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 VARLEY, GERARD M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,811.69 Date 09/22/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KERZNER, DONALD H Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,799.00 Date 08/06/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VARGAS, JOSE A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $159,797.93 Date 04/15/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HUBSHER, ROBERT Employer name Ramapo Catskill Library System Amount $159,795.78 Date 11/06/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETRILLO, RICHARD F Employer name Village of Lake Success Amount $159,785.39 Date 06/30/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ROSSLER, DANIEL B Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,780.90 Date 09/12/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SURUN, DEMETRIO A Employer name Westchester County Amount $159,779.77 Date 01/20/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RATHBURN, BRIAN T Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,778.81 Date 08/26/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GAROFALO, JOSEPH G Employer name City of Long Beach Amount $159,777.57 Date 01/31/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CHEVERKO, KEVIN M Employer name Westchester County Amount $159,775.09 Date 07/29/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAURO, THOMAS J Employer name Westchester County Amount $159,775.09 Date 06/09/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POZZI, ROCCO A Employer name Westchester County Amount $159,775.09 Date 07/10/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOCHENBERG, CHERYL R Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $159,771.71 Date 05/13/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONNOLLY, PETER A Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $159,760.26 Date 09/25/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PETERS, BRUCE W Employer name Town of Orangetown Amount $159,745.94 Date 05/02/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWNE, ROBERT W Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,742.81 Date 01/21/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FRATTO, ANTHONY P Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,742.26 Date 10/23/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NALLY, JOHN E, IV Employer name Division of State Police Amount $159,740.06 Date 01/07/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MULLEN, PETER J, JR Employer name City of Schenectady Amount $159,735.49 Date 01/17/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JENKINS, ROBERT W Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,731.67 Date 06/04/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ECHEVERRI, ALEX L Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $159,722.10 Date 11/20/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GALE, LORI J Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $159,722.09 Date 09/27/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DONAHUE, KARA A Employer name Town of Clarkstown Amount $159,721.96 Date 08/04/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BRADFORD, CINDA L Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $159,721.61 Date 05/11/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARNETT, RUSSELL K Employer name Town of Smithtown Amount $159,719.47 Date 01/23/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CANAVAN, MICHAEL G Employer name Town of Haverstraw Amount $159,719.19 Date 04/21/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KENNY, JAMES T Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,715.92 Date 07/26/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DI PIAZZA, DANIEL D Employer name Village of Lynbrook Amount $159,712.41 Date 02/28/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TURNBULL, BURTON A Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $159,708.03 Date 08/13/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRIST, THOMAS P Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,707.62 Date 03/27/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CHEUNG, WAI K Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $159,706.13 Date 11/14/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC GUINNESS, THOMAS J Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $159,706.13 Date 05/24/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEGGOS, BASIL B Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $159,703.16 Date 03/28/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TINE, CHRISTOPHER Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,698.77 Date 10/20/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PADILLA, KENNETH A Employer name Village of Malverne Amount $159,689.83 Date 02/28/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SCHOPFER, LAWRENCE S Employer name Village of Irvington Amount $159,688.73 Date 12/09/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEDERSEN, JO ANNE Employer name Town of Clarkstown Amount $159,681.28 Date 06/01/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC KEE, MARTIN E Employer name Division of State Police Amount $159,680.26 Date 03/20/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PFEFFER, TRAVIS L Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,679.12 Date 07/01/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JONES, ANTHONY C Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,672.99 Date 07/24/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DIAMANT, LORI E Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $159,669.92 Date 03/29/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRANIK, JAMES M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $159,666.02 Date 11/02/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HERMAN, MELISSA M Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,660.36 Date 03/11/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ZIGMAN, GAIL S Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $159,658.70 Date 05/11/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARTLETT, RICKEY A Employer name Willard Drug Treatment Campus Amount $159,658.04 Date 05/30/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTUSCELLO, DANIEL F Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $159,656.08 Date 09/25/1969 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEE, WILLIAM A Employer name Eastern NY Corr Facility Amount $159,656.08 Date 07/05/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HICKMAN, RAY J Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,655.96 Date 05/31/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name IANNARELLI, ROCCO A Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $159,650.12 Date 02/27/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANNIGAN, CHARLES M Employer name Orleans Corr Facility Amount $159,637.89 