Executive Branch Elected Officials' Comparisons

Salary Commission staff conducted an internet and written material survey of all states concluding in August 2018. The following data shows how the Executive Branch elected officials ranked against their peers nationally in the 2018 survey.

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

Position Rank in 2018 Survey
Governor 6th
Lieutenant Governor 21st
Secretary of State 14th
Treasurer 11th
Attorney General 6th
Auditor 24th
Superintendent of Public Instruction 33rd
Insurance Commissioner 26th
Commissioner of Public Lands 21st


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.