Health + Hospitals Payroll Hits $2.9 Billion

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The 48,346-employee payroll of New York City’s financially stressed Health and Hospitals Corporation swelled to $2.9 billion last year, a 16 percent jump from $2.5 billion in 2014, according to data added today to, the Empire Center’s transparency website.

The Corporation was one of 312 employers, including industrial development agencies (IDAs), regional transportation authorities, and sewer and water authorities, for which fiscal 2016 payroll data were added.

Other employers include:

The payroll data reflects pay received during the employer’s fiscal year ending in 2016. Previous updates include the FY2016 payrolls from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Port Authority of NY & NJ.

Some individuals appear twice in the SeeThroughNY database because they perform work for both a public authority, such as a local IDA, and a state or local government agency. These individuals may receive compensation from only one or both employers.

To view the newly added data, visit and select “Public Authorities” under “Branch/Major Category.”

The Empire Center, based in Albany, is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan think tank dedicated to promoting policies that can make New York a better place to live, work and do business.