Title Examiner Salary

With more than half of Title Examiners in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Title Examiners is $47K annually and can range from $31K on the lower end to $63K per year near the higher end. While tenure and the specific company impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Women account for the majority of Title Examiners who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,326 - $69,431
$31K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $47,383
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$13.78 - $25.10
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$25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,326 - $69,431  
   
Bonus
$203.47 - $10,242  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$30,599 - $63,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.78 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$20.24 - $39.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$203.47 - $10,242  
   
Commission
$5,000  
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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$30,599 - $63,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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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

  • Search, analyze, and evaluate records on titles to land, homes, and buildings.
  • May prepare leases, grants and deeds.
  • Review data and submit reports.
  • Verify ownership, legal description, and zoning ordinances of properties. Review data and submit reports.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Title Examiner


Title Examiners flock to Stewart Title Company for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $44K lead the pack in compensation.

Offering only $34K on average, First American Title Insurance Company seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $25K on the lower end and $52K on the higher end.

Pay by Experience Level for Title Examiner

Pay by Experience for a Title Examiner has a positive trend. An entry-level Title Examiner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Title Examiner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Title Examiner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 94 salaries. A Title Examiner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 62 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,408

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Title Examiners, 20 percent higher than the national average. Title Examiners will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+18 percent) and Rochester (+17 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Pittsburgh Title Examiners earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Virginia Beach (21 percent lower) and St. Louis (20 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Title Examiner

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Title Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Title Examiner Salaries

Real Estate
▲4%


National Average
$43,000

Typing
▼3%

Research Analysis
▼3%

Customer Service
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 26%
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