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 DOUGHERTY, JENNIFER A Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $74,543.31 Date 02/05/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLSEN, JOSHUA D Employer name NYS Office People Devel Disab Amount $74,543.31 Date 02/03/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOLNAY, DAVID R Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $74,542.99 Date 06/28/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEMANS, DONALD W, JR Employer name City of Canandaigua Amount $74,542.84 Date 02/06/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SULLIVAN, MICHAEL D Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $74,542.32 Date 10/03/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUNSTER-WESLEY, JILL LORI Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $74,541.92 Date 01/10/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, JEREMY S Employer name Groveland Corr Facility Amount $74,541.54 Date 04/26/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHARISH, DONNA Employer name Capital Dist Psych Center Amount $74,541.48 Date 09/19/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GONZALO, JOSEPH A Employer name Downstate Corr Facility Amount $74,541.46 Date 02/27/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUTLER, ANN Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $74,541.11 Date 06/12/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALL, PATRICIA A Employer name Department of Health Amount $74,540.70 Date 07/30/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LINDENMAN, WILLIAM S Employer name Department of Health Amount $74,540.70 Date 01/08/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RACZKOWSKI, DAVID V Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $74,540.70 Date 03/10/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TENNYSON, SUZANNE R Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $74,540.70 Date 09/13/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VANPATTEN, PHYLLIS E Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $74,540.70 Date 07/28/1977 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAARI, VANESSA A Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $74,540.70 Date 11/02/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOLL, JUDITH M Employer name Dept of Economic Development Amount $74,540.70 Date 01/22/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MADDEN, SEAN S Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $74,540.70 Date 11/10/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAPA, ANDREW F, JR Employer name Office For Technology Amount $74,540.70 Date 08/28/1969 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FOSTER, EDWARD D, JR Employer name Town of Patterson Amount $74,540.40 Date 01/06/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DESAUTELS, DANIEL G Employer name Albany County Amount $74,540.04 Date 01/28/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRAZIOSO, LAWRENCE A Employer name Elmira Psych Center Amount $74,539.93 Date 11/01/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SORBELLO, JEREMY B Employer name Onondaga County Amount $74,539.82 Date 07/24/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALKER, RALPH B, JR Employer name North Syracuse CSD Amount $74,539.62 Date 06/03/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TABOR, MARK D Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $74,539.25 Date 05/03/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHAFER, REBECCA L Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $74,539.02 Date 10/14/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WAIT, GREGORY A Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $74,538.54 Date 02/10/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHANKE, LEAH H Employer name Empire State Development Corp. Amount $74,538.44 Date 07/09/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONTENA, PATRICIA M Employer name Division of The Budget Amount $74,537.26 Date 02/29/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARSHALL, CRAIG D Employer name Bare Hill Correction Facility Amount $74,537.03 Date 07/20/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SQUIRE, DOUGLAS H Employer name Department of Law Amount $74,537.02 Date 12/13/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MACKEY, DAVID C Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $74,536.80 Date 12/13/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KARMEL, SAMANTHA B Employer name Div Housing & Community Renewl Amount $74,536.78 Date 09/08/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BYNUM, TONISHA Employer name Albany County Amount $74,536.51 Date 11/09/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAASE, LYNNE B Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $74,536.45 Date 08/04/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALTON, IRMA Employer name Manhattan Psych Center Amount $74,536.26 Date 09/28/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUSH, ERICK J Employer name Cape Vincent Corr Facility Amount $74,536.01 Date 10/27/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALLAHAN, ANNEMARIE Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $74,535.80 Date 08/10/1977 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE CRISTO, JAMES G Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $74,535.55 Date 04/24/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DYER, CHRISTOPHER Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $74,535.52 Date 06/02/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBERTS, ROSEMARIE Employer name Nassau County Amount $74,535.33 Date 09/06/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUJCIC, JASMIN Employer name City of Binghamton Amount $74,534.89 Date 04/16/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HUTHER, JOHN C, JR Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $74,534.80 Date 02/24/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELLIS, TODD D Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $74,534.20 Date 12/28/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STANBOROUGH, DEBORAH J Employer name Dept of Correctional Services Amount $74,533.88 Date 11/16/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRIVITERA, ANTHONY J Employer name Lakeview Shock Incarc Facility Amount $74,533.81 Date 11/08/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLO, JOHANNA L Employer name Monroe County Amount $74,533.81 Date 01/15/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITAKER, JOHN T Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $74,533.80 Date 10/05/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KARTANOWICZ, JOHN M Employer name Sullivan Corr Facility Amount $74,533.80 Date 03/10/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WELLS, DAVID L Employer name Franklin Corr Facility Amount $74,533.04 Date 