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 SHERIDAN, BRYAN J Employer name City of Rochester Amount $83,055.21 Date 08/21/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BUFFA, LISA A Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $83,054.58 Date 04/05/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRODY, EDWARD S Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $83,054.33 Date 08/20/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TIMM, DAWN M Employer name Niagara County Amount $83,054.24 Date 04/07/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUCHANAN, LORILEE Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $83,054.12 Date 09/20/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARRETT, JAMES E Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $83,054.05 Date 03/07/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CIPRIANO, JOSEPH, JR Employer name Village of Scarsdale Amount $83,053.61 Date 12/01/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARDINO, NICHOLAS J Employer name Orleans Corr Facility Amount $83,053.32 Date 02/10/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FIELDS, REGINA A Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $83,052.76 Date 09/01/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLATCHEK, CHAIM Employer name Village of Kiryas Joel Amount $83,052.24 Date 12/07/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SWARTWOOD, RODNEY J Employer name Watertown Corr Facility Amount $83,052.23 Date 05/29/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALES, KATHLEEN R Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $83,051.80 Date 11/18/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EDWARDS, VILMA Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $83,051.77 Date 04/13/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DENNEHY, SEAN Employer name St Francis School For Deaf Amount $83,051.64 Date 09/09/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEIL, THOMAS J Employer name Town of Colonie Amount $83,051.64 Date 03/21/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SKRODELIS, ULDIS A Employer name Brooklyn Public Library Amount $83,051.24 Date 10/01/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FISCHER, ELLEN M Employer name Town of Cheektowaga Amount $83,051.02 Date 10/22/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLARK, JOHN H Employer name Town of Bedford Amount $83,051.00 Date 03/31/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTINO, FRANCENE J Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $83,050.44 Date 05/21/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA POINT, JAMES S Employer name Greene Corr Facility Amount $83,050.16 Date 07/22/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MITCHELL, ALEXANDRIA N Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $83,050.04 Date 06/20/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUBY, THOMAS G Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $83,049.98 Date 08/29/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENRY, LAWRENCE Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $83,049.45 Date 01/25/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRADLEY, DAVID Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $83,048.88 Date 02/04/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GERNATT, JEAN M Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $83,048.69 Date 09/16/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADEKOYA, BOLANLE A Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $83,048.50 Date 01/26/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLEISHMAN, GARY M Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $83,048.40 Date 05/03/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BANKHEAD, ELIZABETH A Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $83,047.88 Date 07/05/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHAPMAN, DANIEL J Employer name Elmira Corr Facility Amount $83,047.56 Date 03/02/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLAPRETE, PAMELA S Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $83,046.69 Date 09/21/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ABRAHAM, SUSAMMA Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $83,046.21 Date 12/04/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARADISE, GEORGE J Employer name Eastern NY Corr Facility Amount $83,046.19 Date 07/03/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEWITT, KEITH A Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $83,046.06 Date 05/30/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAKINSON, BARBARA A Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $83,045.80 Date 01/14/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PALINSKI, THOMAS P Employer name City of Rome Amount $83,045.39 Date 07/20/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RYAN, JAMES P Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $83,045.21 Date 09/30/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNUTSEN, GEORGE V Employer name Mohawk Correctional Facility Amount $83,045.14 Date 02/25/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHERIAN, JITHIN P Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $83,045.10 Date 02/11/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIGIOSE, JOSEPH Employer name Commack Fire District Amount $83,044.61 Date 03/07/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZYCH, ROBERT M Employer name Schenectady County Amount $83,043.48 Date 08/04/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARDOLINO-COMERFORD, RITA Employer name Mill Neck Manor Schl For Deaf Amount $83,043.42 Date 07/24/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAATZ, NORINE L Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $83,043.18 Date 08/08/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLLETTE, TIMOTHY A Employer name Cape Vincent Corr Facility Amount $83,042.82 Date 03/19/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARROW, JASON E Employer name Westchester County Amount $83,042.73 Date 03/09/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WATKINS, CHAUGHN H Employer name Dept Transportation Region 1 Amount $83,042.65 Date 06/18/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAUMAN, JOSEPH M Employer name Groveland Corr Facility Amount $83,042.64 Date 10/05/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMPSON, MICHAEL J Employer name Town of Cornwall Amount $83,042.47 Date 08/09/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GRIFFIN, ELYSE N Employer name Division of The Budget Amount $83,042.36 Date 09/14/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPRECKMAN, RORY Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $83,041.69 Date 07/02/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORAN, JAMES Employer name West Islip UFSD Amount $83,041.22 Date 