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Title Examiner Salary

Median pay for Title Examiners in the United States comes out to approximately $42K annually, but employers in Denver pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $51K. Title Examiners will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent) and Rochester (+7 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,159 - $57,900
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,549
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90%

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$12.05 - $25.18
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,159 - $57,900  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$28,701 - $58,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $25.18  
   
Overtime
$16.30 - $36.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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).
)
$28,701 - $58,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149

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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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Many Title Examiners transition into upper-level roles like Title Examiner. However, Title Examiners do report a slightly lower median income of $35K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Title Examiner


Title Examiners flock to Fidelity National Title Insurance Company for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $42K lead the pack in compensation.

First American Title Insurance Company offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $34K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $28K to $49K.


Typical Title Examiners report a focused set of job 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $35K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $38K. For Title Examiners, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. Title Examiners with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $44K.

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Experience Affects Title Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Title Examiner Salaries

Typing
up arrow 4%

Legal Research
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 22%
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