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 FOLKS, CLAUDINE V Employer name Willard Drug Treatment Campus Amount $73,637.29 Date 10/31/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WACH, JOHN J Employer name Seaford UFSD Amount $73,637.22 Date 04/27/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VARGAS, JOHN B Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Criminal Branch Amount $73,637.16 Date 10/24/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAULEY, GRANT R Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $73,637.12 Date 03/26/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREEN, LORI Employer name St Lawrence Childrens Services Amount $73,636.89 Date 07/18/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC GOWAN, STEPHEN J Employer name Rockland County Amount $73,636.79 Date 05/11/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEADOW, BONITA R Employer name Boces-Ulster Amount $73,636.78 Date 03/10/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOEHLER, DAVID G Employer name West Seneca CSD Amount $73,636.53 Date 01/01/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANNIGAN, GLORIA J Employer name Clarkstown CSD Amount $73,636.25 Date 01/27/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TYSON, CHARLOTTE M Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $73,635.47 Date 02/14/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROCK, CHRISTOPHER D Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $73,635.40 Date 04/19/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SERKIZ, WILLIAM T Employer name Town of Vestal Amount $73,634.94 Date 04/07/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KRUEGLER, MARGARET T Employer name Albany County Amount $73,634.89 Date 08/14/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BIELAWA, GREGORY J Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $73,634.66 Date 01/10/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRIERTON, MAUREEN Employer name Dutchess County Amount $73,634.63 Date 09/24/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EVANS, JOHN J Employer name Dutchess County Amount $73,634.60 Date 03/15/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLYNN, SUSAN L Employer name Dutchess County Amount $73,634.60 Date 07/06/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GERRY, KARA M Employer name Dutchess County Amount $73,634.60 Date 11/08/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIBSON, BETH L Employer name Dutchess County Amount $73,634.60 Date 08/22/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAWKINS, DAVID M Employer name NYS Bridge Authority Amount $73,634.38 Date 03/30/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CATO, EVIS J Employer name Department of Health Amount $73,634.34 Date 06/27/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAO, QING X Employer name Education Department Amount $73,634.34 Date 03/15/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORTUNE, DWAYNE M Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $73,634.34 Date 07/18/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARINOVIC, SONIJA Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $73,634.34 Date 05/20/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PASTERNAK, JEAN P Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $73,634.34 Date 07/25/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HONDORF, THOMAS R Employer name Webster CSD Amount $73,633.76 Date 08/18/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOORE, CORRY S Employer name City of Jamestown Amount $73,633.57 Date 07/25/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LAWSON, GURTUDE Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $73,633.47 Date 06/05/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE LUCIEN, JEAN J Employer name Rockland Psych Center Children Amount $73,633.42 Date 10/05/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDERSON, RICHARD B Employer name Orange County Amount $73,633.31 Date 11/07/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LECLERC, ROXANNE M Employer name Upstate Correctional Facility Amount $73,632.85 Date 11/18/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBINSON, MICHAEL J Employer name Boces St Lawrence Lewis Amount $73,632.78 Date 10/16/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIEDLEWICZ, DOUGLAS Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $73,632.41 Date 10/08/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOTTA, RICHARD M Employer name Manhattan Psych Center Amount $73,632.23 Date 04/21/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUMINOVIC, BAJRAM Employer name Department of Civil Service Amount $73,631.74 Date 02/21/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUINN, CRYSTAL M Employer name Erie County Amount $73,631.44 Date 04/08/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GELDERT, JOHN K Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $73,630.92 Date 12/21/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOCKMAN, MONICA Employer name Greenburgh CSD Amount $73,630.87 Date 03/09/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC QUEEN, DELORIS E Employer name Village of Hempstead Amount $73,630.75 Date 07/02/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EDWARDS, JOHN D Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $73,630.49 Date 02/08/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLCOVICH, BRIAN Employer name City of Auburn Amount $73,630.39 Date 11/03/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIPTAK, PATRICIA A Employer name Jericho UFSD Amount $73,630.07 Date 11/13/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELSEY, TERESA M Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Syracuse Amount $73,629.77 Date 07/16/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERGMANN, NORMAN T Employer name City of Binghamton Amount $73,629.30 Date 09/12/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HUDSON, SCOTT A Employer name Gouverneur Correction Facility Amount $73,629.25 Date 06/23/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANFORD, JACKI F Employer name La Fargeville CSD Amount $73,629.25 Date 05/04/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHELLEY, BRIAN S Employer name City of Binghamton Amount $73,629.22 Date 10/09/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HATCHER-TOUSSAINT, TONYA Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $73,629.12 Date 09/17/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MACCARONE, RICHARD M Employer name City of New Rochelle Amount $73,628.83 Date 11/13/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHERKIS, MICHAEL J Employer name Chemung County Amount $73,628.60 Date 03/07/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEARSON, DIANE Employer