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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 015 : SALARIES AND FEES

Subchapter 001 : STATE OFFICERS

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 1003)
  • § 1003. State officers

    (a) Each elective officer of the Executive Department is entitled to an annual salary as follows:

                                                                Annual Salary       Annual Salary

                                                                            as of               as of

                                                           January 5, 2020     July 4, 2021

                     Governor                             $184,113                    $191,754

          Lieutenant Governor                          78,153                        81,396

           Secretary of State                            116,745                      121,590

              State Treasurer                             116,745                      121,590

          Auditor of Accounts                        116,745                      121,590

             Attorney General                          139,790                      145,591

    (b) The Governor may appoint each officer of the Executive Branch listed in this subsection at a starting salary ranging from the base salary stated for that position to a salary that does not exceed the maximum salary unless otherwise authorized by this subsection. The maximum salary for each appointive officer shall be 50 percent above the base salary. Annually, the Governor may grant to each of those officers an annual salary adjustment subject to the maximum salary. The annual salary adjustment granted to officers under this subsection shall not exceed the average rate of adjustment available to classified employees under the collective bargaining agreement then in effect. In addition to the annual salary adjustment specified in this subsection, the Governor may grant a special salary increase subject to the maximum salary, or a bonus, to any officer listed in this subsection whose job duties have significantly increased, or whose contributions to the State in the preceding year are deemed especially significant. Special salary increases or bonuses granted to any individual shall not exceed the average rate of adjustment available to classified employees under the collective bargaining agreement then in effect.

    (1) Heads of the following Departments and Agencies:

                                                                            Base Salary       Base Salary

                                                                             as of                 as of

                                                                      January 5, 2020      July 4, 2021

    (A)                       Administration                   $111,332          $115,952

    (B)        Agriculture, Food and Markets           111,332            115,952

    (C)                 Financial Regulation                  104,079            108,398

    (D)       Buildings and General Services           104,079            108,398

    (E)                Children and Families                  104,079            108,398

    (F)                    Commerce and Com-

                          munity Development                  111,332            115,952

    (G)                          Corrections                        104,079            108,398

    (H)                     Defender General                   104,079            108,398

    (I)      Disabilities, Aging, and                          104,079            108,398

             Independent Living

    (J)                 Economic Development               94,413              98,331

    (K)                            Education                         111,332           115,952

    (L)           Environmental Conservation             104,079           108,398

    (M)               Finance and Management             104,079           108,398

    (N)                    Fish and Wildlife                         94,413             98,331

    (O)        Forests, Parks and Recreation                 94,413             98,331

    (P)                               Health                              104,079           108,398

    (Q)      Housing and Community                          94,413             98,331

             Development

    (R)                      Human Resources                    104,079           108,398

    (S)                       Human Services                      111,332           115,952

    (T)                     Digital Services                        111,332           115,952

    (U)                                Labor                             104,079           108,398

    (V)                            Libraries                              94,413             98,331

    (W)                   Liquor and Lottery                      94,413             98,331

    (X)                          [Repealed.]

    (Y)                        Mental Health                        104,079           108,398

    (Z)                             Military                             104,079           108,398

    (AA)                      Motor Vehicles                       94,413             98,331

    (BB)                   Natural Resources                    111,332           115,952

    (CC)       Natural Resources Board Chair             94,413             98,331

    (DD)                       Public Safety                       104,079           108,398

    (EE)                      Public Service                       104,079           108,398

    (FF)                               Taxes                            104,079           108,398

    (GG)               Tourism and Marketing                94,413             98,331

    (HH)                      Transportation                      111,332           115,952

    (II)               Vermont Health Access                  104,079           108,398

    (JJ)                      Veterans' Home                       104,079           108,398

    (2) The Secretary of Administration may include the Director of the Office of Professional Regulation in any pay plans that may be established under the authority of subsection 1020(c) of this title, provided the minimum hiring rate does not fall below a base salary, as of January 5, 2020 of $80,041.00 and as of July 4, 2021 of $83,363.00.

    (3) If the Chair of the Natural Resources Board is employed on less than a full-time basis, the hiring and salary maximums for that position shall be reduced proportionately.

    (4) When a permanent employee is appointed to an exempt position, the Governor may authorize such employee to retain the present salary even though it is in excess of any salary maximum provided in statute.

