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 FERRARA, ROBERT W Employer name Town of Chester Amount $95,889.41 Date 12/13/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LIPKE, WILLIAM G Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $95,888.00 Date 05/20/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PORPIGLIA, JOSEPH Employer name Chautauqua County Amount $95,887.82 Date 01/07/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SUND, URSZULA E Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $95,887.38 Date 06/12/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KIRKPATRICK, EDMUND J Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $95,887.16 Date 06/25/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GODWIN, RICHARD Employer name Farmingdale UFSD Amount $95,886.27 Date 09/02/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILKINSON, RODNEY Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $95,886.25 Date 09/08/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ZHOU, CHANG T Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $95,885.68 Date 06/07/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNADLER, THOMAS G Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $95,885.40 Date 03/18/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUMMINGS-LEWIS, CYNTHIA E Employer name Department of Health Amount $95,885.06 Date 02/07/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRUK, LEONID Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $95,885.06 Date 09/08/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEUS, JOSEPH CLEMENT Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $95,885.06 Date 04/23/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EUGENE, MICHAEL R Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $95,885.06 Date 01/06/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOSEPH, VARUGHESE T Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $95,885.06 Date 09/15/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARIKH, SANJIVAN S Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $95,885.06 Date 01/18/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETER, JUDITH R Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $95,885.06 Date 07/24/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PHILIP, LIZY Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $95,885.06 Date 03/21/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAHMAN, SYED N Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $95,885.06 Date 07/07/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHILLING, BRADFORD B Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $95,885.06 Date 11/24/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SONI, MANSUKHKUMAR Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $95,885.06 Date 04/09/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAGHELA, GIRISH K Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $95,885.06 Date 02/25/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DANIEL, SUDHA Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $95,885.06 Date 04/22/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FONDA, JAMES Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $95,885.06 Date 05/21/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUERRERO, EDUVIGEN Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $95,885.06 Date 08/26/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHN, MONI T Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $95,885.06 Date 03/26/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEEHAN, JOHN P Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $95,885.06 Date 10/26/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PALOMEQUE, CARLOS F Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $95,885.06 Date 04/09/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAREKH, YOGESH M Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $95,885.06 Date 03/26/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHAH, PRAGNA J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $95,885.06 Date 01/22/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIDDIQI, RAZI A Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $95,885.06 Date 12/16/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, ROBERT S Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $95,885.06 Date 01/17/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TEMISTOKLE, TOM E Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $95,885.06 Date 11/02/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZHANG, ZHENG Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $95,885.06 Date 11/17/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASCHER, JAMIE Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 02/16/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASSI, MAHMOUD Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 05/02/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CIRRITO, HUGH R Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 03/15/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DANIEL, PAPPACHAN Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 01/14/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DESAI, GIRISH V Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 05/06/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ENGELHARDT, CHRISTOPHER Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 05/20/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ESCARPETA, DENSFORD D Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 11/08/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GEORGE, MEENA Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 07/25/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIBB, DAVID Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 10/07/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KETANI, RAPHAEL V Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 02/13/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOLLEENY, JONATHAN A Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 07/03/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MENASHA, DIANA Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 04/06/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NIRAPPEL, CICILY T Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 04/16/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHAH, PARESHKUMAR M Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 10/29/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SNEE, SHAUN T Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $95,885.06 Date 05/12/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRAANEN, YELENA T Employer name Education Department Amount $95,885.06 Date 07/30/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUCITI, SALVATORE M Employer name Palisades Interstate Pk Commis Amount $95,885.06 Date 05/22/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHOVAN, JOSEPH W Employer