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 SWIFT, DEAN M Employer name SUNY College at Potsdam Amount $53,858.60 Date 09/01/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROMANO, LORRAINE M Employer name Briarcliff Manor UFSD Amount $53,858.41 Date 11/04/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARTLETT, ERIC J Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 2 Amount $53,858.41 Date 09/10/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANGDON, HEIDI C Employer name City of Yonkers Amount $53,858.15 Date 04/16/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOND, JUSTIN K Employer name Willard Drug Treatment Campus Amount $53,858.15 Date 05/27/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETTI, ANDREW JAMES, III Employer name Hicksville Water District Amount $53,857.44 Date 03/07/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LETSCH, EDWARD J Employer name Kings Park CSD Amount $53,857.28 Date 04/01/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NORMAN, ROBERT W Employer name Town of Greenville Amount $53,857.25 Date 10/05/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JANIGA, BRIAN A Employer name Boces-Erie 1St Sup District Amount $53,857.05 Date 02/16/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MODAFFERI, DENNIS Employer name SUNY Empire State College Amount $53,856.64 Date 12/11/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAWYER, KIM F Employer name Middleburgh CSD Amount $53,856.62 Date 10/14/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DZIENCIOL, NOREEN A Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $53,856.10 Date 08/25/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, JO-ANN M Employer name Town of Halfmoon Amount $53,855.81 Date 11/22/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMPSON, FANNIE M Employer name Town of Babylon Amount $53,855.74 Date 09/14/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARSTEN, JAMES R, JR Employer name Onondaga County Amount $53,855.69 Date 10/20/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUSHFORD, FONZE R Employer name Town of Plattsburgh Amount $53,855.59 Date 01/01/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOHRMANN, RICHARD J, JR Employer name Dept of Correctional Services Amount $53,855.55 Date 01/19/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STELMACH, SPENCER E Employer name Lexington School For The Deaf Amount $53,855.29 Date 09/27/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RENFROW, RUSSELL E Employer name Ulster County Amount $53,855.26 Date 01/06/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VESPRO, ANTHONY W Employer name Delaware County Amount $53,855.13 Date 04/03/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DURGAN, BONITA A Employer name Peru CSD Amount $53,854.93 Date 10/17/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COURTIEN, LINDA J Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $53,854.80 Date 12/24/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DELANEY, JOSEPH T Employer name Columbia County Amount $53,854.73 Date 03/12/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAVAGE, DEVON R Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $53,854.63 Date 03/09/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RELYEA, SUSAN L Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $53,854.52 Date 08/12/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOVELLI, KENNETH J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 5 Amount $53,854.01 Date 02/01/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHLIFKIN, SHANNON D Employer name UFSD of The Tarrytowns Amount $53,853.99 Date 02/22/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CARTHY, CHRISTINE A Employer name Broome County Amount $53,853.96 Date 07/12/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EGAN, CHRISTY J Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $53,853.88 Date 07/17/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, JEFFREY M Employer name Five Points Corr Facility Amount $53,853.87 Date 11/17/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENDRICKSON, DENISE M Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $53,853.26 Date 05/02/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIAZ, YVONNE Employer name Orange County Amount $53,853.25 Date 05/02/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, DONALD R Employer name Madison County Amount $53,853.13 Date 09/12/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHI, FLORA E Employer name Empire State Development Corp. Amount $53,852.82 Date 03/27/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILOGRANO, ANNE E Employer name Upper Mohawk Valley Water Bd Amount $53,852.62 Date 07/13/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARGRAVE, JENNIFER R Employer name SUNY College Techn Morrisville Amount $53,852.50 Date 04/01/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DONOVAN, ADRIENNE N Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $53,852.50 Date 10/24/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHEVALIER, MARTIN T Employer name Sullivan County Amount $53,852.22 Date 11/25/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRENDESE, DANIELLE Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $53,852.17 Date 01/19/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FANTI, ANTHONY P Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $53,851.92 Date 04/16/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC FARLANE, MICHAEL V Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $53,851.87 Date 10/02/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICHARDS, ALLAN L Employer name New York State Assembly Amount $53,851.72 Date 04/24/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SKOOG-HARVEY, JENNIFER L Employer name New York State Assembly Amount $53,851.72 Date 10/01/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KONG, YONGJUN Employer name Court of Appeals Amount $53,851.31 Date 08/28/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLEMING, DEANNA M Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $53,851.24 Date 05/07/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LO RUSSO, DOREEN A Employer name Brookhaven-Comsewogue UFSD Amount $53,850.76 Date 03/02/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHEN, SIZHANG Employer name Education Department Amount $53,850.68 Date 01/30/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHWARZ, CAROLE Employer name Honeoye Falls-Lima CSD Amount $53,850.53 Date 09/16/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHNAIDER, NELLYA Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $53,850.42 Date 06/29/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name READ, DAISY E Employer name Wappingers CSD Amount $53,850.32 Date 03/04/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRINKWORTH, JENNA C Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $53,850.10 Date 04/11/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DODGE, DAVID J Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $53,849.65 Date 05/19/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC KNIGHT, JESSICA K Employer name Allegany County Amount $53,849.23 Date 02/04/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIFENBURGH, TINA N Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $53,849.22 Date 10/15/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FEENEY, BARBARA C Employer name Labor Management Committee Amount $53,848.74 Date 06/21/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRACEY, CLYDE J Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $53,848.34 Date 05/24/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GALLARO, JOHN V Employer name Auburn City School Dist Amount $53,848.21 Date 01/21/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEVOE, MEAGAN N Employer name Saratoga County Amount $53,848.20 Date 07/22/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NELSON, PAUL M Employer name Whitesboro CSD Amount $53,848.01 Date 01/24/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TRACY, BRENDA J Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $53,848.00 Date 04/14/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC FARLAND, CIARRA E Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $53,847.99 Date 07/19/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREENE, FINELLA P Employer name Creedmoor Psych Center Amount $53,847.55 Date 08/07/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TITUS, MARTINA S Employer name City of Utica Amount $53,847.38 Date 08/19/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name POST, KORI L Employer name Tompkins County Amount $53,847.21 Date 11/08/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SADLEMIRE, JAMES T Employer name City of Cohoes Amount $53,846.83 Date 10/14/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PHILLIP, HANSON M Employer name Metro New York DDSO Amount $53,846.80 Date 02/24/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STORRS, SHERIE A Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $53,846.69 Date 10/19/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STASKO, JOHN L Employer name Town of Mamakating Amount $53,846.60 Date 01/14/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BERRY, SHANTESE Q Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $53,846.56 Date 07/24/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DRIVAS, GEORGE P Employer name Hicksville UFSD Amount $53,846.55 Date 05/20/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELITO, MARTIN R Employer name City of Kingston Amount $53,846.33 Date 08/24/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FINOL, ANNALICIA P Employer name NYS Senate Regular Annual Amount $53,846.28 Date 03/11/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC MANUS, JOSEPH E Employer name Office of Public Safety Amount $53,846.12 Date 10/13/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEVINE, ANNE S Employer name Jericho UFSD Amount $53,845.99 Date 01/01/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TORCHIA, CHARLOTTE Employer name Nassau County Amount $53,845.95 Date 03/07/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SIMPSON, TIMOTHY E Employer name Wyandanch UFSD Amount $53,845.75 Date 11/01/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOVIELLO, NICHOLAS, JR Employer name Westchester County Amount $53,845.73 Date 07/30/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAMILTON, JOAN M Employer name Bath CSD Amount $53,845.72 Date 08/16/1976 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICKOLETOS, LAUREN Employer name Tuckahoe UFSD Amount $53,845.53 Date 11/01/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANGRISANO, JOSEPH M, JR Employer name Rensselaer County Amount $53,845.49 Date 10/22/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLT, ROBERT M Employer name Village of Herkimer Amount $53,845.29 Date 05/19/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MC GARVEY, LINDA M Employer name Babylon UFSD Amount $53,845.11 Date 09/10/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARRELL, NANCY M Employer name Div Housing & Community Renewl Amount $53,845.02 Date 01/28/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARR, KIMBERLY Employer name Dept of Agriculture & Markets Amount $53,844.93 Date 09/24/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHAUL, CAROLE E Employer name Cold Spring Harbor CSD Amount $53,844.88 Date 03/20/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ERTLE, MARY E Employer name Baldwin UFSD Amount $53,844.20 Date 05/18/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHOROST, KEVIN J Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $53,843.43 Date 07/26/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FREDERICKS, BRIAN W Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $53,843.43 Date 02/11/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MULVEY, KEVIN S Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $53,843.43 Date 07/10/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAY, KENNETH M Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $53,843.43 Date 10/19/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BATES, NICOLE M Employer name SUNY Albany Amount $53,843.43 Date 06/15/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEMM, ROBERT L, JR Employer name Onondaga County Amount $53,843.33 Date 07/06/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WRIGHT, DAVID A Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $53,843.23 Date 12/15/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARMSTRONG, DELBERT E Employer name Cornell University Amount $53,843.03 Date 04/15/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENCIVENGO, ROCCO Employer name Middle Country CSD Amount $53,843.02 Date 05/22/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LA GREGA, GREGG A Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $53,842.87 Date 12/04/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUES, MARIE P Employer name Pilgrim Psych Center Amount $53,842.84 Date 04/24/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PINCKNEY, ROBERT L Employer name Hicksville UFSD Amount $53,842.42 Date 08/23/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RITCHIE, MITCHELL S Employer name Ridge Road Fire District Amount $53,842.29 Date 07/17/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name ROGERS, SHAWN T Employer name Spencerport CSD Amount $53,841.55 Date 10/20/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System