Median pay for Escrow Officers in the United States comes out to approximately $49K per year, but employers in San Francisco pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $87K. Escrow Officers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+44 percent), San Jose (+44 percent), Denver (+28 percent), and Portland (+26 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$34,492 - $74,581
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$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $48,963
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$13.83 - $29.36
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MEDIAN: $19.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,492 - $74,581  
   
Bonus
$289.73 - $20,180  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$1,093 - $52,349  
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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$32,662 - $79,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 439
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.83 - $29.36  
   
Overtime
$19.17 - $43.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$289.73 - $20,180  
   
Commission
$1,093 - $52,349  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$32,662 - $79,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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Job Description for Escrow Officer

An escrow officer works primarily with real estate transactions and helps ensure each sale meets legal requirements before releasing buyer funds to the seller. The officer does this by reviewing the contract between buyer and seller, conducting research to ensure that the property title is clear and not under lien from another lender, creating closing documents to be signed by all parties, and setting up the timetable for the final closing. This requires the individual to have a number of skills, including familiarity with computers and real estate software, experience in the real estate industry, and effective interpersonal communication skills to work with buyers and sellers. The position also involves a significant amount of multitasking, so it's important for an escrow officer to be flexible and able to successfully complete several tasks at the same time.

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Escrow Officer Tasks

  • Open and monitor escrow accounts, transferring funds and communicating with involved parties.
  • Record and file documents legally, as well as communicating with buyer and seller.
  • Identify, verify, and calculate balances due and update statements and legal documents.
  • Oversee paperwork associated with transactions, such as titles, insurance and others.

Common Career Paths for Escrow Officer


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Many Escrow Officers advance into a slightly higher-paying Senior Escrow Officer position. Average compensation for Senior Escrow Officers is $56K. Many Escrow Officers advance into roles as Office Managers or Title Closing Agents, but the median salaries are $10K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Escrow Officer


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Escrow Officers include First American Title Insurance Company, Stewart Title Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Company, and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. Escrow Officers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Land Title, where the average salary comes to $61K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include First American Corporation, First American Title Insurance Company, and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, where Escrow Officers typically earn around $60K, $60K, or $57K, respectively.

Fidelity National Title Insurance Company offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $53K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $30K to $99K. Stewart Title Company, Chicago Title Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $53K, $55K, and $57K.

Popular Skills for Escrow Officer


Escrow Officers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Notary, Customer Service, and Real Estate can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Notary.

Pay by Experience Level for Escrow Officer

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


For many Escrow Officers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $48K. Escrow Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Escrow Officers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,467

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Key Stats for Escrow Officer

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
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Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Escrow Officer Salaries



National Average
$48,000



Skills That Affect Escrow Officer Salaries

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National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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