SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California Governor Gavin Newsom is the highest-paid governor in the country, earning more than two times the salary of the lowest-paid governor.
24/7 Wall Street ranked the salaries of all 50 governors and found California pays Governor Newsom $201,680, and that will increase to around $210,000 in December. The second-highest-paid is Governor Andrew Cuomo from New York who earns $200,000 a year. Next year he will earn $225,000.
On the other end of the list is Governor Janet Mills from Maine who earns $70,000 a year.
The Citizens Compensation Commission determines the salaries for California legislators and other statewide elected officials.
The president’s annual salary is $400,000. Senators and members of Congress earn a yearly salary of $174,000.
Despite earning more than the other governors in the United States, Governor Newsom earns far less than California’s highest-paid state employee, Mark Laret. The University of California San Francisco Health President and CEO earns $1,088,447 in regular pay.