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 MELANSON, STACY L Employer name Justice Center For Protection Amount $53,645.28 Date 12/09/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BACHMAN, ARLENE Employer name Connetquot CSD Amount $53,644.85 Date 09/05/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURKER, GREGORY H Employer name Town of Watson Amount $53,644.72 Date 02/01/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAMO, VELDINA Employer name Cornell University Amount $53,644.70 Date 06/27/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FINDER, ANITA L Employer name East Hampton UFSD Amount $53,644.51 Date 10/15/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROBERTS, KENNETH J Employer name Town of New Paltz Amount $53,644.23 Date 08/25/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC IVER, THELMA D Employer name Sullivan County Amount $53,644.21 Date 04/26/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRENNAN, DEREK P Employer name Willard Drug Treatment Campus Amount $53,643.89 Date 12/08/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GONZALEZ, JUAN A Employer name SUNY Stony Brook Amount $53,643.78 Date 09/30/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MURDIE, SCOTT R Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $53,643.64 Date 03/07/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GEROULD, BRUCE A Employer name Town of Batavia Amount $53,643.52 Date 04/10/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLDFIELD, JENNIFER L Employer name Div Alc & Alc Abuse Trtmnt Center Amount $53,643.11 Date 09/20/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUNBAR, DOREEN Employer name Ulster County Amount $53,642.99 Date 01/11/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOBELIS, RITA J Employer name Ulster County Amount $53,642.98 Date 04/07/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOLGATE, JEFFREY M Employer name Dept Transportation Region 9 Amount $53,642.89 Date 06/13/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RAFFEL, MATTHEW J Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $53,642.69 Date 12/17/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WERT, LISA M Employer name Elmira Psych Center Amount $53,642.59 Date 11/14/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ERNST, APRIL L Employer name Greene County Ida Amount $53,642.56 Date 01/10/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MAURER, JASON D Employer name Town of Bethlehem Amount $53,642.44 Date 09/09/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TIBBE, RONI D Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $53,642.42 Date 06/22/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUOMO, ANTHONY J Employer name City of Poughkeepsie Amount $53,642.24 Date 01/01/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEHE, THOMAS A Employer name Niagara County Amount $53,641.22 Date 04/06/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALPOLE, DANIEL O Employer name Onondaga County Amount $53,641.16 Date 09/25/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MENTO, FRANCIS A Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $53,641.08 Date 04/08/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUBACH, THOMAS H Employer name Lewis County Amount $53,641.08 Date 03/22/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LINO, NICHOLAS R Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $53,641.01 Date 07/19/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORR, ROBERT E, JR Employer name South Jefferson CSD Amount $53,640.56 Date 07/08/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEAHAN, TIMOTHY J Employer name Five Points Corr Facility Amount $53,640.45 Date 11/17/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HYATT, KARLENE P Employer name NYS Veterans Home at St Albans Amount $53,640.34 Date 11/08/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEISTER, BETHANY A Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $53,640.11 Date 05/08/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PODGORSKI, BARBARA J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $53,639.54 Date 02/13/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CLARY, MICHAEL J Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $53,639.07 Date 02/24/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DICKINSON, MICHELE C Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $53,638.96 Date 04/23/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHELL, KAREN M Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $53,638.71 Date 10/14/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALLEN, MAURICE J Employer name Phoenix CSD Amount $53,638.61 Date 08/10/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CELISSAINT, JACKSON Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $53,638.19 Date 04/07/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WATFORD, TARA S Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $53,638.00 Date 10/18/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEICHTER, JENNIFER M Employer name Village of Rye Brook Amount $53,637.86 Date 12/16/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIBBLE, STEVEN L Employer name SUNY College at Oneonta Amount $53,637.84 Date 09/28/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILCOX, DAVID W Employer name Trumansburg CSD Amount $53,637.35 Date 07/22/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HAYES, CHRISTOPHER P Employer name Onondaga County Amount $53,637.14 Date 10/22/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PILC, CINDY A Employer name Pavilion CSD Amount $53,636.70 Date 10/07/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN VALKENBURG, JOHN R Employer name New York State Canal Corp. Amount $53,636.63 Date 07/29/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUMAER, LANE R Employer name Orange County Amount $53,636.43 Date 03/24/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLAUVELT, CHELISE M Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $53,636.42 Date 12/20/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BIELAK, SANTINA M Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $53,636.28 Date 06/06/1977 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GALIK, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name Kenmore Town-Of Tonawanda UFSD Amount $53,635.97 Date 07/19/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ABBOTT, LARRY J Employer name Olean City School Dist Amount $53,635.78 Date 07/17/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BALLS, KORIE J Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $53,635.58 Date 05/20/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELLY, JAMES E Employer name SUNY College at Geneseo Amount $53,635.43 Date 03/17/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GEORGE, ALEYAMMA