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The compensation of state executive officers is most often determined either by a state's constitution or statute. In some states, especially with less prominent offices, a state's department of personnel or administration will establish a compensation scheme. Most often, the salary portion of an officer's compensation is defined by law, but additional benefits (insurance, official residence, other work-related equipment) may be established by state agencies, custom, or other factors. In some cases, salaries are automatically increased each year either at the rate of inflation or by some other percentage chosen by the legislature. For example, the salary of Kentucky's governor was set at $45,000 in 1979, but has since automatically increased every year in line with inflation to its current level of $145,885.

The highest paid state executive officer is the Mississippi Superintendent of Education, who received a salary of $276,000 in 2012. The lowest paid officer in 2012 was the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, with a salary of only $7,200; the lieutenant governor receives additional compensation in his capacity as president of the Texas Senate. On average, the highest state executive salaries are paid in the eastern U.S., followed by the south. Nationally, the highest paid office on average is state superintendent of schools/education commissioner, with an average salary of $156,537. The next highest compensated office is governor. Additional analysis and comparisons are provided at the bottom of this page.

This page provides an overview of the salaries (not necessarily total compensation) received by the state executive officers Ballotpedia covers. The data source is the 2010 and 2012 Book of the States, a compilation of information collected by the Council of State Governments, a non-profit organization sponsored by state governments. Offices covered include:




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2013 changes by office

According to the Council of State Governments annual report on gubernatorial salaries, in 2013, governors in eight states - Idaho, Indiana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Tennessee - will be paid more than the previous year. Compared to 2012's survey results from these states, that is an average raise of $4,115 or 3.2%.[1]

2013 changes by state

So far in 2013, salary changes have been reported in the following states:

  • South Carolina:
Beginning in 2013, the South Carolina Director of Insurance will receive an annual salary of $130,000.[2] This is a 15.6% increase from 2012, when the director was paid $112,407 according to the Council of State Governments.[3]
  • North Carolina:
Beginning in the 2012-2013 fiscal year, ten state executive officials - Lieutenant Governor,

Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Agriculture Commissioner, Insurance Commissioner, Natural Resources Secretary, and Labor Commissioner - are paid 1.2% more than the previous year, bringing their annual salaries up to $124,676, with the exception of the Energy and Natural Resources Secretary, whose salary has increased to $128,000.[4]. The changes are due to the North Carolina General Assembly's passage of House Bill 950 in July 2012. Republican state legislators changed state law to allow the governor to set cabinet member salaries.

Explaining the raises, McCrory said, "I'm trying to make it at least where they can afford to live while running multi-billion departments."[5]
The full chart of constitutional officer salaries is listed below:

Note: The highlighted cells in the table below indicate salary increases from 2012 and salary decreases from 2012. N/A indicates a position that does not exist or information was not available.

