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 ERNST, JOYCE M Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $72,244.70 Date 11/07/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICHOLSON, KRISTIN E Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $72,244.38 Date 01/18/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GHENOIU, LISA M Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $72,244.38 Date 12/23/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RILEY, AMANDA L Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $72,244.38 Date 10/11/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALKER, CATHERINE M Employer name Div Alc & Alc Abuse Trtmnt Center Amount $72,244.16 Date 09/11/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAEZ, MICHELE Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Criminal Branch Amount $72,244.05 Date 05/24/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RINGWOOD, WILLIAM J, JR Employer name City of Poughkeepsie Amount $72,244.01 Date 01/07/1974 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BALDYGA, BETH A Employer name Div Alc & Alc Abuse Trtmnt Center Amount $72,243.80 Date 05/29/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMATO, JANICE MARIE Employer name Town of Smithtown Amount $72,243.80 Date 02/07/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MICHITTI, MARCO T Employer name City of Binghamton Amount $72,243.45 Date 07/25/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FENNELLY, WILLIAM D Employer name Levittown Fire District Amount $72,243.19 Date 04/02/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORNWALL, NERISSA Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $72,242.49 Date 02/16/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRANCH, DAVID P Employer name Churchville-Chili CSD Amount $72,242.34 Date 05/07/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC GRATH, ROBERT Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $72,241.65 Date 08/23/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROCCO, JERRY A Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $72,241.44 Date 09/03/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIX, OMAR K Employer name Dept of Correctional Services Amount $72,241.39 Date 10/13/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUBBS, KARIN K Employer name Ulster County Amount $72,241.24 Date 10/17/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHLEMMER, JOSHUA W Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $72,241.19 Date 05/31/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FUENTES, HECTOR J Employer name Rochester Psych Center Amount $72,241.01 Date 06/28/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STRAYHORN, KATHRYN A Employer name County Clerks Within NYC Amount $72,240.86 Date 01/26/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SERDY, ANDREW J Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $72,240.60 Date 09/15/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEEHAN, PATRICK S Employer name Dutchess County Amount $72,240.57 Date 10/18/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEZUBEK, BARRY J Employer name Village of Southampton Amount $72,240.53 Date 03/09/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICOLA, SARINA Employer name Essex County Amount $72,240.50 Date 01/15/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOHLBERG, PAUL F Employer name Office of General Services Amount $72,240.22 Date 09/09/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MIKA, MICHAEL E Employer name Workers Compensation Board Bd Amount $72,240.21 Date 06/21/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHABAZZ, SONNY Employer name Elmira Corr Facility Amount $72,239.84 Date 02/14/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLINGS, HANOKYA L Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $72,239.73 Date 09/16/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHIPKEY, COLLEEN M Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $72,239.43 Date 05/16/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOWETT, DAVID P Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $72,239.26 Date 06/17/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLADIAN, ANDREW F Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $72,238.59 Date 03/26/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALSH, BRETT T Employer name Monroe County Amount $72,238.28 Date 06/22/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUELLE, LORI A Employer name NYS Dormitory Authority Amount $72,237.90 Date 03/02/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADKINS, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name City of Fulton Amount $72,237.88 Date 02/22/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WILSON, LYNN M Employer name Suffolk County Amount $72,237.81 Date 08/16/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAMIREZ, MARIO M Employer name Cayuga Correctional Facility Amount $72,237.65 Date 07/14/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC LEOD, SHAUN D Employer name Erie County Amount $72,237.63 Date 04/30/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAPRIOLA, THOMAS S Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $72,236.75 Date 11/01/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHIZ, ROBERT F Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $72,236.65 Date 10/25/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CIRILLI, ERIN M Employer name Office of General Services Amount $72,236.48 Date 07/17/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHROSTOWSKI, NORBERT, MR Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $72,236.47 Date 10/11/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PACHLIN, LOUIS F Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $72,235.88 Date 05/24/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHARETTE, ERIC J Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $72,235.84 Date 03/10/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMODEO, STEPHANIE A Employer name Pilgrim Psych Center Amount $72,235.75 Date 12/12/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PECHAR, SARAH A Employer name Cornell University Amount $72,235.61 Date 06/09/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORSINO, MARY K Employer name City of White Plains Amount $72,235.43 Date 10/16/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLMSTED, JARED M Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $72,234.32 Date 12/10/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MINEO, LUCI A Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $72,234.19 Date 06/30/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KISS, STEPHEN Employer name New York Public Library Amount $72,233.98 Date 08/24/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHASMAN, MICHAEL A Employer name Monroe County Amount $72,233.94 Date 