Process Server Salary

A Process Server earns an average salary of $35,217 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$22,685 - $70,957
$23K
$35K
$71K
MEDIAN: $35,217
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50%
90%

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$10.10 - $24.47
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$15
$24
MEDIAN: $14.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$22,685 - $70,957  
   
Bonus
$501  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,596 - $53,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $24.47  
   
Overtime
$15.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$501  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,596 - $53,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for Process Server

In civil and even sometimes criminal litigation, lawyers or the court may require the presence of a person to testify or provide evidence in a case. In these situations, a process server is utilized to ensure that the person or entity whose presence is required is fully aware of that fact. The process server delivers documents and notifications, typically face-to-face, to meet obligations of the court for this notifications process.

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Process Server Tasks

  • Serve subpoenas regarding legal cases.
  • Maintain and complete subpoena logs and certificates of service.
  • Prepare related legal documents, correspondence, and status reports.
  • Contact clients and locate witnesses.
  • Conduct jail visits to perform initial defense advisements to persons charged with criminal charges.

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Pay by Experience Level for Process Server

Pay by Experience for a Process Server has a positive trend. An entry-level Process Server with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Process Server with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Process Server which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 13 salaries. A Process Server with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Process Server

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Process Server Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Experienced
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 54%