Special Feature Public Workforce

Average Pay at the 15 Largest New York City Agencies, FY 2016

April 24, 2017

There were roughly 283,000 active full-time employees on New York City’s payroll with an average total pay of $76,064 in fiscal year 2016. 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. (Does not include fringe benefits, such as health insurance and pensions.)

Average pay varies by category of employee and agency. On average, uniformed employees earn $109,000 annually while civilian employees average $66,500 and pedagogical employees average $70,000 annually.

High earnings for uniformed employees are driven by high overtime payments and other pay. Uniformed employees earn on average between $12,000 and $28,000 a year in overtime; in addition, 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 2016, and allows the user to drill down to see the total pay of the most numerous titles in each agency.


ACS = Administration for Children's Services
CUNY = City University of New York
DCAS = Department of Citywide Administrative Services
DEP = Department of Environmental Protection
DHS = Department of Homeless Services
DOC = Department of Correction
DOE = Department of Education
DOHMH = Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
DOT = Department of Transporation
DPR = Department of Parks and Recreation
DSNY = Department of Sanitation
DSS = Department of Social Services
FDNY = Fire Department
HPD = Department of Housing Preservation and Development
NYPD = Police Department