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 GOTT, JOSEPH Employer name Erie County Amount $69,948.96 Date 09/17/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOYER, RONALD E Employer name Altona Corr Facility Amount $69,948.57 Date 12/01/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, JOSEPH M Employer name East Meadow UFSD Amount $69,948.05 Date 02/09/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRAHAM, EUGENE Employer name Syracuse Urban Renewal Agcy Amount $69,948.02 Date 03/31/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENRIE, CRAIG E Employer name Valley CSD at Montgomery Amount $69,948.02 Date 11/26/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BINGENHEIMER, ANNE R Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $69,948.01 Date 09/24/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POTRAFKA, CANDICE M Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $69,948.01 Date 01/31/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLER, GRANT E Employer name Palisades Interstate Pk Commis Amount $69,947.90 Date 08/02/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAVILAND, RAYMOND L, JR Employer name Westchester County Amount $69,947.49 Date 07/24/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMSTER, FERN Employer name Onteora CSD at Boiceville Amount $69,947.43 Date 09/23/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHIANESE, CARMELA M Employer name Scarsdale UFSD Amount $69,947.40 Date 09/23/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IANNI, DANIELLE D Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $69,947.36 Date 08/28/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BANNISTER, GILLIAN C Employer name County Clerks Within NYC Amount $69,947.26 Date 09/28/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEVENS, TIMOTHY Employer name City of Auburn Amount $69,947.23 Date 06/06/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name VAN GORDER, ANDREW P Employer name Energy Research Dev Authority Amount $69,946.85 Date 06/07/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOLINA, ROBERTO C Employer name UFSD of The Tarrytowns Amount $69,946.74 Date 06/08/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CATUCCI, LOUIS V Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $69,946.66 Date 10/03/1972 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CARTHY, BRIAN J Employer name City of Corning Amount $69,946.63 Date 10/16/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AQUINO, GASPAR Employer name Pelham UFSD Amount $69,946.62 Date 10/25/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANTOLINI, DEBORAH A Employer name Middle Country Public Library Amount $69,946.25 Date 06/20/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAPPERMAN, NATHANAEL C Employer name Erie County Amount $69,946.23 Date 08/01/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAUNDERS, ERIC M Employer name City of Kingston Amount $69,945.97 Date 07/16/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name COONRADT, RICHARD A Employer name Albany County Amount $69,945.89 Date 03/10/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GROGAN, IRENE H Employer name Hawthorne-Cedar Knolls UFSD Amount $69,945.88 Date 07/06/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOTO, JESUS M Employer name Yonkers City School Dist Amount $69,945.63 Date 10/19/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FITZGERALD, MARK E Employer name Village of Horseheads Amount $69,945.58 Date 09/12/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TAVERAS, SUSANA R Employer name Bronx Psych Center Amount $69,945.09 Date 04/01/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARMSTRONG, WALTER W, III Employer name Boces-Albany Schenect Schohari Amount $69,944.63 Date 02/17/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DECKER, JOHN N., JR Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $69,944.49 Date 10/22/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOMOSINSKI, ELLEN B Employer name Suffolk County Amount $69,944.35 Date 04/15/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ECHTNER, MICHAEL A Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $69,943.91 Date 01/06/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATIAS, CRAIG A Employer name City of Binghamton Amount $69,943.90 Date 02/19/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FINGER, JASON E Employer name Dutchess County Amount $69,943.38 Date 08/29/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KORTMANN, KATHLEEN A Employer name Smithtown CSD Amount $69,943.10 Date 07/08/1975 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEREZ, CLARA M Employer name Ninth Judicial Dist Amount $69,943.04 Date 05/29/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLORIN, JOSEPH T Employer name Harrison CSD Amount $69,942.42 Date 03/20/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOWKER, HEATH J Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $69,942.39 Date 08/30/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANDAVERDE, KATHLEEN Employer name Appellate Div 2Nd Dept Amount $69,942.35 Date 12/30/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BISSELL, RANDY J Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $69,942.18 Date 03/01/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SURDYKE, JASON J Employer name Lackawanna Mun Housing Auth Amount $69,941.87 Date 03/16/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEDDO, JUNE Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $69,940.97 Date 06/13/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEATON, CAROLE S Employer name Dutchess County Amount $69,940.11 Date 10/12/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHILLER, MIRNA E Employer name Suffolk County Amount $69,940.08 Date 04/12/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALL, MARK A Employer name Dept Transportation Region 1 Amount $69,939.84 Date 10/11/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIS, KIMBERLY A Employer name Town of Islip Amount $69,939.43 Date 09/05/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GORNIKIEWICZ, DANIEL A, JR Employer name Lakeview Shock Incarc Facility Amount $69,939.34 Date 10/30/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GULICK, RONALD L Employer name Ulster County Amount $69,939.22 Date 10/25/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COSTINE, ADAM J Employer name Greene Corr Facility Amount $69,938.76 Date 06/26/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC DONOUGH, ROCHELLE L Employer name Division of State Police Amount $69,938.67 Date 09/05/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EWIN, RUDY P Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $69,938.32 Date 03/16/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALOE, ROCCO