Title Clerk Salary

The larger portion of Title Clerks in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.94 per hour. While the specific employer and years of experience impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Most Title Clerks report 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 the larger part and dental insurance is reported by a little less than one-half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,809 - $49,665
$24K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,315
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$10.56 - $18.36
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MEDIAN: $13.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,809 - $49,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,487  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
Commission
$2,200  
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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$22,518 - $41,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.56 - $18.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.04  
Overtime
$15.36 - $27.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,487  
   
Commission
$2,200  
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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$22,518 - $41,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,560

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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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For Title Clerks, progressing to a Title Closing Agent role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Title Closing Agent can earn $37K annually. Given that the median pay is $27K, it may be surprising to find that an Auto & Truck Wholesale Title Clerk is the most common role for Title Clerks to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Office Manager role — which pays $36K — is also typical for Title Clerks, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Title Clerk


JD Byrider, Sonic Automotive, Inc., Manheim Auctions, Penske Automotive Group, Inc., and CarMax, Inc. are all popular places to work. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Penske Automotive Group, Inc. offers the most; Title Clerks earn $38K on average there.

Popular Skills for Title Clerk


Title Clerks report using a deep pool 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 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Billing, Microsoft Word, and Payroll Administration. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Accounting and Notary.

Pay by Experience Level for Title Clerk

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


Title Clerks with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $28K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $31K. On average, Title Clerks make $34K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $36K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,329

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

Philadelphia is home to an above-average pay rate for Title Clerks, 32 percent higher than the national average. Title Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+28 percent), Atlanta (+28 percent), Kansas City (+18 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 265 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Title Clerk Salaries

▲19%

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$30,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Title Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲11%

▲4%

Organizing
▲4%


▲2%

Accounts Payable
▼0%

Accounts Receivable
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

▼1%

▼1%


title clerk
▼3%

TITLES
▼4%

Payroll Administration
▼8%

Microsoft Word
▼10%

Billing
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 265 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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