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. Work is enjoyable for Title Examiners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by slightly less than one-half. Female Title Examiners make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$25,242 - $65,659
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$66K
MEDIAN: $40,102
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$9.80 - $24.40
(Median)
$9
$16
$24
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
$25,242 - $65,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,854  
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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$22,930 - $60,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $24.40  
   
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 - $3,854  
   
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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$22,930 - $60,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $33K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $36K. On average, Title Examiners make $39K following one to two decades on the job. Title Examiners who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $50K.

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Experience Affects Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

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: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 34%
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