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

Hail to the chief of state.

Zippia analysed the salary of every governor based on information received from Ballotpedia. With this data, we can compare the 50 governors of the United States to see how much each makes.

Most governors are paid at least $US100,000, but leaders of six states receive a five-figure salary. The wages from $US70,000 to $US187,818.

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.

Of the current slate of governors, 33 are Republicans, 16 are Democrats, and one is an Independent. There will be gubernatorial elections in 36 states during 2018.

Read on for each governor’s salary, listed in alphabetical order by state:


Alabama

Governor: Kay Ivey (Republican)

Salary: $US119,950


Alaska

Governor: Bill Walker (Independent)

Salary: $US145,000


Arizona

Governor: Doug Ducey (R)

Salary: $US95,000


Arkansas

Governor: Asa Hutchinson (R)

Salary: $US86,890


California

Governor: Jerry Brown (Democrat)

Salary: $US173,987


Colorado

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Governor: John Hickenlooper (D)

Salary: $US90,000


Connecticut

Governor: Dannel Malloy (D)

Salary: $US150,000


Delaware

Governor: John Carney (D)

Salary: $US171,000


Florida

Governor: Rick Scott (R)

Salary: $US130,273


Georgia

Governor: Nathan Deal (R)

Salary: $US139,339


Hawaii

Governor: David Ige (D)

Salary: $US143,748


Idaho

Governor: Butch Otter (R)

Salary: $US119,000


Illinois

Governor: Bruce Rauner (R)

Salary: $US177,412


Indiana

Governor: Eric Holcomb (R)

Salary: $US111,688


Iowa

Governor: Kim Reynolds (R)

Salary: $US130,000


Kansas

Governor: Jeff Colyer (R)

Salary: $US99,636


Kentucky

Governor: Matt Bevin (R)

Salary: $US138,012


Louisiana

Governor: John Bel Edwards (D)

Salary: $US130,000


Maine

Governor: Paul LePage (R)

Salary: $US70,000


Maryland

Governor: Larry Hogan (R)

Salary: $US150,000


Massachusetts

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Governor: Charlie Baker (R)

Salary: $US151,800


Michigan

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Governor: Rick Snyder (R)

Salary: $US159,300


Minnesota

Governor: Mark Dayton (D)

Salary: $US119,850


Mississippi

Governor: Phil Bryant (R)

Salary: $US122,160


Missouri

Governor: Eric Greitens (R)

Salary: $US133,821


Montana

Governor: Steve Bullock (D)

Salary: $US108,167


Nebraska

Governor: Pete Ricketts (R)

Salary: $US105,000


Nevada

Governor: Brian Sandoval (R)

Salary: $US149,573


New Hampshire

Governor: Chris Sununu (R)

Salary: $US121,896


New Jersey

Governor: Phil Murphy (D)

Salary: $US175,000


New Mexico

Governor: Susana Martinez (R)

Salary: $US110,000


New York

Governor: Andrew Cuomo (D)

Salary: $US179,000


North Carolina

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Governor: Roy Cooper (D)

Salary: $US141,265


North Dakota

Governor: Doug Burgum (R)

Salary: $US121,679


Ohio

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Governor: John Kasich (R)

Salary: $US148,886


Oklahoma

Governor: Mary Fallin (R)

Salary: $US147,000


Oregon

Governor: Kate Brown (D)

Salary: $US98,600


Pennsylvania

Governor: Tom Wolf (D)

Salary: $US187,818


Rhode Island

Governor: Gina Raimondo

Salary: $US129,210


South Carolina

Governor: Henry McMaster (R)

Salary: $US106,078


South Dakota

Governor: Dennis Daugaard (R)

Salary: $US104,002


Tennessee

Governor: Bill Haslam (R)

Salary: $US181,980


Texas

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Governor: Greg Abbott (R)

Salary: $US150,000


Utah

Governor: Gary Herbert (R)

Salary: $US109,470


Vermont

Governor: Phil Scott (R)

Salary: $US145,538


Virginia

Governor: Ralph Northam (D)

Salary: $US175,000


Washington

Governor: Jay Inslee (D)

Salary: $US166,891


West Virginia

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Governor: Jim Justice (R – as of August, 2017)

Salary: $US150,000


Wisconsin

Governor: Scott Walker (R)

Salary: $US144,423


Wyoming

Governor: Matt Mead (R)

Salary: $US105,000

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