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 COSTNER, CARLOS J Employer name Buffalo Sewer Authority Amount $47,464.62 Date 09/10/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARDER, TIMOTHY B Employer name Dept Transportation Region 7 Amount $47,464.51 Date 10/14/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORLEY, SHANNON Employer name Genesee County Amount $47,464.38 Date 09/08/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SWENSON, KENNETH D Employer name Department of Health Amount $47,464.36 Date 10/25/1979 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DONNELLY, JAMES K Employer name Albany County Amount $47,464.24 Date 11/24/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MEDING, KAY M Employer name Ontario County Amount $47,463.33 Date 09/25/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIEB, KEVIN E Employer name Penfield CSD Amount $47,463.32 Date 10/27/1998 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KASH, KELLYANN Employer name Onondaga County Amount $47,463.26 Date 09/21/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FENTRESS, LOIS A Employer name SUNY College of Optometry Amount $47,463.24 Date 05/17/1990 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHERILUS, LINDA D Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $47,462.93 Date 01/22/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEGG, COLETTE E Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $47,462.87 Date 07/15/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KORNIAT, SHANE M Employer name West Canada Valley CSD Amount $47,462.73 Date 04/28/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REDNER, THOMAS G, JR Employer name Orange County Amount $47,462.61 Date 10/16/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASTAGNA, PIETRO Employer name Valley Stream Chsd Amount $47,461.94 Date 09/05/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TACCONE, SARAH L Employer name Steuben County Amount $47,461.80 Date 03/08/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FADGEN, ANN S Employer name Hyde Park CSD Amount $47,461.78 Date 01/13/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COMETTI, DEBORAH L Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $47,461.76 Date 12/15/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PEAK, SHAWN T Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $47,461.76 Date 11/29/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FREITAG, JANE K Employer name Massena Housing Authority Amount $47,461.65 Date 03/25/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEAMON, CLIFFORD Employer name Dept Transportation Region 8 Amount $47,461.61 Date 06/14/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTINEZ, JAIME L Employer name Town of Islip Amount $47,461.60 Date 04/19/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TIANO, FRANCES Employer name Ulster County Amount $47,461.48 Date 02/11/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PELC, JOHN A Employer name Rochester City School Dist Amount $47,461.27 Date 12/15/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEAVER, BARBARA A Employer name SUNY Albany Amount $47,461.13 Date 07/16/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIXON, DENNIS R, JR Employer name Dept Transportation Region 5 Amount $47,461.03 Date 12/05/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILSTEIN, CHRISTOPHER E Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $47,460.54 Date 10/23/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOGAN, MARY ELLEN Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $47,460.08 Date 11/06/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GILFUS, DONNA J Employer name Cayuga County Amount $47,459.92 Date 08/02/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HENDERSON, ROSALYN E Employer name Port Washington UFSD Amount $47,459.44 Date 03/22/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARDER, CHRISTOPHER R Employer name Town of Wheatfield Amount $47,458.96 Date 05/30/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FINDLAY, MICHAEL D Employer name Dept Transportation Region 3 Amount $47,458.91 Date 10/05/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONTALBANO, THOMAS Employer name Town of Oyster Bay Amount $47,458.61 Date 03/10/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FEUERSTEIN, DEBBIE A Employer name Lancaster CSD Amount $47,458.60 Date 10/11/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PICKETT, STEVEN R Employer name Spencerport CSD Amount $47,458.40 Date 07/02/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CUBITT, REBECCA L Employer name Cornell University Amount $47,458.35 Date 03/24/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITBECK, SANDRA E Employer name Saratoga County Amount $47,458.25 Date 12/15/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name REIF, JILL A Employer name Erie County Amount $47,458.20 Date 07/15/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SECOR, MELANIE M Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $47,458.15 Date 01/27/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSE, DEBORAH A Employer name Helen Hayes Hospital Amount $47,457.76 Date 04/02/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SQUIRES, JEREMIAH J Employer name New York State Canal Corp. Amount $47,457.76 Date 01/10/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JACKSON, DARREN L Employer name Dutchess County Amount $47,457.74 Date 12/20/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC GUINESS, JO ANNE M Employer name Marlboro CSD Amount $47,457.61 Date 08/01/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FISCHER, ANDREW C Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $47,457.56 Date 09/16/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUSTIC, JACK W Employer name Town of Thompson Amount $47,457.37 Date 10/11/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRIM, STEPHANIE P Employer name City of Canandaigua Amount $47,457.22 Date 05/16/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AUSTIN, DEREK Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $47,457.06 Date 02/14/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAUNDERS, DAVID M Employer name City of Saratoga Springs Amount $47,456.93 Date 11/14/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HEYE, KENNETH E Employer name Orleans County Amount $47,456.93 Date 04/21/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOUNSBERRY, WILLIAM P Employer name City of Binghamton Amount $47,456.81 Date 08/31/1981 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANTIAGO, RAMON A, JR Employer name Levittown UFSD-Abbey Lane Amount $47,456.53 Date 04/05/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERINGTON, WILLIAM, III Employer name Dept Transportation Region 4 Amount $47,456.44 Date 02/03/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CZEREPINSKI, SUZANNE C Employer name Cornell University Amount $47,456.36 Date 09/01/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOLFF, KATHLEEN M Employer name Village of Lynbrook Amount $47,456.33 Date 04/09/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARADISO, JO ANN Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $47,456.17 Date 10/22/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WINKLER, JEANINE M Employer name Canajoharie CSD Amount $47,455.78 Date 04/17/1991 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VEGA, SAMANTHA V Employer name Waterfront Commis of NY Harbor Amount $47,455.37 Date 04/08/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTEL, TRACY L Employer name Taconic DDSO Amount $47,455.16 Date 01/06/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARRIS, TIMOTHY M Employer name Jordan-Elbridge CSD Amount $47,455.13 Date 02/04/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LESLIE, KIMBERLY C Employer name Town of Webster Amount $47,455.11 Date 11/16/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUMA, VIVIAN Employer name Bedford CSD Amount $47,454.68 Date 11/04/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ATKINS, SARAH Employer name Riverhead CSD Amount $47,454.66 Date 12/10/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JAMES, SHARON R Employer name Division of State Police Amount $47,454.59 Date 08/17/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TEFFT, BRIAN S Employer name SUNY College Techn Morrisville Amount $47,454.54 Date 05/16/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELLIS, CATHY J Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $47,454.17 Date 12/17/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MILLS, RAYMOND Employer name Town of Islip Amount $47,454.11 Date 11/22/1973 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DZIEJMAN, SHARON L Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $47,454.02 Date 02/12/1992 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JACKSON, CONRAD D Employer name Dept Transportation Region 10 Amount $47,453.96 Date 09/02/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PURCELL, TATJANA Employer name New York State Assembly Amount $47,453.96 Date 03/02/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROOKS, KEVIN R Employer name Dept Transportation Region 3 Amount $47,453.85 Date 10/21/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PASINSKI, CATHERINE H Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $47,453.47 Date 01/26/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BITONTI, SALVATORE D Employer name Wayne County Amount $47,453.46 Date 08/09/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITEHEAD, WILLIAM R, JR Employer name Onondaga County Amount $47,453.30 Date 06/19/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHMIDT, DAWN M Employer name SUNY Brockport Amount $47,452.55 Date 02/12/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name QUAIN, THOMAS R Employer name Broome County Amount $47,452.34 Date 12/15/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'CONNELL, MARK Employer name Nassau County Amount $47,452.27 Date 05/05/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BLACKMAN, DALE A Employer name Green Haven Corr Facility Amount $47,452.25 Date 04/21/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITTEN, TYRA J, MRS Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $47,452.09 Date 10/16/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC CAGG, DONALD R Employer name Columbia County Amount $47,452.07 Date 05/03/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GLEASON, JOY M Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $47,452.05 Date 04/28/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARISH, EDWARD F Employer name Central NY DDSO Amount $47,451.99 Date 06/12/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORDIWAY, LAURIE A Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $47,451.84 Date 12/29/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUCARELLI, JOSEPH A Employer name Capital District DDSO Amount $47,451.54 Date 07/15/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHUNG, ALDRED Employer name NY City St Pk And Rec Regn Amount $47,451.51 Date 05/06/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALLICK, CHRISTOPHER E Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $47,451.43 Date 10/05/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELCHNER, JAY P Employer name Village of Manlius Amount $47,451.32 Date 03/12/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DUDARCHIK, KATHLEEN M Employer name Ontario County Amount $47,451.28 Date 12/27/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BALDWIN, JESSIE E Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $47,451.27 Date 03/25/1999 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PFENDLER, ERIN M Employer name Marcy Correctional Facility Amount $47,451.18 Date 11/13/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITTAKER, RUSSELL V, JR Employer name Dutchess County Amount $47,451.16 Date 05/09/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GONZALEZ, KIMBERLEY A Employer name Buffalo City School District Amount $47,451.15 Date 08/26/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HACKETT, MARLYN T Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $47,451.15 Date 02/21/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BIERS, EMILY S Employer name NYS Teachers Retirement System Amount $47,450.96 Date 09/18/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PIPECH, LEO D Employer name Town of Perinton Amount $47,450.63 Date 01/02/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MYLES, GERALDINE J Employer name Buffalo Psych Center Amount $47,450.54 Date 05/22/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCAGLIONE PAREDES, JANINE M Employer name Rockland County Amount $47,450.41 Date 04/09/1984 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOOLEVER, MICHAEL G Employer name Broome County Amount $47,450.34 Date 08/31/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVERA, MEDELICIA Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $47,450.31 Date 04/22/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLETE, OMAR Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $47,450.13 Date 02/21/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRANCESCHI, MICHELLE M Employer name Erie County Amount $47,450.07 Date 09/18/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIRZADAS, KAREN J Employer name Miller Place UFSD Amount $47,449.97 Date 11/03/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System