Legend
Increase of 0-4.99% in salary from 2010 
Increase of 5% or more in salary from 2010 
Decrease in salary from 2010 
Position does not exist as part of the state executive branch 
Compensation of constitutional state executive officers, 2013
State Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General Secretary of State
Alabama $0¹ $134,592 $160,003 $85,248
Alaska $145,000 $115,000 $135,000 N/A
Arizona $95,000 N/A $90,000 $70,000
Arkansas $86,890 $41,896 $72,408 $54,305
California $173,987 $130,490 $151,127 $130,490
Colorado $90,000 $68,500 $80,000 $68,500
Connecticut $150,000 $110,000 $110,000 $110,000
Delaware $171,000 $78,553 $145,207 $127,590
Florida $130,273 $124,851 $128,972 $140,000
Georgia $139,339 $91,609 $137,791 $123,636
Hawaii $117,312 $114,420 $114,420 N/A
Idaho $117,000 $35,100 $105,300 $99,450
Illinois $177,412 $135,669 $156,541 $156,541
Indiana $111,688 $85,881 $89,722 $74,580
Iowa $130,000 $103,212 $123,669 $103,212
Kansas $99,636 $54,000 $98,901 $86,003
Kentucky $153,970 $115,593 $115,593 $115,593
Louisiana $130,000 $115,000 $115,000 $115,000
Maine $70,000 N/A $92,248 $69,264
Maryland $150,000 $125,000 $125,000 $87,500
Massachusetts $138,832 $124,295 $133,644 $130,262
Michigan $159,300 $111,510 $112,410 $112,410
Minnesota $120,303 $78,197 $114,288 $90,227
Mississippi $122,160 $60,000 $108,960 $90,000
Missouri $133,821 $86,484 $116,437 $107,746
Montana $108,167 $86,362 $104,077 $86,018
Nebraska $105,000 $75,000 $95,000 $85,000
Nevada $149,573 $63,648 $141,086 $102,898
New Hampshire $113,834 N/A $110,114 $104,364
New Jersey $175,000 $141,000 $141,000 N/A
New Mexico $110,000 $85,000 $95,000 $85,000
New York $179,000 $151,500 $151,500 $120,800
North Carolina $141,265 $124,676 $124,676 $124,676
North Dakota $116,999 $90,828 $138,159 $93,071
Ohio $148,886 $78,041 $109,986 $109,554
Oklahoma $147,000 $114,713 $132,850 $90,000
Oregon $93,600 N/A $77,200 $72,000
Pennsylvania $187,256 $157,293 $155,797 $134,824
Rhode Island $129,210 $108,808 $115,610 $108,808
South Carolina $106,078 $46,545 $92,007 $92,007
South Dakota $100,972 $61,800 $100,876 $80,714
Tennessee $178,356 N/A $173,352 $187,452
Texas $150,000 $7,200 $150,000 $125,880
Utah $109,470 $104,000 $98,509 N/A
Vermont $142,542 $60,507 $113,901 $95,139
Virginia $175,000 $36,321 $150,000 $152,793
Washington $166,891 $93,948 $151,718 $116,950
West Virginia $150,000 N/A $95,000 $95,000
Wisconsin $144,423 $76,261 $140,147 $68,556
Wyoming $105,000 N/A $143,328 $92,000

¹The Governor of Alabama did not accept a salary because the state did not reach full employment (5.2 percent unemployment).

Changes from 2010

Only six states saw no salary changes from 2010 to 2012: Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Wyoming. 25 states saw decreases in salary in at least one position. Of those, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Washington saw only salary decreases with no position getting a pay increase. The rest had increases of some kind in at least one position.

Average salaries by region

The chart below displays an overview of the average salary of each type of state executive officer by region. The regions are: East[6], Midwest[7], South[8], and West[9]. Executive officers are best paid in the eastern U.S., with a mean wage of $118,350 across all offices. A change from 2010, western states now feature the lowest average state executive wage, at $111,295. This is about 13% lower than their eastern counterparts, who have the highest average state executive wages. The south has both some of the best and worst paid state executives in the nation; for example, Tennessee and Louisiana have the #1 and #10 highest salary levels in the country, while South Carolina and Arkansas stand at #41 and #43, respectively.

Average state executive compensation by region
Region Governor Lt. Governor Attorney General Secretary of State Treasurer Comptroller Auditor
East $145,788 $116,977 $125,775 $107,969 $115,584 $128,833 $120,756
Midwest $127,378 $91,049 $114,721 $96,597 $100,473 $135,669 $107,773
South $136,871 $84,441 $123,918 $112,449 $113,162 $141,629 $112,949
West $120,829 $88,530 $112,832 $91,171 $96,934 $113,518 $116,120
National $132,573 $93,892 $119,421 $103,059 $106,684 $127,375 $113,550
Average state executive compensation by region (continued)
Region Agri. Comm. Labor Comm. Insurance Comm. Superintendent of Schools Nat. Resources Comm. Public Services Comm. All offices
East $118,534 $122,056 $122,802 $156,442 $127,188 $127,800 $126,183
Midwest $110,844 $107,567 $107,520 $145,102 $117,843 $107,879 $111,440
South $112,083 $119,854 $120,407 $191,650 $122,947 $124,040 $123,936
West $118,654 $113,502 $113,123 $125,777 $119,424 $109,803 $111,295
National $114,938 $115,861 $116,205 $156,537 $121,546 $117,770 $118,350

Salaries of constitutional state executive officers

The below chart displays the salaries of the four state executive offices most commonly established in a state's constitution: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and secretary of state. Offices that may not exist in a given state are marked "N/A." In nearly all states, the compensation of these offices is established either in the state constitution or by statute.