name New York Public Library Amount $73,628.29 Date 08/31/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA MORTE, ANNE L Employer name Glen Cove Community Dev Agcy Amount $73,627.92 Date 07/24/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOKOLOVIC, JAMES L Employer name SUNY College at Old Westbury Amount $73,627.63 Date 12/02/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FIRESTONE, SCOTT R Employer name Rockland County Amount $73,627.51 Date 10/27/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MASSARA, CHARLES C Employer name Division of State Police Amount $73,627.20 Date 02/01/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RANOUS, TODD A Employer name Monroe County Amount $73,627.02 Date 10/01/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KUSNIERCZAK, MICHAEL W Employer name Albion Corr Facility Amount $73,626.89 Date 07/11/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEVITO, JENNIFER A Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $73,626.78 Date 08/17/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COOK, TODD M Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $73,626.73 Date 06/21/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FULLER, TYLOR M Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $73,626.29 Date 12/03/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRUNAUER, JEANNE A Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $73,626.01 Date 02/14/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARRELL, DONALD L, JR Employer name City of Corning Amount $73,625.93 Date 10/02/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RIVERA, ROBERT D Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Criminal Branch Amount $73,625.52 Date 03/31/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CURRAN, SUSAN L Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $73,625.45 Date 02/02/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JENKINS, AMY L Employer name Sunmount Dev Center Amount $73,625.43 Date 03/09/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORCORAN, SEAN M Employer name City of Auburn Amount $73,624.96 Date 07/19/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MAJ, JAMES A Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $73,624.47 Date 05/27/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GABLE, ADRIENNE Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $73,623.76 Date 11/21/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BULLOCK, TANISH W Employer name Nassau County Amount $73,623.75 Date 01/05/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSENTHAL, IVY L Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $73,623.09 Date 12/02/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLATT, JAMES F Employer name Orleans Corr Facility Amount $73,622.85 Date 05/23/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HILLMAN, ANN E Employer name New York Public Library Amount $73,622.69 Date 07/10/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMSEN, ERIC A Employer name Monroe County Amount $73,621.72 Date 04/13/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALCALA, ROSANNA Y Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $73,621.33 Date 03/23/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAVALERI, VERNE A Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $73,621.19 Date 12/22/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KARWACKI, JOHN A Employer name City of Utica Amount $73,620.90 Date 07/23/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name OST, JEANNE Employer name Nassau County Amount $73,620.67 Date 09/28/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARABEE, PAMELA D Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $73,620.51 Date 08/02/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TORRES, MIGUEL A Employer name Department of Health Amount $73,619.91 Date 10/06/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OGNITA, EUGENIE Employer name Department of Health Amount $73,619.74 Date 01/25/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICE, LING Y Employer name New York Public Library Amount $73,619.69 Date 01/02/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DRAGO, PETER Employer name Schenectady County Amount $73,619.30 Date 02/13/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AITCHISON, DANIEL C Employer name Westchester County Amount $73,618.54 Date 06/16/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CARTHY, JAMES J Employer name Monroe County Amount $73,617.81 Date 05/12/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KIRSCHNER, ERIKA W Employer name Town of Lewisboro Amount $73,617.76 Date 08/02/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GLEESON CARR, MARY T Employer name Pilgrim Psych Center Amount $73,617.43 Date 12/12/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LISBOA, VITOR E O Employer name Village of Mineola Amount $73,617.43 Date 02/19/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIBBONS-GLINSKI, KELLY Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $73,616.70 Date 09/27/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMIKLE, LOEL O Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $73,616.61 Date 01/05/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FEDELE, CHRISTOPHER R Employer name Nassau County Amount $73,616.27 Date 09/10/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LARTIN, KRISTIN A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $73,615.84 Date 12/05/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WELCH, MATTHEW B Employer name Upstate Correctional Facility Amount $73,615.48 Date 01/17/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOTTERER, KOREY R Employer name Dutchess County Amount $73,615.31 Date 01/04/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RHODES, JOHN J Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $73,615.14 Date 01/23/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOODS, BRENDAN P Employer name Village of Hastings-On-Hudson Amount $73,614.66 Date 03/27/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLETCHER, SALLY A Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $73,614.55 Date 11/20/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BONNELL, GRACE MARIE Employer name SUNY College at Purchase Amount $73,614.07 Date 02/06/1975 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, WILLIAM A, II Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $73,613.64 Date 07/12/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERMANN, KELLY A Employer name SUNY Empire State College Amount $73,613.56 Date 02/07/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EICHHORN, BRIAN K Employer name City of New Rochelle Amount $73,613.55 Date 03/07/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System