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 THURSTON, MORGAN R Employer name Onondaga County Amount $92,187.18 Date 01/12/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WINDHAUSEN, STEVEN R Employer name Onondaga County Amount $92,187.18 Date 09/15/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTIN, CHRISTOPHER R Employer name Village of Washingtonville Amount $92,186.95 Date 07/01/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name OYEWO, TEMITOPE Employer name Manhattan Psych Center Amount $92,186.93 Date 01/07/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARINA, SCOTT M Employer name Monroe County Amount $92,186.68 Date 01/18/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KALENDER, KRIS Employer name Nassau County Amount $92,186.63 Date 07/08/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HIGGINS, WILLIAM J Employer name South Beach Psych Center Amount $92,186.02 Date 09/11/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN REMMEN, CATHERINE L Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $92,185.77 Date 08/28/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARUCK, DOMINICK Employer name City of Rochester Amount $92,185.60 Date 09/05/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name AVON, STEVEN C Employer name Westchester County Amount $92,185.40 Date 04/28/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEN, JOHN J Employer name Mohawk Correctional Facility Amount $92,185.31 Date 04/07/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOOD, PAUL R Employer name Onondaga County Amount $92,184.93 Date 03/18/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARANNANTE, PASQUALINA M Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $92,184.92 Date 07/18/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SUTTON, MAC K Employer name Village of Solvay Amount $92,184.92 Date 11/01/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAWLAK, ROBERT M Employer name Niagara Frontier Trans Auth Amount $92,183.98 Date 02/21/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name HERBST, MARIE E Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $92,183.63 Date 01/11/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURPHY, DEBRA A Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $92,183.39 Date 07/19/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SONNENBERG, MARYELLEN Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $92,183.39 Date 08/06/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOLAN, ANNE H Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $92,183.28 Date 02/21/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAINOLA, PETER J, JR Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $92,183.18 Date 10/26/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICHARDS, MATHEW P Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $92,182.21 Date 07/13/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, SCOTT M Employer name Division of The Budget Amount $92,181.78 Date 07/19/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC DANIEL, KAREN Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $92,181.60 Date 11/18/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DORSEY, EDWARD W, JR Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $92,180.64 Date 06/03/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DREANY, DENISE L Employer name Department of Law Amount $92,180.24 Date 12/01/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLAYTON, NORINE A Employer name Westchester County Amount $92,179.99 Date 11/27/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAZMARK, JOSEPH N Employer name Town of Tonawanda Amount $92,179.61 Date 08/02/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARSH, NELSON C Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $92,179.45 Date 04/04/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANTINO, ROSEMARIE Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $92,178.62 Date 02/10/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRASIER, EILEEN M Employer name Labor Management Committee Amount $92,178.20 Date 05/17/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAMES, JOAN B Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $92,178.15 Date 03/09/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RADLIFF, MARY D Employer name SUNY College Techn Cobleskill Amount $92,177.87 Date 08/12/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOJTOWICZ, PAULA A Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $92,176.71 Date 09/01/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COSTANZO, DAVID M Employer name Greene County Amount $92,176.43 Date 01/07/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOSEPH, DOREE E Employer name East Meadow UFSD Amount $92,176.06 Date 04/06/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, MARY L Employer name Appellate Div 4Th Dept Amount $92,175.37 Date 12/13/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURKE, ROBERT W Employer name Division of State Police Amount $92,175.33 Date 08/04/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MASSARO, DAVID M Employer name City of Schenectady Amount $92,175.22 Date 03/27/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WASULA, THERESA L Employer name Workers Compensation Board Bd Amount $92,174.72 Date 10/15/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE WITT, DEAN M Employer name Dept Transportation Region 7 Amount $92,174.49 Date 05/30/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VALACHOVIC, BRADLEY M Employer name Office of Court Administration Amount $92,174.33 Date 05/31/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE LORENZO, BIANCA R Employer name NYS Higher Education Services Amount $92,172.47 Date 06/12/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NELSON, DEBRA J Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $92,172.47 Date 04/25/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPIERRE, JENNIFER L Employer name Office Parks, Rec & Hist Pres Amount $92,172.47 Date 03/24/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALBERT, PETER M Employer name Town of Islip Amount $92,172.09 Date 08/25/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SKELLY, KRISTINE E Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $92,171.98 Date 07/06/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUDIN, MIRIAM L Employer name Chappaqua CSD Amount $92,171.87 Date 03/12/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOBOLEVA, YELENA Employer name Mohawk Valley Child Youth Serv Amount $92,170.65 Date 02/07/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BETTI, DEBRA S Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $92,170.51 Date 06/20/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EBERT, EDGAR A Employer name Northport East Northport UFSD Amount $92,170.51 Date 