The top five salaries for each constitutional officer are:

The bottom five salaries for each constitutional officer are:

The full chart of constitutional officer salaries is listed below:

Note: The highlighted cells in the table below indicate salary increases from 2011 and salary decreases from 2011. N/A indicates a position that does not exist or information was not available.

Legend
Increase of 0-4.99% in salary from 2010 
Increase of 5% or more in salary from 2010 
Decrease in salary from 2010 
Position does not exist as part of the state executive branch 
Compensation of constitutional state executive officers, 2012
State Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General Secretary of State
Alabama $120,936¹ $134,592 $160,002 $85,248
Alaska $145,000 $115,000 $135,000 N/A
Arizona $95,000 N/A $90,000 $70,000
Arkansas $86,890 $41,896 $72,408 $54,305
California $173,987 $130,490 $151,127 $130,490
Colorado $90,000 $68,500 $80,000 $68,500
Connecticut $150,000 $110,000 $110,000 $110,000
Delaware $171,000 $77,775 $143,769 $126,327
Florida $130,273 $124,851 $128,972 $140,000
Georgia $139,339 $91,609 $137,791 $123,636
Hawaii $117,312 $114,420 $114,420 N/A
Idaho $115,348 $30,400 $103,984 $93,756
Illinois $177,412 $135,669 $156,541 $156,541
Indiana $107,881 $84,031 $87,790 $72,974
Iowa $130,000 $103,212 $123,669 $103,212
Kansas $99,636 $54,000 $98,901 $86,003
Kentucky $151,643 $113,615 $113,615 $113,615
Louisiana $130,000 $115,000 $115,000 $115,000
Maine $70,000 N/A $92,248 $69,264
Maryland $150,000 $125,000 $125,000 $87,500
Massachusetts $140,535 $124,920 $133,644 $130,916
Michigan $177,000 $123,900 $124,900 $124,900
Minnesota $120,303 $78,197 $114,288 $90,227
Mississippi $122,160 $61,714 $108,960 $90,000
Missouri $133,821 $86,484 $116,437 $107,746
Montana $108,167 $86,362 $99,712 $86,018
Nebraska $105,000 $75,000 $95,000 $85,000
Nevada $141,000 $60,000 $133,000 $97,000
New Hampshire $113,834 N/A $110,114 $104,364
New Jersey $175,000 $141,000 $141,000 N/A
New Mexico $110,000 $85,000 $95,000 $85,000
New York $179,000 $151,500 $151,500 $120,800
North Carolina $139,590 $123,198 $123,198 $123,198
North Dakota $110,283 $85,614 $113,266 $87,728
Ohio $148,886 $78,041 $109,986 $109,554
Oklahoma $147,000 $114,713 $132,850 $90,000
Oregon $93,600 N/A $77,200 $72,000
Pennsylvania $183,255 $153,907 $152,443 $131,992
Rhode Island $129,210 $108,808 $115,610 $108,808
South Carolina $106,078 $46,545 $92,007 $92,007
South Dakota $98,031 $120,000 $97,928 $78,363
Tennessee $170,340 N/A $167,976 $182,800
Texas $150,000 $7,200 $150,000 $125,880
Utah $109,470 $104,000 $98,509 N/A
Vermont $142,542 $60,507 $108,202 $90,376
Virginia $175,000 $36,321 $150,000 $152,793
Washington $166,891 $91,129 $151,718 $116,950
West Virginia $150,000 N/A $95,000 $95,000
Wisconsin $144,423 $76,261 $140,147 $68,556
Wyoming $105,000 N/A $137,150 $92,000

¹The Governor of Alabama did not accept a salary because the state did not achieve full employment (5.2 percent unemployment).

Salaries of other state executive officers

The salaries of other state executive offices are displayed below. The offices include: treasurer, controller/comptroller, auditor, agriculture commissioner, labor commissioner, insurance commissioner, superintendent of schools, natural resources commissioner, and public services commission. Offices that may not exist in a given state are marked "N/A."

