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Proposed 2015 and 2016 Salary Schedule

 

Position

Current Salary

Salary Effective

9/1/2015

Salary Effective

9/1/2016

Executive Branch

Governor

166,891

171,898

173,617

Lieutenant Governor

97,000

100,880

101,889

Secretary of State

116,950

120,459

121,663

Treasurer

125,000

133,750

140,438

Auditor

116,950

120,459

121,663

Attorney General

151,718

156,270

159,395

Insurance Commissioner

116,950

121,628

124,061

Supt. of Public Instruction

127,772

132,883

134,212

Commissioner of Public Lands

124,050

130,253

132,858

Judicial Branch

Supreme Court Chief Justice

172,531

182,020

185,661

Supreme Court Justices

172,531

179,432

183,021

Court of Appeals Judges

164,238

170,808

174,224

Superior Court Judges

156,363

162,618

165,870

District Court Judges

148,881

154,836

157,933

Legislative Branch

Legislator

42,106

45,474

46,839

Speaker of the House

50,106

54,114

55,738

Senate Majority Leader

50,106

54,114

55,738

House Minority Leader

46,106

49,794

51,288

Senate Minority Leader

46,106

49,794

51,288

 

The above Proposal was adopted at a public meeting on January 20 and 21, 2015.  The Final salary schedule will be adopted at a public meeting on May 13, 2015.

 

Information about the components of the Proposal follows:

 

Executive Branch:

 3% GWA to the Executive Branch and the Judiciary Branch in 2015 and 1% in 2016.

 Judicial Branch:

 1% in 2015 for the Judiciary Branch and 1% in 2016, to maintain working toward the benchmark of Federal Court Judges.

 Legislative Branch:

 

 

 The Final salary schedule will beadopted at a public meeting on May 13, 2015.