Here's the salary of every governor in the United States


Though the United States’ governors all share the same title, the nation’s 50 state leaders do not share the same salary.

Using the most recent data from The Council of State Governments (CSG), we compared the salaries of the current governors roster to see how much each makes. Most governors are paid at least $US100,000, but leaders of eight states receive a five-figure salary. The annual earnings range from $US70,000 to $US179,000.

While the pay pales in comparison to that of some CEOs and execs, staying at the Governor’s Mansion can be a great stepping stone in a political career. Of the 44 men who have been president of the United States, 17 previously served as governor. The most recent to do so was George W. Bush, who was working out of the capitol building in Austin, Texas when he was elected president.

Read more: 17 financial perks of being the president of the United States

Of the current slate of governors, 25 are Republicans and 23 are Democrats. Prior to the midterm elections last year, 33 were Republicans, 16 were Democrats, and one was an Independent. In total, the Democrats flipped seven gubernatorial races.

In the past, several governors have refused, reduced, or otherwise donated their earnings. Among them are current governors Andrew Cuomo and Gina Raimondo, who gave themselves five per cent pay cuts.

Read on for each governor’s salary, listed in alphabetical order by state, along with their party affiliation.


Alabama

Andrew Harnik/APGovernor Kay Ivey.

Governor: Kay Ivey (Republican)

Salary: $US120,395


Alaska

Becky Bohrer/APGovernor Mike Dunleavy at a news conference in Juneau, Alaska.

Governor: Mike Dunleavy (Republican)

Salary:$US145,000


Arizona

Ross D. Franklin/APGovernor Doug Ducey.

Governor: Doug Ducey (Republican)

Salary: $US95,000


Arkansas

C-SpanGovernor Asa Hutchinson.

Governor: Asa Hutchinson (Republican)

Salary: $US143,820


California

Associated PressGovernor Gavin Newsom answers questions at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, California.

Governor: Gavin Newsom (Democrat)

Salary: $US195,803


Colorado

Associated Press/David ZalubowskiGovernor Jared Polis in Denver.

Governor: Jared Polis (Democrat)

Salary: $US90,000


Connecticut

Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesNed Lamont speaking in Hartford, Connecticut in 2006.

Governor: Ned Lamont (Democrat)

Salary: $US150,000


Delaware

Susan Walsh/APGovernor John Carney.

Governor: John Carney (Democrat)

Salary: $US171,000


Florida

Butch Dill/APPresident Donald Trump stands behind Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis at a rally on November 3.

Governor: Ron DeSantis (Republican)

Salary: $US130,273


Georgia

Kevin Cox/Getty ImagesGovernor Brian Kemp speaking.

Governor: Brian Kemp (Republican)

Salary:$US139,339


Hawaii

Cathy Bussewitz/APGovernor David Ige.

Governor: David Ige (Democrat)

Salary: $US155,592


Idaho

Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons AttributionGovernor Brad Little on his family ranch in 2010.

Governor: Brad Little (Republican)

Salary: $US124,436


Illinois

Governor: J.B. Pritzker (Democrat)

Salary: $US177,412


Indiana

Darron Cummings/APGovernor Eric Holcomb.

Governor: Eric Holcomb (Republican)

Salary: $US121,233


Iowa

Evan Vucci/APPresident Donald Trump (left) and Governor Kim Reynolds (right).

Governor: Kim Reynolds (Republican)

Salary: $US130,000


Kansas

Screenshot/Laura Kelly for GovernorGovernor Laura Kelly during her gubernatorial campaign.

Governor: Laura Kelly (Democrat)

Salary: $US99,636


Kentucky

APGovernor Matt Bevin.

Governor: Matt Bevin (Republican)

Salary: $US145,992


Louisiana

Associated Press/Molly RileyLouisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.

Governor: John Bel Edwards (Democrat)

Salary: $US130,000


Maine

AP Photo:Elise AmendolaJanet Mills celebrates her election win.

Governor: Janet Mills (Democrat)

Salary: $US70,000


Maryland

Patrick Semansky/APMaryland Governor Larry Hogan.

