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 TOWNSEND, CYNTHIA S Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $77,189.66 Date 10/30/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENDERSON, DONALD C Employer name Riverhead CSD Amount $77,189.31 Date 10/07/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILISAUSKAS, PATTI Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $77,189.14 Date 11/27/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZINDERMAN, JENNIFER M Employer name Rockland County Amount $77,188.85 Date 08/08/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIAMBRUNO, VINCENT Employer name Bellmore-Merrick CSD Amount $77,188.76 Date 08/03/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARAGONA, CATHERINE A Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $77,188.22 Date 02/22/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILCHES, JORGE E Employer name NYC Civil Court Amount $77,188.17 Date 01/26/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CICCARELLI, PATRICK Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $77,187.90 Date 07/01/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EASTON, MARK J Employer name Boces-Wayne Finger Lakes Amount $77,187.78 Date 11/18/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MRKALL, NORMAN J, II Employer name Town of Grand Island Amount $77,187.60 Date 01/03/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRIGAS, MICHAEL A Employer name Saratoga County Amount $77,187.52 Date 07/07/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WITKOWSKI, ANDREW J, JR Employer name City of Middletown Amount $77,187.46 Date 07/21/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CAPPUCCIO, FELIX V Employer name Mineola UFSD Amount $77,187.35 Date 01/02/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STROBEL, STEPHEN D Employer name Town of Southampton Amount $77,187.11 Date 08/26/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAYES, DAVID B, II Employer name Mohawk Correctional Facility Amount $77,186.85 Date 05/19/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BODENSTEIN, CHRISTOPHER D Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $77,186.65 Date 02/26/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BIGELOW, KATY A Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $77,186.53 Date 07/06/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHUCH, FRANK A Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $77,186.46 Date 07/29/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRANZESE, NICOLE Employer name Delaware County Amount $77,186.41 Date 06/15/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC ILVAIN, BRADLEY D Employer name Buffalo City School District Amount $77,185.77 Date 12/31/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA MATTINA, ROBERT K Employer name City of White Plains Amount $77,185.44 Date 04/12/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHMIDT, PHYLLIS M Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $77,184.45 Date 06/25/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEREIRA, YOLANDA K Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $77,183.90 Date 08/26/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ABRAHAM, GEORGE Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $77,183.75 Date 02/02/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAZ, JAIME A Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $77,183.48 Date 02/10/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSS, ROBERT L Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $77,183.16 Date 01/01/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KWIATEK, LAURA A, MRS Employer name Mineola UFSD Amount $77,182.95 Date 07/24/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REED, VERONICA L Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $77,182.04 Date 01/10/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSARIO, LOUIS M Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $77,182.04 Date 01/28/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASHMEADE, VANESSA J Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $77,182.04 Date 09/12/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONVERSE-EVANS, LAURIE A Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $77,182.00 Date 08/27/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAYLE, KEISHA R Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $77,181.95 Date 01/07/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RISTANO, KATHY A Employer name Rockville Centre UFSD Amount $77,180.79 Date 10/15/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NAZIR, MIAN Z Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $77,180.22 Date 03/20/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEVITSKY, BARBARA A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $77,179.70 Date 03/12/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORSE, RONALD P, III Employer name Dutchess County Amount $77,179.65 Date 09/18/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROPHY, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Niagara Frontier Trans Auth Amount $77,179.11 Date 05/30/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAYLOR, PAUL S Employer name Brewster CSD Amount $77,179.05 Date 09/12/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLEIN, CHRISTINE E Employer name Dept Transportation Region 9 Amount $77,179.01 Date 06/18/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DICKERSON, CAROLYN E Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $77,178.95 Date 10/02/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KING, MATTHEW J Employer name Upstate Correctional Facility Amount $77,178.93 Date 11/14/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PICCOLO, GREGORY L Employer name 10Th Jd Nassau Nonjudicial Amount $77,178.89 Date 03/22/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOULES, THERESE L Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $77,178.73 Date 06/23/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROGERS, KEVIN C Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $77,178.68 Date 01/03/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIAKOMAS, ISIDOROS M Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $77,178.53 Date 04/22/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAHLKE, JEFFREY S Employer name Town of Yorktown Amount $77,178.13 Date 03/06/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELLIXSON, CHARLES Employer name Mohawk Correctional Facility Amount $77,177.84 Date 06/09/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASEY, COLLEEN Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $77,177.47 Date 02/12/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHOI, BONNIE Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $77,177.36 Date 10/22/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WIESEN, IRWIN L Employer name City of Long Beach Amount $77,177.26 Date 