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 RETCHLESS, MICHAEL A Employer name Cattaraugus County Amount $57,319.94 Date 10/14/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHAMRO, WILLIAM Employer name Ellenville CSD Amount $57,319.94 Date 04/18/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEISSMAN, DINA F Employer name Leg Task Force Reapportionment Amount $57,319.08 Date 04/06/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PANTALE, JOSEPH E Employer name Delaware County Amount $57,318.99 Date 04/05/1971 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JACKSON, QUENTIN Employer name Bay Shore UFSD Amount $57,318.16 Date 03/03/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURPEE, DONALD L, JR Employer name Village of Floral Park Amount $57,318.03 Date 05/24/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RODRIGUEZ, LINDA G Employer name Brentwood UFSD Amount $57,317.66 Date 02/28/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GALLO-FALLON, KRISTIN Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $57,317.32 Date 09/25/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SERRANO, CLARIBEL Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $57,317.31 Date 09/16/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASTINE, BROOKE L Employer name Clinton County Amount $57,317.28 Date 09/27/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOSELEY, LATOSHA M Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $57,317.26 Date 02/10/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRAUSE, CATHERINE L Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $57,317.25 Date 01/29/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA FOND, CYNTHIA M Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $57,317.24 Date 12/20/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHNEIDER, JOANNE Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $57,317.23 Date 04/11/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUTLER, WILLIAM E, III Employer name Dept Transportation Region 1 Amount $57,317.22 Date 01/04/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HABER, AMANDA C Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $57,317.21 Date 05/23/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRANK, THERESA Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $57,317.20 Date 01/07/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PATTON, LYNNE M Employer name Department of Health Amount $57,316.35 Date 07/12/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADAMS, KEVIN J Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 07/12/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CORNELL, STEPHANIE N Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 12/04/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CROOP, TAMMY L Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 12/27/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOWD, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 09/12/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GATES, KATHLEEN M Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 06/28/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRIMM, DAVID R Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 08/31/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HADAMIK, WILLIAM J Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 09/09/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEKTOR, SCOTT K Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 08/11/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUGHES, DAVID W Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 03/22/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IZZO, DEBORAH Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 04/06/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAWSON, JILL A Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 07/10/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MASSA, MICHAEL J Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 07/12/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATTICE, DAVID M Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 10/12/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORGAN, JILL M Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 09/10/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OTTINA, THOMAS R Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 04/01/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRUDEN, PAMELA J Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 01/09/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SENRICK, CONSTANCE L Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 08/27/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TRIPODI, NINAMARIE Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 09/16/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITE, CHARLENE M Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 12/12/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, SHEILA A Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 04/11/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZIELONKO, JEFFREY T Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $57,316.35 Date 06/28/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KUERZDOERFER, BETH A Employer name Town of Cheektowaga Amount $57,316.29 Date 08/09/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASTAGNA, ANN T Employer name Deer Park UFSD Amount $57,315.99 Date 08/11/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MLINARCHIK, JAMES Employer name Frontier CSD Amount $57,315.92 Date 10/02/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TRUDE, CONSTANCE Employer name Suffolk County Amount $57,315.28 Date 10/16/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAMES-WILLIAMS, FELICIA A Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $57,315.23 Date 01/29/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOMEN, MICHAEL J Employer name Rockland County Amount $57,315.23 Date 01/28/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, NANCY A Employer name Div Alcoholic Beverage Control Amount $57,314.89 Date 06/16/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EDDY, REBECCA L Employer name Washington County Amount $57,314.72 Date 10/18/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERNANDEZ, ELIZABETH Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $57,314.40 Date 02/06/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAUER, LISA M Employer name Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD Amount $57,313.96 Date 07/18/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROSEMER, TODD W Employer name Mohawk Valley Child Youth Serv Amount $57,313.78 Date 07/22/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHALEN, RICHARD T Employer