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Title Examiner Salary

Salaries for Title Examiners in the United States average out at around $42K per year, but Denver employers pay the most, offering approximately $51K on average. Title Examiners will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent), Rochester (+7 percent), Dallas (+3 percent), and Pittsburgh (+3 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,796 - $57,656
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,502
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50%
90%

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$12.17 - $25.55
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,796 - $57,656  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,125  
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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$28,427 - $58,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.17 - $25.55  
   
Overtime
$16.15 - $37.03  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,125  
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).
)
$28,427 - $58,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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Job Description for Title Examiner

Title examiners are responsible for doing research on property titles and publicly maintained records to determine the ownership of a property and what, if any, restrictions are placed on a piece of property. Title examiners often work for (and may be contracted by) many types of organizations, including banks, government agencies, law offices, real estate companies, individual home buyers, and others. Title examiners' work is used to finalize property titles, transfer deeds, and form contracts for developing land.

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Title Examiner Tasks

  • 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


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Title Examiners often transition into a Title Examiner position. Title Examiners report a slightly lower median income of $35K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Title Examiner


The biggest paychecks can be found at Fidelity National Title Insurance Company — the median salary there is $42K.

First American Title Insurance Company offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $34K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $28K and $49K.


Title Examiners report a narrow range of specific skills. Typing and Legal Research are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Title Examiner

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $36K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $38K on average. Title Examiners bring in $43K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Title Examiner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Title Examiner Salaries

Typing
up arrow 4%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 22%