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 GARROW, RYAN N Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $70,313.08 Date 02/26/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name STEPHENSON, JOEL P Employer name City of Niagara Falls Amount $70,313.08 Date 11/19/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CARPENTER, CAROLYN E Employer name Elmira Psych Center Amount $70,312.87 Date 11/02/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WITHERWAX, ERIN M Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $70,312.71 Date 08/21/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAVALIERI, WILLIAM M Employer name Buffalo Mun Housing Authority Amount $70,312.12 Date 02/23/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, DAVID A Employer name Village of Johnson City Amount $70,311.80 Date 01/14/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HOBBS, KEITH C Employer name Division of State Police Amount $70,311.53 Date 03/02/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LAUKAITIS, MICHAEL E Employer name Mohawk Correctional Facility Amount $70,311.45 Date 04/06/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRILEYA, ROBERT A, JR Employer name Hudson Falls CSD Amount $70,311.40 Date 08/25/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MANZELLA, SUSAN J Employer name Evans - Brant CSD Amount $70,311.13 Date 12/17/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREGORI, LINDA M Employer name Erie County Amount $70,311.10 Date 02/03/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BREWER, JEFFREY S Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $70,311.06 Date 12/03/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PULVER, VITA F Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $70,310.96 Date 07/09/1976 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KIM, JOSHUA Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $70,310.08 Date 03/07/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MC ILVAIN, JOSEPH F Employer name Nassau County Amount $70,310.06 Date 06/02/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEUMANN, LORA A Employer name Nassau Otb Corp. Amount $70,309.76 Date 10/20/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREEN, OMAR, JR Employer name Mid-Hudson Psych Center Amount $70,309.67 Date 08/07/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JACOBS, ELISA A Employer name Monroe County Amount $70,309.36 Date 03/21/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORBES, LINDA M Employer name NYS Office People Devel Disab Amount $70,309.04 Date 03/28/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUDLEY, BRUCE A Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $70,308.42 Date 08/07/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPERO, JULIE A Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $70,308.34 Date 02/27/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROZUK, KAREN J Employer name Boces-Erie 1St Sup District Amount $70,308.33 Date 07/24/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WELCH, PAMELA M Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $70,308.21 Date 04/16/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAGLIOCCA, JOSEPH P, JR Employer name Trumansburg CSD Amount $70,307.14 Date 08/12/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVERA, GEORGE E Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $70,306.85 Date 11/15/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAGUIRE, TIMOTHY P Employer name Downsville CSD Amount $70,306.38 Date 09/05/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BANKICH, JOHN P Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $70,305.71 Date 05/07/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STATON, ANTHONY B Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $70,305.67 Date 11/14/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHEFFER, SASKIA Employer name New York Public Library Amount $70,305.38 Date 03/27/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLLER, DONALD R Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $70,305.21 Date 09/04/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERNANDEZ, LAUREEN E Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $70,305.09 Date 02/25/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TURZIK, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Dutchess County Amount $70,304.03 Date 10/23/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FISHER, RODNEY R Employer name Village of Bath Amount $70,303.98 Date 12/01/1976 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ALAGNA, ANTHONY S Employer name Buffalo City School District Amount $70,303.87 Date 05/01/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REIMER, JOHN M Employer name Ellenville CSD Amount $70,303.82 Date 07/10/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PITKA, GREGORY A Employer name Town of Islip Amount $70,303.51 Date 06/22/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOULES, JEFFERY J Employer name Village of Owego Amount $70,303.40 Date 04/07/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLEY, MARIA Employer name Hendrick Hudson CSD-Cortlandt Amount $70,303.36 Date 09/09/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JERNICK, RONALD S, JR Employer name Town of Shelter Island Amount $70,303.23 Date 11/30/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WINSLOW, CHARLES A, IV Employer name City of Elmira Amount $70,303.20 Date 08/01/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CARROLL, TIMOTHY G Employer name Village of Hempstead Amount $70,303.10 Date 05/02/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SELLERS, KATHARINE L Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $70,302.80 Date 05/19/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AZZARA, PAUL F Employer name Sayville UFSD Amount $70,302.72 Date 01/05/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIORDANO, MICHELE J Employer name Town of Harrison Amount $70,302.21 Date 12/05/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARASCIA, DANA M Employer name New York State Assembly Amount $70,302.12 Date 10/14/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRESTON, KIM MARIE Employer name Collins Corr Facility Amount $70,302.03 Date 02/01/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VASCUKYNAS, FRANK P Employer name City of Rochester Amount $70,301.86 Date 09/09/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, ELAINE Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $70,301.67 Date 11/09/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLEERE, JOHN P Employer name Seneca County Amount $70,301.56 Date 12/08/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROMANO, AMANDA B Employer name Suffolk County Amount $70,301.20 Date 06/26/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WONG, HELEN