Date 02/05/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUSCARINO, MICHAEL Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,631.28 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MUNSCH, FRANCIS Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,620.25 Date 09/12/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RIZZO, EDWARD J Employer name Five Points Corr Facility Amount $159,617.45 Date 04/13/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAPLAN, SABINA A Employer name Bedford Hills Corr Facility Amount $159,613.20 Date 07/18/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YULA, BRIAN P Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,611.15 Date 03/01/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, CURTIS, SR Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,606.25 Date 12/28/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KING, ROBERT J Employer name Village of Floral Park Amount $159,602.45 Date 12/17/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LEVINE, MEGAN L Employer name Department of Law Amount $159,599.08 Date 03/21/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEN, JOHN F Employer name Division of State Police Amount $159,597.91 Date 06/11/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KOWALSKI, JOHN R Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $159,592.19 Date 06/02/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUFFY, GORDON J Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $159,590.67 Date 10/01/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRATTAN, STEVEN M Employer name Town of Southold Amount $159,588.71 Date 07/02/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MALONE, MARK K Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $159,588.26 Date 04/25/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRAUTH, SORELLE L Employer name Dept of Public Service Amount $159,583.97 Date 02/13/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANTIAGO, GEORGE J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,582.18 Date 11/01/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name THOMAS, BYRON U Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,577.58 Date 08/20/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENNESSY, KELLYANN M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,573.79 Date 11/01/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SISINO, STEVEN Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,568.96 Date 05/18/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEVEN, JAMES S Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,561.00 Date 01/25/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASCARELLI, JOSEPH R Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,545.64 Date 07/15/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CUNNINGHAM, CHRISTINE M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,544.36 Date 12/06/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARTIN, JASON T Employer name Great Neck UFSD Amount $159,541.28 Date 07/03/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENNETT, MATTHEW D Employer name Village of East Hampton Amount $159,540.23 Date 09/08/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JINNA, RAJENDER R Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $159,532.45 Date 07/01/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALTERS, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,531.62 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SCOPP, LELAND S Employer name Appellate Div 1St Dept Amount $159,530.26 Date 03/30/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRANAN, SCOTT C Employer name Village of Briarcliff Manor Amount $159,529.08 Date 10/05/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CUNNINGHAM, BARRY G Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,519.51 Date 03/10/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHIMMENTI, JOHN E, JR Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,507.74 Date 09/15/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TORMEY, BRYAN M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $159,506.81 Date 05/04/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HUTCHINSON, ROBERT S Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,504.15 Date 02/09/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENNESSY, PAUL Employer name Village of Garden City Amount $159,496.01 Date 01/09/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CALABRIA, DIEGO G Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $159,492.53 Date 04/04/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ABRAHAM, VEENA S Employer name Pilgrim Psych Center Amount $159,492.53 Date 07/01/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARANAL, AURORA M Employer name South Beach Psych Center Amount $159,492.53 Date 07/01/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NERO, ROBERTA MOSELEY Employer name Div of Tax Appeals Amount $159,490.17 Date 06/07/1975 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA FRANCA, ARTHUR Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,489.55 Date 10/02/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVENPORT, JOSEPH L Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,482.91 Date 03/05/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PICARELLI, ROBERT J Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $159,482.83 Date 05/27/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MALATINO, MICHAEL A Employer name Village of Old Westbury Amount $159,481.85 Date 12/18/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOGAN, JOHN C Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,481.79 Date 09/22/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CALLAHAN, MICHAEL Employer name Town of Bedford Amount $159,481.37 Date 09/29/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GREEN-GHOLSON, SHEILA K Employer name Brooklyn DDSO Amount $159,479.85 Date 04/04/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC PADDEN, MICHAEL P Employer name Town of Orangetown Amount $159,475.33 Date 09/05/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CARRERO, THOMAS Employer name Westchester County Amount $159,463.98 Date 09/29/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MATHEW, ANU Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $159,459.59 Date 01/23/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NASO, STEVEN L Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,458.15 Date 12/17/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name D'ADDARIO, MICHAEL A Employer name Westchester County Amount $159,438.38 Date 08/10/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOORE, PATRICK P Employer name Westchester County Amount $159,438.38 Date 08/24/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEARY, KEARY D Employer name Westchester County Amount $159,438.38 Date 08/31/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System