name Moriah Shock Incarce Corr Fac Amount $95,884.71 Date 12/17/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CANZONERI, JOSEPH, JR Employer name Town of North Hempstead Amount $95,884.59 Date 06/11/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GELL, BARRY F Employer name SUNY College Techn Cobleskill Amount $95,883.98 Date 11/08/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RING, ERIC J Employer name Town of Goshen Amount $95,883.67 Date 11/14/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ALVARO, JEFFRY S Employer name Five Points Corr Facility Amount $95,882.84 Date 04/02/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OWENS, THOMAS M Employer name Albany Port District Commiss Amount $95,877.87 Date 12/23/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARRINGER-COX, SUSAN M Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $95,877.40 Date 01/21/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SALADIE, SORIN Employer name Mid-Hudson Psych Center Amount $95,877.01 Date 01/09/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARKER, TIMOTHY W Employer name Lockport City School Dist Amount $95,876.63 Date 10/03/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HINESON, JAMES M, JR Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $95,876.16 Date 09/25/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NORDBERG, LYNNEA NICOLE Employer name Division of State Police Amount $95,875.92 Date 01/03/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GRAY, WILLIAM J Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $95,874.97 Date 05/27/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC NAIR, PAUL H Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $95,874.89 Date 11/28/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name METZGER, LORRIE A Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $95,874.59 Date 08/19/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORGAN, MARIALICE G Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $95,874.48 Date 12/18/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SARNECKY, PETER S Employer name Orange County Amount $95,874.41 Date 02/26/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GEBO, ROBERT E, JR Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $95,874.35 Date 01/11/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALSEY, MARGARET F Employer name Suffolk County Amount $95,874.07 Date 06/26/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRENOVEAU, THOMAS J Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $95,873.77 Date 06/12/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRUPCZYN, JEFFREY W Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $95,873.58 Date 05/05/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAPO, LOUIS G, JR Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $95,873.35 Date 07/13/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALL, RANDY J Employer name Office of Court Administration Amount $95,873.08 Date 11/23/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DI CAPRIO, THOMAS J Employer name City of Amsterdam Amount $95,871.92 Date 07/14/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GOODMAN, JAMES P Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $95,871.36 Date 01/12/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLOREZ, JAIRO Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $95,871.22 Date 10/15/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMYTH, FERGAL P Employer name Pilgrim Psych Center Amount $95,871.13 Date 06/21/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENTON, LORRAINE Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $95,870.65 Date 08/13/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CELESTINO, PAULA B Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $95,870.49 Date 04/11/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TANEA, KATHLEEN R Employer name Town of Webster Amount $95,870.26 Date 08/27/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLOMBO, PATRICIA A Employer name Town of North Castle Amount $95,870.18 Date 05/07/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MERO, MICHAEL W Employer name Greene Corr Facility Amount $95,869.49 Date 11/06/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC KINSEY-MABRY, KIMBERLY I Employer name Monroe County Amount $95,868.12 Date 11/06/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FANELLI, VINCENT J Employer name Mohawk Correctional Facility Amount $95,867.58 Date 09/04/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STOERGER, THOMAS M Employer name Village of Garden City Amount $95,866.98 Date 03/25/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KERNAN, JAMES S Employer name Wayne County Amount $95,866.46 Date 01/06/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STAGER, KATHERINE H Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $95,866.44 Date 02/27/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MCKEE, RICHARD J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $95,866.43 Date 02/10/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMPADU-KYERE, YAW Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $95,865.83 Date 11/05/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUEVARA, FRANK A Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $95,865.77 Date 02/04/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TUNSTALL, GARY E Employer name Queensboro Corr Facility Amount $95,864.23 Date 06/09/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOLTON, GARFIELD L Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $95,863.97 Date 05/13/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITING, GAIL D Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $95,863.76 Date 03/03/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MASSO-WELCH, PATRICIA A Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $95,862.82 Date 06/01/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOODY, RAY O Employer name Steuben County Amount $95,862.49 Date 01/29/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GALLAGHER, BRIAN T Employer name Westchester County Amount $95,862.25 Date 03/18/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, TIMOTHY Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $95,862.03 Date 03/28/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARD, DOUGLAS R Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $95,861.90 Date 06/30/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STOFFELS, RICHARD H, JR Employer name NYS Dormitory Authority Amount $95,859.31 Date 06/27/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CANDELARIO, MODESTO Employer name Buffalo Mun Housing Authority Amount $95,857.82 Date 06/02/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEIRNE, EILEEN M Employer name Waterfront Commis of NY Harbor Amount $95,857.59 Date 07/21/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System