Special Feature City Budget

Average Pay at the 15 Largest New York City Agencies

FY 2018

October 25, 2018

There were roughly 297,000 active full-time employees on New York City’s payroll with an average total pay of $80,978 in fiscal year 2018. Total pay is comprised of base salary, overtime, and other pay, which includes payments for longevity, differentials for night work or specific assignments, and holiday pay. 

Average pay varies by category of employee and agency. On average uniformed employees earn $107,000 annually while civilian employees average $70,726 and pedagogical employees average $76,114 annually.  

High earnings for uniformed employees are driven by high overtime payments and other pay. Uniformed employees earn on average between $15,000 and $23,000 per year in overtime; however, in several agencies, including the Departments of Transportation, Correction, Citywide Administrative Services, and Fire, overtime for civilians exceeds $10,000 per year on average. 

This feature provides average annual total pay in the 15 largest City agencies in fiscal year 2018 and allows the user to drill down to see the total pay of the top earning titles in each agency.