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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)
  •  [Section 1003 effective until July 1, 2019; see also section 1003 effective July 1, 2019 .]

    § 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

                                                                July 8, 2018     January 6, 2019

                     Governor                              $175,899                    $178,274

          Lieutenant Governor                        74,666                        75,674

           Secretary of State                           111,536                      113,042

              State Treasurer                            111,536                      113,042

          Auditor of Accounts                       111,536                       113,042

             Attorney General                         133,524                       135,327

    (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 of the total 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 of the total 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

                                                                            July 8, 2018   January 6, 2019

    (A)                       Administration         $106,365          $107,801

    (B)        Agriculture, Food and Markets          106,365           107,801

    (C)                 Financial Regulation                    99,436           100,778

    (D)       Buildings and General Services           99,436           100,778

    (E)                Children and Families                   99,436           100,778

    (F)                    Commerce and Com-

                          munity Development                   106,365           107,801

    (G)                          Corrections                       99,436           100,778

    (H)                     Defender General                   99,436           100,778

    (I)      Disabilities, Aging, and                            99,436           100,778

             Independent Living

    (J)                 Economic Development               90,200            91,418

    (K)                            Education                        106,365           107,801

    (L)           Environmental Conservation           99,436           100,778

    (M)               Finance and Management           99,436           100,778

    (N)                    Fish and Wildlife                     90,200            91,418

    (O)        Forests, Parks and Recreation           90,200            91,418

    (P)                               Health                           99,436           100,778

    (Q)      Housing and Community                     90,200            91,418

             Development

    (R)                      Human Resources                  99,436           100,778

    (S)                       Human Services                     106,365           107,801

    (T)                     Digital Services          106,365           107,801

    (U)                                Labor                           99,436           100,778

    (V)                            Libraries                          90,200            91,418

    (W)                       Liquor Control                    90,200            91,418

    (X)                              Lottery                          90,200            91,418

    (Y)                        Mental Health                      99,436           100,778

    (Z)                             Military                           99,436           100,778

    (AA)                      Motor Vehicles                   90,200            91,418

    (BB)                   Natural Resources                  106,365           107,801

    (CC)       Natural Resources Board Chair           90,200            91,418

    (DD)                       Public Safety                     99,436           100,778

    (EE)                      Public Service                      99,436           100,778

    (FF)                               Taxes                         99,436           100,778

    (GG)               Tourism and Marketing           90,200            91,418

    (HH)                      Transportation                    106,365           107,801

    (II)               Vermont Health Access                 99,436           100,778

    (JJ)                      Veterans' Home                    99,436           100,778

    (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 July 8, 2018 of $76,470.00 and as of January 6, 2019 of $77,502.00.

    (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 below shall be entitled to annual salaries as follows:

                                                                Annual Salary       Annual Salary

                                                                             as of               as of

                                                                July 8, 2018     January 6, 2019

       (1) Chief Justice of                             $169,297                     $171,583

       Supreme

                        Court

       (2) Each Associate                            161,576                       163,757

       Justice

       (3) Administrative                 161,576                       163,757

       judge

       (4) Each Superior                              153,603                       155,677

       judge

              (5) [Repealed.]

          (6) Each magistrate                         115,815                       117,379

       (7) Each Judicial                    115,815                       117,379

       Bureau hearing

                      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 may 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.)

  •  [Section 1003 effective July 1, 2019; see also section 1003 effective until July 1, 2019 .]

    § 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

                                                                July 7, 2019     January 5, 2020

                     Governor                             $181,661                     $184,113

          Lieutenant Governor                       77,112                         78,153

           Secretary of State             115,190                       116,745

              State Treasurer                           115,190                       116,745

          Auditor of Accounts                       115,190                       116,745

             Attorney General             137,898                      139,760

    (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 of the total 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 of the total 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

                                                                             July 7, 2019   January 5, 2020

    (A)                       Administration         $109,849          $111,332

    (B)        Agriculture, Food and Markets          109,849           111,332

    (C)                 Financial Regulation                    102,693           104,079

    (D)       Buildings and General Services          102,693           104,079

    (E)                Children and Families                   102,693           104,079

    (F)                    Commerce and Com-

                          munity Development                   109,849           111,332

    (G)                          Corrections          102,693           104,079

    (H)                     Defender General                   102,693           104,079

    (I)      Disabilities, Aging, and                            102,693           104,079

             Independent Living

    (J)                 Economic Development               93,155            94,413

    (K)                            Education                        109,849           111,332

    (L)           Environmental Conservation          102,693           104,079

    (M)               Finance and Management          102,693           104,079

    (N)                    Fish and Wildlife                     93,155            94,413

    (O)        Forests, Parks and Recreation           93,155            94,413

    (P)                               Health                           102,693           104,079

    (Q)      Housing and Community                     93,155            94,413

             Development

    (R)                      Human Resources                  102,693           104,079

    (S)                       Human Services                    109,849           111,332

    (T)                     Digital Services          109,849           111,332

    (U)                                Labor                          102,693           104,079

    (V)                            Libraries                          93,155            94,413

    (W)                       Liquor Control                    93,155            94,413

    (X)                              Lottery                          93,155            94,413

    (Y)                        Mental Health                      102,693           104,079

    (Z)                             Military                           102,693           104,079

    (AA)                      Motor Vehicles                   93,155            94,413

    (BB)                   Natural Resources                  109,849           111,332

    (CC)       Natural Resources Board Chair         93,155            94,413

    (DD)                       Public Safety                     102,693           104,079

    (EE)                      Public Service                      102,693           104,079

    (FF)                               Taxes                         102,693           104,079

    (GG)               Tourism and Marketing           93,155            94,413

    (HH)                      Transportation                    109,849           111,332

    (II)               Vermont Health Access                102,693           104,079

    (JJ)                      Veterans' Home                    102,693           104,079

    (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 July 7, 2019 of $78,975.00 and as of January 5, 2020 of $80,041.00.

    (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 below shall be entitled to annual salaries as follows:

                                                     Annual                         Annual

                                                     Salary as                                 Salary as

                                                     Of                                           of

                                                     July 7,                                     January 5,

                                                     2019                                       2020

                                                                   

       (1) Chief Justice of Supreme                          $174,843          $177,203

       Court

       (2) Each Associate Justice                             166,868            169,121

       (3) Administrative judge                                 166,868            169,121

       (4) Each Superior judge                                  158,635            160,777

       (5) [Repealed.]

       (6) Each magistrate                           119,609            121,224

       (7) Each Judicial Bureau hearing                     119,609            121,224

       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 may 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.)