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 PAIKIN, CINDY M Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Syracuse Amount $55,698.32 Date 05/28/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REILLY, MARY Employer name SUNY College at Old Westbury Amount $55,697.36 Date 11/26/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WERTS, STACEY S Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $55,696.68 Date 12/31/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GANNON, JANET A Employer name Bellmore UFSD Amount $55,696.50 Date 02/09/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSE, RONALD R Employer name Grand Island CSD Amount $55,696.03 Date 09/10/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA BARGE, HARLEY W, JR Employer name Sunmount Dev Center Amount $55,696.01 Date 01/29/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERSANI, SUSAN E Employer name Fairport CSD Amount $55,695.94 Date 06/02/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GLICK, ELYSE B Employer name Merrick UFSD Amount $55,695.63 Date 01/06/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAZEN, AMANDA J Employer name Boces-Onondaga Cortland Madiso Amount $55,695.10 Date 02/08/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOUGH, JOSEPH D Employer name City of Long Beach Amount $55,695.04 Date 07/15/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIAZ, PEDRO J, JR Employer name Fishkill Corr Facility Amount $55,694.97 Date 03/25/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMONDS, ROY B Employer name Saratoga County Amount $55,694.87 Date 01/09/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MERCIER, JOAN L Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $55,694.80 Date 07/01/1978 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PESCHEL, ROGER S Employer name Div Military & Naval Affairs Amount $55,694.35 Date 01/29/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILKINSON, JANINE M Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $55,694.33 Date 10/19/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HIGGINS, KENNETH M Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $55,694.27 Date 10/23/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SULLIVAN, MICHAEL W Employer name Dept Transportation Region 6 Amount $55,694.25 Date 09/27/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEPE, NADIA Employer name Copiague Memorial Library Amount $55,694.08 Date 07/01/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZELLER, MICHAEL P Employer name Onondaga County Amount $55,693.58 Date 01/24/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAYSER, CHERYL Employer name Bay Shore UFSD Amount $55,693.56 Date 09/10/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLE, RICHARD D Employer name New York State Canal Corp. Amount $55,693.48 Date 12/23/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FISHER, PATRICK D Employer name Buffalo City School District Amount $55,693.35 Date 06/25/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REIS, HEATHER Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $55,693.27 Date 09/02/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MENDER, MICHAEL J Employer name City of Glens Falls Amount $55,693.06 Date 06/07/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARTENIO, NICOLE M Employer name Sunmount Dev Center Amount $55,692.85 Date 06/21/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DWYER, AUTUMN L Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $55,692.84 Date 01/08/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERCIVAL, RUDY C Employer name Bernard Fineson Dev Center Amount $55,692.51 Date 01/16/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JACKSON, SHIRLEY V Employer name Brooklyn DDSO Amount $55,692.51 Date 01/19/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'DONNELL, DALE L Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $55,692.36 Date 11/25/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COWARD, ELVIS R Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $55,692.21 Date 05/05/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RODRIGUEZ, ELIJAH S Employer name Department of Law Amount $55,692.14 Date 12/05/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, LATIFAH S Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $55,691.45 Date 10/11/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WATERMAN, MARCI L Employer name Chautauqua County Amount $55,691.36 Date 10/13/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EBERHARDT, CHRISTOPHER E Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $55,691.32 Date 07/13/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUDACSEK, MARGARET A Employer name Steuben County Amount $55,691.18 Date 04/05/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MYERS, CHRIS A Employer name Steuben County Amount $55,691.15 Date 01/06/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAVLIK, SCOTT T Employer name Cornell University Amount $55,690.98 Date 01/01/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIDER, SHEILA R Employer name Livingston County Amount $55,690.93 Date 01/01/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FEDORCHAK, NANCY Employer name City of Rye Amount $55,690.40 Date 09/23/1974 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIRRI, ANTHONY Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $55,690.00 Date 11/20/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KINGSTON, NICHOLAS R Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $55,689.92 Date 03/08/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GANZ, FRANCINE Employer name No Hempstead Housing Authority Amount $55,689.90 Date 07/15/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VEACH, RONALD D Employer name Town of East Fishkill Amount $55,689.52 Date 11/01/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLAND, URSULA D Employer name Department of Health Amount $55,689.40 Date 11/04/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE POALA, KATYA MARGARITA Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $55,689.40 Date 01/03/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SULLIVAN, HENRY E, III Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $55,689.26 Date 05/07/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC KENNA-SAVAGLIO, MARY ANN Employer name Town of Chester Amount $55,689.13 Date 01/01/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RITCHIE, ROBERT Employer name Nassau County Amount $55,689.11 Date 02/24/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BYRNES, KEVIN F Employer name City of Newburgh Amount $55,689.02 Date 04/11/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CONNELLY, HARLEY J Employer name Village of Watkins Glen Amount $55,688.57 Date 07/08/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROOKS, MATTHEW J Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $55,688.36 Date 01/03/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELTZ, SARAH A Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $55,688.06 Date 06/04/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAWOROWSKI, ALISON M Employer name 10Th Jd Suffolk Co Nonjudicial Amount $55,688.04 Date 01/20/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FERRIS, ROBERT F Employer name Town of Vestal Amount $55,687.88 Date 09/08/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORELLANA, MANUEL A Employer name Village of Goshen Amount $55,687.85 Date 05/21/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMSON, NAHTANYA M Employer name Supreme Ct-Queens Co Amount $55,687.75 Date 09/23/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETERSON, LEWIS S Employer name City of Poughkeepsie Amount $55,687.46 Date 06/01/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REDMOND, CHARLES A Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $55,687.31 Date 09/08/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRAVAK, ELAINE M Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $55,687.30 Date 07/07/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURKHARDT, DONETTE M Employer name Amherst CSD Amount $55,687.02 Date 12/11/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DALY, JOANNE Employer name Lindenhurst UFSD Amount $55,686.75 Date 10/12/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITCOMBE, RYAN S Employer name City of Batavia Amount $55,686.67 Date 03/18/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name IMBESI, DOREEN Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $55,686.37 Date 11/02/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KARBOUNICZAK, KATRINA P Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $55,686.11 Date 05/22/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FULWOOD, KENT Employer name Dept Transportation Region 3 Amount $55,685.87 Date 12/11/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOUGH, BRADLEY E Employer name Schenectady City School Dist Amount $55,685.46 Date 06/24/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAYDEN, IRENE H Employer name Middle Country CSD Amount $55,685.42 Date 03/30/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KLINGENSMITH, STEVEN G Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $55,685.25 Date 06/20/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EIGENBRODT, CAROLINE B Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $55,685.11 Date 07/24/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRESTON, JUSTYNE Employer name Erie County Amount $55,684.79 Date 01/24/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAIRBROTHER, CRYSTAL L Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $55,684.77 Date 09/08/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARRELL, MONICA Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $55,684.72 Date 12/29/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAIRD, ROBERT G, III Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $55,684.59 Date 03/28/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THORNTON, BEVERLEY A Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $55,684.56 Date 01/12/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOOD, WALTER F Employer name Sachem CSD at Holbrook Amount $55,684.56 Date 02/10/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORASCO, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name City of Batavia Amount $55,684.37 Date 08/19/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WHARITY, REGINA M Employer name Canandaigua City School Dist Amount $55,684.25 Date 07/11/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUHLEBECK, JONATHAN F Employer name City of Utica Amount $55,684.22 Date 11/07/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MORSE, BENJAMIN P Employer name Central NY St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $55,683.60 Date 06/07/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SLATER, ARTHUR J Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $55,683.41 Date 10/15/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOWARD, MICHAEL R Employer name Dept Transportation Region 3 Amount $55,683.10 Date 03/09/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AMELL, SCOTT A Employer name Jefferson County Amount $55,683.07 Date 06/29/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KING, LYNN MARIE Employer name Cornell University Amount $55,682.59 Date 03/24/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MALLABER, MATTHEW T Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $55,682.39 Date 04/13/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEACE, JUSTICE Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $55,681.92 Date 12/03/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRENCH, JOYCE M Employer name Town of Waterloo Amount $55,681.90 Date 01/19/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENEDICT, MICHAEL E Employer name Niagara County Amount $55,681.71 Date 03/05/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PRAY, DANIEL G Employer name Dept Transportation Region 7 Amount $55,681.59 Date 12/12/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONNORS, FRANCES A Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $55,681.56 Date 03/13/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUMBARD, TAMMY L Employer name Sunmount Dev Center Amount $55,681.30 Date 09/13/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHILDS, AUDREY E Employer name City of Rochester Amount $55,681.09 Date 06/18/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CROWELL, SCOTT E Employer name Cattaraugus County Amount $55,680.96 Date 08/14/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALKINS, JUSTIN C Employer name Erie County Amount $55,680.88 Date 02/08/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITED, DARRYL G Employer name Watervliet City School Dist Amount $55,680.88 Date 09/21/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FELITTE, KIMBERLY K Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $55,680.17 Date 10/29/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WASHINGTON-LANE, GWENDOLYN Employer name Yonkers City School Dist Amount $55,679.96 Date 06/17/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUMBY, ROSEMARIE P Employer name Bronxville UFSD Amount $55,679.94 Date 10/01/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BREEN, KAYLA M Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $55,679.78 Date 07/25/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAFNER, BRIAN J Employer name New York State Canal Corp. Amount $55,679.78 Date 05/15/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MASON, JEFFREY A Employer name Town of Potsdam Amount $55,679.50 Date 06/02/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System