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 VANDERVELDEN, STEVEN T Employer name Westchester County Amount $159,438.38 Date 11/09/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOCKFORT, STEVEN E Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $159,438.30 Date 04/08/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DREW, MICHAEL G Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,428.99 Date 04/15/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SEDITA, SALVATORE G Employer name Village of Lynbrook Amount $159,422.16 Date 01/13/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ALVAREZ, RODOLFO H Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,416.49 Date 10/17/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PAOLI, MICHAEL Employer name NYS Senate Regular Annual Amount $159,410.97 Date 02/21/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FIERRO, DENISE M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,410.61 Date 02/23/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BOYSA, MICHAEL A Employer name Town of Orangetown Amount $159,408.02 Date 11/02/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name STALEY, LEON F, JR Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,405.63 Date 11/01/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CONKLIN, JAMES Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,400.23 Date 04/15/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WARRINGTON, PATRICIA Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $159,388.17 Date 08/13/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAUGHNAN, ELIZABETH A Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $159,386.93 Date 01/01/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RODRIGUEZ, LOUIS M Employer name Village of Hempstead Amount $159,386.78 Date 12/17/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CLARKE, DANIEL R Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,381.81 Date 08/27/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SPANN, RENEE D Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,380.00 Date 07/30/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBSON, JOSEPH M Employer name City of Long Beach Amount $159,377.69 Date 07/01/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RIVERA, PETER Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,373.96 Date 06/30/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARINO, ANTONINO Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,371.00 Date 12/29/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIDOTI, MARK T Employer name Oceanside UFSD Amount $159,368.83 Date 07/01/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GROGAN, BRENDAN M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,364.38 Date 10/07/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BORKOWSKI, BERNARD C Employer name Div Alc & Alc Abuse Trtmnt Center Amount $159,359.74 Date 02/01/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOMAGALA, CHRIS S Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,359.14 Date 01/26/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PAUL, JESSY K Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $159,350.33 Date 08/10/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCUDELLARI, ROBERT D Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,348.93 Date 09/18/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARTINEZ, MICHAEL N Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $159,337.21 Date 08/31/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name OTERO, ALEXANDER I Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,334.95 Date 09/11/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SHAH-GAYNOUDIAS, SHILA N Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,313.50 Date 01/04/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERNANDEZ, HECTOR L Employer name Division of State Police Amount $159,311.72 Date 03/24/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HEGARTY, JANE M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,302.00 Date 06/30/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIYATISSA, HITIHAMILLAGE I Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,287.66 Date 07/07/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GRADY, WILLIAM V Employer name Dutchess County Amount $159,286.40 Date 09/10/1970 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALDERIN, ULISES Employer name Division of State Police Amount $159,261.30 Date 03/30/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MUNOZ, WILFREDO, JR Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,258.75 Date 07/16/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HOOVERT, KERRI-ANN Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,252.99 Date 07/07/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MORLEY, CHRISTOPHER P Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Syracuse Amount $159,248.94 Date 08/24/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEGUIA, ELIZABETH V Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $159,243.27 Date 06/20/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name APPEL, LARRY Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $159,242.07 Date 07/30/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURRAY, KENNETH P Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,240.82 Date 10/19/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name OBRIST, PETER J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $159,238.67 Date 04/11/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SULLIVAN, JAMES R Employer name Village of Dobbs Ferry Amount $159,235.99 Date 03/11/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KALEY, PATRICIA A Employer name Westchester County Amount $159,234.62 Date 09/15/1971 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOVSEPIAN, MARK B Employer name Town of Orangetown Amount $159,218.28 Date 12/28/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLOSOWSKI, MARK K Employer name Division of State Police Amount $159,216.04 Date 03/20/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MEANEY, WILLIAM C Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,207.47 Date 10/21/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HEARNE, MICHAEL J Employer name Village of Floral Park Amount $159,205.29 Date 07/28/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SALAS, PAUL A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,200.83 Date 06/20/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name YOUNG, ANDREW D Employer name Village of South Nyack Amount $159,197.45 Date 11/01/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LATHAM, SCOTT Employer name Town of Southold Amount $159,189.53 Date 08/27/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MANNING, SEAN R Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $159,187.26 Date 01/27/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BEIHOFF, PETER G Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,185.37 Date 