Employer name Huntington Public Library Amount $69,938.12 Date 05/07/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBINSON, CANDICE A Employer name Nassau County Amount $69,937.43 Date 06/11/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC LEAN, LYNN M Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $69,937.14 Date 10/17/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VANCE, DIANA M Employer name Department of Health Amount $69,937.02 Date 07/21/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHELEHAN, GREG D Employer name Monroe County Amount $69,936.73 Date 08/14/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ABARCA, JORGE D Employer name Uniondale UFSD Amount $69,936.40 Date 02/12/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCAGLIONE, CARMELO R Employer name Town of Haverstraw Amount $69,936.22 Date 01/16/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAURANGE, ANTHONY Employer name Schenectady County Amount $69,936.17 Date 10/10/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATTHEWS, SHELIA B Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $69,935.98 Date 04/09/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOPEZ, WILLIAM Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $69,935.94 Date 03/01/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOSHIER, GARY Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $69,935.84 Date 06/19/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHUMACHER, FRED A, JR Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $69,935.82 Date 02/14/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STRUBLE, THOMAS R, III Employer name Village of Watkins Glen Amount $69,935.75 Date 05/11/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WECHSLER, GAIL R Employer name Steuben County Amount $69,935.19 Date 10/21/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DI SARRO, GINA M Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $69,934.54 Date 06/26/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDERSON, TYREE D Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $69,934.47 Date 03/04/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AUGELLO, MICHAEL A Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $69,934.20 Date 08/02/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PALMIERI, VINCENT Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $69,933.97 Date 05/20/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC LEAN, SHARITA L Employer name Monroe County Amount $69,933.80 Date 11/19/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUFFINI, JOSEPH R Employer name Rockland Psych Center Children Amount $69,933.74 Date 02/09/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DZWIELEWSKI, JOSEPH P Employer name Buffalo Psych Center Amount $69,933.62 Date 01/29/1973 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARRY, DANIEL M Employer name Town of Wappinger Amount $69,933.45 Date 01/25/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPERANZA, JONATHAN V Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $69,933.43 Date 11/24/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIRAINO, LIZABETH M Employer name Dutchess County Amount $69,932.81 Date 05/16/1977 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOPERA, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Niagara Frontier Trans Auth Amount $69,932.71 Date 04/04/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICHOLS, DAWN I Employer name Niagara County Amount $69,932.64 Date 10/10/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAIL, SAMUEL I, JR Employer name Suffolk County Amount $69,932.60 Date 11/18/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RHOADES, DEBRA M Employer name Albany County Amount $69,932.34 Date 10/08/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LYON, MARTHA J Employer name Cornell University Amount $69,932.32 Date 07/01/1968 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTIN, ROBERT W Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $69,931.82 Date 06/01/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HIGGINS, BRIAN Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $69,931.67 Date 03/09/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HORVATH, STEVEN L Employer name New York Public Library Amount $69,931.63 Date 02/03/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAIN, BEENA R Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $69,931.60 Date 02/19/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RITTER, MAUREEN E Employer name Orleans Corr Facility Amount $69,931.15 Date 07/06/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CADY, PATRICK D Employer name Oneida County Amount $69,930.96 Date 05/12/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRANCIS, SANDRA A Employer name Greene County Amount $69,930.80 Date 08/10/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASKINETT, KENNETH H Employer name Onondaga County Amount $69,930.48 Date 10/01/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LECCESE, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Mineola UFSD Amount $69,930.39 Date 08/01/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLISHCHUK, VLADIMIR Employer name Off of The Med Inspector Gen Amount $69,929.88 Date 01/06/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DZEMBO, JASON E Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $69,929.69 Date 05/19/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEE, SUSAN Employer name Greater Binghamton Health Center Amount $69,929.28 Date 10/16/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOSEPH, CALEB Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $69,929.15 Date 06/28/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARRACO, SALVATORE A Employer name Cape Vincent Corr Facility Amount $69,929.13 Date 06/26/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUNOZ, ANTHONY Employer name Town of North Hempstead Amount $69,929.09 Date 02/02/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOBERGER, JAMIE L Employer name Office For Technology Amount $69,928.96 Date 06/25/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAMBINO, MICHAEL P Employer name Westchester County Amount $69,928.92 Date 10/04/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARQUIETT, ROBERT W Employer name Ogdensburg Corr Facility Amount $69,928.74 Date 03/24/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DI BUONO, DENNIS P Employer name New Rochelle City School Dist Amount $69,928.55 Date 06/25/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERGENE, SARA J Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $69,928.39 Date 04/03/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAFT, TODD J Employer name City of Elmira Amount $69,928.03 Date 05/30/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System