10/11/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE CHICK, STEPHEN M Employer name Ontario County Amount $83,041.02 Date 05/28/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRANT, MATTHEW J Employer name Ontario County Amount $83,041.02 Date 08/22/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TANNURA, MARIA M Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $83,040.65 Date 06/30/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOMINIE, HAROLD E Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $83,040.56 Date 11/08/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DERBYSHIRE, THOMAS J Employer name Village of Tuxedo Park Amount $83,039.37 Date 06/20/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURKE, THERESA A Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $83,039.28 Date 11/09/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUCK, SCOTT A Employer name Groveland Corr Facility Amount $83,039.22 Date 09/21/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICHTER, RANDY L Employer name Collins Corr Facility Amount $83,038.72 Date 05/14/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VEGA, JESSICA K Employer name Great Neck UFSD Amount $83,038.65 Date 04/13/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REINHARDT, JULIE A Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $83,038.58 Date 03/03/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WATTS, MARIA T Employer name Suffolk County Amount $83,038.16 Date 03/29/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOLAN, ROSE MARIE Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $83,037.92 Date 06/16/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOORE, KEITH M Employer name Nassau County Amount $83,037.81 Date 09/09/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AYALA, EDDIE Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $83,037.68 Date 10/11/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAMSEY, MARK B Employer name Washington Corr Facility Amount $83,037.44 Date 01/10/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COX, WILLIAM M Employer name SUNY College at Geneseo Amount $83,037.05 Date 11/04/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARRINGTON, TYRIQ Employer name Westchester County Amount $83,036.92 Date 04/28/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, MICHAEL A Employer name Downstate Corr Facility Amount $83,036.41 Date 07/31/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRANKLIN, LEO R Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $83,036.29 Date 01/09/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GROSSMAN, MELANIE G F Employer name Department of State Amount $83,036.18 Date 06/01/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARPENTER, SHANNON N Employer name Dept of Agriculture & Markets Amount $83,035.94 Date 10/23/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEWIS, JANE M Employer name Dept of Agriculture & Markets Amount $83,035.94 Date 12/22/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GERVASE, VICTOR N Employer name Albion Corr Facility Amount $83,035.55 Date 11/30/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SKOMSKY, VALERIE A Employer name Town of Massena Amount $83,035.19 Date 05/28/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHRIST, FRANCES E Employer name North Shore CSD Amount $83,034.98 Date 08/27/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAVAREZ, VANESSA Employer name Westchester County Amount $83,034.85 Date 12/18/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PODSTUPKA, RICHARD Employer name Nassau County Amount $83,034.71 Date 05/09/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAFFE, RUSSELL S Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $83,033.91 Date 05/05/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARDABELIAS, JOSEPHINE Employer name Great Neck UFSD Amount $83,033.86 Date 07/03/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHN, KATHLEEN M Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $83,033.58 Date 11/18/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC INTYRE, BRIAN R Employer name Town of Cortlandt Amount $83,033.42 Date 08/18/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELTZER, NATALIE J Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $83,033.39 Date 07/15/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOSI, SHAWN L Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $83,033.27 Date 03/01/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LESTER, STEPHEN L Employer name Washington Corr Facility Amount $83,032.42 Date 08/15/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LYNCH, MARK P Employer name Albion Corr Facility Amount $83,030.58 Date 10/16/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIESE, BRIAN C Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $83,030.33 Date 05/03/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PROULX, DAVID L Employer name Bare Hill Correction Facility Amount $83,029.77 Date 06/21/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DANIELS, LINDA M Employer name Boces-Cattaraugus Erie Wyoming Amount $83,029.05 Date 07/03/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE OLIVEIRA, FERNANDO L Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $83,028.73 Date 09/27/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOUGHMAN, LORRY A Employer name Putnam County Amount $83,028.29 Date 03/10/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHARLES-ALEXIS, EARTANA P Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $83,027.96 Date 07/05/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name D AMBROSE, MARTIN G Employer name Village of East Rochester Amount $83,027.38 Date 02/24/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE JESUS-HALL, LORRAINE Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $83,027.10 Date 03/22/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUINN, CATHERINE E Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $83,027.10 Date 10/03/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RITTENHOUSE, TRISHA M Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $83,027.10 Date 09/03/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VATORE, CLAUDETTE Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $83,027.10 Date 09/24/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WESTERVILLE, STEVEN K Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $83,027.10 Date 12/18/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOBULNICK, MARK S Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $83,026.53 Date 01/17/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRETT, SHANNON E Employer name Orleans County Amount $83,026.36 Date 04/01/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOWE, MANUEL J Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $83,026.00 Date 11/01/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System