Reported by The Empire Center for Public Policy Inc. an independent, non-profit think tank.
County and Municipal Payrolls in New York State
As of August 2017
Local government is a labor-intensive business, and employee compensation is the single biggest element of most municipal budgets. The 2016-17 edition of What They Make, the Empire Center’s annual report on public payrolls, allows New York taxpayers to compare this key element of local government costs around the state.
The information in this report—broken down by region and by type of government—is based on data submitted annually to the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) by all local governments other than New York City. The data do not include job titles; however, it includes separate analysis of the pay received by uniformed police and fire employees.
The latest county and municipal payroll database includes 2016-17 state fiscal year payroll information for full-time and part-time workers actively enrolled in the pension system as of August 2017. The figures used to compute the averages include regular pay, overtime and pay for unused sick and vacation time. However, the figures do not include employer pension contributions, health insurance, and other fringe benefits, elements of total compensation that can add 35 percent or more to personnel costs.
Submitted for information purposes only. Access the full report using a ‘Goggle” search – Empire Center..What they make. Click on cover page.
Table of Contents
Average Pay – By Region 4
Top Average Pay by Municipality and Employer Type 4
Highest-Paid Employees, Top 50, Statewide 5
Highest-Paid Employees, Top 10, by Region 6
Regional Employment and Pay Summaries 8
County General Employees – Average Pay – By Region 15
Town General Employees – Average Pay – By Region Capital 17
Finger Lakes 19
Long Island 20
Mohawk Valley 21
North Country 22
Southern Tier 23
Town Uniformed Police Employees – Average Pay – By Region 26
Town Uniformed Fire Employees – Average Pay – By Region 28
Village General Employees – Average Pay – by Region
Finger Lakes 30
Long Island 30
Mohawk Valley 32
North Country 32
Southern Tier 32
Village Uniformed Police Employees – Average Pay – By Region 34
Village Uniformed Fire Employees – Average Pay – By Region 37