Government pensions in New York

There are 410,677 former state and local government workers in New York, not counting New York City, who received a total of nearly $10.7 billion in pensions from the state in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, according to data from the state comptroller obtained under the Freedom of Information Law. Nassau and Suffolk counties have the most former employees drawing a pension and account for the largest total amount of pension payments in the state system.

This database is based on former employees receiving payment under the New York State and Local Retirement System and as such does not include most part-time or seasonal employees who would not be eligible for pensions.

You can search and sort within this list of individuals, which is ranked now from highest to lowest paid for the most recent fiscal year, which ended on March 31. Or you can search a related database of 3,387 governmental units in New York State. You can read more here. This database was posted on Dec. 11, 2017.

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Name Employer name Amount Date Fiscal year Pension group
Name OLIN, GERALD LEE Employer name Town of Hornellsville Amount $30,344.00 Date 07/31/2001 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name KRING, RAYMOND E Employer name Town of Hornellsville Amount $20,496.75 Date 05/31/2008 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name HOWE, JACK Employer name Town of Hornellsville Amount $18,294.12 Date 04/30/1987 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name OLIN, WILLIAM A Employer name Town of Hornellsville Amount $15,901.99 Date 02/01/2013 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name ISAMAN, SHERYL J Employer name Town of Hornellsville Amount $9,876.00 Date 01/01/2004 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name BUCKHOLZ, CYRUS L Employer name Town of Hornellsville Amount $8,953.92 Date 11/28/1990 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MC MANUS, GRETCHEN S Employer name Town of Hornellsville Amount $1,801.28 Date 06/26/2015 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MICHIELSEN, ROBERT P Employer name Town of Hornellsville Amount $1,709.52 Date 11/29/2007 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System
Name MELVIN, FRANCES TERESA Employer name Town of Hornellsville Amount $1,084.48 Date 10/11/2009 Fiscal year 2016-2017 Pension group Employee Retirement System

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