In what should be a surprise to absolutely no one, Governor Roy Ray Cooper has decided to give his staff a pay raise from the previous administration…
Two key leaders in Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration will earn substantially higher salaries than their predecessors, according to salary records released this week.
Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon will make $195,352 annually – well above the $138,040 salary that Gov. Pat McCrory’s transportation secretary, Nick Tennyson, made. Budget Director Charlie Perusse also will make $195,352, while his predecessor, Drew Heath, had a salary of $145,000.
Trogdon and Perusse are the highest paid of Cooper’s appointees, earning well above the governor’s $144,349 salary. Their salaries were not disclosed when they were initially hired.