Nassau County 2017 payroll

Nassau County paid 15,982 employees or former employees a total of $1.04 billion in 2017, an increase of 2 percent from the year before.

In recent years the number of people making $200,000 or more a year working for Nassau and Suffolk counties has grown.

In Nassau the number is nearly 650, and in both counties police make up the bulk of those earning $200,000 or more a year. The figure in Suffolk is nearly 1,000, a 30 percent increase over the year before and part of a steady rise since 2012. The trend is apparent even if you exclude individuals who retired and received a payout of accumulated sick time and vacation along with other termination pay.

The charts below show the trends, and the table below them will let you search the Nassau budget for details on individuals or departments. You can read more here.

The Nassau payroll for 2017

Nassau County paid 15,982 employees or former employees a total of $1.04 billion in 2017, an increase of 2 percent from the year before, according to records received from the county in response to a Freedom of Information Law request. The police department accounted for the largest portion of that, $482 million, followed by Nassau County Community College at $124 million. Here are the details.

Total pay can amount to more than base pay and overtime because of other contractual obligations or because a retiring employee may receive a payout that includes accumulated vacation or other time. Total pay can also be less than base pay if the employee did not work a full year. Click to see the 2016 Nassau payroll, or the 2017 Suffolk payroll. This 2017 Nassau database was updated on March 23, 2018.

Top 12 Nassau department payrolls

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