Most of these offices are established by state law, not the constitution, are appointive, and are officially non-partisan. There are, however, a number of exceptions to this rule. For instance, the Florida Chief Financial Officer, the state's equivalent of treasurer and controller, is an elected member of the governor's cabinet.

The top five salaries for each office are:

The full chart is displayed below:

Legend
Increase of 0-4.99% in salary from 2010 
Increase of 5% or more in salary from 2010 
Decrease in salary from 2010 
Position does not exist as part of the state executive branch 
Compensation of down ballot/appointed officers, 2012
State Treasurer Comptroller Auditor Agriculture Commissioner Labor Commissioner
Alabama $85,248 N/A $85,248 $84,655 $91,014
Alaska $119,328 $124,128 N/A $115,320 $135,000
Arizona $70,000 N/A N/A $102,260 $126,069
Arkansas $54,305 N/A $54,305 $104,840 $117,308
California $139,189 $139,189 $175,000 $175,000 $175,000
Colorado $68,500 N/A N/A $146,040 $146,040
Connecticut $110,000 $110,000 N/A $118,000 $130,000
Delaware $112,250 N/A $107,457 $117,861 $117,861
Florida $128,972 N/A N/A $128,972 $133,350
Georgia $115,781 N/A $152,160 $121,556 $121,570
Hawaii $108,972 N/A $129,024 $103,512 $103,512
Idaho $93,756 $93,756 N/A $106,620 $111,945
Illinois $135,669 $135,669 $149,005 $133,273 $124,090
Indiana $72,974 N/A $72,974 $99,001 $99,180
Iowa $103,212 N/A $103,212 $103,212 $112,070
Kansas $86,003 N/A N/A $110,000 $102,000
Kentucky $113,615 N/A $113,615 $113,615 $137,865
Louisiana $115,000 N/A N/A $115,000 $137,000
Maine $69,264 N/A $96,782 $102,689 $102,689
Maryland $125,000 $125,000 N/A $130,050 $158,974
Massachusetts $130,916 N/A $137,425 $123,600 $90,000
Michigan $174,204 N/A $157,202 $140,000 $150,000
Minnesota 108,388 N/A $102,257 $108,388 $108,388
Mississippi $85,500 N/A $85,500 $85,500 $122,000
Missouri $107,746 N/A $107,746 $120,000 $120,000
Montana $96,967 N/A $86,018 $96,972 $96,967
Nebraska $85,000 N/A $86,018 $103,501 $127,500
Nevada $97,000 $97,000 N/A $107,465 $88,799
New Hampshire $104,364 N/A N/A $93,812 $104,364
New Jersey $141,000 N/A N/A $141,000 $141,000
New Mexico $85,000 N/A $85,000 $125,000 $95,000
New York $127,000 $151,500 N/A $120,800 $127,000
North Carolina $123,198 N/A $123,198 $123,198 $123,198
North Dakota $82,849 N/A $87,728 $90,122 $84,000
Ohio $109,986 N/A $109,985 $121,784 $90,397
Oklahoma $114,713 N/A $114,713 $87,005 $105,053
Oregon $72,000 N/A $140,964 $136,320 $72,000
Pennsylvania $152,443 N/A $152,443 $131,992 $146,579
Rhode Island $108,808 N/A $140,050 $108,460 $130,152
South Carolina $92,007 $92,007 N/A $92,007 $116,797
South Dakota $78,363 N/A $98,345 $90,000 $100,000
Tennessee $182,880 $182,880 N/A $152,400 $152,400
Texas $126,214 $150,000 $198,000 $137,500 $140,000
