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Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher Salary

Pay for Title Examiners in the United States is very modest at just $40K per year. For the most part, Title Examiners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the larger part have medical coverage and a little less than half have dental coverage, nearly one-third claim no health benefits at all. Most Title Examiners survey respondents are women (78 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$25,263 - $65,217
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$65K
MEDIAN: $40,293
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$9.82 - $22.82
(Median)
$9
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$25,263 - $65,217  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,959  
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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$22,901 - $60,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $22.82  
   
Overtime
$14.57 - $31.94  
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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,959  
   
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).
)
$22,901 - $60,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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Job Description for Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher

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

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

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Title Examiners — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $33K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Title Examiners make a median salary of $40K. Title Examiners who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $48K.

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Experience Affects Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 34%
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