Title Examiner Salary

With slightly less than three-fifths of Title Examiners in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $29K to $59K per year and averages out to $42K annually. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Most Title Examiners like their work and job satisfaction is high. Some workers in this field — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The majority of Title Examiners (66 percent) who took the survey are female. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,328 - $57,812
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,731
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$12.24 - $25.14
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$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,328 - $57,812  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,300  
Total Pay (?
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$28,844 - $58,599  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.24 - $25.14  
   
Overtime
$16.24 - $36.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,300  
   
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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$28,844 - $58,599  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Title Examiner


Stewart Title Company leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $43K.

First American Title Insurance Company reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $34K) but some workers make up to $49K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.


Typical Title Examiners report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Typing, Legal Research, and Customer Service can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Title Examiner

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


For Title Examiners, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $35K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Title Examiners make a median salary of $43K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $45K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Title Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

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

Customer Service
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 22%
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