Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Title Examiners in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Title Examiners. Most Title Examiners survey respondents are women (77 percent). Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than one-half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,205 - $65,773
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$66K
MEDIAN: $40,002
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90%

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$9.76 - $24.62
(Median)
$9
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$25,205 - $65,773  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,898  
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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$23,013 - $60,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $24.62  
   
Overtime
$14.63 - $31.72  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,898  
   
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).
)
$23,013 - $60,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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.


Title Examiners generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $33K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $36K. On average, Title Examiners make $40K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $51K.

Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 34%
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