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 ENGEL, ERIK M Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $87,030.28 Date 08/20/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, JAMES K Employer name City of Binghamton Amount $87,030.27 Date 03/30/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RYNDOCK, TAMMY S Employer name Wayne County Amount $87,030.23 Date 05/01/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LE MON, ROBERT G, JR Employer name Westchester County Amount $87,029.90 Date 05/30/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MENNILLO, DEBORAH G Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $87,029.54 Date 03/07/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROOKER, TUREEN R Employer name Department of Health Amount $87,029.54 Date 03/23/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ENGEL, KAREN M Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $87,029.54 Date 06/12/1975 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAYER, FREDERICK W, II Employer name Office For Technology Amount $87,029.54 Date 02/28/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLASS, G COLTON Employer name Office For Technology Amount $87,029.54 Date 11/08/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLEGHORN, JULIE Employer name Office For Technology Amount $87,029.54 Date 06/15/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE PAZ, ARIEN S Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $87,029.35 Date 05/10/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RINALDI, SALVATORE J, JR Employer name NYS Senate Regular Annual Amount $87,028.59 Date 01/01/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name UPADHYAY, ROBERTA C Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $87,028.24 Date 06/03/1974 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KING, DALE E Employer name Department of Health Amount $87,028.24 Date 09/19/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEALON, JACQUELYN Employer name Department of Health Amount $87,028.24 Date 04/12/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PALK, ANNETTE Employer name Department of Health Amount $87,028.24 Date 05/14/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FEBUS, EDWIN E Employer name Department of Law Amount $87,028.24 Date 12/15/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAXTER, VANESSA M Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $87,028.24 Date 01/25/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONOVER, CHERYL B Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $87,028.24 Date 01/03/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DENNY, LISA Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $87,028.24 Date 02/04/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIERSON, TOM P Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $87,028.24 Date 09/15/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN BUREN, ROBERT G Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $87,028.24 Date 03/16/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURGEY, DOUGLAS R Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $87,028.24 Date 12/27/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REEVES, JAMES E Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $87,028.24 Date 03/08/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COOK, SCOTT D Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $87,028.24 Date 09/16/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIETER, GAIL A Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $87,028.24 Date 03/16/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUDA, HALINA W Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $87,028.24 Date 04/09/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KENT, SUSAN M Employer name Education Department Amount $87,028.24 Date 05/11/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KIERNAN, PHILIP F Employer name Education Department Amount $87,028.24 Date 05/25/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZHOU, JIN Employer name Education Department Amount $87,028.24 Date 05/21/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUTBAK, PIPER Employer name NYS Higher Education Services Amount $87,028.24 Date 10/08/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAFFERTY, KATHRYN A Employer name NYS Higher Education Services Amount $87,028.24 Date 08/14/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COUTANT, CRAIG T Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $87,028.24 Date 11/12/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOWMAN, JANET M Employer name Office For Technology Amount $87,028.24 Date 08/23/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERRI, SCOTT L Employer name Office For Technology Amount $87,028.24 Date 12/01/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIN, LI-DON Employer name Office For Technology Amount $87,028.24 Date 10/29/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LU, FENG Employer name Office For Technology Amount $87,028.24 Date 07/26/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STELLATO, LISA E Employer name Office For Technology Amount $87,028.24 Date 02/22/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BALDWIN, MICHAEL R Employer name Town of Southampton Amount $87,027.84 Date 09/03/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KERNER, SHARON WENDY Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $87,025.64 Date 12/06/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEAD, MELISSA J Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $87,025.64 Date 07/13/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSNEY, CAROL L Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $87,025.64 Date 11/21/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPEANBURG, DONNA A Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $87,025.64 Date 02/23/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILDER, CHERYL A Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $87,025.64 Date 09/18/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'BRIEN, JOHN V Employer name Village of Croton-On-Hudson Amount $87,025.56 Date 10/21/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARDING, RICHARD E Employer name Queensboro Corr Facility Amount $87,025.52 Date 07/11/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUCE, ADAM S Employer name City of Dunkirk Amount $87,025.18 Date 02/11/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BORRELLI, LILIANA Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $87,024.85 Date 02/11/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORAM, JESSICA Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $87,024.74 Date 04/12/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KERNAN, JOHN R Employer name Town of North Castle Amount $87,024.32 Date 04/18/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILSON, MORGAN A Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $87,024.28 Date 01/12/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORRADO, NICHOLAS E Employer name Nassau County Amount $87,022.91 Date 01/10/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KENRICK, JOHN P Employer name Town of Perinton Amount $87,022.84 Date 08/13/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ATKINSON, JAMES T Employer name Office of General Services Amount $87,022.61 Date 03/07/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JACKSON, MELVIN L Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $87,022.57 Date 11/28/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CERQUA, SALVADORE J Employer name Department of Health Amount $87,022.52 Date 03/10/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ABRAHAM, LENA T Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $87,022.52 Date 11/17/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASSELIN, RAYNALD J Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $87,022.52 Date 05/13/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COTTER, GEORGE J Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $87,022.52 Date 05/23/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLEIN, JOSEPH M Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $87,022.52 Date 01/25/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMIGIELSKI, JENNIFER WEISS Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $87,022.52 Date 06/14/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STROUSE, ROBERT K Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $87,022.52 Date 04/01/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAMOL, CAROL Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $87,022.52 Date 05/28/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRANSTON, CHARLES D Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $87,022.52 Date 11/08/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURMASTER, DAVID M, JR Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $87,022.52 Date 08/18/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALLOCK, DORIS A Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $87,022.52 Date 08/12/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHEARITY, CARL T Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $87,022.52 Date 05/22/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CANION, PHILIP N Employer name Office For Technology Amount $87,022.52 Date 06/12/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIBSON, EMILY R Employer name Office For Technology Amount $87,022.52 Date 10/15/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HULSEAPPLE, PAUL D Employer name Office For Technology Amount $87,022.52 Date 03/01/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUNTER, MARK C Employer name Office For Technology Amount $87,022.52 Date 04/19/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHAPIRO, NELLI A Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $87,022.52 Date 01/08/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLORES, AMANDA Employer name Westchester County Amount $87,022.52 Date 09/25/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRETEL, SHARON L Employer name Dept of Agriculture & Markets Amount $87,022.26 Date 05/27/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOVERALL, JUNIOR A Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $87,022.00 Date 10/27/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FALKENSTROM, ERIC E Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $87,021.57 Date 01/21/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMAS, ERROL V Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $87,021.28 Date 03/01/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC NAMARA, JEAN M Employer name North Shore CSD Amount $87,021.22 Date 08/14/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARRY, JAMES D Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $87,021.14 Date 10/24/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DALOTTO, RUTHANNE S Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $87,020.70 Date 09/01/1976 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAMES, ROBERT T Employer name Suffolk County Amount $87,020.57 Date 02/26/1973 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FINCHER, VERONICA Employer name Albion Corr Facility Amount $87,020.21 Date 02/02/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOLOMBEK, LYNNE M Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $87,020.17 Date 09/18/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTINEZ, VINCENT F, JR Employer name City of Glen Cove Amount $87,020.02 Date 07/17/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PHAROAH, JENNIE A Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $87,019.75 Date 06/11/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, MORSLYN M Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $87,019.00 Date 03/30/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAYLER, MICHAEL P Employer name Department of Health Amount $87,018.88 Date 05/20/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, DAIN A Employer name Bedford Hills Corr Facility Amount $87,017.95 Date 11/12/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CURTIS, MICHAEL E Employer name City of Fulton Amount $87,017.62 Date 07/16/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PETRETTI, KATHLEEN Employer name Putnam County Amount $87,017.06 Date 01/27/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA LIBERTE, THOMAS C, JR Employer name Division of The Budget Amount $87,016.65 Date 02/05/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PELUSE, RALPH A Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $87,016.48 Date 10/06/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COUGHLIN, LYNN Employer name Dept of Correctional Services Amount $87,016.40 Date 03/27/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOWERMAN, GEORGIA H Employer name Department of Health Amount $87,016.28 Date 12/02/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUNHAM, KENDELL C Employer name Department of Health Amount $87,016.28 Date 01/06/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALE, JAMES A Employer name Department of Health Amount $87,016.28 Date 06/21/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEHM, ROBERT Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $87,016.28 Date 08/30/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRASIER, CLIFFORD P Employer name Dept of Agriculture & Markets Amount $87,016.28 Date 08/18/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LINEN, CAROLYN M Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $87,016.28 Date 02/13/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, SHAWN P Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $87,016.28 Date 02/26/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System