Title Examiner Salary

Title Examiners who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little more than half of Title Examiners. Pay fluctuates from $30K to $62K per year, but expected earnings average $47K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and the specific company. Women make up the majority of Title Examiners (68 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,568 - $66,819
$32K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,831
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$13.59 - $24.66
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MEDIAN: $18.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,568 - $66,819  
   
Bonus
$226.85 - $10,278  
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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$30,359 - $61,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $24.66  
   
Overtime
$19.49 - $37.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$226.85 - $10,278  
   
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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$30,359 - $61,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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 seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Stewart Title Company, where the average salary comes to $44K.

First American Title Insurance Company seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $34K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $25K and $52K.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $35K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $42K. Title Examiners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. As Title Examiners reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,689

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

For Title Examiners, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Title Examiners will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+20 percent) and Rochester (+19 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Title Examiners is geography, with workers in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Virginia Beach (20 percent lower) and St. Louis (19 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Title Examiner

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Title Examiner Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Title Examiner Salaries

Real Estate
▲6%


National Average
$43,000

Typing
▼2%

Research Analysis
▼2%

Customer Service
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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