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 SANTIAGO, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Village of Tuckahoe Amount $135,476.09 Date 08/04/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SHEVLIN, THOMAS J Employer name Nassau County Amount $135,474.94 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ORLANDO, PAUL M Employer name Putnam County Amount $135,470.43 Date 07/14/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BATCH, MARY J Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $135,470.00 Date 04/04/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRAHAM, WILLIAM R Employer name Wallkill Corr Facility Amount $135,462.23 Date 04/18/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ERNST, CHRISTOPHER D C Employer name Village of Muttontown Amount $135,461.36 Date 01/06/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PACE, STEVEN F Employer name Westchester County Amount $135,460.76 Date 06/25/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COMPTON, CHRISTINE L Employer name Albany County Amount $135,457.72 Date 01/24/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LITKA, MICHAEL A Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $135,456.85 Date 07/22/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBINSON, KIRK T Employer name Appellate Div 3Rd Dept Amount $135,456.80 Date 07/05/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JENNE, SUSAN D Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $135,456.80 Date 09/02/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NAGLE-ZAIK, KELLY ANN G Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $135,456.80 Date 08/14/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN BENSCHOTEN, CHRISTINE F Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $135,456.80 Date 06/30/1967 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIAZ, MARCELO Employer name Westchester County Amount $135,456.51 Date 04/25/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLABELLI, MARTIN J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,455.29 Date 10/30/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name OLIVEIRA, ROGERIO A Employer name Franklin Corr Facility Amount $135,453.93 Date 03/26/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANNIS, RYAN J Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $135,453.41 Date 07/14/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CULLEY, LISA M Employer name Village of Southampton Amount $135,451.16 Date 09/23/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TOSI, MICHAEL J Employer name Westchester County Amount $135,451.00 Date 04/26/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'SULLIVAN, THOMAS J Employer name Village of Hastings-On-Hudson Amount $135,449.80 Date 01/06/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HIGGINS, C MICHAEL Employer name Department of Law Amount $135,447.31 Date 10/29/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORTEGA, ALFONSO Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,444.41 Date 02/16/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SAWYER, TIMOTHY J Employer name Taconic Corr Facility Amount $135,439.97 Date 09/07/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENDRICKEN, JOHN J Employer name Carle Place UFSD Amount $135,439.88 Date 10/27/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JACOBS, DANIEL M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $135,434.00 Date 04/21/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PROFENNA, JOSEPH Employer name Town of Clarkstown Amount $135,429.79 Date 12/12/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEO, JOSEPH E Employer name City of Lackawanna Amount $135,423.28 Date 01/30/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CANTASANO, JOSEPH R Employer name Suffolk County Amount $135,423.05 Date 11/29/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RICHTER, MITCHELL J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $135,422.92 Date 01/08/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LEAL, ANDREW M Employer name Village of Pelham Manor Amount $135,420.52 Date 08/01/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MANEL, STANLEY P, II Employer name Suffolk County Amount $135,420.09 Date 11/03/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMBROSIO, LOUIS Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $135,417.85 Date 05/25/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHAH, VYOMESH V Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $135,414.53 Date 12/28/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FEROLETO, AMIE P Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,411.70 Date 01/07/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MANNING, DANIEL T Employer name Essex County Amount $135,411.08 Date 01/13/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EMERY, BENJAMIN D Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,409.31 Date 01/07/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GRAY, FRED F Employer name Nassau County Amount $135,407.43 Date 07/03/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVISON, JASON H Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,406.11 Date 02/12/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BARTLEY, ELAINE H Employer name Office of Employee Relations Amount $135,405.57 Date 11/15/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOBDELL, JAMES A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,405.37 Date 10/28/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HART, JAMES J Employer name Village of Tarrytown Amount $135,402.60 Date 02/26/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC KAY, DONALD B Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $135,400.50 Date 01/22/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CICERANI, JANE Employer name Dept of Public Service Amount $135,400.32 Date 09/17/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NELLEGAR, JAMES J, JR Employer name NYS Office People Devel Disab Amount $135,400.32 Date 02/05/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARNZEN, ROBERT J Employer name Town of Southampton Amount $135,396.96 Date 10/14/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HALMY, DONALD C Employer name City of Peekskill Amount $135,396.46 Date 01/18/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SOMOZA, MICHAEL S Employer name Nassau County Amount $135,395.57 Date 04/28/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAYTER, JAMES W, JR Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $135,394.74 Date 06/16/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MULDER-PONESSE, DAWN M Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $135,394.74 Date 07/01/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YOUNG, CAROLYN S Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $135,394.74 Date 