Pennsylvania state officials will see a pay raise in 2018

Written by Marc Levy/Associated Press | Nov 28, 2017 12:13 PM

(Harrisburg) -- The salaries of Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials, including Gov. Tom Wolf, will rise in 2018.

The increase is 0.8 percent, a figure tied by law to the year-over-year change in the consumer price index for urban consumers in the mid-Atlantic region.

The bump takes effect Dec. 1 for lawmakers and Jan. 1 for judicial and executive branch officials.

Highest-paid is state Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Saylor. His salary will rise by about $1,600 to $213,750. Wolf's salary will rise about $1,500 to $194,850, although his office says he donates the money.

Most lawmakers, already the nation's second-highest paid, will see an increase of about $700 to almost $87,200 in base pay. They also receive per diems, while lawmakers in leadership posts will top out at $136,000.

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