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Title Clerk Salary

Title Clerks in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $12.90 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.79 per hour and $17.24. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Title Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,141 - $43,691
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $30,778
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$9.79 - $17.24
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,141 - $43,691  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,265  
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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$20,745 - $37,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $17.24  
   
Overtime
$13.61 - $25.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,265  
   
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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$20,745 - $37,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,223

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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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While not commonly seen, Title Clerks who transition into an Office Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Office Managers is $38K per year. An Auto & Truck Wholesale Title Clerk role is the most prevalent career advancement for Title Clerks. Paychecks for that role are $27K on average. The Office Manager position is another common transition for Title Clerks; in this role, salaries are typically at the $35K mark.

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Popular Skills for Title Clerk


Title Clerks report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Notary, Accounting, Data Entry, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing, title clerk, and Title V Permitting. Most people familiar with Data Entry also know Accounting. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Notary and Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Title Clerk

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


For Title Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $26K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $30K. Title Clerks see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $32K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Title Clerks, Dallas provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. Title Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+16 percent), Austin (+15 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Buffalo (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Shreveport. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cleveland (6 percent less) and Indianapolis (4 percent less).

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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
0%

Accounts Receivable
0%

Accounts Payable
0%

National Average
$28,000

Customer Service
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Title V Permitting
up arrow 8%

title clerk
up arrow 10%

Typing
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 263 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 36%