2009-10 Public Payroll Data

The Manhattan Institute's Empire Center for New York State Policy compiled information about the 2009-10 Public Payrolls for county and municipal employees in the state. Check out one-of-nine town payrolls. (These numbers do not include substantial pension and health care contributions.)

Town Employees Average Salary Rank *
Ithaca 77 $47,674 1
Lansing 37 $39,973 3
Dryden 36 $34,150 13
Newfield 18 $25,997 71
Caroline 15 $26,972 59
Groton 15 $35,911 6
Danby 11 $33,539 16
Enfield 11 $25,923 72
Ulysses 12 $31,471 26

* Rank of average salary for 145 towns in the Southern Tier.  Remember that the villages are separate entities with their own employees and budgets.

The Empire Center has a nifty website where you can get individual salary information for public employees, and a whole lot more. Check out www.SeeThroughNY.net and see where your money goes.

(Hat tip to Kelly for the pointer to this data.)