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Title Clerk Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Title Clerks in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $12.69 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.68 per hour to $17.00. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Title Clerk Salary (?
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$22,176 - $42,127
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MEDIAN: $30,850
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Title Clerk Salary (?
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$9.68 - $17.00
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,176 - $42,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,296  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,250  
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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$20,607 - $37,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $17.00  
   
Overtime
$13.35 - $25.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,296  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,250  
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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$20,607 - $37,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,065
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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
  • Examine leases, contacts, purchase agreements, and abstracts for conformity.
  • Conduct and prepare reports, databases and database updating, research, notarization, deeds, and affidavits.
  • Obtain testimonial documents to remove title restrictions.

Common Career Paths for Title Clerk

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There are some Title Clerks — though it's uncommon — that transition into Office Managers, where earnings are typically $38K annually. The most common career progression for Title Clerks leads to becoming an Auto & Truck Wholesale Title Clerk, where pay is typically $26K. However, many Title Clerks also opt to become Office Managers, a position that pays $35K on average.

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Popular Skills for Title Clerk

Survey results show that Title Clerks use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Accounting, Notary, Data Entry, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Typing, title clerk, and Accounts Payable. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Accounting and Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Title Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Title Clerks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $25K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $30K. Title Clerks bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $31K. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up roughly one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in eight.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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Denver
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Las Vegas
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$28,000
San Antonio
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Orlando
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Greensboro
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Shreveport
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Cleveland
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Louisville
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Home to some of the best pay for Title Clerks, Dallas offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Austin, Denver, Houston, and Las Vegas, where Title Clerks annually earn 19 percent, 18 percent, 17 percent, and 14 percent more than the national average. Louisville ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Cleveland and Shreveport (14 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Title Clerk Salaries

National Average
$28,000

Skills That Affect Title Clerk Salaries

Notary
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Accounting
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Data Entry
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National Average
$28,000
Customer Service
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Accounts Receivable
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Accounts Payable
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title clerk
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Typing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 36%