Closing Agent, Title Salary (United States)

Pay for Closing Agents in the United States is very modest at just $37,899 per year. Pay generally spreads from $25,029 to $53,546 per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—around one third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and around one third receive dental plans. For the most part, Closing Agents enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Closing Agent, Title Salary (?
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$26,401 - $53,394
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MEDIAN: $39,149
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Closing Agent, Title Salary (?
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$10.97 - $20.11
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,401 - $53,394  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,850  
Commission
$1,815 - $6,104  
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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$25,029 - $53,546  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.97 - $20.11  
   
Overtime
$15.93 - $32.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,850  
   
Commission
$1,815 - $6,104  
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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$25,029 - $53,546  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Job Description for Closing Agent, Title

A title closing agent plays a key role in finalizing real estate and mortgage transactions. They are responsible for making sure that the titles in transactions are legitimate and pose no problems for their employer; any problems with the title need to be highlighted by the agent. Research is an important part of this position, as the title closing agent needs to find all relevant information about the title so that a satisfactory settlement statement can be produced.
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Closing Agent, Title Tasks
  • Identify any informational or clerical errors and resolve quickly.
  • Develop positive working relationship with clients and partners to grow professional opportunities.
  • Aggregate all documents required for loan closings and verify information is complete and accurate.

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Pay by Experience Level for Closing Agent, Title

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Closing Agents with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Beginning workers can expect to earn $31K starting out, which grows to $39K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $41K. Salaries grow more slowly as Closing Agents approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $42K. The majority of Closing Agents have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Denver
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Orlando
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National Average
$38,000
Tampa
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Closing Agents will find that Denver offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 43 percent. Closing Agents will also find cushy salaries in New York (+43 percent). Tampa is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Closing Agent, Title Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Closing Agent, Title Salaries

Real Estate
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National Average
$38,000
Legal Document Review
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 38%
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