111,456.52 Date 06/12/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SERRANO, JOEL A, JR Employer name City of New Rochelle Amount $111,455.93 Date 08/08/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURRAY, THORA M Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $111,453.38 Date 01/24/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KURIAKOSE, MEENA P Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $111,452.66 Date 07/19/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAU, JIMMY W Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $111,452.66 Date 08/25/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUSSO, MARY J Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $111,452.66 Date 07/15/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MANDEL, JAY M Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $111,451.90 Date 10/06/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BALTIMORE, MARECIA C Employer name Westchester County Amount $111,450.74 Date 04/14/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANTIGNANI, VINCENT A Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $111,450.03 Date 09/05/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TURNER, TIFFANY M Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $111,449.19 Date 01/19/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KING, GARY A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $111,446.87 Date 11/16/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ARMSTRONG, BRETT N Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $111,446.12 Date 04/02/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CARROLL, CHARLES H, III Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $111,445.66 Date 08/10/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BUSH, NILES G, JR Employer name Washington Corr Facility Amount $111,445.35 Date 03/19/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAMPTEY, FREDERICK C Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $111,445.30 Date 02/18/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMMONS, MICHELE M Employer name Albion Corr Facility Amount $111,445.00 Date 01/11/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CURRERI, ROBERT J Employer name Orange County Amount $111,444.49 Date 04/10/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAYNES, TIMOTHY E Employer name Dept Transportation Region 5 Amount $111,444.33 Date 03/02/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TRICHILO, ANGELO M Employer name Dept Transportation Region 1 Amount $111,443.77 Date 06/01/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORTIZ, JOSE A Employer name City of New Rochelle Amount $111,442.72 Date 05/23/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PANZARELLA, MARIO J Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $111,440.81 Date 03/06/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRUCK, JASON S Employer name Ulster County Amount $111,438.77 Date 01/10/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANCOCK, SCOTT R Employer name SUNY Binghamton Amount $111,438.45 Date 06/01/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AZIZ, NADINE Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $111,438.40 Date 05/06/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SADIQ, BOLANLE Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $111,437.54 Date 06/28/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BELVEG, HOLLY A Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $111,437.53 Date 02/20/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLICCHIO, RALPH, JR Employer name Suffolk County Amount $111,437.15 Date 05/01/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA MAGNA, DANIEL J Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $111,436.66 Date 11/29/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOUGH, ERIC S Employer name Division of State Police Amount $111,436.25 Date 02/14/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DAVIS, JAMES F Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $111,434.85 Date 01/15/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name D'AMICO, SCOTT J Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $111,434.27 Date 10/29/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLTMAN, BERNARD T Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $111,433.95 Date 11/14/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CONETY, SEAN Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $111,433.06 Date 09/03/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CIPRIANO, MICHAEL P Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $111,432.47 Date 08/23/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRONENBERG, LAURA N Employer name Northport E Northport Pub Lib Amount $111,432.40 Date 02/09/1976 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BONO, CHARLES J Employer name Village of Chester Amount $111,431.17 Date 06/20/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLEIN, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Town of Amherst Amount $111,431.08 Date 01/14/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CRONIN, TIMOTHY J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $111,429.69 Date 04/07/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DUNPHY, JAMES M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $111,429.44 Date 03/14/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CLEMENS, SHARI E Employer name Westchester County Amount $111,428.62 Date 12/26/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FUNICELLO, ROBERT J Employer name Westchester County Amount $111,428.62 Date 06/26/1975 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANGRIN, TARYN A Employer name Westchester County Amount $111,428.62 Date 09/05/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REDA, MARYANN C Employer name Westchester County Amount $111,428.62 Date 05/01/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SULLIVAN, FREDERICK M Employer name Westchester County Amount $111,428.62 Date 08/07/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERECZ, STEVEN E Employer name Town of Cheektowaga Amount $111,428.17 Date 01/16/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DUSCHENCHUK, MICHAEL A Employer name Nassau County Amount $111,428.04 Date 10/14/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SNELLINGER, JOHN T Employer name Town of Wallkill Amount $111,428.03 Date 09/18/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MADDOX, DAVID A, JR Employer name Suffolk County Amount $111,427.90 Date 05/23/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAUS, KENNETH A Employer name City of Dunkirk Amount $111,425.62 Date 04/24/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WISSENBACH, MATTHEW J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $111,424.72 Date 04/21/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BJORK, ERIK T Employer name Ogdensburg Corr Facility Amount $111,424.67 Date 06/03/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEMER, JAMES S Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Syracuse Amount $111,424.56 Date 12/07/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FINNIE, MORGAN A Employer name City of White Plains Amount $111,423.50 Date 07/02/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CUSENZ, STEPHEN P Employer name City of Rochester Amount $111,421.06 Date 07/16/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TUCKER, RAYMOND Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $111,420.74 Date 08/31/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOLFF, GARY E Employer name Division of State Police Amount $111,420.39 Date 08/16/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PRIEST, JANIECE D Employer name Westchester County Amount $111,419.60 Date 08/26/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System