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 WOOD, KEVIN M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $115,165.70 Date 01/30/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEGUS, PHILIP E Employer name Manhattan Psych Center Amount $115,165.60 Date 12/09/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUTLER, JAMES Employer name City of Jamestown Amount $115,165.22 Date 05/27/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EDWARDS, SHAWN D Employer name Monroe County Amount $115,164.91 Date 09/17/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MESSINA, DUANE M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $115,162.98 Date 10/23/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PHILLIPS, SANDRA Employer name Nassau County Amount $115,162.56 Date 10/16/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHARRON, THOMAS P Employer name Division of State Police Amount $115,159.60 Date 04/07/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HERNANDEZ, RICHARD Employer name Clarkstown CSD Amount $115,155.72 Date 05/04/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YOUNG, MICHAEL O Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $115,154.00 Date 01/14/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLAWSON, JEREMY E Employer name City of Albany Amount $115,153.11 Date 10/22/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ANDERSON, MICHAEL A Employer name City of Jamestown Amount $115,153.04 Date 04/30/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLY, MICHAEL E Employer name Nassau County Amount $115,149.87 Date 01/06/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOSLYN, ANNE M Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $115,146.57 Date 08/14/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIS, DOUGLAS J Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $115,146.14 Date 09/03/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SWE, KHIN T M Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $115,145.67 Date 08/14/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORSE, EDWARD J Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $115,144.14 Date 04/02/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NIGRO, GERARD T Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $115,143.79 Date 10/21/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAUERS, MATTHEW Employer name City of Rochester Amount $115,143.54 Date 02/28/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CRYESKI, DAVID J Employer name Village of Rye Brook Amount $115,142.92 Date 10/02/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HSUAN, SHAO-WEN Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $115,142.00 Date 11/22/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUNNINGHAM, JOHN H Employer name Town of Colonie Amount $115,138.17 Date 01/05/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAHON, GARY E Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $115,136.66 Date 01/01/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLITO, JOSHUA R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $115,135.16 Date 01/07/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SADDLEMIRE, DAVID J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $115,134.11 Date 06/28/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SARDELLA, KATERI Employer name Hutchings Psych Center Amount $115,134.02 Date 12/02/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOWALSKI, CHRISTOPHER R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $115,133.42 Date 04/07/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name STANLEY, CHRISTOPHER B Employer name Office For Technology Amount $115,133.20 Date 11/17/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAGET, CATHERINE A Employer name No Westchester Joint Water Works Amount $115,133.02 Date 05/02/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HESSE, KEVIN A Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $115,132.28 Date 07/18/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GSELL, JAY A Employer name Genesee County Amount $115,129.24 Date 08/23/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEENE, MICHAEL R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $115,129.17 Date 01/03/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SMITH, GREGORY A Employer name Cayuga Correctional Facility Amount $115,128.74 Date 06/24/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARLOWE, FRANCIS R Employer name Town of Manlius Amount $115,127.76 Date 07/09/1968 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JOSLYN, SCOTT M Employer name Erie County Amount $115,126.37 Date 02/11/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GABBAMONTE, JAMES Employer name Westchester County Amount $115,123.33 Date 09/05/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FILIPPONI, MATTHEW L Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $115,122.98 Date 12/20/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOSTANOSKI, ANTHONY J, III Employer name Cornell University Amount $115,122.11 Date 01/25/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAFRO, DONNA M Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $115,120.79 Date 01/03/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BASIT, RALPH T Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $115,120.72 Date 01/27/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOSTER, PAUL E Employer name City of Fulton Amount $115,118.82 Date 05/22/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FERGUSON, MEGHAN K Employer name Division of State Police Amount $115,116.11 Date 08/16/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GIANNONE, VINCENT R Employer name Mid-Hudson Psych Center Amount $115,115.79 Date 01/15/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GENOVESE, SAM J Employer name City of Rochester Amount $115,115.28 Date 12/08/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARSHALL, DALE W Employer name City of North Tonawanda Amount $115,108.66 Date 06/21/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WISNESKI, THOMAS J Employer name Elmira Corr Facility Amount $115,108.34 Date 06/29/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIS, CARISSA L Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $115,107.98 Date 01/07/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FERGUSON, LAURIE M Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $115,106.25 Date 01/11/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERITORE, CHARLES Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $115,105.94 Date 06/09/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STOVER-KELLY, VALERIE D Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $115,104.54 Date 07/30/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SULLIVAN, WILLIAM R Employer name NYS Bridge Authority Amount $115,104.51 Date 06/18/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHERMAN, PHYLLIS D Employer