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 SCHMATZ, KAREN B Employer name Greene County Amount $31,654.93 Date 09/25/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MOORE, LAURIE M Employer name Harpursville CSD Amount $31,654.89 Date 09/15/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BHANJI, SABERA G Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $31,654.85 Date 10/09/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RELYEA, STEVEN J, JR Employer name Hyde Park CSD Amount $31,654.68 Date 03/02/2009 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SODEMAN, JOHN E Employer name Gates-Chili CSD Amount $31,654.45 Date 11/06/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOTO, MYRA Employer name Children & Family Services Amount $31,653.67 Date 09/11/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAPAK, ANNA C Employer name Department of Civil Service Amount $31,653.67 Date 10/04/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FARRINGTON, JAMES P Employer name Department of Tax & Finance Amount $31,653.67 Date 09/12/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEW, JOSEPHINE Employer name Div Criminal Justice Serv Amount $31,653.67 Date 09/16/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE BRACCIO, STEVEN V Employer name Division of State Police Amount $31,653.67 Date 09/16/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOODSON, TAHESHA L Employer name Executive Chamber Amount $31,653.67 Date 09/09/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRAY, STEFFON M Employer name NYS Higher Education Services Amount $31,653.67 Date 09/24/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOUIS, NECKEYDA N Employer name Office of Mental Health Amount $31,653.67 Date 09/09/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHERRI-TOPLANAJ, SHPRESA Employer name Boces-Orange Ulster Sup Dist Amount $31,653.55 Date 01/28/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEYS, ROSALIND V Employer name White Plains City School Dist Amount $31,653.34 Date 04/24/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CALLAGHAN, LINDSAY A Employer name Sunmount Dev Center Amount $31,652.91 Date 11/12/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOENIG, KARIN E Employer name Saratoga Springs City Sch Dist Amount $31,652.66 Date 08/27/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PORTER, JANICE A Employer name Niagara County Amount $31,652.65 Date 12/05/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name O'CONNOR, PENNY M Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $31,652.39 Date 01/05/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAZINET, TAMMY L Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $31,652.35 Date 09/01/1995 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VALLES, SUZANNE M Employer name Ulster County Amount $31,652.21 Date 03/10/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name UNDERWOOD, PAUL N Employer name Binghamton City School Dist Amount $31,651.90 Date 03/18/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRAHAM, MARTIN S Employer name Town of Middlefield Amount $31,651.90 Date 03/17/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CROWLEY, HAROLD J Employer name East Greenbush CSD Amount $31,651.86 Date 09/01/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC MAHON, KIMBERLEY M Employer name Saratoga County Amount $31,651.59 Date 07/06/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NORTON, CHELCEY E Employer name Lewis County Amount $31,651.31 Date 09/03/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FREGOE, KENNETH R Employer name Rush-Henrietta CSD Amount $31,650.56 Date 07/26/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANOUE, MARGARET A Employer name Guilderland Public Library Amount $31,650.03 Date 08/01/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BOUCHEY, LINDA M Employer name St Lawrence County Amount $31,649.79 Date 04/20/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BAKER, DENISE R Employer name Genesee Valley CSD Angelica-Be Amount $31,649.68 Date 05/12/1997 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EVANS, LORI L Employer name Jefferson County Amount $31,649.58 Date 07/08/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PERILLO, JEAN L Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $31,649.53 Date 09/15/1980 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHEINFELD, JUDITH S Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $31,649.31 Date 01/03/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLAYTON, KATHLEEN M Employer name Cornell University Amount $31,649.11 Date 10/29/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RODRIGUEZ, DOLORES C Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $31,648.82 Date 09/21/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RICHARDSON, SASHA D Employer name Western New York DDSO Amount $31,648.81 Date 11/08/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FORNOF, JOHN C Employer name Onondaga County Amount $31,648.80 Date 07/15/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALTERS, OSCAR C Employer name SUNY College at Cortland Amount $31,648.68 Date 07/07/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STERLING, ALICE M Employer name Dept Transportation Reg 2 Amount $31,648.50 Date 09/13/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONTESI-LAURIA, MARIA Employer name Sullivan Corr Facility Amount $31,648.08 Date 06/27/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRENETTE, DEBRA D Employer name Warren County Amount $31,647.96 Date 03/02/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRYANT, KIMBERLY A Employer name Monroe County Amount $31,647.73 Date 10/24/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STRECKFUSS, LAURA R Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $31,647.57 Date 10/15/2015 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NERY, PAMELA K Employer name Carmel CSD Amount $31,647.07 Date 11/04/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOMBARDI, REGINA A Employer name NYS Senate Regular Annual Amount $31,646.84 Date 02/21/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORSE, LISA A Employer name Boces Erie Chautauqua Cattarau Amount $31,645.93 Date 06/21/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CARTER, LAURA L Employer name Essex County Amount $31,645.57 Date 09/29/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ECKEL, ERIC P Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $31,644.92 Date 10/20/2008 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEE, JOHN G Employer name Wappingers CSD Amount $31,644.78 Date 05/06/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETRASHUNE, ANGELINE Employer name Adirondack Correction Facility Amount $31,644.42 Date 08/15/1985 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FRITTON, EILEEN