07/14/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TRACY, SUZANNE M Employer name Ogdensburg Corr Facility Amount $74,532.75 Date 09/26/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARLIN, WILLIAM G Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $74,532.48 Date 07/16/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEMARTINO, KAREN R Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $74,532.36 Date 01/01/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ECKER, ANDREA J Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $74,532.36 Date 08/22/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MCGOVERN, CAROL A Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $74,532.36 Date 01/23/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHANK, HOWARD W, JR Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $74,532.36 Date 04/20/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SZUCS, JEANNE M Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $74,532.36 Date 07/27/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOOD, WILLIAM H Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $74,532.36 Date 11/01/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEWARD, JEFFREY P Employer name City of Norwich Amount $74,531.91 Date 11/15/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BOLINSKI, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $74,531.54 Date 11/04/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALMONTE, MICHELLE Employer name Kingsboro Psych Center Amount $74,530.76 Date 05/21/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'BRIEN, TODD L Employer name Jefferson County Amount $74,530.65 Date 04/17/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name UMPORNPUN, DEBORAH D Employer name Nassau County Amount $74,530.30 Date 01/28/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NIMMA, RAVINDER R Employer name Office For Technology Amount $74,530.13 Date 03/06/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STREICHER, PAUL M Employer name Glens Falls City School Dist Amount $74,529.80 Date 04/17/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARRIGER, GERALD H Employer name Watkins Glen-CSD Amount $74,529.80 Date 04/16/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEERS, TERRI M Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $74,529.78 Date 01/27/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BICHTEMAN, WILLIAM F, III Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $74,529.78 Date 06/30/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERRINGTON, NANCY A Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $74,529.78 Date 10/24/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RASMUSSEN, SUSAN E Employer name Div Housing & Community Renewl Amount $74,529.78 Date 09/20/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRIST, REBECCA S Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $74,529.78 Date 04/25/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HICKS, JONATHAN T Employer name Office For Technology Amount $74,529.78 Date 04/05/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOLAN, ELIZABETH A Employer name Office For Technology Amount $74,529.78 Date 06/28/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PALMER, KATHLEEN R Employer name Office For Technology Amount $74,529.78 Date 08/06/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TSOYREF, ALEXANDER E Employer name Office For Technology Amount $74,529.78 Date 06/28/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NERI, JILL R Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $74,529.78 Date 08/22/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARD, TERRENCE M Employer name Bill Drafting Commission Amount $74,529.40 Date 11/03/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAIER, ELISSA J Employer name Pilgrim Psych Center Amount $74,528.99 Date 11/29/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PREIATO, THOMAS M Employer name Village of Sag Harbor Amount $74,528.89 Date 03/10/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PATINO, ANTONIO J Employer name Nassau County Amount $74,528.24 Date 09/27/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ERTEL, PHYLLIS L Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $74,528.23 Date 11/19/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, JANET C Employer name West Seneca CSD Amount $74,527.87 Date 10/11/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMPSON, LARS E Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $74,527.32 Date 05/08/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MALLABAR, MICHAEL T Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $74,526.87 Date 02/24/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAVLINA, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Elmira Corr Facility Amount $74,525.72 Date 06/24/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIANA-SMITH, DANIELLE M Employer name Orange County Amount $74,525.57 Date 09/02/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRANT, TREVOR P Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $74,525.49 Date 08/27/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SORIA, JUAN A Employer name Westchester County Amount $74,525.39 Date 01/10/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KORNFELD, DANIEL Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $74,525.19 Date 09/25/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRIGGS, CHRISTOPHER R Employer name Village of Massapequa Park Amount $74,525.12 Date 02/10/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSZAK, BARBARA G Employer name Ontario County Amount $74,525.04 Date 03/21/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DICKES, LORIE J Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $74,524.74 Date 11/01/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONTROY, WAYDE C Employer name Adirondack Correction Facility Amount $74,524.10 Date 06/03/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLAMAN, MARIE E Employer name Div Alc & Alc Abuse Trtmnt Center Amount $74,523.69 Date 09/09/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLY, T'PRENE J Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $74,523.60 Date 04/04/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORMAN, CHRISTOPHER A Employer name Dutchess County Amount $74,523.48 Date 10/29/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PALLOTTA, JOHN L Employer name Sewanhaka CSD Amount $74,522.96 Date 06/15/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DI MAIO, PAUL Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $74,522.45 Date 09/22/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAYES, BONNIE P Employer name East Hampton UFSD Amount $74,521.92 Date 05/20/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEPHENS, BETH A Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $74,521.71 Date 12/03/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System