Title Clerk Salary
|Salary||$23,809 - $49,665|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $3,487|
|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).)
|$22,518 - $41,502|
|Hourly Rate||$10.56 - $18.36|
|Overtime||$15.36 - $27.61|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $3,487|
|Total Pay (||$22,518 - $41,502|
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
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.
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
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.
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