Special Feature Public Workforce

Average Pay at the 15 Largest New York City Agencies

FY 2019

October 08, 2019

There were nearly 306,000 active full-time employees on New York City’s payroll with an average total pay of $85,636 in fiscal year 2019. 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 $106,000 annually while civilian employees average $73,106 and pedagogical employees average $86,002 annually.

High earnings for uniformed employees are driven by high overtime payments and other pay. Uniformed employees earn on average between $14,000 and $23,000 a year in overtime; however, in several agencies, including the Departments of Transportation, Correction, Citywide Administrative Services, and Fire, overtime for civilians exceeds $10,000 a year on average.

This feature provides average annual total pay in the 15 largest city agencies in fiscal year 2019, and allows the user to drill down to see the total pay of the biggest titles in each agency.