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 CATANZARO, MICHAEL Employer name Suffolk County Water Authority Amount $83,446.56 Date 05/01/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ARMSTRONG, BROOKE M Employer name Office For Technology Amount $83,446.52 Date 10/24/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GREY, RICHARD S Employer name Cape Vincent Corr Facility Amount $83,446.12 Date 07/10/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRZYSKI, JEFFREY D Employer name Erie County Amount $83,445.55 Date 07/31/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PATEL, VILAS M Employer name NYS Gaming Commission Amount $83,444.39 Date 03/19/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BABIRYE-ALIBATYA, REBECCA Employer name Queens Borough Public Library Amount $83,443.06 Date 04/11/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEON, JORGE Employer name Taconic Corr Facility Amount $83,442.43 Date 02/07/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CLEARY, JOHN A, JR Employer name Watertown Corr Facility Amount $83,441.99 Date 05/23/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMAS, ESSELYN C Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $83,441.80 Date 04/15/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, DALE E Employer name Town of Hempstead Amount $83,441.46 Date 03/08/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAGE, TIFFANY A Employer name Bedford Hills Corr Facility Amount $83,441.41 Date 10/16/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLIVIERI, GUILLERMO F Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $83,441.10 Date 01/03/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CREEGAN, JAMES B Employer name Town of Babylon Amount $83,440.78 Date 12/01/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LESOLD, BENJAMIN L Employer name City of Lockport Amount $83,440.67 Date 06/23/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CLAYTON, CHRISTOPHER R Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $83,440.45 Date 06/01/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BERNSTEIN, MILDRED S Employer name So Huntington Public Library Amount $83,440.32 Date 05/18/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STRAUSS, LARRY R Employer name Springville-Griffith Inst CSD Amount $83,440.28 Date 04/20/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOLPINSKY, ARTHUR M Employer name Sing Sing Corr Facility Amount $83,439.65 Date 02/08/1971 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AGUIRRE, FATIMA T Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $83,439.42 Date 09/05/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE ANGELO, CHRISTOPHER J Employer name City of Plattsburgh Amount $83,439.26 Date 06/07/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SENIW, ROMAN J Employer name City of Albany Amount $83,438.11 Date 09/06/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WICKLINE, DAWN Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $83,437.59 Date 02/08/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOWELL, JENNIFER N Employer name Erie County Amount $83,437.39 Date 08/22/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AYERS, DONALD C Employer name Clinton Corr Facility Amount $83,436.94 Date 07/19/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DE PETRES, MARK J Employer name Monroe County Amount $83,436.94 Date 05/15/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SPENGLER, JAIME L Employer name Gowanda Correctional Facility Amount $83,436.85 Date 12/06/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name AITKEN, BRYAN A Employer name City of Kingston Amount $83,436.16 Date 08/04/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SARNELLI, AUDENO J Employer name Lawrence Sanitary District #1 Amount $83,436.06 Date 03/16/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MITCHELL, CHARLIE, JR Employer name Hempstead Sanitary District #2 Amount $83,435.85 Date 02/03/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLIVA, RALPH E Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $83,435.68 Date 10/03/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHULZ, ELIZABETH L Employer name Orange County Amount $83,435.28 Date 06/18/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARKSON, RUTH Employer name Suffolk County Amount $83,434.35 Date 03/18/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name UPDIKE, STEPHEN L Employer name Greater So Tier Boces Amount $83,434.08 Date 10/30/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASEY, DONALD A Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $83,432.98 Date 08/02/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZELDENRUST, WESLEY G Employer name Dept Transportation Region 7 Amount $83,432.42 Date 10/07/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SNYDER, GEOFFREY S Employer name Madison County Amount $83,431.96 Date 03/29/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PAWAR, RAVINDER K Employer name Erie County Medical Center Corp. Amount $83,431.75 Date 08/08/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOOD, JUSTIN L Employer name City of Watertown Amount $83,431.54 Date 08/12/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONGEON, MICHAEL J Employer name Livingston Correction Facility Amount $83,431.29 Date 05/03/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KIRSCHLER, JENNIFER M Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $83,431.21 Date 12/08/2011 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAMONICA, THOMAS S Employer name Livingston Correction Facility Amount $83,430.58 Date 06/26/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LAUBER, DAVID J Employer name Five Points Corr Facility Amount $83,430.40 Date 05/08/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAVULA, WALTER Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $83,429.11 Date 05/22/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARRETT, JOHN T Employer name Westchester County Amount $83,429.10 Date 01/02/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KNOTT, BRENDAN J Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $83,428.77 Date 01/26/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MITZMAN, APRIL Employer name Hauppauge UFSD Amount $83,428.53 Date 03/27/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIAMBATTISTA, SEAN M Employer name Education Department Amount $83,427.59 Date 12/04/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRYDE, REGINA L Employer name Department of Health Amount $83,427.59 Date 09/02/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LISMAN, RICHARD L Employer name Buffalo Psych Center Amount $83,427.04 Date 08/02/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RIVERA, FREDESWINDA Employer name Westchester County Amount $83,426.91 Date 06/07/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CONBOY, EDWARD