What the Governor Gets Paid in Every State

The big boss must be pulling in the big bucks, right? Not necessarily, especially compared with what he or she could make as a CEO.

Maine: $70,000

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Governor: Paul LePage

Age: 69

Party: Republican

Served since: 2011

State population (U.S. Census Bureau estimate for 2016): 1,331,479

Gov. LePage comes from hardscrabble stock: One of 18 children, he ran away at 11 and supported himself for two years as a shoeshine boy. In 2016, his wife, Ann, took a summer waitressing job to save up for a new car.


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