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 MITCHELL, WENDELL N Employer name Groveland Corr Facility Amount $75,748.65 Date 09/28/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RASULO, VINCENT, II Employer name Bellmore-Merrick CSD Amount $75,748.63 Date 03/07/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BALLOU, LISA M Employer name Mohawk Correctional Facility Amount $75,746.63 Date 05/04/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MESSMER, BONNIE A Employer name Dept of Economic Development Amount $75,746.58 Date 01/23/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HURRAY, CAROL ANN Employer name Town of East Fishkill Amount $75,746.16 Date 01/18/1973 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VILLANO, JOSEPH G Employer name City of Auburn Amount $75,745.26 Date 01/16/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ALVAREZ, OSCAR A Employer name City of Poughkeepsie Amount $75,745.25 Date 05/15/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PAGE, CYNTHIA A Employer name Franklin Corr Facility Amount $75,745.09 Date 05/31/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, JOHN M Employer name Saratoga County Amount $75,744.89 Date 06/07/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHIEFERSTINE, MARGARET J Employer name Div Criminal Justice Serv Amount $75,744.50 Date 07/30/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, PAUL F Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $75,743.77 Date 04/20/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIO, RICHARD Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $75,743.68 Date 04/07/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAMLIN, CHERYL A Employer name Greene Corr Facility Amount $75,743.44 Date 09/01/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAWLICKI, RICHARD W, JR Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $75,742.95 Date 08/16/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GAROFALO, JOSEPH E Employer name Downstate Corr Facility Amount $75,742.80 Date 06/19/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JESS, COLLEEN Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $75,742.68 Date 02/21/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GERARD, MARGARET M Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $75,742.68 Date 08/07/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORTUNATO, JOHN P Employer name Yonkers Mun Housing Authority Amount $75,742.62 Date 07/19/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAYNES, JASON C Employer name Monroe County Amount $75,742.47 Date 03/01/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WITHERSPOON, CARLTON W, II Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $75,742.25 Date 09/10/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIGHTNER, ELISABETH J Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $75,742.18 Date 09/17/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NILES, JUSTIN M Employer name Village of Massena Amount $75,742.09 Date 10/17/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LEWALD, ERIC S Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $75,741.56 Date 01/20/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUCKLEY, PATRICK M Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $75,741.34 Date 02/08/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CURLEY, DAWN Employer name Dept of Correctional Services Amount $75,741.12 Date 01/28/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MULLER, ROGER F Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $75,741.10 Date 10/10/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YUND, GEORGE V Employer name City of Albany Amount $75,741.09 Date 01/24/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ANTOINE, RAY A, JR Employer name Hutchings Psych Center Amount $75,741.07 Date 02/13/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOPKINS, DAVID F Employer name Steuben County Amount $75,741.07 Date 08/16/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEIBOLD-SIMPSON, SUSAN M Employer name SUNY Binghamton Amount $75,741.07 Date 05/20/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRADLEY, KEVIN A Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $75,740.97 Date 08/16/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NAVEDA, OPHELIA Employer name Insurance Dept-Liquidation Bur Amount $75,740.63 Date 01/24/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRYAN, MARY K Employer name Albany City School Dist Amount $75,740.32 Date 11/17/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PATTERSON, RAYMOND Employer name Albion Corr Facility Amount $75,739.78 Date 12/11/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name UGARTE, MARIO A Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $75,739.74 Date 04/03/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VOLPE, PAUL G Employer name City of Jamestown Amount $75,739.37 Date 11/17/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WHELAN, PATRICK T Employer name City of Auburn Amount $75,739.03 Date 02/14/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BLAIR, SEAN C Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $75,738.97 Date 07/29/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLARK, CHRISTOPHER A Employer name Eastern NY Corr Facility Amount $75,738.59 Date 07/17/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERGNER, SHIRLEY A Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $75,738.52 Date 03/31/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GEHRING, JAMES M Employer name Town of Amherst Amount $75,738.38 Date 09/04/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PISANO, LINDA A Employer name Scarsdale UFSD Amount $75,738.27 Date 04/23/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DREHER, CLAIRE E Employer name Watertown Corr Facility Amount $75,738.12 Date 12/04/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIOTTE, GERALD A Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $75,738.00 Date 07/30/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAHANY, DAVID J Employer name Div Criminal Justice Serv Amount $75,738.00 Date 04/24/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANTANA, GLENN E Employer name Brentwood UFSD Amount $75,737.86 Date 02/18/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HYMON, STEPHEN E Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $75,737.79 Date 08/30/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICHOLS, ROBIN A Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $75,737.73 Date 02/24/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TRAN, MY-NGHI I Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $75,737.48 Date 09/07/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCALIA, MATTHEW T Employer name Southport Correction Facility Amount $75,737.46 Date 