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 POCIUS, BETH M Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Civil Branch Amount $98,882.87 Date 09/23/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FENNER, CHRISTINA M Employer name Dutchess County Amount $98,882.78 Date 06/18/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE VINCENTIS, ADAM J Employer name City of Rochester Amount $98,882.45 Date 03/19/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DEMETRES, MARIBETH Employer name Sayville UFSD Amount $98,882.22 Date 01/03/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTIN, SUZANNE L Employer name Suffolk County Amount $98,882.00 Date 06/29/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLWATER, MARY ELLEN Employer name Suffolk County Amount $98,882.00 Date 04/02/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLSEN, CHARLES E Employer name Suffolk County Amount $98,882.00 Date 05/18/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOWALSKI, MICHAEL E Employer name Suffolk County Amount $98,881.31 Date 09/04/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LINDSTROM, MAUREEN A Employer name SUNY College at Buffalo Amount $98,881.04 Date 05/27/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALSH, PATRICIA M Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $98,880.97 Date 11/23/1976 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOSTER, SHAWN L Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $98,879.63 Date 07/19/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRINSON, NICOLE C Employer name Onondaga County Amount $98,879.58 Date 12/12/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TURNBULL, TIMOTHY A Employer name Town of Cheektowaga Amount $98,876.43 Date 07/24/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ROBINSON, YOLANDA D Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $98,876.23 Date 06/16/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TERDICK, JAMES E Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $98,875.91 Date 01/07/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHISHOLM, JAMES F Employer name Westchester County Amount $98,875.58 Date 01/01/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DALCE, PATRICIA Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $98,874.69 Date 03/02/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ERSLEY, THOMAS J Employer name Elmira Corr Facility Amount $98,874.55 Date 02/07/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUKIS, JEFFREY A Employer name Town of West Seneca Amount $98,873.64 Date 09/02/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GILLEN, PATRICK J Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $98,873.28 Date 07/01/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPACCIO, ANDREW M Employer name Cornell University Amount $98,873.04 Date 12/04/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONNOLLY, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Town of Amherst Amount $98,870.52 Date 07/27/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LEVERSEN, BRIAN CHRISTOPHER Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $98,869.22 Date 10/26/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOOLSEY, ROBERT C Employer name Deer Park UFSD Amount $98,868.90 Date 09/11/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLAIM, THOMAS G Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $98,867.96 Date 03/25/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANZANO, CAROL M Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $98,867.96 Date 10/30/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUSTELLO, MARIE Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $98,867.96 Date 04/07/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SELLITTO, THOMAS P Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $98,867.96 Date 03/25/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCULLY, JAMES J Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $98,867.96 Date 03/25/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANDIS, GRAHME P Employer name Niagara Frontier Trans Auth Amount $98,866.13 Date 07/29/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WHALEN, KEITH J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $98,865.88 Date 07/01/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIS, WILLIAM H Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $98,865.72 Date 04/15/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARRINGTON-ALLEN, LINDA D Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $98,865.56 Date 08/29/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SESSIONS, AMELIA M Employer name Office of Court Administration Amount $98,863.63 Date 02/15/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PUCKETT, AMANDA J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $98,863.45 Date 03/11/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MELTZER, JANET E Employer name Oceanside UFSD Amount $98,862.80 Date 09/01/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARKERT, CHARLES P Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $98,862.27 Date 02/02/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORTIZ, RYAN T Employer name Village of Suffern Amount $98,861.94 Date 06/30/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MENDEZ, GEORGE W Employer name Village of Monticello Amount $98,860.25 Date 07/19/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ELDRIDGE, VINCENT Employer name Orleans Corr Facility Amount $98,859.37 Date 03/05/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DENE, PETER Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $98,858.06 Date 05/11/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FISCHER, RENEE E Employer name Town of Brighton Amount $98,857.78 Date 08/19/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ZEBRAK, ADAM D Employer name City of Rochester Amount $98,857.77 Date 08/25/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LYNCH-STAMBULI, KRISTEN M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $98,857.56 Date 10/17/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KENNY, PAULA Employer name Nassau County Amount $98,857.31 Date 08/07/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERRUCCI, ANTHONY J Employer name Town of West Seneca Amount $98,857.17 Date 01/30/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BLACK, BRENT P Employer name New York State Canal Corp. Amount $98,856.09 Date 07/20/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUNDELL, JEREMY M Employer name City of Albany Amount $98,855.26 Date 05/24/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name YETMAN, ERIC R Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $98,854.22 Date 11/13/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CIANCA, JULIE A Employer name Monroe County Amount $98,853.76 Date 05/31/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HATHAWAY, DEBRA