Governor Baker earns less than hundreds of other state employees

Pat Greenhouse / The Boston Globe

The governor is not the highest earning member of the Massachusetts government. At least 640 state workers are set to receive a greater paycheck than Governor Charlie Baker by the end of 2015, a Boston Business Journal analysis found.

Within that number are State Police Department members, Department of Public Health staffers, and members of the state’s appeals court system. And that number doesn’t include the thousands in the University of Massachusetts system – some of the state’s best paid employees – also on course to exceed the governor’s pay.

According to BBJ, Baker used to make seven figures a year working as CEO of Harvard Pilgrim, a non-profit health organization. But as the head of a state of some six-and-a-half million people, he will earn just a relatively humble $151,800.


In contrast, some state employees could earn over $200,000 by the end of this year.

Read the full story at the Boston Business Journal.


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