Executive Branch Elected Officials' Comparisons

Salary Commission staff conducted an internet and written material survey of all states concluding in August 2020. The following data shows how the Executive Branch elected officials ranked against their peers nationally in the 2020 survey.

Ranked Nationally against their peers (highest salary in the Nation would be 1st):

Position Rank in 2020 Survey
Governor 6th
Lieutenant Governor 19th
Secretary of State 13th
Treasurer 14th
Attorney General 6th
Auditor 23rd
Superintendent of Public Instruction 30th
Insurance Commissioner 17th
Commissioner of Public Lands 24th


It should be noted that the duties of most executive branch elected officials vary significantly from state to state.

A very brief description of the primary responsibility of these positions can be found on the website for your Washington State Legislature.

Click on the following to view an in-state comparison of salaries of the Executive Branch positions compared with salaries of:

Click on the following to view an out-of-state comparison of:

Click here to see the 12 Comparable States for all of the Executive Branch positions.