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 SWENSON, CHRISTINE M Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $86,166.31 Date 12/19/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUNTHER, KEVIN W Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $86,165.41 Date 02/18/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZASTENCHIK, JOHN P Employer name Westchester County Amount $86,165.40 Date 01/13/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KENNEDY, MARION J Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $86,165.02 Date 01/02/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRINDAK, KRISTINE M Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $86,164.85 Date 09/18/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRIEGER, BRET T Employer name Eastern NY Corr Facility Amount $86,164.74 Date 06/27/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JORDAN, TODD J Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $86,163.56 Date 03/05/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOWLE, SHERRY L Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $86,163.22 Date 05/30/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HECKER, WILLIAM E Employer name Westchester County Amount $86,163.08 Date 04/12/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PINEMAN, DANIEL L Employer name Town of Smithtown Amount $86,162.88 Date 09/30/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAZIOLI, LAURIE A Employer name Department of Health Amount $86,162.70 Date 07/01/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, SHARON M Employer name Manhattan Psych Center Amount $86,161.56 Date 12/11/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARNKEN, DAVID C Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $86,161.15 Date 08/09/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAREY, MARY E Employer name Smithtown CSD Amount $86,161.02 Date 01/16/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name URSILLO, PHILLIP J Employer name Rockland County Amount $86,160.63 Date 04/20/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZAPOROWSKI, DAVID P Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $86,160.58 Date 03/25/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELLIS, BRIAN S Employer name City of Elmira Amount $86,160.22 Date 02/05/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name AUGUSTE, DAVID P Employer name Long Island St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $86,160.08 Date 07/14/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COOPER, WILLIAM J Employer name Office of Court Administration Amount $86,159.84 Date 06/30/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LO GIUDICE, ROBERT M Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $86,159.82 Date 11/05/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAWRENCE, GARY M Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Syracuse Amount $86,159.69 Date 12/18/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRAHAM, ALAN H Employer name Wayne County Amount $86,159.37 Date 08/24/1976 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROGOWSKI, MARCUS A Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $86,159.18 Date 07/31/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GRABOWSKI, MICHAEL J Employer name City of Rochester Amount $86,158.52 Date 03/19/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MC KINNEY, ANTHONY A Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $86,158.26 Date 07/10/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAMES, DENNIS Employer name Wallkill Corr Facility Amount $86,158.26 Date 04/02/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEERY, MARY E Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $86,157.26 Date 03/07/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROCKEFELLER, BRETT G Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $86,157.02 Date 05/18/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TORRES, MARGARITA Employer name Supreme Ct-Richmond Co Amount $86,156.30 Date 03/18/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUNNANGI, SWAPNA Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $86,156.04 Date 10/20/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLANCHARD, ANNE R Employer name Department of Health Amount $86,155.16 Date 11/08/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DISY, NICHOLAS R Employer name Washingtonville CSD Amount $86,154.30 Date 01/21/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOLCE, MARIE ANDRISE Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $86,153.99 Date 01/08/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARD, BART S Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $86,153.80 Date 01/20/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURRAY, AMY R Employer name NY City St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $86,153.58 Date 02/07/1977 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AGGREY, JOANA H Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $86,153.21 Date 01/07/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, MATTHEW J Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $86,152.56 Date 12/09/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NIETO, JUAN C Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $86,151.54 Date 03/17/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, LLOYD C Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $86,151.46 Date 07/18/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COGGINS, CASEY R Employer name Niagara Frontier Trans Auth Amount $86,151.39 Date 07/20/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name AWAN, MUNSOOR T Employer name Westchester County Amount $86,150.79 Date 04/16/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOPEZ, FRANCISCO Employer name Village of Valley Stream Amount $86,150.66 Date 12/23/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DINSE, SCOT C Employer name Collins Corr Facility Amount $86,150.24 Date 11/04/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, MELANIA Z Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $86,149.92 Date 10/13/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONKELBAN, BRIAN M Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $86,149.85 Date 04/13/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HERNANDEZ, MARIO E Employer name Westchester County Amount $86,149.09 Date 11/26/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA RUSSO, VINCENT Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $86,149.08 Date 02/27/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAXTER, JAMES C Employer name Byram Hills CSD at Armonk Amount $86,149.04 Date 11/08/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ESOPA, CELESTE C Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $86,148.94 Date 06/02/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA BELLE, THOMAS D Employer name Town of Cheektowaga Amount $86,148.92 Date 