C Employer name Oneida County Amount $83,426.49 Date 05/27/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LUCIANO, FRANK A Employer name Town of Orangetown Amount $83,426.35 Date 09/28/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUCCI, ANDREW J Employer name Greece CSD Amount $83,426.01 Date 07/20/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WATSON, VICTORIA Employer name Mid-Hudson Psych Center Amount $83,425.97 Date 10/08/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHAVER, KRISTI L Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $83,425.50 Date 10/28/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, MICHAEL G Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $83,424.69 Date 07/01/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name EICH, ANDREA M Employer name Five Points Corr Facility Amount $83,424.45 Date 10/07/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KWECHIN, MICHAEL T Employer name Yonkers Parking Authority Amount $83,424.27 Date 03/23/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FITZGERALD, WAYNE Employer name Office of General Services Amount $83,423.91 Date 11/19/1981 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONAHAN, MATTHEW C Employer name Town of New Windsor Amount $83,423.45 Date 02/17/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WOLF, SARAH E Employer name Education Department Amount $83,423.01 Date 09/07/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HALSTROM, DANIEL R Employer name Coxsackie Corr Facility Amount $83,422.48 Date 08/02/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WILLIAMS, THOMAS W Employer name Deposit CSD Amount $83,422.40 Date 07/05/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SELLIN, STEPHEN M Employer name Madison County Amount $83,421.94 Date 12/26/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCOTT, DONNA M Employer name Tompkins County Amount $83,421.87 Date 04/04/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASTAGNA, ERNEST R Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $83,421.68 Date 03/06/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROY, KIRAN Employer name SUNY College Techn Farmingdale Amount $83,421.63 Date 03/30/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CICCONE, KIMBERLY A Employer name Div Alcoholic Beverage Control Amount $83,421.37 Date 10/31/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ELLMAN, SCOTT E Employer name Brighton Fire Dist Amount $83,421.28 Date 03/11/1991 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name CURRO, CARMELO S Employer name Village of Hempstead Amount $83,421.12 Date 06/03/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LIKA, DONNA Employer name Babylon UFSD Amount $83,421.12 Date 07/01/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HARRISON, CHRISTOPHER C Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $83,420.58 Date 01/03/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SPRINGER, JASON S Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $83,420.54 Date 03/28/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DE MAR, TODD R Employer name City of Watertown Amount $83,420.16 Date 01/05/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WATSON, RODNEY J Employer name City of Rochester Amount $83,420.00 Date 07/30/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BRYANT, JOHN H, JR Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $83,419.81 Date 06/27/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BHUTWALA, SEFALI Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $83,419.22 Date 06/16/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BEDNEY, LAUREL A Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $83,419.10 Date 08/06/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PLAS, KATHLEEN Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $83,418.97 Date 10/20/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCOTT, EDWIN B, JR Employer name Downstate Corr Facility Amount $83,418.68 Date 09/07/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VAN DINA, AGNES R Employer name State Insurance Fund-Admin Amount $83,418.44 Date 08/16/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHALEN, JOSEPH D Employer name Downstate Corr Facility Amount $83,418.36 Date 05/09/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JENSEN, BRUCE R Employer name South Orangetown CSD Amount $83,418.12 Date 03/24/1980 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEPORE, DEIRDRE V Employer name Suffolk County Amount $83,417.10 Date 03/18/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LOBDELL, DAVID E Employer name Dept Transportation Region 9 Amount $83,415.94 Date 06/03/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BORSUK, COLLEEN A Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $83,415.48 Date 06/02/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRUSH, JAMES R Employer name Third Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $83,414.96 Date 10/01/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MORENO, JOHN C Employer name Edgemont UFSD at Greenburgh Amount $83,414.84 Date 10/05/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BRAMAN, SIMEON W, III Employer name Great Meadow Corr Facility Amount $83,414.62 Date 01/08/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROOKES, CINDY L Employer name Broome DDSO Amount $83,414.62 Date 02/13/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STANKIEWICZ, EWA Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $83,414.58 Date 07/02/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHEATON, TRACEY L Employer name Department of Motor Vehicles Amount $83,414.39 Date 05/26/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DURAN, JONATHAN J Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $83,414.12 Date 08/16/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name WILLIS, RICHARD J Employer name Town of Cheektowaga Amount $83,413.69 Date 05/18/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MITROWITZ, THERESA M Employer name Sunmount Dev Center Amount $83,413.64 Date 11/13/1986 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GAUDY, DAWN MARIE MEROLLE Employer name Deer Park Public Library Amount $83,413.36 Date 11/07/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PLATT, KYLE J Employer name City of Auburn Amount $83,412.83 Date 07/20/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name FEINEIS, CHRISTOPHER T Employer name Village of Scarsdale Amount $83,412.60 Date 03/06/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SCOTT, IAN H Employer name Dept Transportation Region 4 Amount $83,412.41 Date 03/14/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name VUTURO, PETER Employer name Commack UFSD Amount $83,411.86 Date 06/02/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System