With the issue of juror pay on tonight’s agenda of the Jackson Parish Police Jury (JPPJ), we did some research to come up with what the jurors are paid in some other area parishes. Here’s what we found.
In Lincoln Parish, with a population of about 46 thousand, eleven of the twelve jurors are paid $875/month, with the president at $975/month.
See here the 2011 audit, page 56.
In Ouachita Parish (population 146 thousand), the seven jurors are paid $1,200/month, with the president’s pay the same as all the other jurors.
See here the 2011 audit, page 104.
Winn Parish (population 17 thousand, seven members) pays their jurors $900/month with the president getting $1,000/month.
See here the 2011 audit, page 39.
As of the end of 2011, Natchitoches (population 40 thousand) and Caldwell Parishes (population 10 thousand) paid jurors $800/month, with the president getting $100/month more. Caldwell has seven jurors, while Natchitoches has eleven.
Caldwell jurors voted themselves a $200/month raise (to $1 thousand/month) in January, 2012.
However, Bienville Parish’s (population 14,300) seven-member jury is apparently high maintenance. Six are paid $1,600/month, with the president’s pay at $2,000/month.
See here the 2011 audit, page 44.
Jackson Parish’s jurors are now paid $1,200/month, with the president’s pay set at $1,350/month.
Jackson Parish has a population of about 16 thousand, and has a seven-member jury.
No police juror shall be compensated for more than twelve meetings per month, or, in lieu of such per diem, the police jury may elect, by a vote of a majority of the elected members, to be paid on a salary basis, in which event the maximum salary allowable shall be one thousand six hundred dollars per month for each member of the police jury. A police jury may provide for an increase in the salary of the police juror serving as president of the police jury in an amount not to exceed four hundred dollars per month more than the salary established for members of the police jury. Such additional salary shall only be payable while a police juror is holding the position of president of the police jury.