Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher Salary

Title Examiners in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — about one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $27K to $67K per year, median earnings come to $44K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately one-half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Title Examiners survey respondents are women (70 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,849 - $72,845
$30K
$44K
$73K
MEDIAN: $44,267
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$12.04 - $24.84
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$25
MEDIAN: $17.40
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$0$72K
Salary $29,849 - $72,845
Bonus $0.00 - $11,745
Profit Sharing $1,775
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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$27,403 - $67,416
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.04 - $24.84
Overtime $17.45 - $35.23
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $0.00 - $11,745
Profit Sharing $1,775
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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$27,403 - $67,416
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

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Job Description for Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher

Title examiners, sometimes referred to as title abstractors or searchers, are responsible for performing searches on land titles to ensure there are no land-related restrictions that would interfere with the sale or intended use of the property. Title examiners must have excellent research skills and the ability to communicate well with clients, members of the escrow team, and underwriters. They should also be proficient in creating, delivering, and presenting reports and finding the necessary information for properties. Knowledge of software, web resources, and repositories of information is essential in this position, and they must also have an in-depth understanding of situations, laws, and regulations that could affect the title to a piece of land.

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Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher Tasks

  • Search, analyze, and evaluate records on titles to land, homes, and buildings.
  • May prepare leases, grants and deeds.
  • Review data and submit reports.
  • Verify ownership, legal description, and zoning ordinances of properties. Review data and submit reports.

Common Career Paths for Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher


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It's not very common for Title Examiners to move on to become Title Officers. Average pay for a Title Officer is $49K annually. Title Examiners most often advance into Abstractor and Title Closing Agent positions even though the median salaries are $6K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher

Pay by Experience for a Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher has a positive trend. An entry-level Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 38 salaries. A Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 25 salaries.

Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher?

Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher in Fort Worth:
"Research you boss and ask others about the company."
Be very detailed, and don't let other's rush you into finalizing any report's just to meet a deadline.

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Key Stats for Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲11%

Late-Career
▲8%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 27%
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