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 VELEZ, JENNY M Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $80,728.76 Date 01/18/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WILKES, TALISA L Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $80,728.74 Date 05/10/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NAIR, DEEPA Employer name Bernard Fineson Dev Center Amount $80,728.58 Date 03/15/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CERRONE, RIMA A Employer name Albany County Airport Authorit Amount $80,728.16 Date 05/15/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARING, KERRY L, JR Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 2 Amount $80,727.46 Date 10/07/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARY, KATHLEEN M Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $80,727.44 Date 09/05/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NINIVAGGI, MARC R Employer name Tompkins County Amount $80,727.32 Date 11/16/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EWALD, MICHAEL J Employer name East Meadow UFSD Amount $80,727.20 Date 07/30/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name UBINAS, ANTHONY J Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $80,727.13 Date 05/25/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LORENZO, RICHARD P Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $80,726.94 Date 11/07/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORIGLIANO, DOMINIC J Employer name City of Rome Amount $80,726.76 Date 09/19/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CHACHERE, PHILIP A Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $80,726.47 Date 05/09/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNAPP, JEFFREY S Employer name Wappingers CSD Amount $80,725.69 Date 09/23/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DANIELS-SHERROD, SYDORNA M Employer name County Clerks Within NYC Amount $80,725.66 Date 06/06/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANDIFER, FLOYD K Employer name County Clerks Within NYC Amount $80,725.66 Date 05/26/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUDSON, BEVERLY A Employer name NYC Civil Court Amount $80,725.66 Date 05/29/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVERA, MELINDA Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $80,725.66 Date 06/23/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RODRIGUEZ, NIDIA Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $80,725.66 Date 08/03/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FIELDS, PATRICIA M Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $80,725.66 Date 06/01/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAMILTON, LOIS A Employer name Supreme Ct Kings Co Amount $80,725.66 Date 06/26/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALVAREZ, NORMA Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Civil Branch Amount $80,725.66 Date 10/26/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RILEY-AULTMAN, SHEILA M Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Civil Branch Amount $80,725.66 Date 03/21/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITE, GLENDA M Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Civil Branch Amount $80,725.66 Date 02/05/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'HALLORAN, KEVIN P Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $80,725.66 Date 01/07/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUNNINGHAM, MICHAEL T Employer name Town of Colonie Amount $80,725.35 Date 09/17/1974 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERTEL, TIFFANY C Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $80,724.50 Date 11/08/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHIARI, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $80,724.38 Date 10/22/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAJU, RANJI Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $80,722.87 Date 07/14/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZIRBEL, KAREN J Employer name City of Poughkeepsie Amount $80,722.83 Date 07/28/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SOMAN, SHELDAN S Employer name Boces-Orleans Niagara Amount $80,722.61 Date 03/01/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPINUZZA, SUSAN J Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $80,722.15 Date 09/26/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIBNEY, JOEL C Employer name Groveland Corr Facility Amount $80,722.00 Date 04/25/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAUZALA, MICHAEL G Employer name Town of Evans Amount $80,721.74 Date 04/27/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JUNE, MICHELE A Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $80,721.42 Date 12/10/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SWEENEY, KATHLEEN M Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $80,721.22 Date 03/08/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOLOMON, WAYNE H Employer name Div Alc & Alc Abuse Trtmnt Center Amount $80,720.82 Date 02/01/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALAMUSA, MARK N Employer name Herricks UFSD Amount $80,720.69 Date 06/21/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCOFIELD, TIMOTHY O Employer name Wallkill Corr Facility Amount $80,720.69 Date 08/06/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DONOHUE, DANIELLE L Employer name Nassau County Amount $80,719.72 Date 05/07/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KENDALL, ERIC M Employer name Livingston Correction Facility Amount $80,719.70 Date 05/14/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DWORSAK, WILLIAMS Employer name North Shore CSD Amount $80,719.52 Date 09/16/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, MICHAEL D Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $80,719.29 Date 05/08/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JENKINS, MATSE L Employer name Village of Scarsdale Amount $80,718.87 Date 09/21/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASUQUO, EME O Employer name Kirby Forensic Psych Center Amount $80,718.38 Date 01/16/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIS, TIMOTHY M Employer name Five Points Corr Facility Amount $80,718.32 Date 01/23/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BECHT, JOAN E Employer name Riverhead CSD Amount $80,718.03 Date 05/16/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEWART, DAVID W Employer name Herricks UFSD Amount $80,717.95 Date 05/20/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOISY, DEBORAH T Employer name Jefferson County Amount $80,717.77 Date 06/28/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MYSZELOW, CYNTHIA A Employer name Orange County Amount $80,717.47 Date 01/12/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMADO, TONY J Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $80,717.24 Date 01/23/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHUELER, JOHN