Gov. McDonnell's Salary Fifth Highest in the U.S.

Richmond, VA - Governor Bob McDonnell has one of the highest salaries among governors in the country.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, McDonnell makes $175,000 a year, which ties for fifth highest in the country.

The average annual salary for U.S. governors is $133,000.

The Virginia governor's paycheck has been at $175,000 since 2006 and will likely stay at that amount through 2018.