Governor: Larry Hogan (Republican)

Salary: $US170,000


Massachusetts

Scott Eisen/Getty ImagesMassachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Governor: Charlie Baker (Republican)

Salary: $US151,800


Michigan

Bill Pugliano/Getty ImagesGretchen Whitmer speaking during her Gubernatorial campaign.

Governor: Gretchen Whitmer (Democrat)

Salary: $US159,300


Minnesota

Governor: Tim Walz (Democrat)

Salary: $US127,629


Mississippi

Washington Post LiveMississippi Governor Phil Bryant.

Governor: Phil Bryant (Republican)

Salary: $US122,160


Missouri

Governor: Mike Parson (Republican)

Salary: $US133,821


Montana

Matt Volz/APGovernor Steve Bullock.

Governor: Steve Bullock (Democrat)

Salary: $US115,505


Nebraska

Alex Brandon/APNebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.

Governor: Pete Ricketts (Republican)

Salary: $US105,000


Nevada

Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesGovernor Steve Sisolak.

Governor: Steve Sisolak (Democrat)

Salary: $US149,573


New Hampshire

Jim Cole/APNew Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu.

Governor: Chris Sununu (Republican)

Salary: $US127,443


New Jersey

Julio Cortez/APFormer President Barack Obama, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor candidate Sheila Oliver, and Phil Murphy during his campaign (left to right).

Governor: Phil Murphy (Democrat)

Salary: $US175,000


New Mexico

Governor: Michelle Lujan Grisham (Democrat)

Salary: $US110,000


New York

Richard Drew/APGovernor Andrew Cuomo signing New York’s $US15 minimum wage plan in 2016.

Governor: Andrew Cuomo (Democrat)

Salary: $US179,000


North Carolina

Sara D. Davis/Getty ImagesGovernor Roy Cooper.

Governor: Roy Cooper (Democrat)

Salary: $US144,349


North Dakota

Dave Kolpack/APGovernor Doug Burgum.

Governor: Doug Burgum (Republican)

Salary: $US129,096


Ohio

AP Photo/Paul Vernon, FileOhio Governor Mike DeWine.

Governor: Mike DeWine (Republican)

Salary: $US148,886


Oklahoma

The White House/Wikimeida CommonsOklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (left) seated next to Idaho Governor Brad Little (right).

Governor: Kevin Stitt (Republican)

Salary: $US147,000


Oregon

Rich Pedroncelli/APGovernor Kate Brown.

Governor: Kate Brown (Democrat)

Salary: $US98,600


Pennsylvania

AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhitePennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.

Governor: Tom Wolf (Democrat)

Salary: $US194,850


Rhode Island

APGovernor Gina Raimondo.

Governor: Gina Raimondo (Democrat)

Salary: $US139,695


South Carolina

Sean Rayford/APSouth Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

Governor: Henry McMaster (Republican)

Salary: $US106,078


South Dakota

Associated PressGovernor Kristi Noem.

Governor: Kristi Noem (Republican)

Salary: $US112,214


Tennessee

Mark Humphrey/APGovernor Bill Lee.

Governor: Bill Lee (Republican)

Salary: $US119,116


Texas

Office of Gov. Abbott via Associated PressTexas Governor Greg Abbott.

Governor: Greg Abbott (Republican)

Salary: $US153,750


Utah

Rick Bowmer/APGovernor Gary R. Herbert.

Governor: Gary R. Herbert (Republican)

Salary: $US150,000


Vermont

Alison Redlich/APGovernor Phil Scott

Governor: Phil Scott (Republican)

Salary: $US166,046


Virginia

APGovernor Ralph Northam.

Governor: Ralph Northam (Democrat)

Salary: $US175,000


Washington

Elaine Thompson/APGovernor Jay Inslee.

Governor: Jay Inslee (Democrat)

Salary: $US175,353


West Virginia

Getty ImagesGovernor Jim Justice.

Governor: Jim Justice (Republican)

Salary: $US150,000


Wisconsin

Scott Olson/Getty ImagesTony Evers.

Governor: Tony Evers (Democrat)

Salary: $US146,786


Wyoming

Mr. Satterly/Wikimedia CommonsGovernor Mark Gordon.

Governor: Mark Gordon (Republican)

Salary: $US105,000

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