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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

                                    July 10, 2016                   July 09, 2017

      Governor                                $166,060                     $172,619

       Lieutenant Governor              70,490                         73,274

       Secretary of State                  105,297                       109,456

       State Treasurer                      105,297                       109,456

      Auditor of Accounts             105,297                         109,456

      Attorney General                    126,055                       131,034

    (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 which 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 10, 2016               July 09, 2017

     

    (A) Administration                                            $100,416                     $104,382

    (B) Agriculture, Food and Markets                   100,416                       104,382

    (C) Financial Regulation                        93,874                         97,582

    (D)Buildings and General Services                    93,874                         97,582

    (E)Children and Families                                   93,874                         97,582

    (F)Commerce and Com-

            munity Development                                 100,416                       104,382

    (G)Corrections                                                  93,874                        97,582

    (H) Defender General                                       93,874                         97,582

    (I)Disabilities, Aging, and                                  93,874                         97,582

             Independent Living

    (J)Economic Development                                85,154                         88,518

    (K) Education                                                   100,416                      104,382

    (L) Environmental Conservation           93,874                       97,582

    (M) Finance and Management                          93,874                         97,582

    (N) Fish and Wildlife                                        85,154                         88,518

    (O) Forests, Parks and Recreation                    85,154                         88,518

    (P) Health                                                         93,874                         97,582

    (Q) Housing and Community                             85,154                         88,518

             Development

    (R) Human Resources                                       93,874                         97,582

    (S) Human Services                                          100,416                       104,382

    (T) Information and Innovation              93,874                         97,582

    (U) Labor                                                         93,874                         97,582

    (V) Libraries                                                     85,154                         88,518

    (W) Liquor Control                                          85,154                         88,518

    (X) Lottery                                                       85,154                         88,518

    (Y) Mental Health                                             93,874                         97,582

    (Z) Military                                                       93,874                         97,582

    (AA)    Motor Vehicles                                     85,154                         88,518

    (BB) Natural Resources                        100,416                       104,382

    (CC) Natural Resources Board                         85,154                         88,518

             Chairperson

    (DD) Public Safety                                           93,874                         97,582

    (EE) Public Service                                           93,874                         97,582

    (FF) Taxes                                                       93,874                         97,582

    (GG) Tourism and Marketing                            85,154                         88,518

    (HH) Transportation                                         100,416                       104,382

    (II) Vermont Health Access                              93,874                         97,582

    (JJ) Veterans' Home                                         93,874                         97,582

    (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 10, 2016, of $72,192.00 and as of July 09, 2017, of $75,044.00.

    (3) If the Chairperson 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 10,                                    July 09,

                                                                2016                                        2017

                                                                   

     

                                                                   

       (1) Chief Justice of Supreme                          $159,827                     $166,140

       Court

       (2) Each Associate Justice                             152,538                       158,563

       (3) Administrative judge                                 152,538                        158,563

       (4) Each Superior judge                                 145,011                       150,739

       (5) Repealed.]

       (6) Each magistrate                           109,337                       113,656

       (7) Each Judicial Bureau hearing                     109,337                       113,656

       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.)