Utah $104,000 N/A $104,000 $101,608 $101,608
Vermont $90,376 N/A $90,376 $115,606 $93,995
Virginia $157,249 N/A N/A $120,000 $110,250
Washington $113,436 N/A $116,950 $118,800 $135,144
West Virginia $95,000 N/A $95,000 $95,000 $70,000
Wisconsin $68,556 N/A $111,000 $120,000 $85,608
Wyoming $92,000 N/A $92,000 $107,588 $88,439
Compensation of down ballot/appointed officers, 2012 (continued)
State Insurance Commissioner Superintendent of Schools Nat. Resource Commissioner Public Utilities Commissioner
Alabama $91,014 $190,000 $141,000 $103,490
Alaska $124,128 $135,000 $135,000 $107,280
Arizona $115,650 $85,000 $131,500 $133,574
Arkansas $120,258 $224,400 $103,611 $116,501
California $139,189 $151,127 $175,000 $138,528
Colorado $120,000 $225,000 $146,040 $114,948
Connecticut $143,000 $185,000 $134,093 $137,686
Delaware $107,457 $158,599 $126,327 $105,570
Florida $133,158 $275,000 $140,000 $125,000
Georgia $120,394 $123,270 $141,103 $116,452
Hawaii $95,232 $142,500 $103,512 $90,060
Idaho $97,323 $93,756 $112,798 $92,167
Illinois $135,081 $189,996 $133,273 $100,860
Indiana $92,500 $87,790 $105,000 $109,262
Iowa $106,623 $140,000 $128,890 $125,008
Kansas $86,003 $170,000 $111,490 $99,292
Kentucky $100,217 $225,000 $95,445 $127,260
Louisiana $115,000 $275,000 $129,210 $130,000
Maine $88,545 $102,689 $102,689 $117,104
Maryland $166,082 $195,000 $148,778 $150,000
Massachusetts $123,600 $154,500 $150,000 $133,900
Michigan $115,000 $183,945 $140,000 $113,612
Minnesota $97,217 $108,388 $108,388 $88,448
Mississippi $85,500 $276,000³ $120,386 $141,505
Missouri $120,000 $185,400 $120,000 $88,267
Montana $86,018 $104,635 $96,967 $94,531
Nebraska $111,650 $207,500 $109,502 $120,164
Nevada $117,030 $113,295 $127,721 $112,275
New Hampshire $104,364 $112,861 $98,691 $110,036
New Jersey $130,000 $141,000 $125,000 $141,000
New Mexico $100,000 $125,000 $95,986 $90,000
New York $127,000 $212,500 $136,000 $127,000
North Carolina $123,198 $123,198 $120,363 $137,203
North Dakota $87,727 $99,876 $107,328 $90,120
Ohio $150,405 $185,016 $127,400 $124,509
Oklahoma $126,713 $124,373 $86,310 $107,669¹
Oregon $150,252 $72,000 136,320 N/A ²
Pennsylvania $131,922 $142,310 $139,250 $141,750
Rhode Island $101,598 $203,000 $108,460 $125,071
South Carolina $112,407 $92,007 $121,380 $160,272
South Dakota $83,015 $103,500 $100,000 $91,390
Tennessee $152,400 $203,208 $152,400 $152,400
Texas $163,800 $186,300 $145,200 $120,000
Utah $107,266 $177,819 $126,214 $104,395
Vermont $127,254 $113,402 $115,606 $116,688
Virginia $149,547 $175,467 $152,793 $144,587¹
Washington $116,950 $117,972 $121,618 $124,164
West Virginia $92,500 $165,000 $75,000 $90,000
Wisconsin $117,500 $120,111 $125,000 $124,000
Wyoming $101,567 $92,000 $43,842 $115,712

