The average annual and hourly salaries for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$36,600|
|25th Percentile Wage||$46,950|
|50th Percentile Wage||$57,640|
|75th Percentile Wage||$70,140|
|90th Percentile Wage||$101,850|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,600.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of California ranges from $40,710 to $73,430. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in California is Redding with a median annual salary of $73,430. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Rosa-Petaluma (mean annual salary $66,720). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $40,710.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |