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 WATTS, BRIAN S Employer name Division of State Police Amount $94,565.50 Date 03/25/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BLESSING, ALISON M Employer name NYS School Bd Association Amount $94,564.41 Date 10/26/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KANI, GARY Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $94,564.04 Date 07/05/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VENKATACHALAM, SHANTHI Employer name Pilgrim Psych Center Amount $94,564.04 Date 12/28/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FIORE, JOHN M Employer name Village of Ossining Amount $94,563.89 Date 02/23/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEST, RYAN C Employer name Division of State Police Amount $94,563.60 Date 12/03/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FURMAN, JOHN D Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $94,563.29 Date 01/16/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LATHAM, TIMOTHY A Employer name Onondaga County Amount $94,562.57 Date 06/12/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEK, KIM Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $94,562.39 Date 09/06/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEAST, JONATHAN C Employer name City of Rochester Amount $94,562.35 Date 03/25/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name AVERHOFF, LEONARD A Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $94,559.96 Date 08/24/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MONTESANTI, BETH A Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $94,559.96 Date 06/18/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CROSS, DAVID J Employer name Division of State Police Amount $94,559.93 Date 09/01/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PHILLIP, VALERIE C Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $94,559.73 Date 12/01/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SKEVAL, MATTHEW E Employer name Tompkins County Amount $94,559.67 Date 06/01/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEWSOME, CHARLENA Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $94,559.53 Date 10/27/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BELLANCA, CRAIG M Employer name Dutchess County Amount $94,558.98 Date 11/09/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLODAK, CHARLES J Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $94,558.84 Date 06/21/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURNS, CYNTHIA K Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $94,558.75 Date 12/12/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MULLER, DANIEL V Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $94,558.72 Date 06/21/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUND, JOHN J, III Employer name Oceanside Fire District Amount $94,557.93 Date 01/26/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COSTA, CHRISTOPHER A Employer name Town of North Castle Amount $94,557.69 Date 07/18/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name STEWART, GORDON G, JR Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $94,557.27 Date 02/01/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WARNER, JOSEPH J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $94,556.60 Date 07/09/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOKELMAN, CHRISTOPHER Employer name Wayne County Amount $94,555.52 Date 12/01/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DURNIAK, MARK D Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $94,554.08 Date 08/02/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIBERSTONE, JUDITH A Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $94,553.72 Date 11/13/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUTWEIN, ERIC G Employer name Dept of Correctional Services Amount $94,553.45 Date 01/28/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CIVEROLO, KEVIN L Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $94,549.06 Date 09/24/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZAYAS, JOHN W Employer name Division of State Police Amount $94,548.87 Date 11/14/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GUZMAN, LENNY Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $94,548.06 Date 08/16/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FRITZ, PATRICIA M Employer name Department of Health Amount $94,547.80 Date 05/16/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHEID, PETER E Employer name Boces-Monroe Amount $94,547.78 Date 12/23/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUTTER, JASON J Employer name Nassau County Amount $94,547.73 Date 10/02/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PICCIOLI, DANIEL P Employer name Cattaraugus County Amount $94,547.67 Date 04/21/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBINSON, GERALDINE E Employer name Nassau County Amount $94,547.14 Date 12/22/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PELTIER, RALPH J, III Employer name Albany County Amount $94,547.03 Date 07/10/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DODDS, JEREMY M Employer name Boces-Onondaga Cortland Madiso Amount $94,546.86 Date 09/01/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LISI, DOMINICK J Employer name Boces-Onondaga Cortland Madiso Amount $94,546.86 Date 06/28/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERBERT, LUKAS Employer name Westchester County Amount $94,546.80 Date 03/17/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JERMAIN, PHILIP J Employer name Village of Garden City Amount $94,546.05 Date 01/24/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STELMACH, COURTNEY M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $94,545.87 Date 03/02/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CRISPI, REBECCA L Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $94,545.45 Date 08/10/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LORELLO, JASON E Employer name Suffolk County Amount $94,545.00 Date 03/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLARK, LA CHONNE D Employer name Yonkers Mun Housing Authority Amount $94,543.95 Date 05/04/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, PATRICK S Employer name No Westchester Joint Water Works Amount $94,542.60 Date 06/10/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DELANEY, MARK J Employer name City of Rochester Amount $94,540.42 Date 02/26/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ARENA, JOHN F Employer name Village of Sleepy Hollow Amount $94,540.12 Date 10/09/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HICKS, WILLIAM A Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $94,539.46 Date 06/12/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RODRIGUEZ, LUIS Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $94,539.40 Date 07/09/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARRETO, JOHN