How Much Is Your State’s Governor Paid?

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Governor: The boss of your state. The big shot. He or she must be pulling in the big bucks, right?

Yes and no.

Given that the governor of a state is its chief executive officer, that individual could make a lot more as a private-sector CEO — think seven or eight figures instead of five or six.

Some of the nonsalary benefits are pretty sweet, though. For example, most states provide a residence for their top dog, according to the Council of State Governments.

Where does your state’s highest-ranking official rank on the pay scale? Read on and find out. We’ve listed the states from those paying their governors the least to those with the fattest paychecks.

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