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 BAYAS, DUPONT Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $85,371.44 Date 04/17/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CURRIER, ANTHONY J Employer name Town of North Hempstead Amount $85,370.75 Date 12/10/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COWLES, ROBERT Employer name City of Oneida Amount $85,369.74 Date 07/26/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name O'GARRO, TREMAINE H Employer name Kirby Forensic Psych Center Amount $85,369.02 Date 03/17/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUINONES, EVER S Employer name Department of Law Amount $85,368.96 Date 03/10/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHABAZZ, HASAN Employer name Brooklyn DDSO Amount $85,368.87 Date 03/06/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAMES, ROBERT J Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $85,368.78 Date 01/18/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENJAMIN, JEFFREY S Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $85,368.64 Date 08/14/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HEARITT, DARREN R Employer name Town of Tonawanda Amount $85,368.16 Date 01/15/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RUDNICKI, KAREN A Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $85,368.11 Date 09/14/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PUVIRAJARATNAM, NANDAKUMAR Employer name Office of General Services Amount $85,367.93 Date 02/23/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRUGER, CARL W Employer name Onondaga County Amount $85,367.75 Date 08/28/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DWYER, KATIE E Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $85,367.66 Date 09/08/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEALY, NANETTE P Employer name Department of Health Amount $85,367.21 Date 05/08/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GILSON, GLENN R Employer name Orange County Amount $85,367.05 Date 01/11/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREGSON, DAVID M Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $85,364.89 Date 09/14/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC DONALD, PAUL H Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $85,364.20 Date 01/05/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC INTOSH, WENDY J Employer name Gouverneur Correction Facility Amount $85,364.02 Date 02/21/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BISHOP, WALTER J, III Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $85,363.97 Date 05/23/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BALDI, DONALD J Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $85,363.83 Date 02/09/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAHR, DOUGLAS E Employer name Wyoming Corr Facility Amount $85,363.75 Date 10/06/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LLANTO, JULIE Y Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $85,363.35 Date 10/07/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHUCK, MICHAEL T Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $85,363.04 Date 12/09/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIORDANO, LINDA M Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $85,362.64 Date 02/09/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUNLOP, ANNA E Employer name Glen Cove Public Library Amount $85,361.86 Date 01/01/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEWART, WILLIE MAE Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $85,361.83 Date 12/19/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICOLAS, MARTA Employer name County Clerks Within NYC Amount $85,361.74 Date 12/17/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELEHER, JAMES B Employer name City of Lockport Amount $85,361.45 Date 02/17/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HAMMOND, JEFFREY W Employer name Department of Health Amount $85,361.23 Date 10/16/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CSENCSITS, LISA Employer name Cornell University Amount $85,359.48 Date 01/16/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MESSINA, THOMAS A Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $85,359.32 Date 10/22/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VERDI, BARBARA I Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $85,358.26 Date 03/05/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, DUANE E M Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $85,357.20 Date 06/02/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELLETT, SCOTT E Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $85,356.89 Date 06/24/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELMENDORF, PEGGY A Employer name Dutchess County Amount $85,356.45 Date 02/05/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC NEIL, DONNETTE H Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $85,355.92 Date 07/05/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRITSAY, NINA Employer name NYS Office People Devel Disab Amount $85,355.92 Date 06/07/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLYDEN-JETER, EDITH K Employer name Mt Vernon City School Dist Amount $85,354.99 Date 10/21/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITE, JAMES A Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $85,354.59 Date 07/23/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAINVILLE, DIANE L Employer name Albany County Amount $85,354.43 Date 09/12/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POWERS, R GEOFFREY Employer name Dept Transportation Region 9 Amount $85,354.36 Date 05/17/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WESCOTT, ROBERT H Employer name City of Ogdensburg Amount $85,353.27 Date 01/13/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HARDING, STELLA C Employer name Department of Civil Service Amount $85,352.95 Date 10/16/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREINER, SUSAN Employer name Farmingdale UFSD Amount $85,352.71 Date 01/21/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PULLIS, HOPE A Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $85,352.58 Date 05/28/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOMINGUEZ, RAMON A Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Criminal Branch Amount $85,352.51 Date 03/13/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLER, MATTHEW T Employer name New York Public Library Amount $85,351.51 Date 05/20/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WU, XIN B Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $85,351.50 Date 08/13/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HESS, WILLIAM J Employer name 10Th Jd Nassau Nonjudicial Amount $85,351.13 Date 02/21/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MENIFEE, JAMELL A Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $85,351.06 