09/12/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LUCY, ANDREW A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $159,183.14 Date 10/03/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PANCIR, STEVEN G Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,180.25 Date 09/29/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CROMER, CHARLES L Employer name Village of Old Westbury Amount $159,177.25 Date 12/04/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RODRIGUEZ, JOHN I Employer name Division of State Police Amount $159,175.60 Date 01/08/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LUCIEN, GREGORY D Employer name Town of Harrison Amount $159,171.51 Date 02/23/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SCHARNOW, JOSEPH J, JR Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,171.07 Date 03/19/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRZEMINSKI, CHRISTOPHER Employer name Village of Port Chester Amount $159,160.55 Date 01/10/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GARDNER, CHARLES A Employer name Village of Babylon Amount $159,154.52 Date 07/10/1970 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FISCHER, SCOTT D Employer name Insurance Dept-Liquidation Bur Amount $159,146.15 Date 02/08/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETRIDES, ROBERT J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,146.00 Date 05/02/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLYNN, RITA PAULETTE Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $159,145.58 Date 11/17/1977 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARCH, RICHARD F Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,144.00 Date 08/19/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DELCOL, PATRICIA A Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $159,137.92 Date 04/01/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TANNIAN, JOHN C Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $159,133.80 Date 07/07/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CIARDULLO, MICHAEL Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,132.64 Date 02/28/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FORONJY, ROBERT F Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Brooklyn Amount $159,124.29 Date 09/10/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, STEPHEN M Employer name Westchester County Amount $159,119.49 Date 04/15/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CASTELLANO, ANTHONY T Employer name Village of Malverne Amount $159,118.36 Date 07/14/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PITCHER, MICHAEL H Employer name Village of Old Brookville Amount $159,104.36 Date 01/13/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, DON R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $159,096.40 Date 09/19/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PRUNO, ROBERT P Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,090.80 Date 08/04/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LENNEY, ROBERT E, JR Employer name Nassau County Amount $159,083.07 Date 05/27/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORTIZ, FRANK A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $159,081.39 Date 04/22/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ADAIR, SCOTT M Employer name Rochester-Genesee Trans Auth Amount $159,075.68 Date 08/02/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEKE, THOMAS K Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,068.00 Date 04/10/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LISKA, JOHN C Employer name Rockland County Amount $159,063.69 Date 01/19/1977 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POWELL, STEPHEN E Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,047.20 Date 07/12/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNAPP, MICHAEL G Employer name Westchester County Amount $159,044.32 Date 01/08/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LEONE, SAVERIO Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,042.00 Date 10/15/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SINGLETON, VALERIE Employer name Department of Law Amount $159,031.27 Date 04/26/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAKICH, GEORGE L Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $159,029.85 Date 11/17/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARTON, MARTHA A Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $159,019.81 Date 01/02/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLLIGAN, GERALD T Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,017.82 Date 02/13/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GONZALEZ, CHARLES J Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $159,012.72 Date 10/02/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MENDEZ, REYNALDO Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $159,012.37 Date 11/16/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KIYONAGA, JAMES R Employer name Justice Center For Protection Amount $159,009.94 Date 10/13/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEYNE, GEORGE N Employer name New York Public Library Amount $159,008.43 Date 01/10/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEWIS, WILLIAM M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $159,002.70 Date 11/02/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DONNELLY, BRIAN J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $158,998.84 Date 07/01/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DENZ, DAVID M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $158,998.20 Date 10/01/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MONTALBANO, MICHAEL J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $158,994.94 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PLUNKETT, KEVIN J Employer name Westchester County Amount $158,992.00 Date 09/12/1975 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NIXON, BARBARA Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $158,990.99 Date 11/04/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAVINO, MITCHELL G Employer name Suffolk County Amount $158,981.13 Date 03/28/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BURNS, JOHN M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $158,980.77 Date 09/12/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MILLER, MICHAEL D Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $158,976.78 Date 11/13/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARLEY, JOHN H Employer name Suffolk County Amount $158,976.05 Date 07/07/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DAMO, JEFFREY Employer name Suffolk County Amount $158,965.42 Date 07/01/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CLAFLIN, JOHN B Employer name Town of East Hampton Amount $158,963.82 Date 09/04/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DILLON, DONALD J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $158,963.17 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System