    (c) The officers of the Judicial Branch named in this subsection shall be entitled to annual salaries as follows:

                                                                Annual Salary       Annual Salary

                                                                       as of                     as of

                                                        January 5, 2020        July 4, 2021

       (1) Chief Justice of Supreme                  $177,203            $184,557

       Court

       (2) Each Associate Justice                       169,121              176,140

       (3) Administrative Judge                         169,121              176,140

       (4) Each Superior judge                           160,777              167,449

       (5) [Repealed.]

       (6) Each magistrate                                  121,224              126,255

       (7) Each Judicial Bureau hearing             121,224              126,255

       Officer

    (d) Notwithstanding the maximum salary established in subsection (b) of this section, the Defender General shall not receive compensation in excess of the compensation established for the Attorney General in this section.

    (e) Notwithstanding the maximum salary established in subsection (b) of this section, the maximum salary for the Commissioner of Health shall not exceed $150,000.00. (Added 1965, No. 125, § 1, eff. July 2, 1965; amended 1966, No. 53 (Sp. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 5, 1966; 1967, No. 126, § 1, No. 200, § 1, eff. July 1, 1967, § 9, eff. Jan. 1, 1967; 1969, No. 294 (Adj. Sess.), Pt. IV, § 9, eff. at beginning of respective elective terms in 1971, Pt. V, § 10, eff. April 15, 1970; 1971, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 14, 16; 1971, No. 242 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1973, No. 117, §§ 1, 2; 1973, No. 159 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. March 15, 1974; 1973, No. 266 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 18, 19, eff. July 1, 1974; 1975, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), § 27, eff. Oct. 22, 1975; 1975, No. 196 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1975, No. 206 (Adj. Sess.), § 1a; 1977, No. 105, § 19, eff. July 1, 1977; 1977, No. 109, § 15, eff. July 3, 1977; 1977, No. 204 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1977, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. July 2, 1978, and Jan. 4, 1979; 1977, No. 232 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1979, No. 59, § 2, eff. July 1, 1979; 1979, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 1981, No. 91, § 7, eff. July 5, 1981; § 13, eff. upon taking the oath of office in Jan. 1983; § 14, eff. July 5, 1981; 1981, No. 249 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 8, 8a-8c; 1983, No. 88, § 2, eff. July 3, 1983; 1983, No. 95, § 308; 1983, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1983, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), eff. April 13, 1984; 1983, No. 170 (Adj. Sess.), § 14(b), eff. April 19, 1984; 1983, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 5(a); 1983, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 3, 5, 20; 1985, No. 93, §§ 1, 2; 1985, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 3, 4, 21; 1987, No. 76, § 18; 1987, No. 121, §§ 2, 3; 1987, No. 183 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 3, 4, 7; 1989, No. 67, §§ 1, 1a, 3; 1989, No. 187 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1989, No. 219 (Adj. Sess.), § 9(a); 1989, No. 225 (Adj. Sess.), § 25(a); 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1989, No. 256 (Adj. Sess.), § 10(a), eff. Jan. 1, 1991; 1989, No. 277 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 3, 5, eff. July 8, 1990; 1991, No. 189 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 5, eff. May 19, 1992; 1993, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 1-3; 1995, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 16, 17, eff. May 6, 1996; 1995, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1995, No. 177 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1995, No. 180 (Adj. Sess.), § 38; 1995, No. 190 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 1, 11; 1997, No. 28, § 1, eff. May 15, 1997; 1997, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 30; 1999, No. 40, § 1, eff. July 4, 1999; 1999, No. 147 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2001, No. 66, § 1; 2003, No. 66, § 315; 2003, No. 115 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 116, 117, eff. Jan. 31, 2005; 2003, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 1-3, eff. July 11, 2004; 2005, No. 66, § 1; 2007, No. 47, § 1; 2007, No. 65, § 116; 2007, No. 206 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2011, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 4, 5; 2013, No. 50, § E.802.1; 2013, No. 56, § 14, retroactively eff. Jan. 2, 2013; 2013, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 3, 4; 2015, No. 58, § B.1110, eff. June 11, 2015; 2015, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § F3; 2015, No. 172 (Adj. Sess.), § F4; 2017, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 3, 5; 2017, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 4, 8, eff. July 1, 2019; 2019, No. 73, § 42; 2021, No. 74, §§ F.104, F.105.)