Suffolk County 2017 payroll

Suffolk County paid 12,678 workers a total of $1,042,485,539 in 2017. And more people are making more than $200,000 a year.

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.

The Top 12 Suffolk departments

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name title department base overtime total Hire date End date
name COLLINS, THOMAS title Detective department Police base $16,919 overtime $5,370 total $660,980 Hire date 09/14/1987 End date 01/30/2017
name VALENCIA, ARMANDO title Inspector department Police base $112,629 overtime $5,777 total $587,583 Hire date 01/02/1981 End date 07/12/2017
name MURPHY, WILLIAM title Inspector department Police base $115,916 overtime $5,469 total $583,299 Hire date 03/19/1975 End date 07/18/2017
name OBRIEN, JOHN title Detective Lt department Police base $95,868 overtime $26,154 total $533,851 Hire date 04/12/1982 End date 07/10/2017
name FANNING, TERRENCE title Lieutenant department Police base $91,975 overtime $12,751 total $512,629 Hire date 09/23/1985 End date 07/11/2017
name NEUBAUER, WILLIAM title Asst Chief department Police base $43,851 overtime $960 total $511,940 Hire date 12/20/1977 End date 02/28/2017
name FAGERLUND, ROBERT title Sergeant department Police base $95,694 overtime $14,190 total $480,147 Hire date 04/12/1982 End date 08/12/2017
name WALSH, THOMAS title Detective department Police base $25,970 overtime $325 total $480,097 Hire date 09/22/1986 End date 10/28/2017
name SCHARFF, CHARLES title Detective department Police base $91,071 overtime $40,529 total $477,409 Hire date 07/25/1988 End date 07/31/2017
name SUAREZ, JOSEPH title Sergeant department Police base $89,099 overtime $26,365 total $468,111 Hire date 09/08/1992 End date 07/17/2017
name PAUL, NANCY title Detective department Police base $88,257 overtime $25,392 total $459,959 Hire date 09/14/1987 End date 07/10/2017
name WALKER, JAMES title Detective department Police base $89,195 overtime $23,715 total $459,217 Hire date 07/14/1986 End date 07/18/2017
name LYNCH, DANIEL title Sergeant department Police base $80,801 overtime $8,542 total $448,884 Hire date 12/01/1986 End date 07/08/2017
name CALDARELLI, MICHAEL title Inspector department Police base $7,942 overtime $2,695 total $440,362 Hire date 09/23/1985 End date 01/02/2017
name BLOMBERG, THOMAS title Dep Inspector department Police base $21,263 overtime $2,972 total $434,360 Hire date 12/01/1986 End date 01/26/2017
name ALESE, VINCENT title Detective department Police base $80,106 overtime $9,546 total $431,662 Hire date 09/22/1986 End date 07/05/2017
name MAHAN, MICHAEL title Detective department Police base $94,245 overtime $50,399 total $425,297 Hire date 07/14/1986 End date 07/20/2017
name GEER, DAVID title Lieutenant department Police base $33,136 overtime $19,125 total $421,087 Hire date 02/25/1985 End date 02/27/2017
name PIOTROWSKI, MARK title Sergeant department Police base $91,135 overtime $11,946 total $419,874 Hire date 02/25/1985 End date 07/31/2017
name BROSCO, JAMES title Sergeant department Police base $78,977 overtime $3,369 total $415,696 Hire date 02/13/1989 End date 07/03/2017
name DIFFLEY, MICHAEL title Detective Lt department Police base $22,496 overtime $4,869 total $408,601 Hire date 05/02/1983 End date 01/31/2017
name SULLIVAN, DENNIS title Captain department Police base $17,757 overtime $3,658 total $407,574 Hire date 12/01/1986 End date 01/23/2017
name MCLEER, JOHN title Detective department Police base $59,554 overtime $16,789 total $398,499 Hire date 09/14/1987 End date 02/28/2017
name DISCALA, STEVEN title Police Officer department Police base $81,311 overtime $39,041 total $391,992 Hire date 03/29/1993 End date 07/31/2017
name OCCHINO, NICHOLAS title Police Officer department Police base $78,734 overtime $19,093 total $390,770 Hire date 07/14/1986 End date 07/27/2017
name MEYERS, DONALD title Lieutenant department Police base $15,846 overtime $4,917 total $390,413 Hire date 09/27/1982 End date 01/20/2017
name RIGGIO, SALVATORE title Lieutenant department Police base $16,039 overtime $7,014 total $389,108 Hire date 10/01/1986 End date 01/18/2017
name TANNENBAUM, MICHAEL title Detective department Police base $82,414 overtime $21,512 total $383,926 Hire date 03/29/1993 End date 07/10/2017
