The average annual salary for U.S. governors in 2013 is $133,348 and 21 governors earn more than that average, a new survey by The Council of State Governments reveals. Maine Gov. Paul LePage, with an annual salary of $70,000, earns the lowest salary, followed by Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, who earns $86,890 per year. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania has the highest gubernatorial salary--$187,256-but he has refused at least three of cost-of-living adjustments during his tenure, making his actual pay closer to $175,000. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's salary of $179,000 per year ranks second among governors' salaries.