Date 08/02/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ROWLEDGE, ALLEN W Employer name Massena CSD Amount $85,350.54 Date 04/26/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNIGHT, MICHELLE A Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $85,350.20 Date 08/24/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEINHOFER, ALFRED Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Criminal Branch Amount $85,349.74 Date 07/01/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SNYDER, LESLEA E Employer name Executive Chamber Amount $85,348.95 Date 02/24/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTIN, ANILA Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $85,348.50 Date 07/14/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OARE, STEVEN R Employer name South Colonie CSD Amount $85,348.40 Date 10/22/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROOK, SHERYL A Employer name Town of Smithtown Amount $85,348.38 Date 08/01/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PINCKNEY, KATHY ANN Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $85,348.01 Date 06/02/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERRY, CAROLYN M Employer name Department of Health Amount $85,347.88 Date 08/25/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SWARTZ, MARINA E Employer name Office of Court Administration Amount $85,347.81 Date 10/24/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VASQUEZ, DARIO A Employer name Clarkstown CSD Amount $85,346.55 Date 03/08/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZICKL, ROBERT R Employer name Genesee County Amount $85,346.28 Date 02/08/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GORDON, DAVID J Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $85,345.80 Date 12/11/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE LORENZO, JOANNE M Employer name Nassau County Amount $85,345.51 Date 08/29/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUZINSKI, CAROL E Employer name Haverstraw-StoNY Point CSD Amount $85,345.40 Date 09/14/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUNT, WILLIAM M Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $85,345.25 Date 11/20/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GORMAN, KEVIN C Employer name Nassau County Amount $85,344.84 Date 01/15/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZAUSNER, ERIC Employer name Nassau County Amount $85,344.84 Date 01/20/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN ANTWERP, EARL S Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Syracuse Amount $85,344.21 Date 11/19/1977 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLS, ELIZABETH A Employer name Ulster County Amount $85,343.84 Date 07/16/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, EUREKE L Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $85,343.47 Date 08/02/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EVERY, JACQUELINE M Employer name Town of Rotterdam Amount $85,343.06 Date 03/26/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERON, CLARETTE E Employer name Taconic Corr Facility Amount $85,343.04 Date 02/19/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PALACE, ELIZABETH T Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $85,342.23 Date 11/02/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRUZ, WENDY Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $85,340.86 Date 02/04/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SENECAL, JAMES F, JR Employer name Greene Corr Facility Amount $85,340.52 Date 01/31/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAULKNER, STEVEN A Employer name SUNY Binghamton Amount $85,340.51 Date 05/16/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUGHES, JEFFREY W Employer name Dept Transportation Region 7 Amount $85,340.09 Date 05/10/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VICTOR, CARLYN Employer name Nassau County Amount $85,339.80 Date 07/31/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, EYMARD J Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $85,339.79 Date 04/15/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUONO, ANTHONY L Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $85,339.59 Date 09/27/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FIORDILISO, DAVID V Employer name Town of Babylon Amount $85,339.18 Date 12/07/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KING, MARIE-JOSEE Employer name Franklin Corr Facility Amount $85,338.77 Date 04/17/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONNER, MERRILL J Employer name Eastern NY Corr Facility Amount $85,338.55 Date 11/27/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHIESA, JASON R Employer name Empire State Development Corp. Amount $85,338.53 Date 05/12/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAWYER, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $85,338.31 Date 07/13/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARTOLOMEI, MEGAN L Employer name Buffalo Psych Center Amount $85,338.26 Date 01/04/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TEMPLETON, ERIC D Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $85,337.98 Date 04/12/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HUGHES, RUBY Employer name Bedford Hills Corr Facility Amount $85,337.21 Date 01/30/1964 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AFRICA, PRIMITIVO Employer name Buffalo Psych Center Amount $85,337.16 Date 11/20/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REYELL, KEITH J Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $85,337.12 Date 04/30/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAZARIU, VICTORIA G Employer name Department of Health Amount $85,335.90 Date 04/24/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GLOW, TINA M Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $85,335.04 Date 11/16/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWNE, LENNOX O Employer name Manhattan Psych Center Amount $85,334.93 Date 09/14/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOMBAS, LISA M Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $85,334.86 Date 01/04/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAGGART, THOMAS E Employer name Suffolk County Amount $85,334.41 Date 08/04/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LINEHAN, JOHN D Employer name Washington Corr Facility Amount $85,333.80 Date 01/03/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSS, ROBERT W Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $85,333.36 Date 07/16/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ATOUI, ALIMA M Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $85,333.30 Date 01/01/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALO, FRANK A Employer name Town of North Hempstead Amount $85,333.11 Date 01/02/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System