name CRIST, THOMAS title Police Officer department Police base $80,193 overtime $3,895 total $376,107 Hire date 04/12/1982 End date 07/24/2017
name GLOVER, LEONARD title Police Officer department Police base $73,581 overtime $36,467 total $375,959 Hire date 05/02/1983 End date 07/10/2017
name DURKIN, JOHN title Sergeant department Police base $31,335 overtime $8,128 total $371,750 Hire date 02/25/1985 End date 02/26/2017
name MANGER, RICHARD title Police Officer department Police base $79,765 overtime $14,564 total $367,923 Hire date 07/25/1988 End date 07/28/2017
name JAMBOR, GARY title Detective Sgt department Police base $13,653 overtime $1,803 total $366,011 Hire date 03/19/1975 End date 01/17/2017
name GUTHY, TODD title Detective department Police base $52,085 overtime $325 total $364,613 Hire date 02/13/1989 End date 06/02/2017
name AXELSON, MICHAEL title Police Officer department Police base $76,892 overtime $25,243 total $360,068 Hire date 12/06/1993 End date 07/10/2017
name MAIELI, MARK title Detective Sgt department Police base $7,098 overtime $5,557 total $358,857 Hire date 09/27/1982 End date 01/03/2017
name ROSENBERG, MICHAEL title Deputy Warden department Sheriff base $136,482 overtime $26,393 total $358,407 Hire date 02/28/1983 End date -
name MINGOIA, SALVATORE title Police Officer department Police base $112,433 overtime $5,542 total $356,314 Hire date 04/20/1987 End date 10/09/2017
name TAMIS, CHRIS title Sergeant department Police base $18,621 overtime $7,126 total $354,528 Hire date 07/14/1986 End date 01/31/2017
name HINTZE, JAMES title Detective Sgt department Police base $7,098 overtime $347 total $351,647 Hire date 09/27/1982 End date 01/03/2017
name IBANEZ, KEVIN title Sergeant department Police base $14,832 overtime $6,384 total $351,123 Hire date 09/27/1982 End date 01/24/2017
name MAXWELL, DONALD title Detective Sgt department Police base $7,098 overtime $2,029 total $351,079 Hire date 04/20/1987 End date 01/03/2017
name ARAGONE, PETER title Detective department Police base $7,679 overtime $638 total $349,283 Hire date 07/10/1978 End date 01/30/2017
name NIEMIR, PATRICIA title Detective department Police base $16,919 overtime $10,216 total $345,958 Hire date 02/25/1985 End date 01/30/2017
name MORRIS, TIMOTHY title Sergeant department Police base $8,104 overtime $1,680 total $345,262 Hire date 03/28/1980 End date 01/04/2017
name OCONNOR, MICHAEL title Detective department Police base $14,083 overtime $9,212 total $343,341 Hire date 09/23/1985 End date 01/23/2017
name MCGOWAN, KATHLEEN title Police Officer department Police base $72,035 overtime $17,532 total $341,972 Hire date 04/20/1987 End date 07/05/2017
name SIMON, JEFFREY title Police Officer department Police base $62,182 overtime $1,930 total $341,948 Hire date 06/04/2001 End date 10/23/2017
name HESS, THOMAS title Detective department Police base $17,143 overtime $7,412 total $341,921 Hire date 07/25/1988 End date 01/13/2017
name PITTS, MICHAEL title Detective department Police base $14,165 overtime $8,056 total $341,058 Hire date 12/01/1986 End date 01/22/2017
name MCDONNELL, DANIEL title Detective department Police base $17,680 overtime $3,470 total $340,959 Hire date 07/14/1986 End date 01/30/2017
name TODARO, ANGELO title Police Officer department Police base $48,021 overtime $22,178 total $340,032 Hire date 01/02/1981 End date 04/29/2017
name BENNETT, ROBERT title Police Officer department Police base $73,581 overtime $17,850 total $338,925 Hire date 03/29/1993 End date 07/11/2017
name FEMIA, ROBERT title Police Officer department Police base $77,188 overtime $17,716 total $338,484 Hire date 05/02/1983 End date 07/20/2017
name FORRESTAL, RORY title Detective department Police base $10,348 overtime $6,700 total $336,456 Hire date 02/25/1985 End date 01/02/2017
name GIBSON, TROY title Detective department Police base $50,667 overtime $1,595 total $333,617 Hire date 03/13/1995 End date 06/18/2017
name VALERIO, HENRY title Detective department Police base $9,060 overtime $6,683 total $332,680 Hire date 09/22/1986 End date 01/09/2017
name SCOGNAMIGLIO, PATRICK title Police Officer department Police base $74,870 overtime $22,823 total $330,917 Hire date 05/31/1995 End date 07/15/2017
name COTA, DOUGLAS title Police Officer department Police base $73,581 overtime $3,865 total $325,436 Hire date 02/13/1989 End date 07/11/2017
name MARRERO, WILLIAM