07/01/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BIRD, JAMES R Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $77,177.09 Date 01/09/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GILDAY, SHAWN M Employer name West Genesee CSD Amount $77,177.03 Date 04/02/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAMILTON, FREDERICK B, III Employer name Wyoming Corr Facility Amount $77,176.96 Date 11/17/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAUL, WILNER Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $77,176.90 Date 05/18/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARKEY, KRISTINA L Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $77,176.59 Date 03/31/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NEWTON, KEVIN C Employer name Monroe County Amount $77,176.21 Date 09/15/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAUFMAN, JOANNE Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $77,175.84 Date 07/16/1973 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRINCE, MICHAEL J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $77,175.60 Date 11/13/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, MALIK H Employer name Bedford Hills Corr Facility Amount $77,175.47 Date 01/25/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YODER, KIMBERLY L Employer name Suffolk County Amount $77,174.99 Date 06/02/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ABBOTT, KATHLEEN Employer name Willard Drug Treatment Campus Amount $77,174.53 Date 10/16/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAUHOFF, KRIS C Employer name Columbia County Amount $77,174.27 Date 11/13/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRUMSTED, ROBERT M Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $77,173.66 Date 07/03/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SZEMCSAK, DAVID D Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $77,173.37 Date 11/26/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TERSILLO, FRANK Employer name Otisville Corr Facility Amount $77,173.13 Date 04/29/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE MARZIO, PETER A Employer name Office of General Services Amount $77,173.04 Date 11/13/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, JEFFREY G Employer name Southport Correction Facility Amount $77,172.73 Date 12/01/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAMUEL, DANIEL Employer name Office NYS Inspector General Amount $77,172.65 Date 06/30/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name UNDERWOOD, LAWRENCE K, JR Employer name Delaware Co Soil Water Con Dis Amount $77,172.16 Date 08/31/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GORLEY, CYNTHIA L Employer name Honeoye Falls-Lima CSD Amount $77,171.48 Date 09/28/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH-ABBATIELLO, JASON A Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $77,171.05 Date 11/12/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KIRSHNER, LINDSAY M Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $77,170.91 Date 01/14/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAMOS, LUIS O Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $77,170.47 Date 09/29/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PATCH, MARK Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $77,170.46 Date 09/10/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FINNEN, JOANN Employer name NYS Teachers Retirement System Amount $77,170.33 Date 04/13/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPRINGER, PAUL L Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $77,170.32 Date 11/27/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NELSON, CAROLE M Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $77,170.27 Date 10/18/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOOLEY, JAMES T, III Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $77,170.08 Date 11/16/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MIDDIONE, CARL J Employer name Buffalo City School District Amount $77,169.43 Date 02/19/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OSBORN, JULIA A Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $77,169.02 Date 07/28/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATTEL, ROBERT P Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $77,168.90 Date 12/17/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVERA, JOSE E Employer name Supreme Ct Kings Co Amount $77,168.78 Date 11/04/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANGAN, SARA J Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $77,168.67 Date 10/09/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VIDOCK, TOD P Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $77,168.34 Date 01/10/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASE, DOUGLAS J Employer name Town of Greece Amount $77,167.83 Date 06/01/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, JILAINE A Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $77,167.58 Date 10/07/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENSON, JENNIFER M Employer name Rockland County Amount $77,167.51 Date 07/01/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALSTON, EVELYN M Employer name Medicaid Fraud Control Amount $77,166.93 Date 03/01/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICHARDSON, BARBARA A Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $77,166.76 Date 04/09/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DADAMIO, JAMES D Employer name Broome County Amount $77,165.76 Date 01/18/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANDERS, ALESCIA Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $77,165.05 Date 07/22/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLFLEIT, MARYJO Employer name Department of Health Amount $77,164.48 Date 05/23/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE PEW, CHRISTOPHER D Employer name Sullivan County Amount $77,164.41 Date 10/17/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADAMS, MIRIAM L Employer name Rochester City School Dist Amount $77,164.27 Date 10/31/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALLEN, CLYNTON P Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $77,163.98 Date 06/12/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLSON, JASON M Employer name Village of Massena Amount $77,163.61 Date 10/19/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BAYEWUNMI, SHERI O Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $77,163.38 Date 01/13/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAENSLY, GARY S Employer name Wyoming Corr Facility Amount $77,162.67 Date 12/02/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REEN, MATTHEW C Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $77,162.35 Date 08/20/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RUSO, DOUGLAS M Employer name Office For Technology Amount $77,162.02 Date 08/13/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System