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.
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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.Read More...
While some process servers make work as self-employed individuals, most tend to be hired by specific agencies that perform this work. There are no formal education requirements for this work, and most private firms will train prospective process servers on the job. However, many employers look for experience in the law enforcement or legal fields.
This can be a fairly thankless job. Many people do not wish to be served with legal documents, for a variety of reasons. The process server may require a sheriff's deputy at times when serving papers. At other times, he or she may need to do extensive studies to determine the physical resemblance of the person they're serving and the best way to ensure personal delivery of documents and notifications. Most process servers spend time in this research process on computers in an office environment, while working the rest of the time in the field, serving individuals. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
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