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 RUIZ, EDISON Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Brooklyn Amount $98,186.12 Date 05/31/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FITZPATRICK, JAMES M Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $98,185.47 Date 06/14/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURNETT, ARTHUR S Employer name City of Albany Amount $98,183.56 Date 04/15/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HAZELEY, HAROLD E Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Criminal Branch Amount $98,183.18 Date 04/05/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TRAGUARDO, ANTHONY G Employer name Port Washington Library Amount $98,183.15 Date 11/16/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PESCE, LINDA A Employer name Babylon UFSD Amount $98,182.93 Date 02/11/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEBRON-DIAZ, XIOMARA Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $98,182.75 Date 07/30/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BASHER, MOHAMMAD K Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $98,181.97 Date 05/12/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOAGUE, LUCAS S Employer name SUNY Albany Amount $98,181.60 Date 07/23/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HALL, JESSICA J Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $98,181.56 Date 05/24/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAGANINI, ANTHONY M Employer name Nassau County Amount $98,181.33 Date 10/10/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELITA, MARIO, JR Employer name Town of Babylon Amount $98,181.18 Date 03/19/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SELLITTO, RICHARD J Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $98,180.58 Date 10/23/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORLOWSKI, DOUGLAS D Employer name City of North Tonawanda Amount $98,180.24 Date 07/30/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HAMILTON, ALICE L Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $98,179.15 Date 05/08/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIBSON, KEVIN Employer name Queensboro Corr Facility Amount $98,178.56 Date 12/15/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WINTERS, BRIAN M Employer name Department of Health Amount $98,178.30 Date 03/01/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MACKAY-BRANDT, ANNA J Employer name Nathan Kline Inst Amount $98,176.39 Date 08/12/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POPHAM, CATHERINE A Employer name Sunmount Dev Center Amount $98,175.80 Date 01/28/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAYLOR, PAUL D Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $98,175.70 Date 05/01/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RODNEY, DORNEL Employer name Bronx Psych Center Amount $98,173.92 Date 08/13/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHMAUSS, RALPH A Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $98,171.83 Date 01/10/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRESCOTT, LEWIS E Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $98,171.75 Date 04/29/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOTARO, CRISTINA L Employer name SUNY College at Old Westbury Amount $98,171.53 Date 03/28/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARTERBERRY, SHARON D Employer name Westchester County Amount $98,171.20 Date 06/23/1975 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAHN, JEFFREY A Employer name Brighton Fire Dist Amount $98,170.90 Date 10/01/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JUDGE, HERBERT, JR Employer name South Beach Psych Center Amount $98,170.50 Date 04/23/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PENN, FRANCESCA Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $98,170.39 Date 05/09/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIZWAN, MOHAMMAD Z Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $98,168.70 Date 08/02/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARKS, DOUGLAS E Employer name Rockland County Amount $98,168.50 Date 04/30/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CANADE, ANTHONY Employer name Off of The Med Inspector Gen Amount $98,168.29 Date 02/15/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KIDDER, MICHAEL A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $98,167.07 Date 06/10/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SAGENDORPH, GREGG A, JR Employer name Town of Bethlehem Amount $98,166.71 Date 05/27/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHARTON, JOI T Employer name Nassau County Amount $98,165.77 Date 03/16/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GILPATRICK, CARL B, JR Employer name Town of Stony Point Amount $98,165.62 Date 03/01/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name D'ELIA, KENNETH P Employer name Nassau County Amount $98,163.42 Date 02/19/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLER, BENJAMIN A Employer name SUNY College at Fredonia Amount $98,163.37 Date 06/21/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MADRIGAL, JOSE A Employer name NYS Dormitory Authority Amount $98,163.26 Date 02/11/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, KENNETH L Employer name Village of Garden City Amount $98,163.05 Date 08/16/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SCOTT, SHAWN D Employer name Westchester County Amount $98,162.58 Date 10/01/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOWNSEND, RONALD A Employer name Oneida County Amount $98,161.44 Date 04/20/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERBST, JOSEPH W Employer name Town of Webster Amount $98,161.11 Date 11/19/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADAMS, DAWN V Employer name NYS Mortgage Agency Amount $98,161.08 Date 10/01/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAC NEILL, JONATHAN D Employer name East Irondequoit CSD Amount $98,160.83 Date 07/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOUSELOG, NICOLAS W Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $98,160.80 Date 04/03/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALEXANDER, EARLYNE F Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $98,160.30 Date 02/18/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUDDY, MEGHAN Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $98,159.02 Date 12/30/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DELGARDIO, MARK S Employer name Rockland County Amount $98,159.01 Date 05/23/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEEHAN, PETER C Employer name Dept of Public Service Amount $98,158.84 Date 09/23/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYABENKOV, VLADIMIR Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $98,157.45 Date 01/20/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITMAN, BETH C Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $98,154.75 Date 06/28/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLLISTER, GEOFFREY J Employer name Cornell University Amount $98,154.06 Date 11/11/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SWEET, PAMELA S Employer name UFSD of The Tarrytowns Amount $98,153.94 Date 07/03/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, JOHN H Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $98,152.67 Date 08/27/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PECK, DARRIN D Employer name Niagara Frontier Trans Auth Amount $98,152.33 Date 09/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILSON, KAREN A Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $98,151.90 Date 11/01/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, DANIEL J Employer name Orange County Amount $98,151.61 Date 02/23/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERILLO, MICHAEL G Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $98,150.70 Date 04/15/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONDS, MICHAEL J Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $98,150.28 Date 09/05/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SANTONI, SAMUEL L Employer name City of Binghamton Amount $98,149.70 Date 07/21/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CALLOWAY, PETER J Employer name Niagara Frontier Trans Auth Amount $98,149.45 Date 01/25/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANTONIOU, MARIA D Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $98,149.07 Date 05/14/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALLACE, DAVID G Employer name Steuben County Amount $98,148.31 Date 09/12/1973 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARSHALL, JAMES A Employer name Southport Correction Facility Amount $98,147.46 Date 01/25/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FREEMERMAN, LYLE B Employer name Rockland County Amount $98,146.64 Date 01/10/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FENNELL, SAMANTHA J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $98,146.58 Date 06/10/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SWIERAT, JONATHAN R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $98,146.54 Date 08/04/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LOPEZ, VINCENT B, JR Employer name Arlington Fire District Amount $98,146.21 Date 06/02/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HALSEY, KEVIN G Employer name Town of Warwick Amount $98,146.18 Date 08/26/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SERAFINI, CHRISTOPHER B Employer name Lakeview Shock Incarc Facility Amount $98,145.47 Date 08/24/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOLGAR, KAREN J Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $98,145.40 Date 04/30/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORRIS, SHAWN D Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $98,144.75 Date 06/14/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AQUIAR, DIANA S Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $98,144.28 Date 08/02/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARRELL, TIMOTHY Employer name Dept Transportation Region 1 Amount $98,143.31 Date 11/25/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HILAIRE, EDLIE Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $98,142.77 Date 12/05/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEN DANTO, CARMEN Employer name Orange County Amount $98,142.63 Date 06/17/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAY, DAVID K Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $98,140.93 Date 07/30/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ZENGEN, BRIAN C Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $98,140.66 Date 08/17/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAFTAN, JOHN F Employer name Cayuga County Amount $98,139.34 Date 09/08/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAGDE, ANAGHA A Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $98,139.32 Date 05/22/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOCHEN, MICHAEL V, JR Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $98,139.15 Date 09/27/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLEMING, JOSEPH C Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $98,137.11 Date 09/12/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUNWOODY, DAVID J Employer name City of Rochester Amount $98,137.05 Date 02/23/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SANFILIPPO, SALVATORE A Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $98,137.00 Date 03/18/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLLAN, IRINA V Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $98,136.94 Date 03/12/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHIFFMAN, PETER D Employer name South Beach Psych Center Amount $98,136.89 Date 09/14/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAMOS, ELVIS Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $98,136.57 Date 07/21/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAIRD, BETH A Employer name City of Rochester Amount $98,136.05 Date 05/19/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BAISLEY, MICHAEL, JR Employer name Village of Buchanan Amount $98,135.68 Date 07/23/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUBINO, PATRICIA A Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $98,135.47 Date 02/05/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC DONALD, MARK A Employer name City of Rochester Amount $98,135.10 Date 11/28/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WOLK, JASON A Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $98,135.07 Date 08/02/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNAPP, KENNETH A Employer name Town of East Fishkill Amount $98,134.61 Date 01/03/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TOSCANO, SONDRA M Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $98,133.95 Date 08/05/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PATEL, AKSHAY M Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $98,133.95 Date 05/19/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEN, CHRISSY A Employer name Village of Baldwinsville Amount $98,133.61 Date 12/01/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PRUIKSMA, JOHN P Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $98,132.91 Date 02/21/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAERTEL-POLICASTRO, MARY ANN Employer name NY Institute Special Education Amount $98,131.18 Date 06/03/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MERCADO, NICOLAS C, JR Employer name Downstate Corr Facility Amount $98,131.16 Date 03/20/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHIRLAW, ANGELA M Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $98,131.01 Date 09/14/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System