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.


Andrew Harnik/APGovernor Kay Ivey.

Governor: Kay Ivey (Republican)

Salary: $US120,395


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

Governor: Mike Dunleavy (Republican)



Ross D. Franklin/APGovernor Doug Ducey.

Governor: Doug Ducey (Republican)

Salary: $US95,000


C-SpanGovernor Asa Hutchinson.

Governor: Asa Hutchinson (Republican)

Salary: $US143,820


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

Governor: Gavin Newsom (Democrat)

Salary: $US195,803


Associated Press/David ZalubowskiGovernor Jared Polis in Denver.

Governor: Jared Polis (Democrat)

Salary: $US90,000


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

Governor: Ned Lamont (Democrat)

Salary: $US150,000


Susan Walsh/APGovernor John Carney.

Governor: John Carney (Democrat)

Salary: $US171,000


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


Kevin Cox/Getty ImagesGovernor Brian Kemp speaking.

Governor: Brian Kemp (Republican)



Cathy Bussewitz/APGovernor David Ige.

Governor: David Ige (Democrat)

Salary: $US155,592


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

Governor: Brad Little (Republican)

Salary: $US124,436


Governor: J.B. Pritzker (Democrat)

Salary: $US177,412


Darron Cummings/APGovernor Eric Holcomb.

Governor: Eric Holcomb (Republican)

Salary: $US121,233


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

Governor: Kim Reynolds (Republican)

Salary: $US130,000


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

Governor: Laura Kelly (Democrat)

Salary: $US99,636


APGovernor Matt Bevin.

Governor: Matt Bevin (Republican)

Salary: $US145,992


Associated Press/Molly RileyLouisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.

Governor: John Bel Edwards (Democrat)

Salary: $US130,000


AP Photo:Elise AmendolaJanet Mills celebrates her election win.

Governor: Janet Mills (Democrat)

Salary: $US70,000


Patrick Semansky/APMaryland Governor Larry Hogan.

Governor: Larry Hogan (Republican)

Salary: $US170,000


Scott Eisen/Getty ImagesMassachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Governor: Charlie Baker (Republican)

Salary: $US151,800


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

Governor: Gretchen Whitmer (Democrat)

Salary: $US159,300


Governor: Tim Walz (Democrat)

Salary: $US127,629


Washington Post LiveMississippi Governor Phil Bryant.

Governor: Phil Bryant (Republican)

Salary: $US122,160


Governor: Mike Parson (Republican)

Salary: $US133,821


Matt Volz/APGovernor Steve Bullock.

Governor: Steve Bullock (Democrat)

Salary: $US115,505


Alex Brandon/APNebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.

Governor: Pete Ricketts (Republican)

Salary: $US105,000


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


AP Photo/Paul Vernon, FileOhio Governor Mike DeWine.

Governor: Mike DeWine (Republican)

Salary: $US148,886


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

Governor: Kevin Stitt (Republican)

Salary: $US147,000


Rich Pedroncelli/APGovernor Kate Brown.

Governor: Kate Brown (Democrat)

Salary: $US98,600


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


Mark Humphrey/APGovernor Bill Lee.

Governor: Bill Lee (Republican)

Salary: $US119,116


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

Governor: Greg Abbott (Republican)

Salary: $US153,750


Rick Bowmer/APGovernor Gary R. Herbert.

Governor: Gary R. Herbert (Republican)

Salary: $US150,000


Alison Redlich/APGovernor Phil Scott

Governor: Phil Scott (Republican)

Salary: $US166,046


APGovernor Ralph Northam.

Governor: Ralph Northam (Democrat)

Salary: $US175,000


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


Scott Olson/Getty ImagesTony Evers.

Governor: Tony Evers (Democrat)

Salary: $US146,786


Mr. Satterly/Wikimedia CommonsGovernor Mark Gordon.

Governor: Mark Gordon (Republican)

Salary: $US105,000

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