Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for process servers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 8,748 process servers currently employed in the United States.
  • 34.9% of all process servers are women, while 65.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed process server is 48 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of process servers is White (59.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21.0%), Black or African American (9.9%) and Unknown (4.4%).
  • In 2021, women earned 87% of what men earned.
  • 10% of all process servers are LGBT.
  • Process servers are 71% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to government companies.

Process Server Statistics By Gender

34.9% of process servers are women and 65.1% of process servers are men.

  • Male, 65.1%
  • Female, 34.9%

Process Servers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male65.1%
Female34.9%

Gender Pay Gap For Process Server

Women Earn 87¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$73,934
female-income
Female Income
$64,242

Process Server Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the process server position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Process Server Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201055.96%44.04%
201159.81%40.19%
201260.98%39.02%
201358.92%41.08%
201466.27%33.73%
201564.99%35.01%
201660.60%39.40%
201768.87%31.13%
201863.99%36.01%
201960.94%39.06%
202057.09%42.91%
202165.09%34.91%

Process Server Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, technical service advisor and courtesy associate have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Loan Secretary4%96%
Dental Receptionist5%95%
Receptionist Secretary6%94%
Process Server65%35%
Lead Ramp Agent86%14%
Courtesy Associate88%12%
Technical Service Advisor89%11%

Process Server Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among process servers is White, which makes up 59.3% of all process servers. Comparatively, there are 21.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 59.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 21.0%
  • Black or African American, 9.9%
  • Unknown, 4.4%
  • Asian, 4.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.3%

Process Server Race

Process Server RacePercentages
White59.3%
Hispanic or Latino21.0%
Black or African American9.9%
Unknown4.4%
Asian4.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.3%

Process Server Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among process servers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Process Server Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201067.73%9.57%2.82%16.78%
201168.55%9.83%3.52%15.10%
201266.15%9.04%3.63%17.23%
201367.29%10.62%3.09%16.06%
201466.70%10.85%2.77%16.37%
201564.72%10.16%2.80%18.08%
201662.43%10.69%2.75%20.16%
201763.64%10.56%3.88%17.89%
201864.04%12.55%3.32%16.43%
201964.28%8.09%4.17%20.47%
202064.40%10.11%2.60%17.72%
202159.35%9.94%4.11%20.97%

Process Server Wage Gap By Race

Unknown process servers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino process servers have the lowest average salary at $72,980.
$76,000
$75,000
$74,000
$73,000
$72,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$75,657
White$73,557
Black or African American$74,433
Asian$73,075
Hispanic or Latino$72,980

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Average Age of a Process Server

We determined the average age of process servers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Process Server Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown48
White5153
Black or African American51.548
Asian40.545
Hispanic or Latino4247

Process Server Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of process server employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of process servers is 40+ years old, which represents 77% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Process Server Age

Process Server YearsPercentages
40+ years77%
30-40 years17%
20-30 years6%

Types of Process Server Degree Levels

The most common degree for process servers is bachelor's degree 38% of process servers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 25% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 21%.

  • Bachelors, 38%
  • Associate, 25%
  • High School Diploma, 21%
  • Masters, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 11%

Process Servers By Education

Process Server DegreePercentages
Bachelors38%
Associate25%
High School Diploma21%
Masters5%
Other Degrees11%

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Process Server Wage Gap By Education

Process servers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $77,385 annually. With a Associate degree, process servers earn a median annual income of $66,396 compared to $65,097 for process servers with an High School Diploma degree.
$81,000
$78,000
$75,000
$72,000
$69,000
$66,000
$63,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$65,097
Bachelor's Degree$77,385
Some College/ Associate Degree$66,396

Process Server Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where process servers work. We found most process servers work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most process servers is the professional industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire process servers.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Process Server Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees15%
50 - 100 employees25%
100 - 500 employees29%
500 - 1,000 employees4%
1,000 - 10,000 employees13%
> 10,000 employees13%

The Types Of Companies Process Server Work In

Employees with the process server job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most process servers prefer to work at private companies over government companies.

Public

Private

Government

Process Server Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Public14%
Private71%
Government15%

Top Industries Hiring Process Servers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ process servers. Those industries include professional, government and technology.

