How much did state workers make in New York in 2013?
The Empire Center released its updated state government payroll on SeeThroughNY.net today with the pay of more than 287,000 government workers.
According to the website, 1,316 state government employees earned more than Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $179,000 annual salary in 2013.
Topping the list of highest paid employees in the State University of New York and City University of New York systems is Antonio Alfonso, chairman of the Department of Surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His pay totaled $1,086,145.
Closer to home and behind Alfonso is Alain Kaloyeros, senior vice president and CEO of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany. His total pay in 2013 was $823,732. SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s total pay was $657,954.
Annual payroll overall increased more than $1 billion over the past three years. In 2013 state legislators earned an average compensation of $92,216, which is about $12,000 more than their base salary.
The data provided from the Empire Center does not include the costs of pensions, health insurance and other benefits. SeeThroughNY.net provides payroll records dating back to 2008.