¹The Council of State Governments used average salaries among all commissioners for public utilities commissioners in Oklahoma and Virginia.
²The 2012 Book of the States had no information on the Oregon Public Utilities Commission.
³Tom Burnham retired in July 2012 and the interim superintendent's salary was set by the Mississippi Board of Education.

Average salaries by region

The chart below displays an overview of the average salary of each type of state executive officer by region. The regions are: East[6], Midwest[7], South[8], and West[9]. Executive officers are best paid in the eastern U.S., with a mean wage of $117,633 across all offices. Midwestern states feature the lowest average state executive wage, at $110,437, about 12% lower than their eastern counterparts. The south has both some of the best and worst paid state executives in the nation; for example, Tennessee and Louisiana have the #2 and #3 highest salary levels in the country, while West Virginia and Arkansas stand at #41 and #45, respectively.

Average state executive compensation by region, 2010
Region Governor Lt. Governor Attorney General Secretary of State Treasurer Comptroller Auditor
East $144,058 $114,824 $123,643 $107,371 $114,958 $128,833 $128,274
Midwest $128,840 $91,758 $111,666 $95,570 $98,621 $135,700 $106,474
South $135,982 $83,501 $124,338 $110,844 $114,681 $140,669 $112,371
West $118,705 $86,617 $112,508 $90,483 $97,553 $111,235 $114,648
National $131,695 $92,894 $118,322 $102,010 $106,756 $126,286 $113,979
Average state executive compensation by region, 2010 (continued)
Region Agri. Comm. Labor Comm. Insurance Comm. Superintendent of Schools Nat. Resources Comm. Public Services Comm. All offices
East $118,790 $122,712 $116,915 $151,315 $126,111 $123,141 $124,578
Midwest $109,485 $108,759 $104,444 $144,572 $117,198 $105,201 $110,437
South $111,537 $118,684 $118,626 $194,880 $117,205 $121,488 $123,041
West $120,726 $114,622 $112,369 $130,358 $121,682 $111,080 $111,731
National $115,070 $116,215 $113,503 $157,452 $120,327 $115,563 $117,633


Salaries of constitutional state executive officers

The below chart displays the salaries of the four state executive offices most commonly established in a state's constitution: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and secretary of state. Offices that may not exist in a given state are marked "N/A." In nearly all states, the compensation of these offices is established either in the state constitution or by statute.

In 2010, the top five salaries for each constitutional officer were:

The full chart of constitutional officer salaries is listed below:

Compensation of constitutional state executive officers, 2010
State Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General Secretary of State
Alabama $112,895 $73,488 $168,003 $79,580
Alaska $125,000 $100,000 $135,000 N/A
Arizona $95,000 N/A $90,000 $70,000
Arkansas $87,352 $42,219 $172,794 $54,594
California $173,987 $130,490 $151,127 $130,490
Colorado $90,000 $68,500 $80,000 $68,500
Connecticut $150,000 $110,000 $110,000 $110,000
Delaware $171,000 $74,345 $137,425 $120,755
Florida $130,273 $124,851 $128,972 $120,000
Georgia $139,339 $91,609 $137,791 $123,636
Hawaii $117,312 $114,420 $114,420 N/A
Idaho $115,348 $30,400 $103,984 $93,756
Illinois $177,500 $135,700 $156,600 $156,600
Indiana $95,000 $79,192 $82,734 $68,772
Iowa $130,000 $103,212 $123,669 $103,212
Kansas $110,707 $100,000 $98,901 $86,003
Kentucky $145,885 $108,720 $108,720 $108,720
Louisiana $130,000 $115,000 $115,000 $115,000
Maine $70,000 N/A $92,248 $83,844
Maryland $150,000 $125,000 $125,000 $87,500
Massachusetts $140,535 $124,920 $133,644 $130,916
Michigan $177,000 $123,900 $124,900 $124,900
Minnesota $120,303 $78,197 $114,288 $90,227
Mississippi $122,160 $61,714 $108,960 $90,000
Missouri $133,821 $86,484 $116,437 $107,746
Montana $100,121 $79,007 $89,602 $79,129
Nebraska $105,000 $75,000 $95,000 $85,000
Nevada $141,000 $60,000 $133,000 $97,000
New Hampshire $113,834 N/A $110,114 $104,364
New Jersey $175,000 $141,000 $141,000 N/A
New Mexico $110,000 $85,000 $95,000 $85,000
New York $179,000 $151,500 $151,500 $120,800
North Carolina $139,590 $123,198 $123,198 $123,198
North Dakota $105,036 $81,540 $91,716 $83,556
Ohio $144,269 $142,501 $109,554 $109,554
Oklahoma $147,700 $114,713 $132,850 $94,500
Oregon $93,600 N/A $77,200 $72,000
Pennsylvania $174,914 $146,926 $145,529 $125,939
Rhode Island $117,817 $99,214 $105,416 $99,214
South Carolina $106,078 $100,000 $92,007 $92,007
South Dakota $112,895 $112,895 $168,003 $79,580
Tennessee $170,340 N/A $165,336 $180,000
Texas $150,000 $7,200 $150,000 $125,880
Utah $109,900 $104,405 $104,405 N/A
Vermont $142,542 $60,507 $108,202 $90,376
Virginia $175,000 $36,321 $150,000 $152,793
Washington $166,891 $93,948 $151,718 $116,950
West Virginia $150,000 N/A $95,000 $95,000
Wisconsin $137,092 $72,394 $133,033 $65,079
Wyoming $105,000 N/A $137,150 $92,000

Salaries of other state executive officers

The salaries of other state executive offices are displayed below. The offices include: treasurer, controller/comptroller, auditor, agriculture commissioner, labor commissioner, insurance commissioner, superintendent of schools, natural resources commissioner, and public services commission. Offices that may not exist in a given state are marked "N/A."

