Alabama Attorney General Makes a Pretty Penny
Alabama is poor, but Attorney General Troy King isn’t.
King, a Republican, earns about $164,000 a year, second only to his California counterpart Jerry Brown. Brown’s pay is $184,000.
The state of New York, like California, is known for a big population, a bigger cost of living and a much bigger burden of caseloads in state courts. Its attorney general comes in a distant third at $155,500.
Alabama’s top law enforcement officer rakes in more than four times as much as an average state taxpayer, almost $50,000 more than an average state attorney general and about two-thirds more than a run-of-the mill lawyer.
The attorney general’s salary is tied to the salaries of associate justices on the Alabama Supreme Court — and they do all right, too. Their salaries rank seventh among American justices.
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-- posted by Tom Ensey