Employer name Town of Mamaroneck Amount $94,539.30 Date 10/26/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LE CLERC, ALBERT L, JR Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $94,539.24 Date 04/26/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name D'ALSACE, ROY C Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $94,537.56 Date 05/30/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERCHIELLI, JOHN J Employer name Rockland County Amount $94,537.53 Date 10/21/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEARSON, JEFFREY A Employer name Mohawk Correctional Facility Amount $94,536.73 Date 04/02/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEN, MARK E Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $94,536.48 Date 01/26/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOPEK, DENNIS T Employer name Village of Ardsley Amount $94,536.19 Date 10/18/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARNOLD, CHRISTOPHER R Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $94,535.60 Date 07/28/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SARKIS, BRANDON D Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $94,535.58 Date 04/02/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOSHER, FREDERICK J Employer name Onondaga County Amount $94,535.43 Date 09/14/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PASTIGLIONE, KIMBERLY Employer name Department of Health Amount $94,535.15 Date 10/30/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEGNA, STEVEN Employer name Town of Bedford Amount $94,534.46 Date 07/17/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUONO, PATRICK R Employer name City of Kingston Amount $94,533.05 Date 06/01/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GALVIN, MICHAEL T Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $94,533.03 Date 06/13/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SLAZAK, JOSEPH A Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $94,532.49 Date 07/19/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORTH, CHRISTOPHER A Employer name Division of State Police Amount $94,531.49 Date 07/09/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DUERR, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $94,531.25 Date 07/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARRELL, PATRICK M Employer name Town of Babylon Amount $94,531.22 Date 07/27/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORLEW, CINDY L Employer name Office For Technology Amount $94,530.94 Date 09/22/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC DONOUGH, EDWARD P Employer name Office For Technology Amount $94,530.94 Date 05/26/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIDORENKO, DAVID V Employer name City of Rochester Amount $94,530.79 Date 09/12/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BAUER, ERICA M Employer name Rockland County Amount $94,530.57 Date 03/08/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VEGA, PETER M Employer name Mid-Hudson Psych Center Amount $94,529.99 Date 09/21/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRAZIER, MAXINE Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $94,529.85 Date 09/18/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KENT, JOHN W Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $94,529.22 Date 02/03/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZUZULO, NICHOLAS G Employer name City of New Rochelle Amount $94,528.84 Date 07/31/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CAPACE, ROBERT M Employer name Nassau County Amount $94,528.35 Date 06/21/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VOUGHT, JEFFREY B Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $94,528.08 Date 10/16/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YOUNG, TIMOTHY D Employer name Village of Monroe Amount $94,527.16 Date 01/02/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SMITH, ALEXANDER J Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $94,527.07 Date 08/30/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WATERS, FRANCIS B Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $94,525.69 Date 03/06/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC INTYRE, ANNE F Employer name Long Island St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $94,524.68 Date 05/27/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLLIER, KIMBERLY A Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $94,524.50 Date 07/14/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GERACI, MARK Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $94,524.35 Date 08/15/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VORPAHL, SUSAN M Employer name Town of East Hampton Amount $94,524.02 Date 06/03/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOPANE, ROBERT C Employer name Westchester County Amount $94,523.82 Date 05/08/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLY, LETITIA A Employer name NYS Office People Devel Disab Amount $94,522.48 Date 09/07/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REID, PAMELA A Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $94,522.35 Date 09/17/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VULCANO, MICHAEL A Employer name Greene Corr Facility Amount $94,522.25 Date 03/06/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMSPON, MEGAN D Employer name Mid-Hudson Psych Center Amount $94,521.99 Date 03/05/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAIRNS, NICOLE L Employer name Department of Health Amount $94,521.87 Date 01/27/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FREAJAH, FIRAS Y Employer name NYC Convention Center OpCorp. Amount $94,521.72 Date 09/08/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GEISLER, JOHN R Employer name Office For Technology Amount $94,521.04 Date 06/29/1972 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KARIS-NIX, OLIVIA T Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $94,520.60 Date 09/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEATER, STEVEN R Employer name Orange County Amount $94,520.58 Date 10/29/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAUCELLA, SILVIO Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $94,520.43 Date 02/25/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHRISTENSON, NORA E Employer name Office of Indigent Legal Serv Amount $94,518.59 Date 10/05/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OREN, AMANDA L Employer name Office of Indigent Legal Serv Amount $94,518.59 Date 01/08/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBERTSON, LISA J Employer name Office of Indigent Legal Serv Amount $94,518.59 Date 03/31/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHNEER, DEBORAH S Employer name Office of Indigent Legal Serv Amount $94,518.59 Date 06/24/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System