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 BESEAU, JOHN J Employer name Monroe County Water Authority Amount $92,041.70 Date 08/03/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHERIAN, SELANMON T Employer name South Beach Psych Center Amount $92,040.85 Date 10/19/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOLIN, DEBRA L Employer name Justice Center For Protection Amount $92,040.38 Date 08/02/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THAYER, ROBERT J Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $92,040.33 Date 09/24/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JACKSON, MARSHA J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $92,039.90 Date 09/01/1976 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MERRILL, HARDY A Employer name Office For Technology Amount $92,039.74 Date 04/10/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TUOHY, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $92,039.61 Date 08/15/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OWEN, WILLIAM D, JR Employer name Orange County Amount $92,039.37 Date 05/06/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE BLASI, MICHAEL A Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $92,038.78 Date 01/22/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAY, JENNIFER R Employer name Buffalo Psych Center Amount $92,038.54 Date 02/16/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIERCE, JAMES J, JR Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $92,038.40 Date 04/13/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KNAB, CATHERINE H Employer name Buffalo Sewer Authority Amount $92,037.62 Date 06/14/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBILLARD, SUSAN M Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $92,036.93 Date 12/15/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CADET, ANAIKA A Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $92,036.74 Date 08/18/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AGUILA, MARY GRACE Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $92,036.57 Date 11/05/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUDSON, AMON P Employer name City of Rochester Amount $92,036.52 Date 09/20/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name NAVAS, SHANNON N Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $92,036.31 Date 10/03/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOWALSKI, PAUL R Employer name Niagara Frontier Trans Auth Amount $92,035.99 Date 06/27/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAHMAN, SHARIF F Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $92,034.74 Date 02/10/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CAIG, KEVIN D Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $92,034.71 Date 12/29/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HELVIE, SCOTT R Employer name Gouverneur Correction Facility Amount $92,034.34 Date 06/03/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROLLEY, LISA LYNN Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $92,032.57 Date 10/18/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LONG, STACEY R Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $92,032.56 Date 01/06/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SWINTON, LAVERNE Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $92,032.39 Date 10/05/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAPPAS, JAMES R Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $92,032.39 Date 05/11/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TURINA CHARLES, RHODA Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $92,032.39 Date 11/04/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEY, JUASADEA K Employer name Sagamore Psych Center Children Amount $92,032.39 Date 07/14/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOSEPH, MARYKUTTY P Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $92,032.39 Date 07/08/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NODELAND, SHERYL Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $92,032.39 Date 01/07/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMPSON, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Village of Fairport Amount $92,032.07 Date 06/03/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MARKS, SHERRY L Employer name Westhampton Beach UFSD Amount $92,031.90 Date 09/01/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICKER, TODD V Employer name City of Rochester Amount $92,031.28 Date 05/05/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name TAYLOR, JOAN B Employer name Suffolk County Amount $92,030.40 Date 02/09/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOOD, JOSEPH S Employer name Suffolk County Amount $92,030.40 Date 01/31/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, CATHERINE V Employer name Supreme Ct Kings Co Amount $92,030.39 Date 08/25/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRASHER, MICHAEL E Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $92,030.37 Date 05/14/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIGABAR, AMY L Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $92,029.87 Date 08/08/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAKAHUSHI, SHINDO Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $92,029.71 Date 12/03/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, CHRISTINE A Employer name SUNY Albany Amount $92,029.01 Date 09/08/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRATT, KAREN M Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $92,028.38 Date 11/26/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, WILLIAM J Employer name Broome County Amount $92,028.10 Date 04/13/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCACCIO, PENNI J Employer name Town of Clarkstown Amount $92,027.56 Date 02/25/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRIGNANO, KARIN M Employer name Westbury Water District Amount $92,027.16 Date 12/20/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ACQUARIO, LISA-ANN S Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $92,027.09 Date 02/18/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEPULVEDA, DENNIS P Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $92,027.02 Date 11/17/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORALES, MELANIE N Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $92,026.82 Date 09/18/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANSORGE, WILLIAM J Employer name New York City Childrens Center Amount $92,026.75 Date 10/09/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COMFORT, MALCOLM H Employer name Cayuga Correctional Facility Amount $92,026.62 Date 11/07/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUBERT, JOEL Employer name Office For Technology Amount $92,025.69 Date 05/24/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HINES, NICOLE L Employer name Division of