Professional

Government

Technology

Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Process Server Turnover And Employment Statistics

Process Server Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of process servers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Process Server Unemployment Rate By Year

YearProcess Server Unemployment Rate
20104.23%
20114.71%
20123.08%
20133.64%
20142.62%
20152.30%
20162.23%
20172.01%
20182.16%
20191.77%
20201.34%
20212.13%

The Average Number of Years That Process Server Stay in a Job

By looking over 2,878 process servers resumes, we figured out that the average process server enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 28%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Process Server Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year17%
1-2 years28%
3-4 years14%
5-7 years17%
8-10 years9%
11+ years16%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Process Servers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to process servers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Welfare Eligibility Interviewer6.73%1,877
Senior Customer Service Coordinator7.19%160,288
Record Keeper8.60%3,596
Credit Checker8.99%11,860
Process Server10.21%-
Mobile Library Assistant11.16%5,020
Human Resources Technician15.31%39,846

Process Server LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Welfare Eligibility Interviewer6.73%1,877
Senior Customer Service Coordinator7.19%160,288
Record Keeper8.60%3,596
Credit Checker8.99%11,860
Mobile Library Assistant11.16%5,020
Human Resources Technician15.31%39,846

Foreign Languages Spoken By Process Servers

The most common foreign language among process servers is Spanish at 58.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.9% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 4.4%.

  • Spanish, 58.2%
  • French, 9.9%
  • Portuguese, 4.4%
  • Carrier, 3.3%
  • Mandarin, 3.3%
  • Other, 20.9%

Process Server Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish58.2%
French9.9%
Portuguese4.4%
Carrier3.3%
Mandarin3.3%
Other20.9%

Process Server Jobs

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Process Server Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a process server can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of process servers is $74,419. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Process Servers Earn The Most?

Process servers earn the most in Washington, where the average process server salary is $100,796. The map here shows where process servers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Process Servers?

By looking through more than 2,878 resumes, we found that the most popular places for process servers are New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA.

Number of Process Servers

Number Of Process Server Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California3,814$92,081
2Texas3,741$49,990
3Florida2,738$43,246
4Pennsylvania1,811$56,863
5Ohio1,779$70,369
6North Carolina1,647$53,087
7Illinois1,557$78,232
8New York1,537$74,914
9Georgia1,501$52,795
10Michigan1,336$65,653
11Virginia1,300$56,464
12Indiana1,150$49,650
13New Jersey1,147$70,813
14Tennessee1,097$56,000
15Massachusetts1,070$61,774
16Colorado1,010$61,279
17Missouri951$47,477
18Maryland897$63,149
19Arizona808$63,640
20South Carolina772$58,466
21Kentucky736$62,993
22Wisconsin695$61,679
23Minnesota666$65,977
24Washington626$100,796
25Alabama601$42,105
26Oklahoma483$55,963
27Oregon469$81,055
28Louisiana459$49,405
29Kansas442$50,447
30Iowa441$51,085
31Utah439$60,455
32Connecticut370$65,223
33Nevada327$72,851
34Mississippi309$47,898
35Arkansas305$48,174
36New Hampshire292$58,277
37West Virginia262$69,898
38Nebraska240$48,777
39Idaho232$57,060
40New Mexico223$57,729
41Delaware183$64,322
42Montana162$51,684
43Maine146$54,429
44District of Columbia139$62,653
45Rhode Island132$64,021
46Wyoming102$63,501
47North Dakota62$55,736
48Hawaii60$59,155
49Vermont57$53,050
50South Dakota56$49,425
51Alaska49$84,235

Process Server Demographics FAQs

How Many Process Server Are There In The Us?

There are over 8,748 Process Servers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Process Servers Are Black?

9.9% of Process Servers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Process Servers?

Most a are White, with 59.3% of Process Servers belonging to this ethnicity. 21.0% of Process Servers are Hispanic or Latino, 9.9% of Process Servers are Black or African American, 4.4% of Process Servers are Unknown, 4.1% of Process Servers are Asian, and 1.3% of Process Servers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Process Server Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Process Server jobs are male - dominated. 65% of Process Servers are male, and 34% are female, so there are more male Process Servers than female Process Servers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Process Server?

The average Process Server is 49 years old. 77% of Process Servers are 40+ years old or older, 17% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 6% are between 20-30 years old

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