To identify America’s highest paid governors, 24/7 Wall St. consulted the most recent governor compensation data in the 2019 Book of the States chapter on the state executive branch, originally published by The Council of State Governments.
Each governor’s present term in office and party affiliation is also from the Council of State Governments.
State tax collections per capita for fiscal year 2017 are from tax policy advocacy group Tax Foundation’s Facts and Figures 2019. Regional price parity figures by state for 2017 are from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Total population figures are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey and are 1-year estimates.