Title Clerk Salary

Women comprise the majority of Title Clerks in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $13.97 per hour on average. While the specific employer and experience level impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. The majority of Title Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,835 - $50,366
$24K
$35K
$50K
MEDIAN: $34,550
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$10.55 - $18.29
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MEDIAN: $13.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,835 - $50,366  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
Commission
$101.37 - $5,918  
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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$22,499 - $41,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.55 - $18.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.04  
Overtime
$15.39 - $27.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
   
Commission
$101.37 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$22,499 - $41,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,569

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Job Description for Title Clerk

Title clerk handles titles - written contracts - for the sale, transfer, and purchase of property. The exact field in which the title clerk works define the employee's tasks the employee is responsible for. For example, an automobile title clerk conducts tasks such as calculating taxes, maintaining records, providing support to associates, and submitting weekly reports of sales, profits, and commissions. As a title clerk for property such as homes and land, some tasks may include helping prepare/request deeds and affidavits, preparing records to transmit leases and abstracts, and examining contracts to ensure purchase agreements meet specific requirements.

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Title Clerk Tasks

  • Obtain testimonial documents to remove title restrictions.
  • Conduct and prepare reports, databases and database updating, research, notarization, deeds, and affidavits.
  • Examine leases, contacts, purchase agreements, and abstracts for conformity.

Common Career Paths for Title Clerk


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Title Clerks who go on to become Title Closing Agents may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Title Closing Agents is $37K annually. More often than not, an Auto & Truck Wholesale Title Clerk role is the next step for Title Clerks moving up in the field. Pay for Auto & Truck Wholesale Title Clerks is usually $27K. Many Title Clerks choose to take on an Office Manager role instead, where salaries are typically $36K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Title Clerk


Known for taking on a considerable number of Title Clerks, JD Byrider, Sonic Automotive, Inc., Manheim Auctions, Penske Automotive Group, Inc., and CarMax, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Penske Automotive Group, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $38K.

Popular Skills for Title Clerk


Title Clerks report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Organizing, Accounting, and Title V Permitting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Billing, Microsoft Word, and Payroll Administration. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Accounting and Notary.

Pay by Experience Level for Title Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Title Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Title Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 945 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Title Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 422 salaries. An experienced Title Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 453 salaries. A Title Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 259 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,329

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Title Clerks, busy Philadelphia offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Title Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+28 percent), Atlanta (+28 percent), Charlotte (+14 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Shreveport is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (10 percent lower) and Cincinnati (2 percent lower).

Title Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Title Clerk?

Title Clerk in Philadelphia:
"Not a bad job."
Pros: Meeting new people and learning more about titles and registrations. Understanding how it works.
Cons: All of the constant changes that the state does every few months.

Title Clerk in Avondale:
Pros: I like the fact that I get to register cars and help customers with any concerns as far as their plates. I love titles.
Cons: Sales guys always give customers wrong information as far as registration. Customers tend to blame me for sales guys mistakes.

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Key Stats for Title Clerk

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 286 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Title Clerk Salaries

▲20%

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$30,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Title Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲11%

Organizing
▲4%

▲3%

▲2%


Accounts Receivable
▼0%

Accounts Payable
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

▼1%


▼2%

▼3%

TITLES
▼4%

Payroll Administration
▼8%

Microsoft Word
▼10%

Billing
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 286 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 38%
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