11/15/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRATZ, ERIK L Employer name Sullivan Corr Facility Amount $92,170.36 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERRI, ANTHONY V Employer name Town of Stony Point Amount $92,170.18 Date 10/15/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRESLIN, RACHEL Employer name Syracuse City School Dist Amount $92,169.87 Date 11/16/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLARK, JASON J Employer name Erie County Amount $92,169.15 Date 03/29/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VELASCO, NEIL G Employer name Nassau County Amount $92,169.14 Date 12/18/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TUCKER, JOSHUA D Employer name Town of Hyde Park Amount $92,168.73 Date 02/23/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SUNNY, JIBY Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $92,168.23 Date 02/13/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE GROFF, KENNETH P Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $92,167.95 Date 03/30/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FANELLI, VINCENT J Employer name Mohawk Correctional Facility Amount $92,167.68 Date 09/04/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOVATER, ERIC L Employer name Boces-Onondaga Cortland Madiso Amount $92,167.66 Date 10/24/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TEAL, SUSAN Employer name Workers Compensation Board Bd Amount $92,167.56 Date 02/01/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONNELLY, TRACY L Employer name Dutchess County Amount $92,167.56 Date 04/21/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GONZALEZ, CAIN Employer name Yonkers City School Dist Amount $92,166.89 Date 09/07/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STALLMAN, ROBERT O, JR Employer name Office of Public Safety Amount $92,165.54 Date 08/18/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICHTER, JAMES A Employer name Town of Southold Amount $92,164.02 Date 12/14/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GALLAGHER, JAMES P Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Criminal Branch Amount $92,163.95 Date 06/19/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATHEWS, RICHARD L, JR Employer name Chemung County Amount $92,163.56 Date 04/06/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORGAN-DAWKINS, MICHELLE A Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $92,163.40 Date 12/29/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORRIS, BRETT J Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $92,162.28 Date 08/19/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAMPHIER, SCOT S Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $92,162.05 Date 12/06/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOWALCZYK, LARISSA M Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $92,161.89 Date 05/27/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHIMKUS, MARK S Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $92,161.29 Date 06/30/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOMBARDI, MICHAEL J Employer name Town of Lewisboro Amount $92,161.03 Date 08/28/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAVIGNE, SUZANNE M Employer name Franklin County Amount $92,160.89 Date 09/18/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VANESSENDELFT, JEFFREY S Employer name Town of Islip Amount $92,160.82 Date 04/21/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DESAI, HARSHADRAY S Employer name South Beach Psych Center Amount $92,160.80 Date 09/21/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BATTY, DARRIN M Employer name City of Rochester Amount $92,160.27 Date 09/08/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name VAN DEUSEN, ROBERT E Employer name Bare Hill Correction Facility Amount $92,160.25 Date 08/07/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPIEGEL, PAUL H Employer name Monroe County Amount $92,159.51 Date 03/15/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ABDOCH, DAVID J Employer name City of Rochester Amount $92,159.08 Date 09/10/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CANFIELD, CHERYL L Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $92,158.75 Date 03/10/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STONE, CHRISTOPHER A Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $92,158.73 Date 07/26/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AYCOCK, STEPHEN C Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $92,158.70 Date 03/03/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BORWEGEN, KRISTY L Employer name Division of State Police Amount $92,158.60 Date 07/16/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JENSEN, BRANDON C Employer name Yates County Amount $92,158.44 Date 01/02/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STAMPFLER, TIMOTHY R Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $92,158.16 Date 06/08/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOSCHERA, PETER R Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $92,156.35 Date 09/17/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BIDWELL, LESLEY A Employer name SUNY College at Oneonta Amount $92,155.27 Date 04/02/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BIRD, ROBERT J Employer name Town of Chester Amount $92,154.42 Date 07/01/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DAWSON, DAVID D Employer name Ontario County Amount $92,154.22 Date 01/04/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MCCHEYNE, STEVEN M Employer name Ontario County Amount $92,154.22 Date 06/11/1974 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLER, DANIEL P Employer name Office For Technology Amount $92,153.55 Date 12/18/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLT, CYNTHIA A Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $92,153.30 Date 04/11/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPANO, LEONARD M Employer name Westchester County Amount $92,153.27 Date 05/03/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HASTINGS, GRACE E Employer name Off Alcohol & Substance Abuse Amount $92,152.92 Date 04/11/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUPREE, STEPHEN J Employer name Bare Hill Correction Facility Amount $92,152.87 Date 05/23/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHERLOCK, MARTIN Employer name NYC Civil Court Amount $92,152.67 Date 03/25/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASSIDY, EDWARD J Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $92,152.33 Date 07/05/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEEHAN, ANNE M Employer name Department of Health Amount $92,152.13 Date 11/10/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCARA, LOUIS L Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $92,150.92 Date 06/28/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System