Suffolk County 2017 payroll

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

The figure in Suffolk is nearly 1,000, a 30 percent increase over the year before and part of a steady rise since 2012. 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 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 Suffolk budget for details on individuals or departments. You can read more here.

Details on the Suffolk payroll for 2017

Suffolk County paid 12,678 workers a total of $1,042,485,539 in 2017, according to information provided by the county comptroller. The police department accounted for the largest portion, $500.8 million, followed by the sheriff's office, $164.8 million, and then social services with $91.7 million. Here are the details. Total pay can amount to more than base pay and overtime because of 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 Nassau 2017 payroll or the Suffolk 2016 payroll. Unlike Nassau County, the Suffolk payroll does not include the community college. This was updated on March 23, 2018.

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