State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli on Tuesday issued a report showing that close to 12 percent of the employees in New York’s 1.169 authorities earn more than $100,000 a year.
The authorities employ more than 150,000, with wages totaling close to $10 billion. These are good-paying jobs. Twelve percent of authority employees earn more than $100,000, compared to 8 percent of state employees, and 13 percent of New Yorkers.
DiNapoli’s report details the impact authorities have on public spending. In 2012 the state’s 1,169, public authorities spent nearly $56 billion, with state authorities spending $35.4 billion and local authorities spending $20.4 billion.
Among the biggest authorities at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Long Island Power Authority, and the New York Power Authority.