Title Abstractor Salary

A Title Abstractor earns an average wage of $15.33 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Legal Document Review is associated with high pay for this job.

$25,736 - $72,536
$26K
$44K
$73K
MEDIAN: $44,320
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$10.10 - $20.27
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MEDIAN: $15.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,736 - $72,536  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
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$21,491 - $70,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $20.27  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $29.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$201.34 - $10,213  
   
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 - $70,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Title Abstractor

Pay by Experience for a Title Abstractor has a positive trend. An entry-level Title Abstractor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 30 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Title Abstractor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Title Abstractor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 14 salaries. A Title Abstractor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Title Abstractor

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Title Abstractor Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲17%

National Average
$37,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 34%
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