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Title Clerk Salary

Most Title Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $12.95 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.80 per hour and $17.31. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Title Clerks like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although the greater part have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, more than a third claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,170 - $43,657
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $30,780
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$9.80 - $17.31
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,170 - $43,657  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,409  
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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$20,769 - $38,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $17.31  
   
Overtime
$13.60 - $25.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,409  
   
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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$20,769 - $38,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,249

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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 Title Clerks do not often become Office Managers, the job pays $38K per year on average. 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


Title Clerks report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Notary, Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Typing, title clerk, and Title V Permitting. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Accounting and Notary.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $26K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $30K. Title Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Title Clerks who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $32K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Title Clerks, Dallas provides a pay rate that is 31 percent greater than the national average. Title Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+17 percent), Buffalo (+15 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Las Vegas (+12 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Shreveport is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. 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
up arrow 3%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
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Data Entry
0%

National Average
$28,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Title V Permitting
up arrow 8%

title clerk
up arrow 9%

Typing
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 262 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
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 36%
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