Comparing salaries of Nigerian and American governors: Here is the salary of every governor in the United States

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Every governor in the United States earns between $70,000 and $187,818 per year, according to a new report by Business Insider. While most governors earn around $100,000 per year, at least six governors receive a five-figure salary. These salaries are not much, and pale in comparison to that of some CEOs.

However, “staying at the Governor’s Mansion can be a great stepping stone in a political career. Of the 44 men who have been president of the United States, 17 previously served as governor. The most recent to do so was George W. Bush, who was working out of the capitol building in Austin, Texas when he was elected president,” Business Insider said.

The publication said Zippia analyzed the salary of every governor based on information received from Ballotpedia. With the data, Business Insider was able to compare the 50 governors of the United States to see how much each makes.

These total earnings by American governors are nothing compare to how much money a Nigerian governor makes every year.

Officially, a Nigerian governor earns a salary of around $32,000 per year or over 11 million naira. But they also manage what is called a security vote, or hundreds of millions of dollars not accounted for, but meant to keep the state safe, and political associates at peace.

Cross Sections of APC Governors during the Party National Executive Committee (NEC) Meeting held at the Headquarter in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE/STATE HOUSE IN ABUJA. OCT 31TH 2017

Many activists had advocated that security votes be made public or discarded all together. But they have been unsuccessful.

Apart from the secret security votes, Nigerian governors also make money via inflated contracts to proxies and kickbacks.

In 2006, the former chairman of the Economic of Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, listed over 30 of the 36 governors in Nigeria as mega thieves. Each of them had made billions of naira while in office. None was convicted in Nigeria.

It is believed that it is because of the hundreds of millions of dollars to be made that politics is so attractive in Nigeria, as it is not about service, but how much money one can make. This consistent theft of public resources happen even as about 70 percent of Nigerians live on less than a United States dollar per day.

 Below are all the salaries of all American governors.


Alabama

Andrew Harnik/AP

Governor: Kay Ivey (Republican)

Salary: $119,950

Alaska

Mark Thiessen/AP

Governor: Bill Walker (Independent)

Salary: $145,000

Arizona

Ross D. Franklin/AP

Governor: Doug Ducey (R)

Salary: $95,000

Arkansas

C-Span

Governor: Asa Hutchinson (R)

Salary: $86,890

California

Rich Pedroncelli/AP

Governor: Jerry Brown (Democrat)

Salary: $173,987

Colorado

NBC

Governor: John Hickenlooper (D)

Salary: $90,000

Connecticut

Jessica Hill/AP

Governor: Dannel Malloy (D)

Salary: $150,000

Delaware

Susan Walsh/AP

Governor: John Carney (D)

Salary: $171,000

Florida

Rick Scott.
 AP Photo/Chase Stevens

Governor: Rick Scott (R)

Salary: $130,273

Georgia

David Goldman/AP

Governor: Nathan Deal (R)

Salary: $139,339

Hawaii

Cathy Bussewitz/AP

Governor: David Ige (D)

Salary: $143,748

Idaho

Otto Kitsinger/AP

Governor: Butch Otter (R)

Salary: $119,000

Illinois

Seth Perlman/AP

Governor: Bruce Rauner (R)

Salary: $177,412

Indiana

Darron Cummings/AP

Governor: Eric Holcomb (R)

Salary: $111,688

Iowa

Evan Vucci/AP

Governor: Kim Reynolds (R)

Salary: $130,000

Kansas

Orlin Wagner/AP

Governor: Jeff Colyer (R)

Salary: $99,636

Kentucky

AP

Governor: Matt Bevin (R)

Salary: $138,012

Louisiana

Associated Press/Molly Riley

Governor: John Bel Edwards (D)

Salary: $130,000

Maine

Brian Snyder/Reuters

Governor: Paul LePage (R)

Salary: $70,000

Maryland

Patrick Semansky/AP

Governor: Larry Hogan (R)

Salary: $150,000

Massachusetts

Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Governor: Charlie Baker (R)

Salary: $151,800

Michigan

Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Governor: Rick Snyder (R)

Salary: $159,300

Minnesota

REUTERS/Eric Miller/File Photo

Governor: Mark Dayton (D)

Salary: $119,850

Mississippi

Governor: Phil Bryant (R)

Salary: $122,160

Missouri

Jeff Roberson/AP

Governor: Eric Greitens (R)

Salary: $133,821

Montana

Steve Bullock
 Matt Volz/AP

Governor: Steve Bullock (D)

Salary: $108,167

Nebraska

Alex Brandon/AP

Governor: Pete Ricketts (R)

Salary: $105,000

Nevada

John Locher/AP

Governor: Brian Sandoval (R)

Salary: $149,573

New Hampshire

Jim Cole/AP

Governor: Chris Sununu (R)

Salary: $121,896

New Jersey

Julio Cortez/AP

Governor: Phil Murphy (D)

Salary: $175,000

New Mexico

Susan Montoya Bryan/AP

Governor: Susana Martinez (R)

Salary: $110,000

New York

Richard Drew/AP

Governor: Andrew Cuomo (D)

Salary: $179,000

North Carolina

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images

Governor: Roy Cooper (D)

Salary: $141,265

North Dakota

Dave Kolpack/AP

Governor: Doug Burgum (R)

Salary: $121,679

Ohio

John Kasich.
 Alex Wong/Getty Images

Governor: John Kasich (R)

Salary: $148,886

Oklahoma

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Governor: Mary Fallin (R)

Salary: $147,000

Oregon

Rich Pedroncelli/AP

Governor: Kate Brown (D)

Salary: $98,600

Pennsylvania

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Governor: Tom Wolf (D)

Salary: $187,818

Rhode Island

AP

Governor: Gina Raimondo

Salary: $129,210

South Carolina

Sean Rayford/AP

Governor: Henry McMaster (R)

Salary: $106,078

South Dakota

James Nord/AP

Governor: Dennis Daugaard (R)

Salary: $104,002

Tennessee

Jose Luis Magana/AP

Governor: Bill Haslam (R)

Salary: $181,980

Texas

Office of Gov. Abbott via Associated Press

Governor: Greg Abbott (R)

Salary: $150,000

Utah

Rick Bowmer/AP

Governor: Gary Herbert (R)

Salary: $109,470

Vermont

Alison Redlich/AP

Governor: Phil Scott (R)

Salary: $145,538

Virginia

AP

Governor: Ralph Northam (D)

Salary: $175,000

Washington

Elaine Thompson/AP

Governor: Jay Inslee (D)

Salary: $166,891

West Virginia

Getty Images

Governor: Jim Justice (R — as of August, 2017)

Salary: $150,000

Wisconsin

REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Governor: Scott Walker (R)

Salary: $144,423

Wyoming

Gregory Bull/AP

Governor: Matt Mead (R)

Salary: $105,000

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