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Title Examiner Salary

Title Examiners in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $29K to $59K per year, median earnings come to $41K annually. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though career duration and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Some workers in this field — one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Women make up the majority of Title Examiners (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Title Examiners. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,030 - $57,775
(Median)
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41K
50K
58K
MEDIAN: $41,300
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$11.96 - $26.25
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,030 - $57,775  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,992  
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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$28,641 - $59,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $26.25  
   
Overtime
$16.30 - $36.41  
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 - $4,992  
   
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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$28,641 - $59,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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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As Title Examiners make advancements in their career path, typically to roles like Title Examiner, salaries may go down. On average, Title Examiners make $35K per year.

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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 pay in the field with a median salary of just $35K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $50K.


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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $36K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $38K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Title Examiners make a median salary of $44K. Title Examiners who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $45K.

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Experience Affects Title Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 21%