The latest payroll data for a total of 13,615 employees at 54 different New York State public authorities was posted today at SeeThroughNY.net, the Empire Center’s transparency website.

Among public authorities closest to the governor’s office, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) had the highest average salary as reported by the state Public Authorities Reporting Information System. NYSERDA’s 351 employees were paid an average of $101,082 in fiscal year 2019—topped by Alfred Griffin, president of NYSERDA’s New York Green Bank, at $212,273.

Other authorities in the newly posted salary database include:

The payroll data reflect pay received during employer fiscal years ending in 2019. Previous updates to public authority payroll data include the FY 2018 payrolls from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

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 raise a family.

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