The average rate for a Title Abstractor is $15.05 per hour. A skill in Legal Document Review is associated with high pay for this job.

$25,644 - $85,304
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MEDIAN: $44,022
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$10.12 - $20.20
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$25,644 - $85,304  
   
Bonus
$150.00 - $10,174  
Total Pay (?
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$21,491 - $72,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $20.20  
   
Overtime
$20.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$150.00 - $10,174  
   
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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$21,491 - $72,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Title Abstractor

Title abstractors research and find out who the true owner of a property is. Oftentimes, title abstractors will need to be present in legal cases because the true owner is not known. It is common for abstractors to get certified in their field, which requires passing the National Association of Land Title Examiners and Abstractors (NALTEA) exam. Once the exam is passed, one must take ten hours of NALTEA-approved courses every two years.

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Title Abstractor Tasks

  • Review data and submit reports.
  • Verify ownership, legal description, and zoning ordinances of properties. Review data and submit reports.
  • Search, analyze, and evaluate records on titles to land, homes, and buildings.
  • May prepare leases, grants and deeds.

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Pay by Experience Level for Title Abstractor

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

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Experience Affects Title Abstractor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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