Employer name Rockland Psych Center Amount $53,635.40 Date 05/08/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DYCKMAN, CHARLES F Employer name Mahopac CSD Amount $53,634.91 Date 01/31/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARAVELLI, ANDREA M Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $53,634.85 Date 11/08/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURGER, KEITH G, II Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $53,634.78 Date 10/13/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WESTOVER, DENNIS E Employer name Town of Westport Amount $53,634.58 Date 12/15/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHOWERS, GARY E Employer name Suffolk County Amount $53,634.50 Date 05/24/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DEMICK, KEVIN E Employer name Town of Angelica Amount $53,634.50 Date 05/03/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MITCHELL, KYLE J Employer name Statewide Financial System Amount $53,634.23 Date 07/31/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PATTERSON, ROBERT I, JR Employer name Chenango County Amount $53,633.62 Date 06/06/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MICRONI, GREG M Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $53,633.56 Date 04/15/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KIRK, EVELYN E Employer name Livingston Correction Facility Amount $53,633.42 Date 08/23/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCALISE, LAWRENCE M Employer name Jamestown Urban Renewal Agcy Amount $53,633.12 Date 03/01/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PINCOSKI, JUSTIN B Employer name Dept Transportation Region 5 Amount $53,633.05 Date 12/13/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEDZINA, FRANK S, JR Employer name Erie County Amount $53,632.65 Date 11/06/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CODDINGTON, FLOYD Employer name City of Kingston Amount $53,632.62 Date 09/17/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCUTT, MARIANNE Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $53,632.53 Date 11/27/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TURCK, RICKY J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 7 Amount $53,632.43 Date 10/22/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN LOOY, SARA A Employer name Cornell University Amount $53,632.27 Date 09/03/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERMAN, ELAINE C Employer name Town of Palmyra Amount $53,632.06 Date 09/01/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WELLHAUSER, KELLY A Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $53,631.80 Date 08/05/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUSIN, MATTHEW T Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $53,631.70 Date 05/31/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HMIEL, DANIEL J Employer name SUNY Health Sci Center Syracuse Amount $53,631.18 Date 05/10/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLY, JOSEPH R Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $53,631.11 Date 07/08/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHAMBERS, ERIC W Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $53,631.11 Date 08/05/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAGAN-GONZALEZ, STACEY Employer name Bedford Hills Corr Facility Amount $53,630.89 Date 01/27/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SNYDER, RISE F Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $53,630.62 Date 06/26/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURCHILL, JESSICA L Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $53,630.56 Date 11/20/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREGORY, VICKEY S Employer name Department of Law Amount $53,630.43 Date 12/02/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LINK, HOLLY B Employer name Livingston County Amount $53,630.40 Date 07/21/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAPPAS, MICHAEL W Employer name Thruway Authority Amount $53,630.10 Date 06/30/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETERS, DAVID F Employer name Town of Royalton Amount $53,630.06 Date 11/03/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHASE, KARLEN L Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $53,630.03 Date 08/01/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHEA, GERALD T Employer name Office of General Services Amount $53,629.92 Date 12/14/1983 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHMIELESKI, PAULA M Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $53,629.91 Date 09/06/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SARNOWSKI, RICHARD A Employer name Long Island St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $53,629.85 Date 11/18/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOSTASH, SHANNON L Employer name Workers Compensation Board Bd Amount $53,629.81 Date 06/25/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SWITZER, KELLEY A Employer name Livingston County Amount $53,629.49 Date 05/04/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PREUSS, JENNIFER L Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $53,628.78 Date 03/03/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRIPPEN, JASON C Employer name Village of Herkimer Amount $53,628.67 Date 06/13/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WIENER, JEFF S Employer name Sullivan County Amount $53,628.55 Date 01/21/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOCAN, KAREN D Employer name SUNY Binghamton Amount $53,628.50 Date 10/26/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SKOWRON-MOTA, DOREEN H Employer name Wende Corr Facility Amount $53,628.34 Date 03/31/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZAPPULLA, JEAN A Employer name Town of North Hempstead Amount $53,628.20 Date 09/24/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DELLA RATTA, JOHN A Employer name Schenectady County Amount $53,627.84 Date 05/10/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARUFI, LYNN F Employer name Long Island Dev Center Amount $53,627.72 Date 02/28/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BACKUS, DERRICK J Employer name City of Oswego Amount $53,627.51 Date 06/02/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name RODRIGUES, EDUARDO D Employer name Westchester County Amount $53,627.43 Date 05/13/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERRY, KATHLEEN M Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $53,627.42 Date 01/23/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARNEY, FRANCIS C Employer name Parishville-Hopkinton CSD Amount $53,627.35 Date 09/15/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUALLY, JANET L Employer name Eastport/S. Manor CSD Amount $53,626.76 Date 10/31/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System