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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,690
25th Percentile Wage
$42,200
50th Percentile Wage
$52,340
75th Percentile Wage
$68,030
90th Percentile Wage
$96,730

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 $96,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,690.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.68
25th Percentile Wage
$20.29
50th Percentile Wage
$25.16
75th Percentile Wage
$32.71
90th Percentile Wage
$46.51

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.51. The median hourly salary is $25.16. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.68.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,340-0.80%-11.25%
201552,7605.48%-
201449,870-14.18%-
201356,940-2.27%-
201258,230--

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 $76,650. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $76,650. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Redding (mean annual salary $73,430). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $40,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$76,650
Redding
$73,430
Bakersfield-Delano
$65,020
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$58,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$56,700
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$55,660
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$54,900
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$54,730
Stockton
$54,260
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$53,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$51,080
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$50,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$46,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$44,540
Visalia-Porterville
$40,710



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