"We don't run for office for the pay at all, we run for the service to the people of our states." - Pa. Gov. Tom CorbettPennsylvania has the nations highest paid Governor;
Apparently, it is better to be governor of Pennsylvania than any other state, if salary is any indication.
Two different surveys have found that the Pennsylvania governor's salary was the nation's highest in 2012, beating out states with higher populations and higher average incomes. It is even higher this year because of a 1995 state law that delivers annual pay raises tied to inflation for top executive branch officials, lawmakers and judges in Pennsylvania.