name Attica Corr Facility Amount $57,313.74 Date 09/08/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CZECH, DEBORAH A Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $57,313.41 Date 05/14/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WELCH, MARGARET M Employer name Lakeland CSD of Shrub Oak Amount $57,313.35 Date 10/04/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDERSEN, AMY D Employer name Cornell University Amount $57,313.19 Date 08/31/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITE, PORTIA Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $57,313.03 Date 07/01/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROHL, WILLIAM M Employer name Town of Sand Lake Amount $57,312.95 Date 09/29/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PURSLOW, ROBERT W Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $57,312.68 Date 12/30/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEMCKE, KERRY B Employer name Monroe County Amount $57,312.67 Date 01/08/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOMBECK, KAREN L Employer name Mineola UFSD Amount $57,312.58 Date 01/25/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BATTLES, KELLI A Employer name Onondaga County Water Authority Amount $57,312.52 Date 05/31/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SURNEAR, MICHAEL D Employer name Fort Plain CSD Amount $57,312.22 Date 02/06/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JANIS, CAROL A Employer name Cheektowaga-Maryvale UFSD Amount $57,312.19 Date 08/16/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORRIS, TERREL Employer name Village of Mineola Amount $57,312.04 Date 07/07/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUHRMASTER, MARYBETH Employer name Department of Health Amount $57,311.51 Date 07/13/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZALESKI, VICTORIA L Employer name Olean City School Dist Amount $57,310.85 Date 10/10/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, JOSEPH C Employer name Erie County Amount $57,310.77 Date 04/22/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, WILLARD E Employer name Dept Health - Veterans Home Amount $57,310.38 Date 01/15/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARRIGO, THOMAS J Employer name Town of New Castle Amount $57,310.10 Date 11/01/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZARCONE, ANTHONY J Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $57,309.14 Date 03/31/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRANDINO, JOSEPH A Employer name Washington County Amount $57,309.13 Date 11/14/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ERSTENIUK, EILEEN H Employer name Wayne County Amount $57,309.10 Date 07/11/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONSOLO, ROSEMARIE Employer name Nassau County Amount $57,309.01 Date 09/11/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CROPP, ANTHONY Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $57,308.73 Date 10/22/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREEN, JESSE J Employer name Town of Somerset Amount $57,308.11 Date 06/17/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOPKINS, AMY-LYN E Employer name Boces-Albany Schenect Schohari Amount $57,307.85 Date 08/13/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SUNG, FRANK Employer name Rockland County Amount $57,307.18 Date 08/08/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAGUIRE, DANIELLE D Employer name Cornell University Amount $57,307.03 Date 07/11/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAHONEY, JULIE A Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $57,306.85 Date 05/30/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLINKO, JACOB R Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $57,306.82 Date 09/09/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WANG, YINGZI Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $57,306.78 Date 07/16/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE BOLT, CHRISTOPHER P Employer name Washington County Amount $57,306.59 Date 01/10/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAEFNER, LORI J Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $57,306.45 Date 10/26/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name USHER, MEGHAN M Employer name Education Department Amount $57,305.82 Date 08/10/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROMANELLO, ANTHONY Employer name W Hempstead Sanitation Dist #6 Amount $57,305.76 Date 07/15/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LORD, DANIEL L Employer name Franklin Corr Facility Amount $57,305.70 Date 03/17/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COTTERILL, DAVID B Employer name Tompkins County Amount $57,305.66 Date 12/28/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALLAN, BECKY L Employer name Cornell University Amount $57,305.59 Date 07/09/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEVAY, BRIAN J Employer name Town of Seneca Falls Amount $57,305.53 Date 12/05/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FIELDS, LEROY, JR Employer name Dept of Correctional Services Amount $57,305.48 Date 05/23/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPILECKI, MICHELLE Employer name Education Department Amount $57,305.38 Date 03/01/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSENBERG, JASON T Employer name Monroe County Amount $57,305.15 Date 04/15/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SUTTON, JOHN W Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $57,305.10 Date 11/06/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLY, MICHAEL D Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $57,305.06 Date 07/18/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLLOWELL, TERRENCE W Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $57,305.00 Date 07/03/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MINOCHA, MANU P Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $57,304.96 Date 07/31/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DANKO, KRISTIN A Employer name West Hempstead Public Library Amount $57,304.62 Date 10/04/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TORRES, JUAN J Employer name Helen Hayes Hospital Amount $57,304.52 Date 05/23/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WICKHAM, GINA N Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $57,304.48 Date 09/30/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEINBERG, LAUREN B Employer name Appellate Div 1St Dept Amount $57,304.22 Date 08/21/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POWELL-ELLIS, SHAWN A Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $57,304.04 Date 06/19/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System