The Massachusetts State Auditor is a state executive position in the Massachusetts state government. The Auditor's office is responsible for conducting financial, performance and technical audits of state programs, departments, agencies and other uses of public money.
The current officeholder is Suzanne Bump. Bump, a Democrat, was elected in 2010.
The office of the state auditor is established by Part I, Title II, Chapter 11, Section 1 of the General Laws of Massachusetts:
| There shall be a department to be known as the department of the state auditor under his supervision and control, organized as provided in this chapter.
Massachusetts elects auditors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For Massachusetts, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all auditor election years.
Part I, Title II, Chapter 11, Section 1 sets out the compensation for the Auditor:
| The state auditor shall receive a salary of $124,920 and an additional amount to be calculated by applying the adjustment percentage most recently ascertained by the governor pursuant to Article CXVIII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution to the preceding figure...
In 2010, the Massachusetts State Auditor was paid an estimated $138,117 according to the Council of State Governments.
Office of the State Auditor, Executive Office
Boston, MA 02133