name Nassau County Amount $115,103.48 Date 02/17/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAHONEY, CAROL A Employer name Office For Technology Amount $115,100.44 Date 02/28/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FREEDLAND, ROBERT L Employer name Inst For Basic Res & Ment Ret Amount $115,099.93 Date 12/30/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EDWARDS, WALTER T Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $115,099.43 Date 06/25/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURKARD, JOSEPH H Employer name Empire State Development Corp. Amount $115,096.33 Date 04/14/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HELM, BARBARA E Employer name Empire State Development Corp. Amount $115,096.33 Date 06/10/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CATHCART, YOLANDA D Employer name Nassau County Amount $115,096.21 Date 07/02/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JUNJULAS, KEVIN C Employer name City of Beacon Amount $115,096.15 Date 03/20/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CARRK, SANDRA B Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $115,091.60 Date 06/10/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAYTON, ANDREW M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $115,089.88 Date 06/11/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BRUNO, EILEEN Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $115,087.99 Date 12/27/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OTIS, KYLE J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $115,086.88 Date 12/08/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CURLEY, JANET M Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $115,086.14 Date 02/09/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RHOADES, KIMBERLY A Employer name NYS Office People Devel Disab Amount $115,084.84 Date 04/12/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DWYER, JOHN R Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $115,084.55 Date 08/16/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KASKA, JAMES R Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $115,083.70 Date 02/04/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SHRAGER, STEVEN J Employer name Off Alcohol & Substance Abuse Amount $115,083.09 Date 12/10/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KWONG, JUDY P Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $115,082.76 Date 10/11/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUTCHMAN, MARINA Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $115,082.76 Date 02/14/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAURO, ANTHONY J Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $115,082.76 Date 04/13/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICHOLAS, SHIRLEY Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $115,082.76 Date 07/23/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAMONICA, JOSEPH R Employer name Village of Muttontown Amount $115,082.15 Date 01/31/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CARELLI, MICHAEL J Employer name Town of Harrison Amount $115,081.12 Date 01/01/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BRUSCHETTI, MELCHIORRE G Employer name Town of Poughkeepsie Amount $115,080.50 Date 07/29/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GOODEN, ROBYN L Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $115,078.85 Date 05/08/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERLIHY, WILLIAM R Employer name Village of Walden Amount $115,078.30 Date 05/04/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HEGARTY, MATTHEW J Employer name Village of Fairport Amount $115,077.83 Date 08/31/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PORTNOY, SHIRA C Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $115,076.49 Date 04/04/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIS, JOSEPH M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $115,072.60 Date 11/19/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCIPIONE, ANTHONY J Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $115,071.84 Date 06/07/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUAST, WALTER E Employer name Town of New Castle Amount $115,069.68 Date 02/04/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FILIPPI, MICHAEL A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $115,068.69 Date 08/16/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JONES, LAVELL C Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $115,068.42 Date 09/08/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEPICIER, DENISE Employer name Department of Health Amount $115,065.96 Date 12/12/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE GRAFF, DAVID J Employer name Shawangunk Correctional Facili Amount $115,065.12 Date 06/26/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILKE, MITCHELL C Employer name Village of Fairport Amount $115,064.78 Date 11/10/1971 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VANCE, CARRIE Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $115,064.42 Date 02/05/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOMEREZ, DAWN M Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $115,064.25 Date 01/21/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ROMANO, MADALYN R Employer name Boces Westchester Sole Supvsry Amount $115,063.36 Date 05/23/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLAGELLO, GENOVEFFA Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $115,062.48 Date 12/01/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RITTBERG, ELLEN P Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $115,062.48 Date 11/26/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SARNER, MICHAEL D Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $115,062.48 Date 02/13/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REICHMUTH, PATRICK W Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $115,061.01 Date 08/06/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HOLAHAN, PAUL Employer name Town of Greece Amount $115,060.20 Date 11/13/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASSIDY, MICHAEL J Employer name Town of Mamaroneck Amount $115,059.18 Date 03/01/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SAVARY, DANIEL J Employer name Div Housing & Community Renewl Amount $115,059.08 Date 04/02/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELSON, MICHELLE J Employer name City of Newburgh Amount $115,053.02 Date 05/14/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STONE, JILL M Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $115,052.98 Date 02/22/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAYNE, MARIA Employer name Department of Health Amount $115,052.86 Date 06/16/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REISENBERG, LLOYD H Employer name Town of Southold Amount $115,052.60 Date 09/25/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System