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 CARRETTA, PHILIP J Employer name W Hempstead Sanitation Dist #6 Amount $78,615.84 Date 12/06/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEPHENS, JEFFREY Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $78,615.79 Date 11/08/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLARKE, LAWRENCE W, JR Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $78,615.58 Date 06/08/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HILLARY, TYESHA N Employer name Westchester County Amount $78,615.33 Date 07/23/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MCGUANE, BRENDA L Employer name Elmira Psych Center Amount $78,615.08 Date 03/05/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RITCHIE, BRIAN A Employer name City of Schenectady Amount $78,614.42 Date 03/26/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KELLY, JAMES P Employer name Village of Valley Stream Amount $78,614.04 Date 08/10/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CZARNECKI, JAMES R Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $78,613.99 Date 05/23/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TESTA, ANTHONY J, JR Employer name Oyster Bay-East Norwich CSD Amount $78,613.90 Date 10/05/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUILLEN, HENRIETTA B Employer name Syosset CSD Amount $78,613.76 Date 11/14/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAGONEGRO, ZINA B Employer name City of Rochester Amount $78,613.68 Date 08/11/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUERRIE, WILLIAM S Employer name Willard Drug Treatment Campus Amount $78,613.64 Date 04/14/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLEY-DISPENSE, MICHELLE Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $78,613.60 Date 10/25/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, NINA A Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $78,613.54 Date 03/16/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POMERANTZ, JONATHAN C Employer name City of Newburgh Amount $78,613.47 Date 09/07/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NAKHSHON, IRAIDA S Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $78,613.45 Date 02/20/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUFINO, CLAIRE A M Employer name Helen Hayes Hospital Amount $78,613.45 Date 09/06/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENNETT, ANN MARIE Employer name Suffolk County Amount $78,612.82 Date 06/19/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STAUB, DANIEL J Employer name Monroe County Amount $78,612.64 Date 05/24/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICCA, JO ANN Employer name Nassau County Amount $78,612.18 Date 12/04/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHAPIN, RICHARD D Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $78,611.52 Date 07/16/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEFRANEK, WILLIAM T Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $78,611.44 Date 06/01/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, THOMAS G Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $78,611.16 Date 09/29/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUSCANELL, BRIAN M Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $78,610.80 Date 05/09/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAROLLO, PAUL T Employer name 10Th Jd Nassau Nonjudicial Amount $78,610.40 Date 03/22/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAIAMONTE, TATIANA Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 11 Amount $78,610.31 Date 04/05/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WINKFIELD, JIMMIE LEE Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $78,610.22 Date 09/20/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIS, KATIE E Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $78,610.19 Date 12/30/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUA, ROBERTO Employer name Village of Scarsdale Amount $78,610.16 Date 10/01/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHISAMORE, TROY A Employer name City of Watertown Amount $78,610.03 Date 07/29/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FREESTONE, STEVEN J Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $78,610.01 Date 08/08/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AIKENS, JOAN P Employer name New York Public Library Amount $78,609.80 Date 06/01/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, THOMAS G Employer name 10Th Jd Nassau Nonjudicial Amount $78,609.54 Date 03/25/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRONIN, SCOTT W Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $78,609.54 Date 10/20/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STRENG, KEVIN M Employer name Nassau Otb Corp. Amount $78,609.49 Date 10/07/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORBES, YVETTE Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $78,609.17 Date 11/29/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HIGGINS, JOY C Employer name St Marys School For The Deaf Amount $78,609.09 Date 09/20/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OBRIEN, THOMAS Employer name Great Neck UFSD Amount $78,609.07 Date 04/16/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GONCH, CHRISTOPHER Employer name Town of Mamaroneck Amount $78,608.99 Date 05/30/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOOTH, DONALD W, III Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $78,608.42 Date 08/17/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ANDRADE, EDWARD Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $78,607.92 Date 01/14/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEYER, KATHLEEN Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $78,607.64 Date 09/11/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STALTER, JEANETTE H Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $78,607.64 Date 08/12/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC AULEY-GITIN, NORA Employer name Nassau County Amount $78,607.55 Date 07/06/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEVENS, ROBERT C, JR Employer name Briarcliff Manor UFSD Amount $78,607.48 Date 06/10/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUSSO, JEFFREY T Employer name Suffolk County Amount $78,607.45 Date 06/07/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERMEJO, TABATHA K Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $78,607.42 Date 07/02/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AUSTIN, APRIL A Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $78,607.24 Date 07/24/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BIEG, SCOTT R Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $78,607.24 Date 10/20/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTIN, MICHAEL L Employer name Albany County Amount $78,607.13 Date 02/11/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARKOWITZ, MIRIAM G Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $78,606.69 Date 02/13/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GROSSKOPF, PATRICE A Employer name Village of Mineola Amount $78,606.11 Date 11/17/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ABERT, JOHN D Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $78,605.94 Date 02/16/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WEST, ROCHELLE A Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $78,605.90 Date 03/21/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTINELLI, DAVID M Employer name Dept Transportation Region 1 Amount $78,605.56 Date 08/01/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONNORS, CHERYL A Employer name Orchard Park CSD Amount $78,604.98 Date 09/01/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TILLMAN, BRIAN J Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $78,604.90 Date 01/28/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRAGOSO, OCTAVIO P Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $78,604.52 Date 09/05/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHADER, DONALD L Employer name Workers Compensation Board Bd Amount $78,604.39 Date 01/01/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ST MARY, KRISTIN A Employer name Erie County Amount $78,604.22 Date 11/29/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DENINGER, TERESA Employer name Steuben County Amount $78,604.14 Date 07/10/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MENDEZ, VENUS Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $78,604.11 Date 10/15/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMPSON, ROBERT C Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $78,603.52 Date 05/20/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LESSER MEEHAN, STACEY H Employer name NYS Teachers Retirement System Amount $78,603.29 Date 01/20/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASTILLO, CINDY M Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $78,603.27 Date 12/04/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WIGAND, JOHN G Employer name Great Neck UFSD Amount $78,602.98 Date 09/21/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROOKES, CINDY L Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $78,602.93 Date 02/13/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUSCHER, KENNETH C Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $78,602.68 Date 07/10/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAMSON, THOMAS R, JR Employer name Suffolk County Amount $78,602.60 Date 06/26/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JURIK, JACQUELINE M Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $78,602.06 Date 09/09/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREER, GREGORY Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $78,602.05 Date 01/25/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WETHERELL, SARAH L Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $78,601.77 Date 04/27/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LINDEMANN, PETER J Employer name New York State Assembly Amount $78,601.53 Date 07/01/1977 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARRINGTON, PATRICIA J Employer name Department of Health Amount $78,601.01 Date 07/10/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROOKS, WILLIAM A, JR Employer name Groveland Corr Facility Amount $78,600.93 Date 07/19/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEINMAN, JILL M Employer name Rockland County Amount $78,600.12 Date 08/31/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAROCHINI, PHILIP Employer name Suffolk County Amount $78,600.03 Date 03/07/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOZEMPA, DAVID M Employer name Village of Johnson City Amount $78,599.94 Date 04/16/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DOMBKOWSKI, THOMAS A Employer name Town of Southampton Amount $78,599.82 Date 06/11/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOKIC, SINISA Employer name New York Public Library Amount $78,599.77 Date 11/23/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALEXANDRE-WALTHALL, DAPHNEE Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $78,599.39 Date 09/21/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMURO, STEVEN Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $78,598.89 Date 04/19/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROGERS, BENTLEY S Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $78,598.72 Date 08/16/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OTIS, PATRICICA A Employer name Taconic Corr Facility Amount $78,598.39 Date 10/03/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENDERSON, SHARON A Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $78,598.00 Date 09/03/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIXLEY, JOHN S Employer name Monroe County Amount $78,597.45 Date 11/22/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOZNIAK, JENI L Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $78,596.35 Date 05/11/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAGIN, STEVE Employer name Village of Hastings-On-Hudson Amount $78,595.88 Date 10/30/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENWARE, NICHOLAS W Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $78,595.69 Date 08/17/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IVES, VANESSA R Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $78,595.64 Date 06/08/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOPEZ, MAX Employer name Village of Tarrytown Amount $78,595.34 Date 07/23/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WERTHNER, PETER J Employer name Northport East Northport UFSD Amount $78,594.96 Date 09/19/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARTH, JEREMY Employer name Village of Rockville Centre Amount $78,594.81 Date 08/19/1975 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORRIGAN, THOMAS J Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $78,594.54 Date 09/27/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSTON, TERRY M, JR Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $78,594.09 Date 09/19/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORETTI, WILLIAM J, JR Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $78,593.77 Date 01/18/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name O'CONNOR, MARGARET E Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $78,593.54 Date 09/16/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FILIBERTO, MAUREEN E Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $78,593.46 Date 12/05/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOREN, AARON J Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $78,592.87 Date 10/15/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BIEKERT, STEVEN C Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $78,592.55 Date 03/06/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System