Mississippi governor, other state officials will get hefty pay raises next term
Published 9:10 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2022
The Mississippi governor and many other elected officials will receive substantial pay raises during the next four-year term.
Republican Gov. Tate Reeves decided this week to allow House Bill 1426 to become law without his signature. He is expected to seek a second term next year.
Here are the current salaries, followed by the salaries beginning in January 2024:
Governor: $122,160 to $160,000.
Attorney general: $108,960 to $150,000.
Auditor and insurance commissioner: $90,000 to $150,000.
Secretary of state, treasurer and agriculture commissioner: $90,000 to $120,000.
Transportation commissioners and public service commissioners: $78,000 to $95,000.
Lieutenant governor and House speaker: $60,000 to $85,000. Other legislators are not receiving pay raises under this plan.