Montana Elected Officials Get Pay Raises

Attorney General Tim Fox, who is the highest paid, also saw the largest percentage raise

HELENA — Montana’s elected officials received pay raises on July 1.

The Great Falls Tribune reports Attorney General Tim Fox, who is the highest paid, also saw the largest percentage raise. His annual salary increased by 11 percent to $137,000.

State law requires Montana to set salaries for elected officials at the average salary paid for similar positions in Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Gov. Steve Bullock received a 3.5 percent raise to $115,505 while Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney got a 0.7 percent raise to just under $87,000.

The secretary of state and auditor each received a 3.7 percent increase, to $95,700, while the superintendent of public instruction got a 2.4 percent raise to $107,000.

Members of the Public Service Commission, Supreme Court Justices and District Court judges received raises of at least 5 percent.

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