Governor’s Salary Cap Law

Informational Memo

Published: May 20, 2021

Governors Salary Cap Law
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This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research staff.

Local governments cannot pay employees more than 110 percent of the governor’s salary without a waiver from the state. State statute and attorney general opinions have discussed the inclusion of overtime, vacation/sick time, deferred compensation, insurance contributions, pensions, and car allowances in the calculation of an employee’s salary.