The Los Angeles Times reported on the national list. It was compiled by the California Citizens Compensation Commission as part of a process to determine whether Gov. Jerry Brown should get a raise or a pay decrease.
Here are the top 7 in the country, compiled in 2012.
New York: $179,000
Illinois and Michigan: $177,000
Virginia and New Jersey: $175,000
But don’t feel left out, state legislators! The same panel found that Pa. lawmakers’ base pay was 2nd highest in the nation at $82,026, behind only California (at $95,291).
Update: as WITF’s Mary Wilson notes:
Gov. Corbett has said his pay is actually closer to the salaries of those governors. He vowed to accept no more than the salary in place at the time he was elected in 2010 — $174,914.
The Patriot-News reported this year that if he’s returning the automatic pay raises to the state treasurer, it’s not apparent on pay stubs.