Title Clerk Salary
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.Read More...
Title clerks can expect to work in an office setting during regular business hours. Business settings may vary. For example, an automobile title clerk may work in a dealership office; a title clerk for real estate may work in a real estate office.
To obtain a title clerk position, applicants must have knowledge and/or experience in the specific field in which they want to work (such as land mineral rights or real estate). The applicant needs to show that they are organized and posses an aptitude for mathematics, computers, and interpersonal communications. In terms of formal education, generally at least a high school diploma or equivalent is required.
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
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. As Title Clerks progress in their field, many go on to become Auto & Truck Wholesale Title Clerks. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $27K. Another common career choice for Title Clerks is to move into an Office Manager role — this promotion usually pays $36K.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Title Clerk
Leading companies who hire large numbers of Title Clerks include JD Byrider, Sonic Automotive, Inc., Manheim Auctions, CarMax, Inc., and Penske Automotive Group, Inc. Penske Automotive Group, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $38K on average.
Popular Skills for Title Clerk
Title Clerks seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in DMV, Microsoft Excel, Organizing, and Title V Permitting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Billing, Payroll Administration, and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Customer Service also know 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. Title Clerks bring in $34K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $36K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.
Pay Difference by Location
Philadelphia is home to an above-average pay rate for Title Clerks, 30 percent higher than the national average. Title Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+27 percent), Atlanta (+23 percent), Kansas City (+18 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Rochester and Cleveland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.