R Employer name City of Albany Amount $80,716.60 Date 01/12/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DENEN, JAY Employer name Deer Park UFSD Amount $80,716.02 Date 06/18/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YAMINSKI, EDWARD A Employer name City of North Tonawanda Amount $80,715.76 Date 07/18/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CRANE, FREDERICK N, JR Employer name Wayne County Amount $80,714.17 Date 01/30/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TROTTA, JOSHUA Employer name City of Long Beach Amount $80,714.12 Date 10/24/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KROKIDIS, NECTARIA Employer name Nassau County Amount $80,713.11 Date 11/15/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ST JOHN, CHAD W Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $80,713.10 Date 05/17/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LINSTER, ROBERT O Employer name NYS Teachers Retirement System Amount $80,712.95 Date 02/05/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, LINTON A Employer name Village of Mamaroneck Amount $80,712.91 Date 07/18/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RITTER, WILLIAM J Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $80,712.67 Date 03/25/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEDICINI, DIANE Employer name Farmingdale UFSD Amount $80,712.60 Date 10/26/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOOD, MARK A Employer name NYS Teachers Retirement System Amount $80,712.43 Date 11/02/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETRUZZI, RUSSELL T Employer name Suffolk County Amount $80,711.81 Date 09/21/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOUTHARD, BRETT J Employer name SUNY College Techn Farmingdale Amount $80,711.49 Date 11/07/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTIN, JOHN D Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $80,711.14 Date 03/16/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIKORSKI, PATRIC T Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $80,710.99 Date 06/08/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'KANE, PETER J Employer name 10Th Jd Nassau Nonjudicial Amount $80,710.96 Date 02/22/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARTRELL, LORRAINE K Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $80,710.73 Date 07/16/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REICHERT, CRAIG E Employer name Central NY St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $80,710.50 Date 12/06/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MC ADAMS, SEAN R Employer name Otisville Corr Facility Amount $80,710.47 Date 04/12/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMAS, NEVILLE R Employer name Herricks UFSD Amount $80,709.91 Date 03/09/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GERNHART, GEORGE W Employer name Nesconset Fire District Amount $80,708.46 Date 06/30/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARRELL, PATRICK J Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $80,708.37 Date 04/12/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAMERON, ISAAC, JR Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $80,707.39 Date 09/20/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUSTAKAS, BRITTANY M Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $80,707.32 Date 09/12/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TANSEY, BRIAN J Employer name Office of General Services Amount $80,707.23 Date 11/03/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MULKEEN, JANET M Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $80,707.08 Date 10/05/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUNNIP, ANDREW T Employer name Onondaga County Amount $80,706.63 Date 05/03/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEDRANO, VIANESY Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $80,705.90 Date 08/18/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ACKEN, EDWIN F Employer name City of Poughkeepsie Amount $80,705.78 Date 05/15/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name VACANTI, ANGELA Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $80,705.38 Date 07/02/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZEHR, RYAN C Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $80,705.11 Date 04/11/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAMELINE, JAMES F Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $80,704.67 Date 10/03/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MULIA, MICHAEL A Employer name Supreme Ct Kings Co Amount $80,704.04 Date 02/21/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PFAFF, ERIC W Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $80,704.00 Date 04/16/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CIFONE, MICHAEL A Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $80,703.89 Date 06/28/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAURITO, JOSEPH R Employer name Collins Corr Facility Amount $80,703.85 Date 01/10/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MITCHELL, LORI Employer name SUNY College at New Paltz Amount $80,703.52 Date 10/20/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YASKOW, JEFFREY M Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $80,703.11 Date 05/13/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FELIZARDO, EUGENE R Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $80,702.74 Date 05/10/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MANIEGO, CHRISTINE C Employer name Div Housing & Community Renewl Amount $80,702.44 Date 09/29/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETIGNY, REGINE D Employer name Bernard Fineson Dev Center Amount $80,702.39 Date 04/28/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALSEY, TALISHA M Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $80,701.97 Date 05/10/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MANZO, ALEX R Employer name Village of Freeport Amount $80,701.82 Date 11/15/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOHLBRENNER, MARK S Employer name City of Rome Amount $80,701.76 Date 03/01/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PERROTTY MC LAUGHLIN, MELISSA Employer name Dept of Correctional Services Amount $80,701.04 Date 08/16/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VERITY, FREDERICK B Employer name Village of East Hampton Amount $80,700.62 Date 11/01/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAVENIERE, EILEEN M Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $80,700.07 Date 09/06/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADAMS, CHARLES G Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $80,699.82 Date 09/30/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MICHELL, MONICA Y Employer name NY Institute Special Education Amount $80,699.51 Date 06/30/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System