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What America’s Governors Are Paid in Every State

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10. New Jersey: Phil Murphy (D)
> Salary: $175,000
> Present term: Jan. 2018 – Jan. 2022
> State tax collections: $3,590 per capita (10th highest)
> Statewide cost of living: 12.9% more than nat’l avg.
> State population: 8,908,520 (11th highest)

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9. Virginia: Ralph Northam (D)
> Salary: $175,000
> Present term: Jan. 2018 – Jan. 2022
> State tax collections: $2,623 per capita (20th lowest)
> Statewide cost of living: 2.1% more than nat’l avg.
> State population: 8,517,685 (12th highest)

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8. Illinois: JB Pritzker (D)
> Salary: $177,412
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> State tax collections: $2,967 per capita (18th highest)
> Statewide cost of living: 1.5% less than nat’l avg.
> State population: 12,741,080 (6th highest)

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7. Vermont: Phil Scott (R)
> Salary: $178,274
> Present term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2021
> State tax collections: $5,015 per capita (the highest)
> Statewide cost of living: 2.5% more than nat’l avg.
> State population: 626,299 (2nd lowest)

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6. Washington: Jay Inslee (D)
> Salary: $183,072
> Present term: Jan. 2017 – Jan. 2021
> State tax collections: $3,240 per capita (12th highest)
> Statewide cost of living: 6.4% more than nat’l avg.
> State population: 7,535,591 (13th highest)

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