The bottom half of the totem pole is disheartening for anyone aspiring toward a career in politics. The states of New Hampshire, Maine, Kansas, Wyoming, and New Mexico are especially bleak. In Maine, the state with the lowest governor's salary of $70,000, state reps earn just $14,100 per year. Kansas is even worse, with an average rep's annual salary factoring in at just $9,315, according to Zippia. But perhaps the least incentivizing salary comes from New Hampshire, where public servants earn $100 a year for their services.
Like we said, good luck running for office in these states without quitting your day job.