Except as provided in section 141.011 of the Revised Code, the annual salaries of the elective executive officers of the state are as follows:
(A) Governor, one hundred twenty-two thousand eight hundred twelve dollars;
(B) Lieutenant governor, sixty-four thousand three hundred seventy-five dollars;
(C) Secretary of state, ninety thousand seven hundred twenty-five dollars;
(D) Auditor of state, ninety thousand seven hundred twenty-five dollars;
(E) Treasurer of state, ninety thousand seven hundred twenty-five dollars;
(F) Attorney general, ninety thousand seven hundred twenty-five dollars.
These salaries shall be paid according to the schedule established in division (B) of section 124.15 of the Revised Code. Upon the death of an elected executive officer of the state listed in divisions (A) to (F) of this section during the officer's term of office, an amount shall be paid in accordance with section 2113.04 of the Revised Code, or to the officer's estate. The amount shall equal the amount of the salary that the officer would have received during the remainder of the officer's unexpired term or an amount equal to the salary of the office held for two years, whichever is less.
Unless a higher salary is explicitly established by statute, no officer or employee elected or appointed, and no officer or employee of any state agency or state-assisted institution except a state institution of higher education or the Ohio board of regents for the positions of chancellor and vice chancellor for health affairs, shall be paid as an officer or employee, whether from appropriated or nonappropriated funds, a total salary that exceeds fifty-five thousand dollars per calendar year. This paragraph does not apply to the salaries of individuals holding or appointed to endowed academic chairs or endowed academic professorships at a state-supported institution of higher education or to the salaries of individuals paid under schedule C of section 124.15 or under schedule E-2 of section 124.152 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 12-08-2000
Note: The amendment to this section by 129th General AssemblyFile No.10, SB 5, §1 was rejected by voters in the November, 2011 election.