Special Report

What America's Governors Are Paid in Every State

40. South Dakota: Kristi Noem (R)
> Salary: $118,728
> Present term: Jan 2019 – Jan 2023
> State tax collections (2020): $2,276 per capita (7th lowest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 8.5% less expensive than nat’l avg.

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39. Mississippi: Tate Reeves (R)
> Salary: $122,160
> Present term: Jan 2020 – Jan 2024
> State tax collections (2020): $2,735 per capita (18th lowest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 12.2% less expensive than nat’l avg.

38. Alabama: Kay Ivey (R)
> Salary: $124,563
> Present term: Jan 2019 – Jan 2023
> State tax collections (2020): $2,397 per capita (9th lowest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 10.7% less expensive than nat’l avg.

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37. Minnesota: Tim Walz (D)
> Salary: $127,629
> Present term: Jan 2019 – Jan 2023
> State tax collections (2020): $4,695 per capita (5th highest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 1.4% less expensive than nat’l avg.

35. Iowa: Kim Reynolds (R)
> Salary: $130,000
> Present term: Jan 2019 – Jan 2023
> State tax collections (2020): $3,342 per capita (19th highest)
> Statewide cost of living (2020): 9.0% less expensive than nat’l avg.

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