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 BAUDENDISTEL, BRENDA J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 9 Amount $55,485.22 Date 04/18/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROGERS, KEVIN W Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $55,485.18 Date 08/26/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, SUSAN L Employer name Hornell City School Dist Amount $55,484.88 Date 11/16/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASALE, DANIEL F Employer name NYS Senate Regular Annual Amount $55,484.80 Date 01/16/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, THOMAS R, JR Employer name Town of Islip Amount $55,484.79 Date 06/18/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHOMA, GARY S Employer name Suffolk County Amount $55,484.76 Date 02/01/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STEED, SENORA L Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $55,484.64 Date 02/07/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARCHER, ALANA D Employer name City of Rochester Amount $55,484.13 Date 02/19/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC SWEENEY, KAREN A Employer name Columbia County Amount $55,484.06 Date 11/03/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUNTZ, KATHERINE E Employer name Columbia County Amount $55,484.05 Date 03/11/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDERSON, PAMELA J Employer name Columbia County Amount $55,484.04 Date 09/09/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SELL, SHARON Y Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $55,483.76 Date 06/27/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRITTON, LISA R Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $55,483.70 Date 06/14/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DI MATTIA, JOSEPH Employer name Putnam County Amount $55,483.58 Date 01/12/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTIN, MELISSA H Employer name Sagamore Psych Center Children Amount $55,483.43 Date 04/08/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARTO, ROSE MARY Employer name Seneca County Amount $55,483.22 Date 03/10/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMOUSE, KATHY Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $55,483.12 Date 08/11/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LADOUCEUR, JAMIE M Employer name City of Ogdensburg Amount $55,483.00 Date 08/23/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PRICE, DARLENE M Employer name Broome County Amount $55,482.82 Date 03/03/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SACCO, MARY E Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $55,481.90 Date 07/11/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVERA, JOSE E Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $55,481.79 Date 07/28/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONTE, PAUL F Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $55,481.64 Date 08/03/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROOKS, BOOKER T Employer name SUNY College at Buffalo Amount $55,481.55 Date 12/06/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRISWELL, PAUL M Employer name SUNY College at Buffalo Amount $55,481.55 Date 01/03/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOGSDON, RICHARD W Employer name Dept Transportation Region 4 Amount $55,481.32 Date 10/10/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COATES, DENISE K Employer name Mt Vernon City School Dist Amount $55,481.28 Date 02/06/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRAZIE, PENNY A Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $55,481.16 Date 10/09/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RHEIN, GEORGE T Employer name Lindenhurst UFSD Amount $55,481.14 Date 10/06/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VENTURI, ALLISON S Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $55,480.98 Date 11/09/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHRISTIAN, CHARITA L Employer name Buffalo Psych Center Amount $55,480.74 Date 09/08/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREEN, WANDA C Employer name Brooklyn DDSO Amount $55,480.71 Date 11/17/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADDINGTON, CLAIR J Employer name Oneida County Amount $55,480.68 Date 01/03/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SERSEN, RENEE ELEANOR Employer name SUNY Binghamton Amount $55,480.57 Date 06/15/1974 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TORQUATO, ALBERTO, JR Employer name Sachem CSD at Holbrook Amount $55,480.51 Date 09/22/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROHRER, DANIELLE H Employer name Essex County Amount $55,480.39 Date 02/12/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARCUCCI, JOANN Employer name Manhasset UFSD Amount $55,480.37 Date 09/04/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAJAPAKSHA, NANDANA H Employer name Staten Island DDSO Amount $55,480.25 Date 06/27/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONTEMURRO, CHRISTOPHER M Employer name Valley Stream UFSD 30 Amount $55,480.04 Date 01/06/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GORDNER, STEVEN V Employer name Cornell University Amount $55,479.83 Date 05/31/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUFFHAM, MATTHEW J Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $55,479.22 Date 07/02/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FAKE, JEFFREY M Employer name Fulton County Amount $55,479.08 Date 06/15/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEALEY, LOUISE M Employer name Department of Health Amount $55,478.80 Date 08/20/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARRIAM, SCOTT L Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 2 Amount $55,478.80 Date 11/24/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEEGER, NEIL D Employer name Dept Transportation Region 7 Amount $55,478.80 Date 05/01/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARSH, WILLIAM V, JR Employer name Dpt Environmental Conservation Amount $55,478.80 Date 10/05/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GROTH, BRIGITTE H Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $55,478.80 Date 11/16/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEWCOMBE, ROBERT C Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $55,478.80 Date 08/14/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICHOLAS, MYLES A Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $55,478.80 Date 08/31/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHRADER, ERIN A Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $55,478.80 Date 01/05/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JEZIOROWSKI, MARIANNE Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $55,478.80 