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 CHENG, EDWARD Employer name Metropolitan Trans Authority Amount $83,007.70 Date 09/11/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BELLSO, SHARON Employer name NYS Gaming Commission Amount $83,007.05 Date 08/14/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name STROESSENREUTHER, JOSEPH R Employer name Nassau County Amount $83,006.90 Date 05/05/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name SCHAFFER, BONNIE L Employer name Education Department Amount $83,006.78 Date 10/05/1978 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ASHLINE, TIMOTHY L Employer name Bare Hill Correction Facility Amount $83,006.07 Date 07/25/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MUSTO, ALEXANDER J Employer name Nassau County Amount $83,005.59 Date 05/05/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name PEREZ, JOSE J Employer name Nassau Health Care Corp. Amount $83,005.27 Date 01/12/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TEETER, JASON E Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $83,004.99 Date 01/10/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KENNEDY, WILLIAM A Employer name Washington Corr Facility Amount $83,004.98 Date 01/25/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GENS, CARI A Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $83,004.36 Date 11/29/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRIMMER, JENNIFER Employer name Roswell Park Cancer Institute Amount $83,003.97 Date 09/18/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KROM, KEVIN G Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $83,003.17 Date 03/21/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROSE, CHRISTOPHER G Employer name Westchester County Amount $83,002.83 Date 04/28/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GUARASCE, RICHARD J Employer name Liverpool CSD Amount $83,002.42 Date 09/08/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARKAN, BRIAN E Employer name Suffolk County Amount $83,002.10 Date 01/02/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FELDMAN, GAIL S Employer name Suffolk County Amount $83,002.10 Date 10/31/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GIAMMARESE, ROBERT Employer name Suffolk County Amount $83,002.10 Date 01/02/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MARTIN, JOHN T Employer name Suffolk County Amount $83,002.10 Date 02/08/1993 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SERMET, DEBORAH A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $83,002.10 Date 04/02/1990 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMIT, CASSANDRA A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $83,002.10 Date 08/29/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANGELL, ETHAN A Employer name Dept of Agriculture & Markets Amount $83,001.61 Date 06/17/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SILLS, LINDA M Employer name NYC Family Court Amount $83,001.52 Date 01/21/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TOWNSEND, RICHARD A Employer name Central NY Psych Center Amount $83,000.53 Date 06/22/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MONTELEONE, DAVID C Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $83,000.34 Date 01/29/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MANIERI, KEVIN Employer name NYS Dormitory Authority Amount $83,000.23 Date 02/16/2016 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WALLENHORST, WERNER S Employer name Ogdensburg Corr Facility Amount $82,999.69 Date 09/12/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CAHILL, MICHAEL F, III Employer name Palisades Interstate Pk Commis Amount $82,999.50 Date 04/19/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PARRAVANO, JOSEPH, JR Employer name Monroe County Water Authority Amount $82,999.30 Date 12/03/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FISK, TODD A Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $82,999.03 Date 07/05/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name POLETO, DONALD J Employer name City of Buffalo Amount $82,998.73 Date 11/16/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEEHNER, ADAM S Employer name Oyster Bay Sewer District Amount $82,998.48 Date 11/04/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KOLLMER, DIANE Employer name Sachem CSD at Holbrook Amount $82,998.38 Date 02/06/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ADAMEK, JASON L Employer name Mid-State Corr Facility Amount $82,998.30 Date 10/10/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name DI GIOVANNI, PAUL M Employer name Village of Lynbrook Amount $82,997.04 Date 11/06/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ALVARO, ALLYSON S Employer name Town of Brookhaven Amount $82,996.83 Date 07/12/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, TREVOR M Employer name Huntington Fire District Amount $82,996.71 Date 12/14/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COBART, GREGORY J Employer name Dept Labor - Manpower Amount $82,996.64 Date 09/02/2003 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TURIANO, MARGARET A Employer name Scarsdale UFSD Amount $82,996.56 Date 03/13/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEHN, KIMBERLY A Employer name Helen Hayes Hospital Amount $82,996.51 Date 07/30/2012 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BELISLE, STEPHANIE R Employer name NYS Office People Devel Disab Amount $82,995.65 Date 09/22/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NOVELLO, APRIL Employer name Sullivan County Amount $82,995.13 Date 07/03/2006 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CANNALONGA, LOUIS A Employer name Herricks UFSD Amount $82,995.03 Date 10/07/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SANTIAGO-JONES, MARTA I Employer name Department of Health Amount $82,994.93 Date 01/23/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUDA, MARK S Employer name Health Research Inc Amount $82,994.86 Date 12/04/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MCBRIDE, MICHAEL J Employer name Moriah Shock Incarce Corr Fac Amount $82,994.70 Date 11/15/1982 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MASON, DALE P Employer name Jefferson County Amount $82,993.85 Date 06/25/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BENINCASA, REGINA A Employer name Suffolk County Amount $82,993.79 Date 05/02/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOM, SASHA A Employer name HSC at Brooklyn-Hospital Amount $82,993.47 Date 01/02/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KAUR, DEVINDER Employer name Dept of Financial Services Amount $82,992.84 Date 12/27/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ZEHR, EILEEN M Employer name Madison County Amount $82,992.46 Date 05/18/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JUAN, DAVID Employer name Suffolk County Amount $82,992.46 Date 03/15/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SYLVIO, JAMES M Employer name Supreme Ct-1St Criminal Branch Amount $82,992.37 Date 03/19/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHIELDS, REBECCA A Employer name Five Points Corr Facility Amount $82,992.35 Date 12/01/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SMITH, THOMAS F, JR Employer name Auburn Corr Facility Amount $82,992.15 Date 06/26/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GRASSMANN, LAURA L Employer name Department of Health Amount $82,991.48 Date 04/05/2004 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MULE, DANIEL Employer name Fourth Jud Dept - Nonjudicial Amount $82,991.23 Date 02/18/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GROSKI, BRIAN D Employer name Department of Health Amount $82,990.40 Date 09/26/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BALDINO, COLEEN M Employer name Appellate Div 4Th Dept Amount $82,990.09 Date 03/05/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HESTERHAGEN, JOHN J Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $82,989.69 Date 05/09/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC KNIGHT, DEAN R Employer name Boces-Cattaraugus Erie Wyoming Amount $82,989.46 Date 05/01/1998 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SCHMIDT, TIMOTHY M Employer name Tioga County Amount $82,989.01 Date 03/17/2009 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CZERKAS, ANGELA G Employer name Finger Lakes DDSO Amount $82,988.77 Date 11/14/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLVIN, DANIEL F Employer name Div Military & Naval Affairs Amount $82,988.70 Date 04/25/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ROVITO, LAWRENCE A Employer name Upstate Correctional Facility Amount $82,988.56 Date 10/03/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BURNETT, RYAN G Employer name Ontario County Amount $82,988.44 Date 02/03/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name IACHIO, KENNETH D Employer name Port Authority of NY & NJ Amount $82,988.05 Date 08/16/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name BOURGAULT, KELLY Employer name Supreme Court Clks & Stenos Oc Amount $82,987.64 Date 01/18/2002 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KEANE, MATTHEW D Employer name Fairview Fire District Amount $82,987.59 Date 09/19/2014 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DOW, MARY E Employer name Greater Binghamton Health Center Amount $82,987.36 Date 09/15/1983 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name JACKSON, CHRISTINE A Employer name Hudson Valley DDSO Amount $82,986.77 Date 11/14/2013 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SAVASTANO, DIANA Employer name SUNY at Stony Brook Hospital Amount $82,986.53 Date 09/24/1987 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KELLY, JEFFREY L Employer name Washington Corr Facility Amount $82,986.30 Date 03/11/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TENAGLIA, MICHAEL Employer name Town of Southampton Amount $82,985.56 Date 02/22/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name NEIDERT, BRIAN D Employer name Monroe County Amount $82,985.34 Date 07/13/1996 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ANDRUSYSZYN, ANNE M Employer name HSC at Syracuse-Hospital Amount $82,985.10 Date 05/26/1977 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOFNAGEL, MATTHEW J Employer name Dept Transportation Region 1 Amount $82,984.54 Date 10/30/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LANE, DALE A, JR Employer name Village of Endicott Amount $82,983.70 Date 02/11/2007 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name DUDLEY, ROBERT E Employer name NYC Criminal Court Amount $82,983.56 Date 05/25/2000 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BROWN, JOSEPH C Employer name Erie County Amount $82,983.11 Date 04/22/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FULLER, JOHN D Employer name Onondaga County Amount $82,982.84 Date 11/14/1997 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name GALACZ, BARBARA L Employer name Commack UFSD Amount $82,981.92 Date 07/07/1966 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PETROSKI, RAYMOND E Employer name Div Alc & Alc Abuse Trtmnt Center Amount $82,980.87 Date 05/07/1985 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WHITING, NANCY L Employer name Mid-Hudson Psych Center Amount $82,980.57 Date 01/07/1992 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name RUOFF, PATRICIA A Employer name Brentwood UFSD Amount $82,979.73 Date 05/17/1995 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FESLER, BRYAN R Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $82,979.68 Date 07/14/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name WOOD, GEORGE J Employer name Woodbourne Corr Facility Amount $82,979.48 Date 10/17/1988 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name PULINSKI, ALAN B Employer name Lakeview Shock Incarc Facility Amount $82,979.15 Date 06/06/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name FLAMMER, RAYMOND R Employer name Nassau County Amount $82,978.95 Date 02/16/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name COLON, JENNIFER Employer name NYS Community Supervision Amount $82,978.94 Date 01/28/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name CASTER, ERIK J Employer name City of Syracuse Amount $82,978.32 Date 02/12/2010 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Police & Fire Retirement System
Name MACDONALD, JUDITH Employer name Suffolk County Amount $82,978.22 Date 02/28/1994 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name TROTTO, JAMES M Employer name Village of East Hills Amount $82,978.12 Date 10/21/2001 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BARBOZA, TAKEISHA Y Employer name Off of The State Comptroller Amount $82,978.10 Date 03/06/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MIERZWA, MIROSLAW Employer name Office of Technology-Inst Amount $82,977.89 Date 04/24/2008 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name THOMAS, JAMES D Employer name Delaware County Amount $82,977.71 Date 05/28/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HANSEN, PATRICIA Employer name Orange County Amount $82,977.40 Date 08/29/2015 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OGDEN, JERROD P Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $82,977.28 Date 05/05/1999 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name SHARP, MONICA M Employer name Temporary & Disability Assist Amount $82,977.28 Date 03/04/2005 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name LEVERITTE, KENNETH M Employer name Albion Corr Facility Amount $82,977.14 Date 06/12/1989 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HULAHAN, NANCY J Employer name Boces Suffolk 2Nd Sup Dist Amount $82,976.86 Date 08/02/1984 Fiscal year 2016-17 Pension group Employee Retirement System