Salary & Benefits Approved by the Legislature
You may have wondered it if pays to get involved in state government: how much does the governor make? Does he get a free car and housekeeping?
According to the Utah Code, the Utah Legislature determines the salaries for "constitutional offices," which include the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state auditor and state treasurer. As of 2008, the last time the Code section was updated, the governor earned $109,900 and received a number of other benefits. The other "constitutional offices" all earned 95% of the governor's salary. In addition, each "constitutional office" gets a car for official and personal use.
Other state officers' compensation is also discussed in the Utah Code.