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 COFSKY, MARTIN D Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $147,836.57 Date 09/06/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANTORO, ELLEN M MCCARTY Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $147,835.76 Date 06/26/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERSHLER, JAMES M Employer name Department of Law Amount $147,832.98 Date 01/11/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUI, TERRY Employer name Nassau County Amount $147,831.90 Date 07/01/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BOCKELMAN, KENNETH C Employer name Suffolk County Amount $147,825.79 Date 01/30/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHOW, DENNIS Employer name Nassau County Amount $147,824.49 Date 08/27/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BRADLEY, DONALD P Employer name City of New Rochelle Amount $147,822.05 Date 09/06/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JAVAHERI, JOHN Employer name Division of State Police Amount $147,820.47 Date 01/07/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MC QUADE, EDWARD K Employer name Suffolk County Amount $147,819.13 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MORENO, JOHN C Employer name Town of Harrison Amount $147,818.98 Date 09/06/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARANGIO, KENNETH J Employer name Village of Sag Harbor Amount $147,816.74 Date 04/08/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name COCCODRILLI, ROBERT J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $147,815.71 Date 07/18/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RASHA, RAMAZAN Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $147,815.69 Date 10/01/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MULCAHY, DAWN Employer name Suffolk County Amount $147,815.27 Date 04/22/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PIVA, DANIEL Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $147,815.18 Date 08/10/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORTIZ, RICHARD A Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $147,808.81 Date 03/01/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GRECO, LUIGI Employer name Village of Rye Brook Amount $147,805.27 Date 08/13/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ABEL, CHARLES P Employer name Department of Health Amount $147,799.92 Date 09/17/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICOZZI, MATHIEU E Employer name Village of Mamaroneck Amount $147,790.30 Date 08/05/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RUFF, DARREN K Employer name Division of State Police Amount $147,788.14 Date 10/12/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KURTZMAN, ANDREW J Employer name Port Washington Police Dist Amount $147,782.53 Date 06/30/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name STEGER, DALE P Employer name Division of State Police Amount $147,781.16 Date 09/22/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KAPPOCK, DANIEL J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $147,780.90 Date 12/23/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NUNES, ANACLETO S Employer name Pocantico Hills CSD Amount $147,776.07 Date 06/07/1976 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDERSON, KEITH G Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $147,764.46 Date 11/07/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROCK, THOMAS S Employer name Nassau County Amount $147,759.93 Date 11/01/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name YACKEL, RICHARD A Employer name City of Rochester Amount $147,758.72 Date 04/28/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HILL, IRA E Employer name Nassau County Amount $147,755.50 Date 02/23/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARPENTER, DANIEL D Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $147,752.17 Date 02/04/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DI TIERI, DAVID E Employer name Nassau County Amount $147,748.95 Date 03/11/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MONAHAN, PATRICK J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $147,748.12 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KNUSSMAN, BRIAN C Employer name Suffolk County Amount $147,741.96 Date 06/04/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BEYEA, PATRICK W Employer name Division of State Police Amount $147,740.18 Date 03/30/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NG, TIMOTHY F Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $147,738.68 Date 12/16/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE SIMONE, PHILIP J Employer name Village of Pelham Amount $147,738.31 Date 08/30/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SYSKA, MICHAEL J Employer name Nassau County Amount $147,738.15 Date 07/01/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FREDA, EDWARD R Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $147,736.37 Date 12/27/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAUGHN, ROBBIE L Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $147,735.53 Date 04/14/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LOECKENHOFF, CORINNA E Employer name Cornell University Amount $147,733.39 Date 01/01/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CROWLEY, JOHN C Employer name Suffolk County Amount $147,729.42 Date 03/13/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name IRWIN, DONALD P, JR Employer name Nassau County Amount $147,725.07 Date 04/05/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZAHNLEUTER, RICHARD J Employer name Department of Health Amount $147,723.51 Date 09/10/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TERRAZAS, JAMES, II Employer name Town of Carmel Amount $147,723.29 Date 06/11/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HERNANDEZ-MC GIBBON, LOIS M Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Civil Branch Amount $147,722.74 Date 07/16/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRUNNER, RICHARD M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $147,722.28 Date 10/12/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name OLSEN, KENNETH G, JR Employer name Village of Larchmont Amount $147,718.56 Date 11/12/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DE VOE, JOHN V, JR Employer name Division of State Police Amount $147,718.28 Date 04/21/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CUNNANE, BRIAN T Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $147,713.20 Date 12/23/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GOETZ, MELODY A Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $147,711.00 Date 10/02/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SKIFF, PATRICK K Employer name Ulster Correction Facility Amount $147,710.18 Date 10/30/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAMMER, EDWARD E Employer name