L Employer name Off of The Med Inspector Gen Amount $98,853.75 Date 12/30/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORLANDO, LEONARDO, III Employer name City of Utica Amount $98,853.53 Date 03/27/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name COUGHLIN, JOSEPH P Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $98,853.11 Date 08/10/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNEUER, ROBERT J, JR Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $98,851.34 Date 03/01/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEILS, THEODORE P Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $98,850.85 Date 12/29/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'BRIEN, PAULA J Employer name Department of State Amount $98,850.45 Date 12/02/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FREY, HOLLY F Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $98,849.65 Date 03/11/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLEOTZER, TODD S Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $98,848.75 Date 04/16/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITE, MICHAEL A Employer name Niagara County Amount $98,848.21 Date 11/21/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MASSIMO, KATHLEEN Employer name Suffolk County Amount $98,847.84 Date 11/20/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PECKHAM, JOHN L Employer name City of Rochester Amount $98,847.08 Date 01/17/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name REED, DAVID Employer name Rochester Psych Center Amount $98,846.75 Date 02/07/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALDERDICE, MICHAEL J Employer name Town of Rotterdam Amount $98,846.19 Date 07/11/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name POWERS, JOHN L Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $98,845.43 Date 09/27/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, TIMOTHY E Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $98,844.39 Date 11/30/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KWAN, WENDY W Employer name Empire State Development Corp. Amount $98,843.74 Date 12/07/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORDERO, FRANCISCO A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $98,843.40 Date 06/17/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name AMODIO, MICHAEL F, JR Employer name Orange County Amount $98,842.93 Date 01/29/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VER, DANIEL Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $98,842.67 Date 07/12/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEZUE, EMILY I Employer name Brooklyn DDSO Amount $98,841.43 Date 08/04/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLOECKER, CHERYL A Employer name Amagansett UFSD Amount $98,840.60 Date 06/14/1976 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEYER, JOHN F Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $98,840.57 Date 08/01/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SWEENEY, TERESA J Employer name Rockland County Amount $98,839.38 Date 11/30/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TREFFILETTI, CHRISTINA L Employer name Department of Civil Service Amount $98,838.01 Date 12/09/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ULLMAN, FREDERICK W Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $98,837.74 Date 12/02/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAYES, JAMES M Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Brooklyn Amount $98,837.49 Date 06/07/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAYETTE, JONATHON C Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $98,837.39 Date 07/19/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUNSPAUGH, WILLIAM E Employer name Columbia County Amount $98,836.91 Date 05/05/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLEMENT, JENNIFER Employer name Albany County Amount $98,836.84 Date 08/01/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TARBELL, JONATHAN A Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $98,836.50 Date 12/02/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BISHOP, CHRISTOPHER B Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $98,835.91 Date 10/30/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, SHERYL A Employer name Oneida County Amount $98,835.30 Date 04/05/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOURDET-MURRAY, JESSICA Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $98,835.17 Date 07/18/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADAMS-DUCKETT, SIMMONE E Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $98,834.75 Date 10/22/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAWKINS, COREY R Employer name SUNY College at Purchase Amount $98,834.64 Date 06/05/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MACHUNG, RICHARD J Employer name Dept of Economic Development Amount $98,833.69 Date 11/03/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ENGLE, DAVID E Employer name City of Oswego Amount $98,833.62 Date 07/24/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MAYER, ROBERT M Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $98,831.31 Date 08/17/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SABINO, ANNETTE Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $98,830.76 Date 09/16/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRUCCIO, ERIC D Employer name Dutchess County Amount $98,830.47 Date 10/10/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, SEAN C Employer name Dutchess County Amount $98,829.53 Date 09/10/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ESCOBAR, SCOTT K Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $98,828.81 Date 08/27/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ANGELINI, DONALD J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 4 Amount $98,828.73 Date 10/09/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURGWARDT, FREDERICK P Employer name Dept Transportation Region 4 Amount $98,828.73 Date 05/31/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHRIST, RICHARD C Employer name Dept Transportation Region 4 Amount $98,828.73 Date 07/29/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RESSEL, HOWARD R Employer name Dept Transportation Region 4 Amount $98,828.73 Date 06/14/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHWIND, DANIEL R Employer name Dept Transportation Region 4 Amount $98,828.73 Date 08/16/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMPSON, ERIC J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 4 Amount $98,828.73 Date 01/09/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOWNS, BARBARA B Employer name Education Department Amount $98,828.44 Date 08/21/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHN, JESSY Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $98,828.42 Date 04/27/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System