Title Examiner Salary

Title Examiners in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just below three-fifths of Title Examiners. Salaries average out to around $42K per year and spread from $29K to $60K per year. While the company and years of experience impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Work is enjoyable for Title Examiners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Title Examiners survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,442 - $59,238
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$59K
MEDIAN: $42,182
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$12.44 - $25.10
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,442 - $59,238  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$29,020 - $59,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$16.04 - $38.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$29,020 - $59,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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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 offers the best pay with a median salary of $44K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $33K and maxing out at just $50K.

For Title Examiners, below-average salaries can be found at First American Title Insurance Company; in fact, average earnings are around $33K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($26K versus $49K) is great.

Pay by Experience Level for Title Examiner

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


Title Examiners with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $36K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $39K. 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 $45K.

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Experience Affects Title Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Title Examiner Salaries

Real Estate
up arrow 12%

Legal Research
up arrow 4%

Typing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$41,000

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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