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How much money do you make serving on jury duty?

Asked by aaronou (735points) July 22nd, 2008

My g/f and I were discussing this and were wondering what might be the typical amount that someone may make serving on jury duty. I mean, suppose someone was serving jury duty for a year or more, such as in a murder trial or something of that sort, would they make enough to support themselves?

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cheebdragon's avatar

here in California i think its $15 a day

monsoon's avatar

Yup. $15 in California. plus like less than a dollar for mile of driving you have to do I think.

aaronou's avatar

$15 a day! That’s horrible. I easily spend more than that a day paying for expenses.

gailcalled's avatar

Don’t quit your day job. Here the one court house is 20 miles away so gas cost more than the daily stipend.

jonno's avatar

US$15 a day? Here you get (something like…) AU$40 a day for the first week or so and then AU$75 for every day after that. Apparently other states pay more.

Don’t most employers give you the difference between your normal wage and the money you get from jury duty, anyway?

monsoon's avatar

@johno, no. Very few employers due, and usually only government agencies. The only person i know who has this benefit is a person who works for PG&E.

cheebdragon's avatar

state farm will pay for time off during jury duty but you have to give them the $15 for each day missed. That’s what I hear anyway.

Beckquador24's avatar

It varies from state to state and even city to city in some states.
Its 10 dollars a day in my town.
Where i work you get you regular hourly wages for up to 5 days of jury duty

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