01/21/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CHIANESE, GRACE B Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $86,147.88 Date 10/28/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, MARGARET M Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $86,147.42 Date 09/05/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARDELLA, GEORGE, JR Employer name Town of Babylon Amount $86,147.26 Date 03/30/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FEIHEL, ROBERT J Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $86,147.10 Date 01/09/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLADELE, LATIFAT O Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $86,146.77 Date 10/14/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLOWERS, ALBERT A, JR Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $86,146.56 Date 12/30/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORENO, JUAN Employer name NY City St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $86,146.56 Date 05/10/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VANGELLOW, PAULETTE F Employer name Pittsford CSD Amount $86,146.50 Date 03/11/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEWKERK, JEAN M Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $86,146.44 Date 01/28/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIBUTTI, JOHN K, JR Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $86,146.19 Date 11/16/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEEKINS, KEVIN L Employer name City of Lockport Amount $86,144.30 Date 06/15/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HAWKINS, BRANDON T Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $86,143.70 Date 01/18/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MACHIN, ARTHUR Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $86,143.46 Date 11/05/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHAPMAN, KEVIN C Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $86,143.07 Date 08/01/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAZQUEZ, VERONICA Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $86,142.91 Date 03/06/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STACK, KATHY A Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $86,141.76 Date 02/26/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MATHEW, PHILIP Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $86,141.64 Date 02/03/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, ARTHUR A Employer name City of Jamestown Amount $86,141.11 Date 04/29/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAMSON, DARYL M Employer name Department of Health Amount $86,140.75 Date 11/07/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KERR, HEATHER M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $86,140.20 Date 09/10/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILSON, STEPHEN A Employer name Eastern NY Corr Facility Amount $86,140.19 Date 04/24/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAZZEO, ERIC J Employer name Warren County Amount $86,140.19 Date 07/13/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, DAVID R Employer name Altona Corr Facility Amount $86,140.10 Date 10/30/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, LOUIS C, JR Employer name Lincoln Corr Facility Amount $86,140.03 Date 06/24/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HYMAN, RONALD B Employer name South Beach Psych Center Amount $86,139.85 Date 05/03/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FITZPATRICK, MEEGAN O Employer name Division of State Police Amount $86,139.82 Date 07/15/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIAMOND-GREGORY, DANIELLE M Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $86,139.43 Date 10/23/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GEIDER, JANYCE R Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $86,139.01 Date 02/08/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LYMAN, TIMOTHY R Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $86,138.43 Date 07/16/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUTLER, TERRY L Employer name Boces-Monroe Orlean Sup Dist Amount $86,137.89 Date 06/12/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EISELE, WILLIAM Employer name Town of New Castle Amount $86,137.78 Date 09/30/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAZELTON, JAMIE R Employer name Gouverneur Correction Facility Amount $86,136.86 Date 10/26/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WONG, PUI Y Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $86,136.80 Date 02/17/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERGUSON, JENNIFER A Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $86,135.80 Date 07/21/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RODGERS, WILLIAM, III Employer name Longwood CSD at Middle Island Amount $86,135.51 Date 09/02/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IRVIN, MARSHALL T Employer name NYS Psychiatric Institute Amount $86,135.29 Date 07/26/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERINA, SUZANNE Employer name Nassau County Amount $86,135.16 Date 06/08/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOWLER, RYAN J Employer name Village of Lynbrook Amount $86,134.87 Date 10/17/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERTRAND, CHRISTOPHER L Employer name City of Troy Amount $86,134.02 Date 08/18/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JAMES, MARY E Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $86,133.77 Date 10/22/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZILLMANN, MICHAEL Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $86,133.45 Date 09/08/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SZYMANSKI, JEFFREY J Employer name Town of Cheektowaga Amount $86,132.91 Date 10/01/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURRAY, LYNN M Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $86,132.60 Date 06/23/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COPANAS, JOHN P Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $86,131.76 Date 03/10/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FREEMAN, SHAUN M Employer name Lake Shore Fire District Amount $86,130.92 Date 06/11/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TARBAY, MICHAEL J Employer name Town of Colonie Amount $86,129.81 Date 07/10/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PRONESTI, LESLEY A Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $86,129.47 Date 02/03/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SUE, MELANIE Z Employer name Office of Court Administration Amount $86,128.46 Date 01/23/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VENTOLA, JOHN R Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $86,128.29 Date 10/15/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAPERNA, DIANE M Employer name Elmsford UFSD Amount $86,128.08 Date 06/08/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System