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 WITTEMEYER, KAREN A Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,283.86 Date 11/27/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OSTERHOUT, TIMOTHY Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $91,283.86 Date 02/05/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRUNO, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $91,283.86 Date 01/21/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHILDHORN, KATHY S Employer name Northport East Northport UFSD Amount $91,283.68 Date 06/21/1973 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUCKLER, WENDY Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $91,283.25 Date 01/04/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEERS, MICHAEL P Employer name Medicaid Fraud Control Amount $91,283.10 Date 09/10/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FURCINITI, MARTIN J Employer name City of Troy Amount $91,282.94 Date 05/15/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name KAYE, ERIC J Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,282.65 Date 10/11/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVENBURG, JAMES E Employer name Office of Public Safety Amount $91,282.65 Date 07/07/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERNANDEZ, ROBERT E Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $91,281.38 Date 04/16/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MODELL, LISA S Employer name Helen Hayes Hospital Amount $91,280.33 Date 10/24/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POHL, THOMAS J Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $91,279.77 Date 11/27/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE FEO, JOSEPH V.II Employer name Village of Sleepy Hollow Amount $91,279.34 Date 06/03/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARDONA, EDDIE Employer name South Beach Psych Center Amount $91,279.08 Date 11/04/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LO DOLCE, STEVEN C Employer name Long Island St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $91,278.96 Date 10/05/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SANDERS, BOBBY A Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $91,277.16 Date 03/06/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHAMPION, GREGORY M Employer name Town of Irondequoit Amount $91,276.96 Date 08/19/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANTONUCCI, PATRICIA Employer name Town of New Castle Amount $91,276.67 Date 03/24/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROACH, PATRICK J Employer name Mohawk Valley Psych Center Amount $91,276.31 Date 08/26/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARRINGTON, JOHN M, JR Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,276.23 Date 03/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STIFFEN, BRENDA M Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,276.10 Date 03/19/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALL, CATHY E Employer name Office of General Services Amount $91,276.09 Date 02/09/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARETE, ROBERT S Employer name Office of General Services Amount $91,276.09 Date 01/01/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COFFEY, JASON P Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,276.09 Date 10/06/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONLEY, LEONARD J Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,276.09 Date 02/04/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EBLACKER, PAUL M Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,276.09 Date 02/17/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FUSELLI, MICHAEL F Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,276.09 Date 07/27/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOSSELIN, ROBERT W Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,276.09 Date 08/17/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICKFORD, MARC Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,276.09 Date 08/30/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRATT, SHERRY M Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,276.09 Date 02/04/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SABELLA, MICHAEL C Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,276.09 Date 03/08/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHER, MATTHEW P Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,276.09 Date 09/13/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VERCRUYSSE, DEBRA A Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,276.09 Date 09/12/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MCGRATH, HILARY L Employer name Div Criminal Justice Serv Amount $91,276.09 Date 09/06/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BESTERCY, JOHN M Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $91,276.09 Date 02/11/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOHANNON, RANDY A Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $91,276.09 Date 11/18/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WARD, KRIS A Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $91,276.09 Date 05/04/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAVITT, JEFFREY A Employer name Department of Law Amount $91,276.09 Date 05/25/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZAJAC, ARLENA Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $91,276.09 Date 09/24/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALBRECHT, GREGORY L Employer name Dept of Agriculture & Markets Amount $91,276.09 Date 05/16/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLAGUE, JOSHUA D Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $91,276.09 Date 05/07/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DWYER, KARLI R Employer name Education Department Amount $91,276.09 Date 08/06/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TILSTRA, TIMOTHY V Employer name Education Department Amount $91,276.09 Date 05/18/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NITTINGER, JOHN P Employer name Department of Health Amount $91,276.09 Date 01/21/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOUCIE, MICHAEL D Employer name Department of Health Amount $91,276.09 Date 01/13/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SZUMIGATA, JAMES W Employer name Department of Health Amount $91,276.09 Date 05/19/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLS, JEFFREY G Employer name Dept of Public Service Amount $91,276.09 Date 05/16/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BHATTACHARYA, MAMATA Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $91,276.09 Date 03/13/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARRIGAN, ANDREW J Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $91,276.09 Date 12/15/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZICCARDI, JOSEPH Employer name NYS Gaming Commission Amount $91,276.09 Date 12/20/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUSKE, MELISSA A Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $91,276.09 Date 10/23/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NASNER, DAVID J Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $91,276.09 Date 04/22/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALDEN, RICHARD W Employer name Office Parks, Rec & Hist Pres Amount $91,276.09 Date 07/30/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANE, HEATHER A Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $91,276.09 Date 09/04/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GERDON, DIANE H Employer name Off Alcohol & Substance Abuse Amount $91,276.09 Date 05/15/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILCOX, JEANENE D Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $91,276.09 Date 01/13/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ERICKSON, CHARLES F Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $91,276.08 Date 07/12/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUFFETT, JEANMARIE Employer name Housing Trust Fund Corp. Amount $91,275.78 Date 01/21/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVIS, GARY A Employer name Moriah Shock Incarce Corr Fac Amount $91,273.96 Date 03/03/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEIDELMARK, ANDREA D Employer name Department of Health Amount $91,273.83 Date 04/15/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GOLDSTEIN, IRIS L Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $91,272.60 Date 03/16/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PHILLIPS, DIANE L Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $91,272.07 Date 02/18/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MITCHELL, SANDRA A Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $91,271.54 Date 01/16/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIENKO, YVONNE M Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $91,271.36 Date 06/25/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELLISON, LISA Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $91,270.64 Date 08/29/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HATCH, DOUGLAS E Employer name Office For Technology Amount $91,269.95 Date 10/01/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BELIZARIO, DAVID Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $91,269.88 Date 11/17/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEFNER, ROBERT J Employer name Village of East Hampton Amount $91,269.64 Date 11/01/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEONARDI, MARGARET R Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $91,269.00 Date 07/14/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SWART, DANIEL E Employer name Downstate Corr Facility Amount $91,268.76 Date 01/18/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEVES, CASSANDRA L Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $91,268.22 Date 09/08/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IACOVITTI, DAVID P Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $91,267.10 Date 01/20/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVID, DOUGLAS P Employer name Warren County Amount $91,266.82 Date 03/01/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FITZPATRICK, CHERYL L Employer name Department of Health Amount $91,266.74 Date 01/10/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAMPASI, DOMENICK Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $91,266.67 Date 01/27/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLARK, JILLIAN Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $91,266.54 Date 01/18/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAWSON, DIANNA L Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $91,266.48 Date 03/25/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DAVISON, DENNIS Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $91,266.48 Date 06/22/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JOHENGEN, CATHERINE M Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $91,266.48 Date 06/22/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANTIAGO, FELIX Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $91,266.48 Date 12/01/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LACKNER, DANIEL J Employer name Nassau County Amount $91,266.20 Date 12/18/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEVENS, LAURA J Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $91,265.78 Date 10/10/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRATTEN, SONJA M Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $91,265.48 Date 10/03/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, WILLIAM H, JR Employer name Huntington UFSD #3 Amount $91,265.15 Date 02/22/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARR-HAMPTON, NATASHA A Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $91,263.14 Date 08/05/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOYKIN, MONIKA L Employer name Edgecombe Corr Facility Amount $91,262.98 Date 03/04/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SWINDLE, GLADYS Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $91,262.20 Date 08/22/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSENTHAL, JEREMY Employer name Dept of Public Service Amount $91,262.15 Date 11/10/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELLOR, RAYMOND P, SR Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $91,262.06 Date 08/22/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORD, KAREN N Employer name Kirby Forensic Psych Center Amount $91,262.03 Date 08/31/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIVI, JACKLYN M Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $91,261.66 Date 12/28/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADAMS, ARTHUR W Employer name NYC Civil Court Amount $91,261.03 Date 06/12/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUNLEY, KIZZIE Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $91,260.09 Date 06/22/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMSTER, HEATHER Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $91,259.98 Date 04/02/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETERSON, BENJAMIN J Employer name City of Albany Amount $91,259.23 Date 01/12/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name THOMAS, DORIS B Employer name Manhattan Psych Center Amount $91,259.13 Date 04/01/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WAGONER, RICHARD A Employer name Chautauqua County Amount $91,258.74 Date 05/05/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHOWA, JOSEPH J Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $91,258.07 Date 11/08/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TURNER, LEO J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $91,257.89 Date 12/27/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOORE, MATTHEW J Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $91,257.80 Date 01/07/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System