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Suffolk County Commissioner of Jurors

Juror Compensation

Pursuant to law, the state will pay jurors a fee of $40 for each day of physical attendance with the following exceptions:

Exception #1: Jurors who are employed CANNOT be paid a jury fee for any day(s) on which they will receive regular wages unless their regular wage is less than $40. In that case, the state will pay the difference between the jurors’ wage and the $40 fee.

Exception #2: Jurors who work for an employer with more than 10 employees MUST be paid, by their employer, at least $40 or their regular daily wage - whichever is less - for each of the first three days* of service. If a juror’s daily wage is less than $40, the state will pay the difference between the jurors wage and the $40 fee for the first three days of service.

*NOTE: The obligation of the employer to pay only applies if the juror is serving on jury duty on a regular scheduled work day. If not, the state pays the daily fee of $40. If you have any further questions concerning juror per diem, call your local Juror Information Office.