05/20/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUBENSTEIN, LISA E Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $135,394.74 Date 06/16/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORTIZ, DANIEL Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,394.46 Date 10/12/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PARCELL, ROBERT M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,393.04 Date 11/02/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DECARLO, DOMINICK J Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $135,388.93 Date 09/14/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRASSO, CATHERINE A Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $135,387.73 Date 05/05/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAPACCI, PAUL D Employer name Groveland Corr Facility Amount $135,387.16 Date 05/02/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MADSEN, HOWARD E Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,386.50 Date 03/28/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KURTZ, ROBERT E Employer name Nassau County Amount $135,384.91 Date 12/08/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LAHAR, KEVIN J Employer name City of Newburgh Amount $135,382.80 Date 07/31/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SPANO, JOHN J Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $135,378.53 Date 10/27/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SINGER, JARED J Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $135,377.63 Date 12/05/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BONDS, ETONYA L Employer name Westchester County Amount $135,375.13 Date 10/14/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLEIN, ROBERT L Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,372.75 Date 09/13/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TASCH, LLOYD P Employer name City of White Plains Amount $135,366.70 Date 10/25/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NAVA, ARMANDO Employer name Village of Scarsdale Amount $135,360.79 Date 12/07/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JUDGE, THOMAS J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,360.57 Date 10/30/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ASHEIM, ERIK K Employer name Town of Clarkstown Amount $135,360.29 Date 03/03/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, STEPHEN J Employer name Nassau County Amount $135,358.33 Date 09/07/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DAUPHINAIS, SCOTT P Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,356.82 Date 05/04/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MANN, PATRICK, JR Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $135,353.76 Date 03/24/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DRAO, JULIA HOTMER Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,353.37 Date 10/01/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FARRELL, JOHN E Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $135,350.24 Date 05/05/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, ERIK M Employer name Town of Woodbury Amount $135,344.49 Date 10/25/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ENDRES, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,344.21 Date 01/07/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DOLAN, CASEY G Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,339.71 Date 11/28/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name STAVRIDES, THALIA M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $135,335.20 Date 09/21/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, PHILIP D Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $135,333.77 Date 01/02/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VIROLA, ERVIN Employer name Boces Westchester Sole Supvsry Amount $135,332.93 Date 10/15/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROOKS, DANIEL J Employer name Nassau County Amount $135,330.41 Date 07/22/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BSHARA, WIAM Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $135,329.84 Date 07/31/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FEARON, JOHN M Employer name Town of Mt Pleasant Amount $135,329.51 Date 03/06/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOVIGH, JEFFREY T Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,329.25 Date 10/30/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RICHARDSON, TRAVIS E Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $135,327.73 Date 08/09/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SCHIEDEL, JASON M Employer name Town of Orchard Park Amount $135,325.98 Date 08/23/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KWIECINSKI, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $135,322.40 Date 08/02/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIPPASSAAR, ERIK Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,317.84 Date 06/28/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RAU, RAYMOND A Employer name Town of East Hampton Amount $135,317.81 Date 06/30/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SILVER, HELENE N Employer name New York Public Library Amount $135,313.80 Date 04/22/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CEASE, JASON M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,311.42 Date 02/14/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KUNCKEN, RICHARD D Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $135,308.87 Date 12/23/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BIGGERS, JEFF W Employer name Nassau County Amount $135,308.32 Date 07/29/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RUHMEL, JEFFREY S Employer name Division of State Police Amount $135,304.91 Date 10/07/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CERNA, JAVIER G Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $135,304.66 Date 08/24/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name EVANS, ANDREA D Employer name Dept of Correctional Services Amount $135,302.83 Date 02/13/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIBERATORE, JOHN R Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $135,299.07 Date 08/13/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WATERMAN, TIMOTHY P. Employer name City of Rochester Amount $135,297.96 Date 04/11/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KANE, DOUGLAS Employer name Suffolk County Amount $135,297.01 Date 05/22/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ERRICO, VITINO F Employer name Town of Clarkstown Amount $135,296.75 Date 07/06/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SPRY, CHARLENE A Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $135,295.83 Date 11/13/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WESTERBERG, WILLIAM J Employer name Bethpage Water District Amount $135,292.10 Date 11/22/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System