Suffolk County Amount $147,710.04 Date 11/29/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KOPCZYNSKI, MARK P Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $147,702.33 Date 08/24/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KRACK, JOSEPH G Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $147,701.28 Date 06/15/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GNOLFO, JOSEPH Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $147,695.48 Date 09/29/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SORBERO, JOSEPH A Employer name Senate Special Annual Payroll Amount $147,695.38 Date 01/03/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUAN, NEIL N Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $147,694.80 Date 03/01/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name EVANS, THOMAS M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $147,692.06 Date 03/29/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARCED, MARCO Employer name City of White Plains Amount $147,688.23 Date 01/29/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BURDICK, CHRISTOPHER W Employer name Town of Bedford Amount $147,682.86 Date 01/04/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOBOL BERGER, ELAIN Employer name Workers Compensation Board Bd Amount $147,679.12 Date 07/20/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'GRADY, THOMAS M Employer name Nassau County Amount $147,677.76 Date 03/11/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KSIAZEK, SUSAN Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $147,676.93 Date 12/13/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, LARRY S Employer name City of White Plains Amount $147,671.53 Date 10/14/1975 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name THOMAS, MICHELLE J Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $147,667.44 Date 05/04/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARELLA, ANTHONY J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $147,664.82 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NOYES, DARLENE A Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $147,662.73 Date 04/24/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SABATELLO, LOUIS J Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $147,659.66 Date 07/01/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MOSER, KATHLEEN M Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $147,656.05 Date 12/22/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAINES, RICHARD F Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $147,655.76 Date 05/02/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TORPEY, MARK R Employer name Energy Research Dev Authority Amount $147,653.66 Date 07/09/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAUER, JOHN P Employer name Nassau County Amount $147,651.02 Date 10/17/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JOHN, SICILY Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $147,649.30 Date 12/11/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEPPARD, SCOTT E Employer name Elmira Corr Facility Amount $147,637.85 Date 10/03/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TIERNO, ANITRA Employer name Nassau County Amount $147,631.06 Date 12/08/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HASTANAN, MONTALEE Employer name New York Public Library Amount $147,627.38 Date 07/30/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEN, JONATHAN C Employer name Suffolk County Amount $147,615.37 Date 04/02/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BLACK, JOHNNIE M, JR Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $147,610.65 Date 08/21/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARBARO, DOMINICK, JR Employer name Suffolk County Amount $147,609.28 Date 12/21/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GIAVATTO, NUNZIO Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $147,605.18 Date 08/07/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVERSO, ARLENE S Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $147,602.00 Date 04/02/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONTAGUE, JAMES C Employer name Village of Ossining Amount $147,597.23 Date 02/07/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TREANOR, WILLIAM P Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $147,597.01 Date 05/02/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MEEHAN, DENISE G Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $147,596.96 Date 11/10/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOMYER, THOMAS W Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $147,592.00 Date 01/02/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COTTER, KATHLEEN A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $147,589.85 Date 06/04/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HOBSON-WOMACK, EVELYN J Employer name Town of Riverhead Amount $147,588.40 Date 03/29/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MOHR, TIMOTHY P Employer name Nassau County Amount $147,587.46 Date 10/17/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ESCOBAR, VERONICA D Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $147,581.38 Date 06/30/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LIPPASSAAR, ARNO Employer name Division of State Police Amount $147,579.44 Date 11/28/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TRIOLO, SCOTT M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $147,575.19 Date 05/22/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GAMBACORTA, JOSEPH E Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $147,574.08 Date 05/09/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC MANUS, MELANIE C Employer name NYC Convention Center OpCorp. Amount $147,572.73 Date 05/28/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KONTOLEFA, JOHN P Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $147,571.43 Date 04/04/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STRYKER, MARK A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $147,569.73 Date 09/22/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ZANNI, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Nassau County Amount $147,568.19 Date 01/06/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, CHRIS M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $147,566.36 Date 06/30/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARSH, JAMES T Employer name Nassau County Amount $147,564.98 Date 09/03/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LEN, JOSEPH P Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $147,563.57 Date 04/30/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANCHEZ, DAVID E Employer name Westchester County Amount $147,560.26 Date 08/02/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DI LAURIA, MICHAEL Employer name Town of Harrison Amount $147,559.25 Date 08/05/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System