State Police Amount $92,025.13 Date 03/02/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ST AMOUR-BRADLEY, JANE R Employer name Spencer Van Etten CSD Amount $92,025.00 Date 05/03/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KUSHNER, WENDY L Employer name W NY Veterans Home at Batavia Amount $92,024.98 Date 09/14/1979 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAREY, RICHARD F, JR Employer name Suffolk County Amount $92,024.78 Date 04/07/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENCZE, JOAN M Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $92,023.94 Date 09/16/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STANYARD, MICHAEL J Employer name Cornell University Amount $92,023.92 Date 04/01/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DURANT, RICHARD P, JR Employer name SUNY College at Plattsburgh Amount $92,023.92 Date 09/13/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HIDALGO, GILBERTO Employer name Otisville Corr Facility Amount $92,023.37 Date 01/14/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAILEY, DOUGLAS F, JR Employer name Broome County Amount $92,023.27 Date 02/24/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAC DOUGAL, PATRICK Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $92,023.20 Date 04/16/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RONCONE, JOSEPH S Employer name Pilgrim Psych Center Amount $92,023.05 Date 08/16/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TIEDER, SHELDON D Employer name Rhinebeck CSD Amount $92,022.96 Date 05/18/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NELAN, TARA T Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $92,022.45 Date 07/14/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OWEN, ARLENE M Employer name Putnam County Amount $92,021.98 Date 04/03/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WATERS, JOHN F, JR Employer name Oneida County Amount $92,021.83 Date 04/01/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'NEILL, SHARON N Employer name Collins Corr Facility Amount $92,021.32 Date 02/29/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHERI, JOSEPH J Employer name Mohawk Correctional Facility Amount $92,020.84 Date 03/13/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLSEN, STEVEN W Employer name SUNY College at Buffalo Amount $92,020.80 Date 07/22/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BREWSTER, JASON A Employer name Bedford Hills Corr Facility Amount $92,020.75 Date 04/28/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOYLE, JEANNINE M Employer name Erie County Amount $92,020.60 Date 06/07/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAHLMEISTER, WILLIAM W Employer name Dutchess County Amount $92,020.48 Date 09/17/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DANFORTH, NICOLE A Employer name Lewis County Amount $92,018.44 Date 09/24/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PHILLIPS, PATRICK A Employer name City of Poughkeepsie Amount $92,017.70 Date 03/26/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CAPARELLI, JUSTIN A Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $92,016.70 Date 10/14/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YAKAL, GEORGE E Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $92,016.60 Date 05/15/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROGERS, MARGARET A Employer name Lakeland CSD of Shrub Oak Amount $92,016.39 Date 09/01/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HIRALAL, DIAWANTIE Employer name Office of Technology-Inst Amount $92,016.29 Date 08/04/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRYVANIS, LINDA J Employer name Sunmount Dev Center Amount $92,016.05 Date 04/07/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAMB, REGINA M Employer name Rockland County Amount $92,015.81 Date 05/04/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC AFEE, ROBERT J Employer name City of Dunkirk Amount $92,015.80 Date 01/08/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name GRIFFIN, STEPHEN G Employer name Yates County Ind Dev Agency Amount $92,015.66 Date 03/25/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAORO, NANCY G Employer name Shawangunk Correctional Facili Amount $92,015.39 Date 03/03/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MANIR, TANIA T Employer name Office For Technology Amount $92,014.23 Date 09/13/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YAU, NEEL E Employer name City of Rochester Amount $92,013.21 Date 03/31/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DANUSSI, GARRY E Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $92,013.19 Date 03/14/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOTALING, RANDY J Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $92,013.10 Date 09/14/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARMSTRONG, PATRICIA L Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $92,011.17 Date 08/03/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLITIS, LEMONIA Employer name Pilgrim Psych Center Amount $92,011.15 Date 10/30/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STANDER, LIAM E Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $92,010.96 Date 08/18/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATARESE, JENNIFER A Employer name North Shore CSD Amount $92,010.91 Date 11/01/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KHOLODENKO, ILYA Employer name NYS Power Authority Amount $92,010.23 Date 09/10/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOJTASZEK, CAROLINE A Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $92,009.90 Date 03/19/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAGLIA, NICHOLAS E, JR Employer name Suffolk County Amount $92,009.90 Date 10/31/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HICKS, CAMERON T Employer name Division of State Police Amount $92,009.51 Date 08/04/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ROGERS, DARRELL Employer name Boces Westchester Sole Supvsry Amount $92,009.27 Date 11/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WINKLER, MARTIN A Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $92,009.16 Date 04/17/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CURRY, JOSEPH E Employer name Town of Cortlandt Amount $92,008.32 Date 01/01/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PYJAS, JOSEPH M, II Employer name City of Lackawanna Amount $92,008.12 Date 07/30/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SACCO, MONICA M Employer name Division of State Police Amount $92,007.97 Date 03/02/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MILITANA, HEIDI C Employer name Department of Health Amount $92,007.51 Date 06/25/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PULLANO, CINDY S Employer name Department of Health Amount $92,007.06 Date 11/28/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System