Employer name Suffolk County Amount $70,301.20 Date 07/16/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLORIO, ANTHONY T Employer name Elmsford UFSD Amount $70,301.12 Date 05/17/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LYONS, LUKE Employer name City of Middletown Amount $70,301.08 Date 11/04/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MERKERSON, RONELL Employer name Town of Huntington Amount $70,300.59 Date 08/21/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEYER, MICHAEL T Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $70,300.50 Date 03/06/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHNS, MARY E Employer name Monroe County Water Authority Amount $70,300.26 Date 10/20/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MACKILLOP-SOLER, DAWN Employer name Department of Health Amount $70,300.10 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WITTMEYER, CYNTHIA L Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $70,299.67 Date 01/14/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHRIST, MARIA T Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $70,298.00 Date 03/04/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEST, JOHN H Employer name City of Auburn Amount $70,297.39 Date 07/15/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VENO, NATHAN A Employer name City of Olean Amount $70,297.39 Date 05/29/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, SHERRY A Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $70,297.21 Date 08/13/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DANTES, JEANSON Employer name White Plains City School Dist Amount $70,296.73 Date 08/19/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FANELLI, PATRICK L Employer name Kenmore Town-Of Tonawanda UFSD Amount $70,296.63 Date 06/22/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AVILA, LESLIE M Employer name Monroe County Amount $70,295.91 Date 02/22/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARMSTRONG, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Schenectady County Amount $70,295.68 Date 05/14/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SZAKALSKI, MICHAEL R Employer name City of Auburn Amount $70,295.58 Date 07/15/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRADTKE, ASHLEY R Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $70,295.54 Date 12/12/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCLAVOUNOS, DENNIS G Employer name Westchester County Amount $70,295.46 Date 04/12/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LONDRIGAN, RYAN J Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $70,295.45 Date 04/29/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DATTORIA, JOHN Employer name Broome County Amount $70,295.20 Date 01/18/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHARON, THOMAS P Employer name Ulster County Amount $70,295.20 Date 01/30/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KIRKPATRICK, WENDY Employer name City of White Plains Amount $70,295.06 Date 01/07/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GENTILE, SEBASTIANO R Employer name Town of Seneca Falls Amount $70,294.63 Date 02/11/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name POW, JASON R Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $70,294.38 Date 03/19/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DELF, MICHAEL J Employer name City of Auburn Amount $70,294.22 Date 12/03/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STALLMAN, AMBER LEIGH Employer name SUNY Binghamton Amount $70,294.06 Date 11/16/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREGWARE, WILLIAM J Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $70,293.94 Date 12/03/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EGAN, MARGARET C Employer name Massapequa Public Library Amount $70,293.84 Date 10/07/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, JOHN J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 4 Amount $70,293.77 Date 02/18/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAYLOR, PAUL J Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $70,293.51 Date 11/30/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARNES, ANGELA J Employer name Brooklyn Public Library Amount $70,293.46 Date 12/19/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEARA, KATHLEEN T Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,293.15 Date 06/11/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRZYSLUPSKI, JENNIFER J Employer name Off of The Med Inspector Gen Amount $70,293.14 Date 02/19/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANDGRAN, RONALD E Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $70,293.09 Date 09/01/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name LITMAN, ADAM S Employer name Town of Lloyd Amount $70,292.84 Date 10/04/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEDINA, SHAUN A Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $70,292.74 Date 09/21/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUMBO, GRICIN A Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,292.59 Date 02/25/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LYNCH, JENNIFER Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,292.58 Date 08/06/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERTOLINO, JOLLY S Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,292.57 Date 04/16/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAUPTMAN, ESTHER Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,292.57 Date 04/05/1973 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEST, ANDREW E Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,292.56 Date 07/16/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PANE, CAREN Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,292.56 Date 02/23/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHABDIN, DAWN M Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,292.55 Date 03/23/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAILLET-MOYNA, SARAH Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,292.54 Date 12/07/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, ROSE M Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,292.54 Date 04/29/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SILVER, BRIAN A Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,292.54 Date 05/20/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMERTENKO-JOHNSON, LUDMILA Employer name Rockland County Amount $70,292.51 Date 03/09/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name D'ANGELO, DENISE M Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $70,292.42 Date 01/23/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VELARDI, JANETTE Employer name Riverhead CSD Amount $70,292.41 Date 09/14/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System