Most of these offices are established by state law, not the constitution, are appointive, and are officially non-partisan. There are, however, a number of exceptions to this rule. For instance, the Florida Chief Financial Officer, the state's equivalent of treasurer and controller, is an elected member of the governor's cabinet.

In 2010, the top five salaries for each office are:

The full chart is displayed below:

Compensation of down ballot/appointed officers, 2010
State Treasurer Comptroller Auditor Agriculture Commissioner Labor Commissioner
Alabama $79,580 N/A $79,580 $79,026 $91,013
Alaska $123,456 $114,996 N/A $103,116 $135,000
Arizona $70,000 N/A N/A $102,260 $126,069
Arkansas $54,594 N/A $54,594 $102,784 $115,007
California $139,189 $139,189 $175,000 $175,000 $175,000
Colorado $68,500 N/A N/A $146,040 $146,040
Connecticut $110,000 $110,000 N/A $120,200 $132,613
Delaware $107,300 N/A $102,715 $112,660 $112,660
Florida $128,972 N/A N/A $128,972 $120,000
Georgia $130,927 N/A $152,160 $121,556 $121,570
Hawaii $108,972 N/A $120,444 $103,512 $103,512
Idaho $93,756 $93,756 N/A $106,620 $111,945
Illinois $130,800 $135,700 $139,800 $133,300 $124,100
Indiana $68,772 N/A $68,772 $99,001 $99,180
Iowa $103,212 N/A $103,212 $103,212 $112,069
Kansas $82,563 N/A N/A $100,000 $107,990
Kentucky $108,720 N/A $108,720 $108,720 $137,865
Louisiana $115,000 N/A N/A $115,000 $137,000
Maine $83,844 N/A $96,782 $102,689 $102,689
Maryland $125,000 $125,000 N/A $130,050 $143,270
Massachusetts $130,916 N/A $138,117 $120,000 $125,000
Michigan $174,204 N/A $152,274 $135,000 $140,000
Minnesota $108,388 N/A $102,257 $108,388 $108,388
Mississippi $90,000 N/A $90,000 $90,000 122,000
Missouri $107,746 N/A $107,744 $120,000 $120,000
Montana 96,967 N/A $82,420 $96,972 $96,967
Nebraska $85,000 N/A $85,000 $102,278 $118,000
Nevada $97,000 $97,000 N/A $107,465 $88,799
New Hampshire $104,364 N/A N/A $93,812 $104,364
New Jersey $141,000 N/A N/A $141,000 $141,000
New Mexico $85,000 N/A $85,000 $160,064 $105,000
New York $127,000 $151,500 N/A $120,800 $127,000
North Carolina $123,198 N/A $123,198 $123,198 $123,198
North Dakota $78,900 N/A $83,556 $85,836 $79,596
Ohio $109,554 N/A $109,554 $111,072 $87,547
Oklahoma $114,713 N/A $114,713 $87,005 $105,053
Oregon $72,000 N/A $140,964 $136,320 $72,000
Pennsylvania $145,529 N/A $145,529 $125,939 $139,931
Rhode Island $99,214 N/A $196,124 $103,514 $127,440
South Carolina $92,007 $92,007 N/A $92,007 $116,797
South Dakota $78,363 N/A $98,345 $103,000 $113,448
Tennessee $180,000 $180,000 N/A $135,000 $135,000
Texas $150,000 $150,000 $198,000 $137,500 $140,000
Utah $104,405 N/A $104,405 $101,999 $101,999
Vermont $90,376 N/A $90,376 $109,387 $93,870
Virginia $149,761 N/A N/A $137,280 $125,759
Washington $116,950 N/A $116,950 $122,478 $139,320
West Virginia $95,000 N/A $95,000 $95,000 $70,000
Wisconsin $65,079 N/A $121,973 $123,248 $106,031
Wyoming $92,000 N/A $92,000 $107,588 $88,439
Compensation of down ballot/appointed officers, 2010 (continued)
State Insurance Commissioner Superintendent of Schools Nat. Resource Commissioner Public Utilities Commissioner