M Employer name Oswego County Amount $31,644.34 Date 10/15/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRUCKER, MICHAEL F Employer name Schenectady City School Dist Amount $31,644.12 Date 10/30/1975 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEVOR, TERRI L Employer name Fairport CSD Amount $31,643.98 Date 04/26/1996 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CRAGG, PAUL JOHN Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $31,643.82 Date 10/31/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KING, ANN P Employer name SUNY College at Buffalo Amount $31,643.82 Date 01/05/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROBST, LISA M Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $31,643.74 Date 01/30/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RENKO, KIMBERLY ANNE Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $31,643.74 Date 01/30/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BLASCO, JASON J Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $31,643.64 Date 02/02/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KINGHORN, ERIN L Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $31,643.64 Date 02/02/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JACOBS, JACQUELINE K Employer name SUNY Buffalo Amount $31,643.56 Date 02/16/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEVINE, BRANDON M Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $31,643.48 Date 03/15/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AKINS, BRUCE G Employer name Town of Thurston Amount $31,643.37 Date 01/02/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HERCULES, KEISHA C Employer name Assembly Ways & Means Committ Amount $31,643.19 Date 07/31/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BESEMER, IDA E Employer name Tompkins County Amount $31,642.88 Date 04/25/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GARNER, CAROLYN T Employer name Town of Middleburgh Amount $31,642.70 Date 01/03/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZELAYA, BLANCA M Employer name Boces-Nassau Sole Sup Dist Amount $31,642.62 Date 04/18/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PFAFFENBACH, JANE M Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $31,642.56 Date 03/29/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name YOUNG, CASSAUNDRA J Employer name SUNY College Technology Alfred Amount $31,642.44 Date 11/08/2010 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC LAUGHLIN, CAROLYN Employer name City of Albany Amount $31,642.06 Date 10/15/1987 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ORLOWSKI, MARK J Employer name Broadalbin-Perth CSD Amount $31,641.97 Date 08/31/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LE BIRE, NANCY K Employer name SUNY College at Potsdam Amount $31,641.95 Date 05/25/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEKA, SHPRESA Employer name SUNY Albany Amount $31,641.91 Date 04/27/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRAINARD, KATHY A Employer name Binghamton City School Dist Amount $31,641.26 Date 06/04/2001 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SEAMON, ROBIN E Employer name Cherry Valley-Springfield CSD Amount $31,641.03 Date 10/15/1982 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HASTINGS, WALTER D Employer name Opp/Ephr-St.John CSD Amount $31,640.79 Date 04/29/2011 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSS, KIMBERLY A Employer name Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD Amount $31,640.56 Date 09/13/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WEIGEL, MARGARET M Employer name Village of Pulaski Amount $31,640.51 Date 03/15/1988 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DATTORRE, JOSEPH M Employer name Fulton County Amount $31,640.43 Date 10/07/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC KELVEY, MARK A Employer name Wayland-Cohocton CSD Amount $31,639.97 Date 08/07/2006 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC GURTY, MICHAEL S Employer name Palisades Interstate Pk Commis Amount $31,639.57 Date 11/23/1989 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MATTHIE, FRANK J Employer name Colton-Pierrepont CSD Amount $31,639.50 Date 12/07/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMAS, MICHELLE Employer name City of Albany Amount $31,639.33 Date 06/08/2000 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GENANT, ROBERT E Employer name Oswego County Amount $31,639.15 Date 11/01/1974 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NICHOLSON, JAMES M Employer name Oswego County Amount $31,639.15 Date 04/12/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ONEY, MICHAELA E Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $31,639.12 Date 12/12/2012 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ABBOUDI, RACHEL Employer name Westchester Health Care Corp. Amount $31,639.00 Date 11/04/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILSON, JOHN, JR Employer name Camden CSD Amount $31,638.97 Date 12/10/1986 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WATERS, LYNNE Employer name West Islip Fire District Amount $31,638.88 Date 01/01/2003 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALPERIN, KAREN R Employer name Byram Hills CSD at Armonk Amount $31,638.18 Date 04/28/2004 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHEELER, ISAAC A Employer name Herkimer County Amount $31,638.10 Date 07/31/2013 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CHRISTOPHER, PHILIP L, JR Employer name Gates-Chili CSD Amount $31,638.00 Date 01/22/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEALON, CHERYL A Employer name Margaretville CSD Amount $31,637.82 Date 04/02/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BELLAY, JOAN Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $31,637.50 Date 06/15/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRUNDIECK, ANNICK H Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $31,637.50 Date 06/15/2005 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JONES, VIVIAN A Employer name Boces Eastern Suffolk Amount $31,637.50 Date 09/13/1993 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RYAN, ALEX Employer name City of Albany Amount $31,637.40 Date 03/18/2002 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALEY, GRAHAM W Employer name Department of Health Amount $31,637.22 Date 08/28/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SOMMERS, JENNIFER A Employer name Department of Health Amount $31,637.22 Date 08/28/2014 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TURNER, NATASHA M Employer name Arlington CSD Amount $31,636.98 Date 10/29/2007 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DIGGS, RUBY Employer name City of Albany Amount $31,636.71 Date 11/15/1994 Fiscal year 2015-16 Pension group Employee Retirement System