Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher Salary

Title Examiners in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $40K annually on average. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by roughly one-half. Most Title Examiners survey respondents are women (78 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,086 - $70,234
(Median)
$27K
$40K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,381
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$10.02 - $23.78
(Median)
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$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,086 - $70,234  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
Profit Sharing
$1,830  
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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$24,423 - $60,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $23.78  
   
Overtime
$14.48 - $36.14  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,830  
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).
)
$24,423 - $60,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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.

Common Career Paths for Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher


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At the upper end, Title Examiners who move into a Title Officer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Title Officers is a much higher $47K per year.

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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.


For many Title Examiners, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $33K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $36K. Title Examiners who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $39K. Title Examiners who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $52K.

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 4%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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