Alabama $103,810 $197,965 $91,013 $96,609
Alaska $114,996 $135,000 $135,000 $100,116
Arizona $115,650 $85,000 $131,500 $130,000
Arkansas $117,899 $219,999 $101,579 $111,482
California $139,189 $151,127 $175,000 $137,100
Colorado $110,388 $223,860 $146,040 $114,948
Connecticut $143,222 $180,353 $138,123 $137,686
Delaware $102,715 $151,565 $120,755 $90,920
Florida $133,158 $275,000 $123,295 $125,000
Georgia $120,394 $123,269 $141,103 $116,452
Hawaii $100,248 $150,000 $103,512 $90,060
Idaho $97,323 $93,756 $112,798 $92,167
Illinois $135,100 $189,996 $133,300 $110,772
Indiana $90,500 $82,734 $105,000 $109,262
Iowa $104,533 $148,526 $106,090 $125,008
Kansas $86,003 $160,000 $111,490 $91,416
Kentucky $99,225 $225,000 $95,445 $127,260
Louisiana $115,000 $341,458 $129,210 $130,000
Maine $96,553 $102,689 $89,523 $117,104
Maryland $156,060 $195,000 $148,778 $150,000
Massachusetts $94,548 $154,500 $150,000 $115,968
Michigan $112,199 $183,945 $140,000 $113,612
Minnesota $97,217 $108,388 $108,388 $88,448
Mississippi $90,000 $307,125 $120,386 $141,505
Missouri $103,860 $185,400 $120,000 $88,267
Montana $79,134 $104,635 $96,967 $88,528
Nebraska $110,228 $207,500 $107,532 $118,387
Nevada $117,030 $113,295 $127,721 $112,275
New Hampshire $104,364 $112,861 $98,691 $110,036
New Jersey $130,000 $141,000 $123,600 $141,000
New Mexico $110,388 $173,859 $133,280 $90,000
New York $127,000 $170,165 $136,000 $127,000
North Carolina $123,198 $123,198 $120,363 $123,936
North Dakota $83,544 $95,112 $102,216 $85,824
Ohio $128,564 $194,501 $128,003 $109,595
Oklahoma $126,713 $124,373 $86,310 $109,169
Oregon $150,252 $72,000 $127,884 $143,136
Pennsylvania $125,939 $139,931 $132,934 $135,434
Rhode Island $109,613 $203,000 $130,152 $112,716
South Carolina $112,407 $92,007 $121,380 $160,272
South Dakota $83,015 $110,000 $116,531 $91,390
Tennessee $135,000 $180,000 $135,000 $150,000
Texas $163,800 $186,300 $145,200 $115,500
Utah $107,678 $178,503 $126,700 $101,999
Vermont $96,054 $113,402 $104,499 $116,688
Virginia $142,425 $167,111 $152,793 $136,875
Washington $116,950 $121,618 $121,618 $128,000
West Virginia $92,500 $175,000 $75,000 $90,000
Wisconsin $117,980 $109,587 $130,623 $113,502
Wyoming $101,567 $92,000 $43,842 $115,712

See also

External links

References

  1. Council of State Governments, "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries," June 25, 2013
  2. The Nerve Center, "S.C. Salary Panel Approves Salaries for New Insurance Director, Winthrop University President," accessed February 27, 2013
  3. The Council of State Governments,"The Book of States 2012 Table 4.11," accessed February 27, 2013
  4. The Times News, "Some of McCrory's cabinet members get salary bump," January 11, 2013
  5. The Times News, "Some of McCrory's cabinet members get salary bump," January 11, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
  7. 7.0 7.1 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
  8. 8.0 8.1 Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
  9. 9.0 9.1 Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming