Title Clerk Salary

Women comprise the majority of Title Clerks in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $13.24 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $10.01 per hour and $17.55. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,818 - $46,370
(Median)
$23K
$32K
$46K
MEDIAN: $31,801
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$10.01 - $17.55
(Median)
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,818 - $46,370  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,812  
Profit Sharing
$983  
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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$21,241 - $39,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 281
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $17.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.47 - $25.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,812  
   
Commission
$2,200  
Profit Sharing
$983  
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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$21,241 - $39,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,721
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Title Clerks sometimes become Office Managers, where the average income is $38K per year. 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 $35K.

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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, Title V Permitting, and Billing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing and title clerk. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $27K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $30K. Title Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $33K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,129

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

For those looking to make money, Title Clerks in Dallas enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Title Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+21 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), Houston (+9 percent), and Philadelphia (+7 percent). Pittsburgh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Indianapolis and 6 percent less in Rochester, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Title Clerk Reviews

What is it like working as a Title Clerk?

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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Experience Affects Title Clerk Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Title Clerk Salaries

Accounting
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Notary
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Title V Permitting
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Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Billing
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Data Entry
0%

Accounts Payable
0%

National Average
$29,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

title clerk
up arrow 4%

Typing
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 324 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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