[Slideshow] Here’s the salary of every governor in the United States

United States governors' salaries range depending on the state, although they hold the same title.


According to the Council of State Governments (CSG), current annual earnings range from $70,000 to $195,000. Most governors are paid about $125,000, but five governors get a five-figure salary.

Currently, out of the 50 governors, 27 are Republicans and 23 are Democrats. While the pay might be pale in comparison with some CEOs, working as a governor can be a great stepping stone in a political career. After all, 17 of the 45 presidents of the United States were governor.

Here are the 50 governors, their salary and party affiliation, listed in alphabetical order by state.

1. Alabama


Governor: Kay Ivey (Republican)
Salary: $120,395

2. Alaska


Governor: Mike Dunleavy (Republican)
Salary: $145,000

3. Arizona

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Governor: Doug Ducey (Republican)
Salary: $95,000

4. Arkansas

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Governor: Asa Hutchinson (Republican)
Salary: $143,820

5. California

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Governor: Gavin Newsom (Democrat)
Salary: $195,803

6. Colorado


Governor: Jared Polis (Democrat)
Salary: $90,000

7. Connecticut


Governor: Ned Lamont (Democrat)
Salary: $150,000

8. Delaware


Governor: John Carney (Democrat)
Salary: $171,000

9. Florida


Governor: Ron DeSantis (Republican)
Salary: $130,273

10. Georgia


Governor: Brian Kemp (Republican)
Salary: $139,339

11. Hawaii


Governor: David Ige (Democrat)
Salary: $155,592

12. Idaho

Governor: Brad Little (Republican)
Salary: $124,436

13. Illinois


Governor: J.B. Pritzker (Democrat)
Salary: $177,412

14. Indiana

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Governor: Eric Holcomb (Republican)
Salary: $121,233

15. Iowa

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Governor: Kim Reynolds (Republican)
Salary: $130,000

16. Kansas


Governor: Laura Kelly (Democrat)
Salary: $99,636

17. Kentucky

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Governor: Matt Bevin (Republican)
Salary: $145,992

18. Louisiana

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Governor: John Bel Edwards (Democrat)
Salary: $130,000

19. Maine


Governor: Janet Mills (Democrat)
Salary: $70,000

20. Maryland


Governor: Larry Hogan (Republican)
Salary: $170,000

21. Massachusetts

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Governor: Charlie Baker (Republican)
Salary: $151,800

22. Michigan

Governor: Gretchen Whitmer (Democrat)
Salary: $159,300

23. Minnesota

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Governor: Tim Waltz (Democrat)
Salary: $127,629

24. Mississippi

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Governor: Phil Bryant (Republican)
Salary: $122,160

25. Missouri

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Governor: Mike Parson (Republican)
Salary: $133,821

26. Montana

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Governor: Steve Bullock (Democrat)
Salary: $115,505

27. Nebraska


Governor: Pete Ricketts (Republican)
Salary: $105,000

28. Nevada

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Governor: Steve Sisolak (Democrat)
Salary: $149,573

29. New Hampshire


Governor: Chris Sununu (Republican)
Salary: $127,443

30. New Jersey

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Governor: Phil Murphy (Democrat)
Salary: $175,000

31. New Mexico


Governor: Michelle Lujan Grisham (Democrat)
Salary: $110,000

32. New York


Governor: Andrew Cuomo (Democrat)
Salary: $179,000

33. North Carolina

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Governor: Roy Cooper (Democrat)
Salary: $144,349

34. North Dakota

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Governor: Doug Burgum (Republican)
Salary: $129,096

35. Ohio

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Governor: Mike DeWine (Republican)
Salary: $148,886

36. Oklahoma

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Governor: Kevin Stitt (Republican)
Salary: $147,000

37. Oregon


Governor: Kate Brown (Democrat)
Salary: $98,600

38. Pennsylvania

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Governor: Tom Wolf (Democrat)
Salary: $194,850

39. Rhode Island

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Governor: Gina Raimondo (Democrat)
Salary: $139,695

40. South Carolina

South Carolina State Government | Wikipedia

Governor: Henry McMaster (Republican)
Salary: $106,078

41. South Dakota

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Governor: Kristi Noem (Republican)
Salary: $112,214

42. Tennessee

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Governor: Bill Lee (Republican)
Salary: $119,116

43. Texas

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Governor: Greg Abbott (Republican)
Salary: $153,750

44. Utah

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Governor: Gary R. Herbert (Republican)
Salary: $150,000

45. Vermont

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Governor: Phil Scott (Republican)
Salary: $166,046

46. Virginia

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Governor: Ralph Northam (Democrat)
Salary: $175,000

47. Washington

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Governor: Jay Inslee (Democrat)
Salary: $175,353

48. West Virginia

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Governor: Jim Justice (Republican)
Salary: $150,000

49. Wisconsin

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Governor: Tony Evers (Democrat)
Salary: $146,786

50. Wyoming

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Governor: Mark Gordon (Republican)
Salary: $105,000