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Survey: Pa. Gov. Corbett Highest Paid Governor In US

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A survey, done by The California Citizens Compensation Commission, says Tom Corbett was the highest paid governor in the U.S. in 2012.

According to the survey, Corbett made $183,255, with Pennsylvania legislators making the second highest base salary ($82,026) in America, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The top six highest paid governors are:

  1. Pennsylvania: Tom Corbett – $183,255
  2. New York: Andrew Cuomo – $179,000
  3. Illinois: Pat Quinn – $177,000
  4. Michigan: Rick Snyder – $177,000
  5. Virginia: Bob McDonnell – $175,000
  6. New Jersey: Chris Christie – $175,000

For more information visit: www.calhr.ca.gov/cccc.