Process Server Salary

A Process Server earns an average salary of $39,817 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$23,489 - $75,197
(Median)
$23K
$40K
$75K
MEDIAN: $39,817
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$9.95 - $32.50
(Median)
$10
$15
$32
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,489 - $75,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,839  
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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$21,033 - $75,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $32.50  
   
Overtime
$8.13 - $30.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,839  
   
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).
)
$21,033 - $75,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Process Server

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Process Server Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 43%

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 64%
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