Date 03/02/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARCOUX, NICOLE M Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $55,478.80 Date 05/08/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, MICHELE L Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $55,478.80 Date 05/29/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONLON, TIMOTHY J Employer name Suffolk Otb Corp. Amount $55,478.72 Date 08/16/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANSEN, WAYNE R Employer name Cortland County Amount $55,478.64 Date 03/10/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLMES, CLINT J Employer name Suffolk County Amount $55,478.26 Date 10/09/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BABLINGTON, OPAL D Employer name Cornell University Amount $55,477.69 Date 09/27/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAVALLARO, LISA Employer name Commack Public Library Amount $55,477.68 Date 01/12/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUINTERO, WILLIAM D Employer name City of Newburgh Amount $55,477.64 Date 11/01/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name JOHNSON, ERIC W Employer name City of Salamanca Amount $55,477.22 Date 05/04/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JACOBY, RACHEL A Employer name Cattaraugus County Amount $55,477.08 Date 03/21/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GONZALEZ DIAZ, STEPHANNIE C Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $55,476.79 Date 07/12/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ESCALANTE, CARLOS Employer name Sachem CSD at Holbrook Amount $55,476.72 Date 06/17/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRACKNELL, ZACHARY Employer name Livingston County Amount $55,476.50 Date 06/03/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VONATZSKI, GARY E Employer name Suffolk County Amount $55,476.30 Date 04/05/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KETSUK, SVETLANA Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $55,476.13 Date 02/06/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TAYLOR, LANCIER D Employer name Albany City School Dist Amount $55,476.06 Date 11/06/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, MICHELLE L Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $55,475.80 Date 03/10/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AVERY, ROBERT K, JR Employer name Onondaga County Amount $55,475.72 Date 09/18/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name INNELLA, CHRISTOPHER L Employer name Sullivan County Amount $55,475.34 Date 03/31/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OGNENOVSKI, STEVE D Employer name Rochester City School Dist Amount $55,475.10 Date 04/30/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSARIO, LIZ A Employer name Village of Hempstead Amount $55,474.93 Date 09/28/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIRIZ-SMITH, ANTONIETTA Employer name Putnam County Amount $55,474.73 Date 09/12/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARTHELEMY, JEAN M Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $55,474.59 Date 11/10/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAPSKI, JAMES A, JR Employer name North Syracuse CSD Amount $55,473.90 Date 06/11/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRANS, RONALD E Employer name SUNY College at New Paltz Amount $55,473.86 Date 11/09/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HUNTLEY, SANDRA J Employer name Greene County Amount $55,473.35 Date 01/21/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OWEN, DEBORAH A Employer name South Orangetown CSD Amount $55,473.24 Date 09/11/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SUIDA, MARK P Employer name SUNY College at Fredonia Amount $55,473.09 Date 03/01/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC QUILKIN, MARCIA J Employer name Brooklyn DDSO Amount $55,472.83 Date 03/09/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRATOCHWILL, CHARLES N Employer name Rockland County Amount $55,472.28 Date 07/09/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPENCER, HENRY Employer name City of Ithaca Amount $55,472.27 Date 10/01/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LYNCH, ALICIA M Employer name Village of Palmyra Amount $55,472.20 Date 04/01/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CANALE, GAIL H Employer name Sewanhaka CSD Amount $55,472.14 Date 05/05/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEINGARTEN, MELISSA M Employer name Wyoming County Amount $55,472.04 Date 10/16/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ERNST, SAMANTHA R Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $55,471.72 Date 07/24/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SQUADERE, CINDY D Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $55,471.62 Date 02/02/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASTILLA, MATTHEW P Employer name Boces-Albany Schenect Schohari Amount $55,471.47 Date 06/08/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DOLAN, MATTHEW F Employer name Department of Transportation Amount $55,471.36 Date 12/27/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CANAVAN, LANITA S Employer name Essex County Amount $55,471.06 Date 01/01/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUELL, GREGORY A Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $55,471.04 Date 10/21/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATHEWS, LAURA A Employer name Cornell University Amount $55,470.93 Date 04/29/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRIGANTINO, MARLENE T Employer name Division of State Police Amount $55,470.82 Date 11/03/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SORIS, ROBERT W Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $55,470.71 Date 05/24/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WITHERELL, BRUCE Employer name Newburgh City School Dist Amount $55,470.54 Date 08/16/1972 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CREELEY, CATHERINE E Employer name SUNY College at Fredonia Amount $55,470.42 Date 09/13/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAJOR, ELIZABETH M Employer name Lewiston-Porter CSD Amount $55,470.33 Date 08/02/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSINI, KAREN J Employer name Geneva Housing Authority Amount $55,470.28 Date 04/02/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAWES, JOSEPH W Employer name Wappingers CSD Amount $55,470.28 Date 06/24/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLY, BRIAN E Employer name City of Geneva Amount $55,469.86 Date 11/26/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARADINE, BETHANY A Employer name Gates-Chili CSD Amount $55,469.75 Date 11/14/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System