10/11/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FUDJINSKI, JEAN MARIE Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $72,233.92 Date 07/16/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIPICH, GREGORY Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $72,233.91 Date 04/30/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEASLEY, TARA L Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $72,233.89 Date 01/09/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VERREAU, MICHAEL A, SR Employer name NYS Higher Education Services Amount $72,233.87 Date 02/16/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRANDES, JOHN L Employer name Boces-Erie 1St Sup District Amount $72,232.81 Date 12/07/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNOSPE, WARREN S Employer name Boces-Erie 1St Sup District Amount $72,232.81 Date 11/23/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALEK, STEVEN P Employer name Boces-Erie 1St Sup District Amount $72,232.81 Date 10/13/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANDS, MARK R Employer name Monroe County Amount $72,232.58 Date 05/15/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, JOHN D Employer name Boces-Wayne Finger Lakes Amount $72,232.35 Date 08/01/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KANGANIS, THOMAS Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $72,231.94 Date 02/18/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLINE, TIMOTHY J Employer name Groveland Corr Facility Amount $72,231.62 Date 08/09/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOCMEN, OMER F Employer name Downstate Corr Facility Amount $72,231.45 Date 09/09/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAUNDERS, RACHEL L Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $72,231.33 Date 03/30/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEAVER, SARAH J Employer name New York State Assembly Amount $72,231.02 Date 07/09/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEACH, DEBORAH G Employer name Yonkers City School Dist Amount $72,230.83 Date 10/20/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAUGHLIN, VINCENT C Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $72,230.68 Date 03/06/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANFORD, DANIELLE K Employer name Workers Compensation Board Bd Amount $72,230.53 Date 02/01/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLARK, WILLIAM H, JR Employer name Hudson City School Dist Amount $72,230.48 Date 01/26/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PFLIEGER, GREGORY J Employer name Oneida County Amount $72,229.96 Date 04/20/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERRICK, JASON P Employer name Gouverneur Correction Facility Amount $72,229.49 Date 04/16/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALBAN, EDISON A Employer name Department of State Amount $72,229.25 Date 12/18/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VERNOOY, BRIAN P Employer name Ulster Correction Facility Amount $72,228.95 Date 10/31/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEACON, JOSEPH T Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $72,228.91 Date 08/09/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLOMB, JOLIE D Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $72,228.90 Date 04/01/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TENNANT, DONALD P, JR Employer name Saratoga County Amount $72,228.56 Date 12/04/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARISI, ERIK J Employer name Greene Corr Facility Amount $72,228.46 Date 10/08/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERTHELON, MICHAEL Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $72,228.24 Date 09/11/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KADEL, MICHAEL W, JR Employer name Village of Valley Stream Amount $72,228.20 Date 11/04/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEWART, ROBBYN Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $72,228.00 Date 11/12/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CERMINARO, STEPHEN P, JR Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $72,227.90 Date 01/04/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOOD, GEORGE L Employer name Orange County Amount $72,227.85 Date 06/27/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURLEY, RODNEY L Employer name Willard Drug Treatment Campus Amount $72,227.66 Date 02/28/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COREY, CARLEEN E Employer name Ithaca City School Dist Amount $72,227.44 Date 04/12/1973 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PENNOCK, DOUGLAS W Employer name Town of Cicero Amount $72,227.07 Date 10/14/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BROWN, JARVIS T Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $72,226.69 Date 05/18/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAGGERTY, KELLY A Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $72,225.94 Date 02/20/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLLINS, JOSEPH A Employer name Village of Arcade Amount $72,225.83 Date 02/13/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUNHAM, THOMAS J Employer name Village of Penn Yan Amount $72,225.67 Date 02/18/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GOOT, REX A Employer name City of Jamestown Amount $72,225.32 Date 03/20/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MONTIJO, JOSE Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $72,224.99 Date 04/23/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OSBOURNE, KHADIJAH A Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $72,224.86 Date 07/12/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLECHNER, KARL L Employer name Somers CSD Amount $72,224.59 Date 03/06/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZNANIECKI, JOHN G Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $72,224.51 Date 11/05/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLINSKI, GARRY E Employer name Cayuga Correctional Facility Amount $72,224.45 Date 07/07/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRAWFORD, DEANNA P Employer name Orange County Amount $72,224.13 Date 07/07/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUDNICK, JONATHAN H Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $72,224.00 Date 04/28/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DESIMONE, JIM Employer name Broome County Amount $72,223.79 Date 11/29/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DODDS, SAMANTHA D Employer name Brooklyn Public Library Amount $72,223.37 Date 10/20/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SARCHIAPONE, MARIE ANN E Employer name Office Parks, Rec & Hist Pres Amount $72,222.98 Date 08/21/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENTON, CAROLYN Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $72,222.90 Date 02/01/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System