04/16/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POWERS, TIMOTHY G Employer name Gouverneur Correction Facility Amount $75,736.97 Date 03/01/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLEY, THOMAS J Employer name Buffalo City School District Amount $75,736.88 Date 11/22/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NORKLUN, STACEY A Employer name Town of Southold Amount $75,736.87 Date 06/05/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAMARA, KOULAKO Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $75,736.26 Date 04/07/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HODKIN, MICHAEL K Employer name Village of Fredonia Amount $75,735.31 Date 06/16/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PETERSEN, KENNETH J Employer name Boces-Albany Schenect Schohari Amount $75,734.96 Date 03/08/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOUGHTY, BARBARA A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $75,734.70 Date 04/25/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERGUSON, DANIEL W Employer name Willard Drug Treatment Campus Amount $75,734.39 Date 05/17/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DORATO, BRENDA J Employer name Department of Health Amount $75,734.36 Date 08/10/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEEK, JOHN J Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $75,733.58 Date 01/28/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIPSCOMB, THOMAS E Employer name Southport Correction Facility Amount $75,733.50 Date 12/01/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUTTS, TRACEY D Employer name Bedford Hills Corr Facility Amount $75,733.25 Date 10/16/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOARIES, A'SHADIEEYAH E Employer name Lincoln Corr Facility Amount $75,733.06 Date 04/11/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KENT, CYNTHIA LEA Employer name Dept Health - Veterans Home Amount $75,733.00 Date 03/22/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DASHNAW, RICHARD E Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $75,732.12 Date 03/21/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ACTON, WILLIAM R, JR Employer name Otisville Corr Facility Amount $75,732.10 Date 07/21/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE WATERS, SHEILA A Employer name Elmira Psych Center Amount $75,731.91 Date 05/08/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ECKER, ANDREW B Employer name Onondaga County Amount $75,731.75 Date 01/06/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASHCRAFT, TRAVIS L Employer name Cayuga Correctional Facility Amount $75,731.23 Date 11/07/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNIGHT, STEPHANIE Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $75,730.90 Date 01/07/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KENNEDY, JOHN M Employer name SUNY College Technology Canton Amount $75,730.80 Date 12/02/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SADOWSKI, CYNTHIA A Employer name Iroquois CSD Amount $75,730.65 Date 05/30/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILSON, JEAN A Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $75,729.94 Date 03/06/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, EDWARD M Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $75,729.08 Date 12/10/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHEATON, KEVINN L Employer name Warren County Amount $75,729.05 Date 04/05/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAMUEL, SIJU S Employer name Yonkers City School Dist Amount $75,728.81 Date 01/18/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIAZ, LUIS J Employer name Downstate Corr Facility Amount $75,728.32 Date 06/26/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HRYN, DAVID M Employer name Erie County Amount $75,728.29 Date 02/28/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIBBLE, SAM J Employer name Watertown Corr Facility Amount $75,728.08 Date 01/17/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARNOLD, FREDRICK W Employer name Saratoga County Amount $75,727.85 Date 08/02/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, BRIAN F Employer name Baldwinsville CSD Amount $75,727.08 Date 06/10/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRZYWARA, MARISA L Employer name Nassau County Amount $75,726.73 Date 09/12/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARDONA, MICHAEL M Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $75,726.58 Date 07/09/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN HORN, LUKE A Employer name Otisville Corr Facility Amount $75,726.39 Date 10/11/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOURIHAN, TIMOTHY S Employer name Southport Correction Facility Amount $75,726.06 Date 12/13/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LARKIN, KEITH K Employer name Town of Smithtown Amount $75,726.02 Date 12/18/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANDOVAL, MARGARITA A Employer name Town of Clarkstown Amount $75,725.28 Date 03/08/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOIACONO, JOSEPH J Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $75,725.14 Date 05/15/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRAY, CHARLES W Employer name Town of Greenburgh Amount $75,725.13 Date 04/17/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SENCHYNA, RUTH H Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $75,725.02 Date 05/13/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPERIN, SEAN S Employer name South Huntington UFSD Amount $75,724.84 Date 07/07/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CANN, CHRISTINE P Employer name Dept of Economic Development Amount $75,724.74 Date 07/24/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SUAREZ, EDGARD Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $75,724.64 Date 06/05/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WELLINGTON, ERIC A Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $75,724.49 Date 01/10/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, COLETA E Employer name Westchester County Amount $75,724.39 Date 08/21/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RODRIGUEZ, ELAINA Employer name NYS Office People Devel Disab Amount $75,724.22 Date 03/08/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSTON, JOHN W Employer name City of Jamestown Amount $75,724.01 Date 06/01/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name POIRIER, JUNE A Employer name Mohawk Correctional Facility Amount $75,723.97 Date 03/16/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHRISTESEN, KRISTOFER R Employer name Westchester County Amount $75,723.92 Date 11/26/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARDY, SHARON D Employer name Manhattan Psych Center Amount $75,722.67 Date 05/06/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System