A Process Server earns an average salary of $35,276 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$23,241 - $70,729
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$71K
MEDIAN: $35,276
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$9.81 - $24.09
(Median)
$9
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$23,241 - $70,729  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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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$21,078 - $53,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $24.09  
   
Overtime
$15.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$21,078 - $53,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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