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Salary Schedules from

1987 through 2014

View the salaries of the elected officials from 1987 when the Commission first began setting the elected officials' salaries through its work in 2013.

 

 

 

Position

 

1987

 

1988

 

1989

 

1990

 

1991

 

1992

 

1993

 

1994

 

1995

 

1996

 

1997

Executive Branch

Governor

83,800

93,900

96,700

99,600

112,000

121,000

121,000

121,000

121,000

121,000

121,000

Lieutenant Governor

45,000

48,000

51,100

52,600

58,600

62,700

62,700

62,700

62,700

62,700

62,700

Secretary of State

46,300

50,200

52,600

54,200

60,100

64,300

64,300

64,300

64,300

64,300

69,000

Treasurer

54,250

62,050

65,000

67,000

74,400

79,500

79,500

79,500

84,100

84,100

84,100

Auditor

55,250

64,050

67,100

69,100

77,800

84,100

84,100

84,100

84,100

84,100

84,100

Attorney General

63,800

72,200

75,700

78,000

86,400

92,000

92,000

92,000

92,000

92,000

93,000

Insurance Com.

53,700

61,000

63,900

65,800

72,700

77,200

77,200

77,200

77,200

77,200

77,200

Supt. Public Instruction

59,950

66,600

69,800

71,900

80,500

86,600

86,600

86,600

86,600

86,600

86,600

Com. of Public Lands

59,950

66,600

69,800

71,900

80,500

86,600

86,600

86,600

86,600

86,600

86,600

Judicial Branch

Supreme Court Justice

75,900

82,700

86,700

89,300

99,900

107,200

107,200

107,200

109,880

109,880

112,078

Appeals Court Judges

72,100

78,600

82,400

84,900

95,000

101,900

101,900

101,900

104,448

104,448

106,537

Superior Court Judges

68,500

74,600

78,200

80,500

90,100

96,600

96,600

96,600

99,015

99,015

100,995

District Court Judges

62,100

71,000

74,400

76,600

85,700

91,900

91,900

91,900

94,198

94,198

96,082

Legislative Branch

Legislator

15,500

16,500

17,900

19,900

23,200

25,900

25,900

25,900

27,100

28,300

28,300

Speaker of the House

*

*

19,700

21,900

29,000

33,900

33,900

33,900

35,100

36,300

36,300

Senate Majority Leader

*

*

18,800

20,900

25,100

29,900

29,900

29,900

31,100

32,300

32,300

House Minority Leader

*

*

18,800

20,900

25,100

29,900

29,900

29,900

31,100

32,000

32,000

Senate Minority Leader

*

*

18,800

20,900

25,100

29,900

29,900

29,900

31,100

32,000

32,000

 

 

*The annual legislative stipend for leadership duties was not adopted until the 1989 salary setting session.


 

 

 

 

 


 

Position

 

1998

 

1999

 

2000

 

2001

 

2002

 

2003

 

2004

 

2005

 

2006

 

2007

 

2008

Executive Branch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor

121,000

132,000

135,960

139,087

142,286

142,286

145,132

148,035

150,995

163,618

166,891

Lieutenant Governor

62,700

69,000

71,070

72,705

74,377

74,377

75,865

77,382

78,930

92,106

93,948

Secretary of State

69,000

75,900

78,177

89,001

91,048

99,708

101,702

103,736

105,811

114,657

116,950

Treasurer

84,100

92,500

95,275

97,466

99,708

99,708

101,702

103,736

105,811

114,657

116,950

Auditor

84,100

92,500

95,275

97,466

99,708

99,708

101,702

103,736

105,811

114,657

116,950

Attorney General

93,000

120,000

123,600

126,443

129,351

129,351

131,938

134,577

137,268

148,744

151,718

Insurance Com.

77,200

86,000

88,580

90,617

92,702

99,708

101,702

103,736

105,811

114,657

116,950

Supt. Public Instruction

86,600

94,394

97,226

99,462

101,750

101,750

103,785

105,861

107,978

119,234

121,618

Com. of Public Lands

86,600

94,394

97,226

99,462

101,750

101,750

103,785

105,861

107,978

119,234

121,618

Judicial Branch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supreme Court Justice

112,078

120,000

123,600

131,558

134,584

134,584

137,276

141,394

145,636

155,556

164,221

Appeals Court Judges

106,537

114,000

117,420

125,236

128,116

128,116

130,678

134,598

138,636

148,080

156,328

Superior Court Judges

100,995

108,300

111,549

119,230

121,972

121,972

124,411

128,143

131,988

140,979

148,832

District Court Judges

96,082

102,885

105,972

113,524

116,135

116,135

118,458

122,012

125,672

134,232

141,710

Legislative Branch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislators

28,300

31,130

32,064

32,801

33,556

33,556

34,227

35,254

36,311

41,280

42,106

Speaker of the House

36,300

39,130

40,064

40,801

41,556

41,556

42,227

43,254

44,311

49,280

50,106

Senate Majority Leader

32,300

35,130

36,064

40,801

41,556

41,556

42,227

43,254

44,311

49,280

50,106

House Minority Leader

32,300

35,130

36,064

36,801

37,556

37,556

38,227

39,254

40,311

45,280

46,106

Senate Minority Leader

32,300

35,130

36,064

36,801

37,556

37,556

38,227

39,254

40,311

45,280

46,106

 


 

 

 

 


 

Position

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

Executive Branch

Governor

166,891

166,891

166,891

166,891

166,891

166,891

Lieutenant Governor

93,948

93,948

93,948

93,948

97,000

97,000

Secretary of State

116,950

116,950

116,950

116,950

116,950

116,950

Treasurer

116,950

116,950

116,950

116,950

125,000

125,000

Auditor

116,950

116,950

116,950

116,950

116,950

116,950

Attorney General

151,718

151,718

151,718

151,718

151,718

151,718

Insurance Com.

116,950

116,950

116,950

116,950

116,950

116,950

Supt. Public Instruction

121,618

121,618

121,618

121,618

124,050

127,772

Com. of Public Lands

121,618

121,618

121,618

121,618

124,050

124,050

Judicial Branch

Supreme Court Justice

164,221

164,221

164,221

164,221

167,505

172,531

Appeals Court Judges

156,328

156,328

156,328

156,328

159,455

164,238

Superior Court Judges

148,832

148,832

148,832

148,832

151,809

156,363

District Court Judges

141,710

141,710

141,710

141,710

144,544

148,881

Legislative Branch

Legislators

42,106

42,106

42,106

42,106

42,106

42,106

Speaker of the House

50,106

50,106

50,106

50,106

50,106

50,106

Senate Majority Leader

50,106

50,106

50,106

50,106

50,106

50,106

House Minority Leader

46,106

46,106

46,106

46,106

46,106

46,106

Senate Minority Leader

46,106

46,106

46,106

46,106

46,106

46,106

 

 

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