Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in California

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 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers in California

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,640
9.20% -1.02%
2016
$52,340
-0.80% -
2015
$52,760
5.48% -
2014
$49,870
-14.18% -
2013
$56,940
-2.27% -
2012
$58,230
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers in California Cities

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
Redding
$73,430
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$66,720
Fresno
$66,390
Vallejo-Fairfield
$64,950
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$63,870
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$61,580
Bakersfield-Delano
$61,230
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$60,630
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$58,680
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$57,370
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$57,010
Napa
$56,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$56,570
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$56,010
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$54,730
Stockton
$54,260
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$53,970
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$52,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$52,640
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$50,400
Salinas
$48,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$44,540
Visalia-Porterville
$40,710




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