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 BENNETT, WILLIAM J Employer name Rockland County Amount $97,777.92 Date 12/24/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EDMOND, MARLENE D Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $97,777.92 Date 07/05/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASARO, WAYNE A Employer name Pearl River UFSD Amount $97,777.14 Date 11/02/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUADAGNINO, MICHAEL Employer name Town of East Greenbush Amount $97,776.38 Date 05/28/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SANTORO, WILLIAM T Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $97,775.76 Date 03/16/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OSPELT, KURT P Employer name Oswego County Amount $97,774.59 Date 11/14/1977 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRANNA, MARK E Employer name Appellate Div 3Rd Dept Amount $97,774.35 Date 12/27/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAUGHN, JASON M Employer name City of Rochester Amount $97,774.27 Date 02/20/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name THORGRAMSON, MARY ELLEN Employer name Hicksville Water District Amount $97,773.70 Date 08/31/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONWAY, JOHN G Employer name Suffolk County Amount $97,772.58 Date 12/01/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERKOWITZ, LAWRENCE G Employer name Town of Clarkstown Amount $97,771.51 Date 02/08/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STOREY, DELL W Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $97,771.40 Date 09/15/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name OECHSLIN, DONALD J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $97,770.65 Date 08/04/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SPADARO, THOMAS W Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $97,769.43 Date 10/16/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KING, MARIE Employer name Suffolk County Amount $97,769.20 Date 09/19/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUIRK, JANET Employer name Suffolk County Amount $97,769.20 Date 12/01/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WITTNEBEN, CHRISTOPHER C Employer name Suffolk County Amount $97,769.20 Date 04/13/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHALEN, THOMAS M Employer name Village of Amityville Amount $97,769.15 Date 11/21/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALARCO, JACQUELINE M Employer name Boces-Orange Ulster Sup Dist Amount $97,768.39 Date 06/01/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOODNESS, GAIE S Employer name Boces-Monroe Orlean Sup Dist Amount $97,766.91 Date 09/16/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHALLER, BARBARA M Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $97,765.48 Date 12/16/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LINO, NICHOLAS Employer name Great Neck UFSD Amount $97,765.47 Date 06/22/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPECTOR, BARRY Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $97,764.77 Date 04/26/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONNELLY, LAUREEN Employer name Rockland County Amount $97,764.65 Date 08/15/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIKORA, JOSEPH C Employer name Office of Public Safety Amount $97,764.40 Date 04/12/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TSUI, MARGARET S Employer name Off of The Med Inspector Gen Amount $97,763.38 Date 12/30/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOGGI, MICHAEL, III Employer name City of White Plains Amount $97,763.00 Date 07/14/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LENEHAN, MARCIA M Employer name Albany County Amount $97,761.86 Date 05/19/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOVE, LAURIE A Employer name Capital Dist Psych Center Amount $97,761.82 Date 01/19/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, DAVID M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $97,760.88 Date 08/04/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HITCHCOCK, LORI A Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $97,760.78 Date 09/10/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EISENSMITH, MARK G Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $97,759.66 Date 06/03/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TOOLE, THOMAS J Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $97,759.25 Date 12/16/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERGUSON, MICHAEL J Employer name Nassau County Amount $97,758.63 Date 01/04/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MADDEN, SUSANNE M Employer name Rockland County Amount $97,757.89 Date 07/21/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'CONNELL, OWEN J Employer name City of Poughkeepsie Amount $97,757.54 Date 08/18/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MEDINA, EDOUARD Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $97,756.36 Date 09/08/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLAS, GAYLE R Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $97,755.85 Date 11/30/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOSLEY, KATRINA L WHITE, MRS Employer name Westchester County Amount $97,754.97 Date 05/17/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIGAUD, LEONIE Employer name Div Alc & Alc Abuse Trtmnt Center Amount $97,753.90 Date 12/02/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NAPIERALA, KENNETH R Employer name City of Rochester Amount $97,753.37 Date 05/05/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARGIOTTA, DOMINICK A Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $97,752.96 Date 09/18/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOWALSKI, PAUL R Employer name Niagara Frontier Trans Auth Amount $97,752.36 Date 06/27/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAOLA, LEAH M Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $97,752.20 Date 02/08/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC DONALD, LYNN C Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $97,751.72 Date 10/25/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PANTELOUKAS, MICHELE L Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $97,751.64 Date 11/29/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIUSTI, DOUGLAS A Employer name City of White Plains Amount $97,751.22 Date 11/03/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BROWN, BRADLEY A Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $97,750.89 Date 03/20/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORNI, JENNIFER R Employer name Suffolk County Amount $97,750.60 Date 02/18/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANDUSKY, PHILLIP C Employer name Suffolk County Amount $97,750.60 Date 03/04/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KILNER, LYNNE M Employer name Wyoming County Amount $97,750.40 Date 09/17/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SALONIKIS, NIKOLAOS A Employer name Town of Tonawanda Amount $97,748.24 Date 01/15/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TUCKER, GARY A Employer name City of Albany Amount $97,747.97 Date 04/15/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KILGORE, CRAIG J W Employer name St Marys School For The Deaf Amount $97,747.23 Date 07/15/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHEPIGA, PATRICIA A Employer name Boces Westchester Sole Supvsry Amount $97,747.03 Date 09/28/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLTZ, JAMES W, JR Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $97,746.82 Date 09/12/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENSON, THOMAS J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $97,746.70 Date 02/23/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PRECHTL, ARLINE Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $97,746.58 Date 02/26/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOLEMBIESKI, RONALD Z Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $97,746.40 Date 08/02/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SHAPIRO, RANDY J Employer name Empire State Development Corp. Amount $97,746.13 Date 09/10/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEEG, CHRISTOPHER K Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $97,745.88 Date 12/27/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLIVER, DAVID Employer name Rockland County Amount $97,745.47 Date 02/09/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MITER, THOMAS M Employer name City of Troy Amount $97,745.32 Date 04/14/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PENN, LEROY N, JR Employer name City of Watervliet Amount $97,744.58 Date 02/26/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GERDIS, ROBERT Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $97,741.12 Date 07/30/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC VICAR, SEAN Q Employer name Division of State Police Amount $97,740.20 Date 06/10/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RODRIGUEZ, ELIUD, JR Employer name City of Rochester Amount $97,739.10 Date 04/12/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KATZMAN, JOSHUA L Employer name Office For Technology Amount $97,735.29 Date 03/18/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRANCOIS, JOHN K Employer name Div Housing & Community Renewl Amount $97,734.78 Date 08/14/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SLOIER, ROBERT C Employer name Erie County Amount $97,734.71 Date 06/23/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PANE, CHRISTINA M Employer name Town of Clarkstown Amount $97,734.46 Date 01/11/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BIUNDO, JOSEPH A Employer name Nassau County Amount $97,733.17 Date 04/15/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOULD, WENDY Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $97,732.57 Date 03/12/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AVELLA, ROSEANN Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $97,731.79 Date 07/05/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILKINS, CLARINDA Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $97,731.34 Date 12/28/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FEENEY, THOMAS P Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $97,731.04 Date 11/19/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DWYER, JOSEPH E Employer name Shawangunk Correctional Facili Amount $97,730.47 Date 09/09/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MANOS, ANDREW E Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $97,729.75 Date 04/26/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IRVING, TIMOTHY J Employer name Downstate Corr Facility Amount $97,729.52 Date 11/30/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAILEY, JUSTINE L Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $97,729.33 Date 03/03/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAHAR, PAUL E Employer name NYS Teachers Retirement System Amount $97,729.29 Date 03/04/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FEUERHERM, CATHERINE P Employer name Cortland County Amount $97,728.27 Date 05/01/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MALIZIA, VINCENT C Employer name Town of North Hempstead Amount $97,728.17 Date 01/02/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, KEVIN E Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $97,727.68 Date 07/12/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUSICK, JOHN J Employer name Orange County Amount $97,727.25 Date 10/07/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GALZERANO-GARVEY, ELIZABETH M Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $97,725.67 Date 01/06/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MESSORE, JOEL S Employer name City of Rochester Amount $97,725.46 Date 03/28/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RATHBUN, DANIEL B Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $97,725.16 Date 05/16/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BACHERT, KENNETH K Employer name Rockland County Amount $97,724.92 Date 08/19/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YORK, JAMIE L Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $97,724.14 Date 07/08/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAYLOR, KIMBERLY A Employer name Office For Technology Amount $97,723.36 Date 05/16/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEDDERMAN, SUSAN E Employer name Statewide Financial System Amount $97,721.78 Date 10/26/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERSELL, PATRICIA E Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $97,720.54 Date 09/03/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAZQUEZ, JORGE L Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $97,720.54 Date 03/03/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MALONEY, KEVIN J Employer name City of Schenectady Amount $97,720.52 Date 01/23/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BRESSETTE, ALLAN J, JR Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $97,720.46 Date 03/08/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BITTEL, DANIEL W Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $97,719.11 Date 12/31/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name COLAVITA, ANTHONY S Employer name Town of Eastchester Amount $97,717.10 Date 08/23/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEE, EDWARD C Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $97,716.28 Date 04/05/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STANTON, DAVID M Employer name NYS Parole Board Amount $97,715.16 Date 11/02/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System