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Highest Paying Industries for Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

The top 75 highest paying industries for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $73,430, pipeline transportation of natural gas is the highest paying industry for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers. It is followed by pipeline transportation industry (average annual salary $73,430). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 75 Highest Paying Industries for Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$73,430
50
2 Pipeline Transportation
$73,430
50
3 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$70,920
150
4 Oil and Gas Extraction
$69,970
1,920
5 Lessors of Real Estate
$69,590
100
6 Mining
$68,950
2,200
7 Transportation and Warehousing
$68,190
60
8 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$64,920
50
9 Utilities
$62,750
100
10 Federal government, including USPS
$62,300
190
11 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$62,300
190
12 Support Activities for Mining
$61,820
270
13 Natural Gas Distribution
$59,510
50
14 Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)
$51,590
40
15 Construction of Buildings
$50,980
30
16 Other Financial Investment Activities
$50,740
880
17 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
$50,300
890
18 Activities Related to Credit Intermediation
$49,080
130
19 Residential Building Construction
$48,850
30
20 Construction
$47,150
60
21 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$47,010
760
22 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$46,260
13,790
23 Insurance Carriers
$46,250
13,860
24 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$46,180
14,170
25 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$46,040
1,160
26 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$46,040
1,160
27 Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,040
1,160
28 Activities Related to Real Estate
$45,430
3,720
29 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$45,310
4,590
30 Real Estate
$45,300
4,520
31 Finance and Insurance
$45,270
16,770
32 State government, including schools and hospitals
$45,010
230
33 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,010
230
34 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$44,070
50
35 Employment Services
$44,020
240
36 Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers
$43,280
700
37 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
$43,160
290
38 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$43,090
310
39 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$43,080
30
40 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$42,510
730
41 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,510
730
42 Temporary Help Services
$42,140
200
43 Other Personal Services
$40,960
n/a
44 Personal and Laundry Services
$40,960
n/a
45 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$40,850
230
46 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$40,610
n/a
47 Legal Services
$40,160
24,480
48 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,120
25,290
49 Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,590
80
50 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$39,460
60
51 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$39,460
60
52 Hospitals - Privately owned
$39,460
60
53 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$39,460
60
54 Administrative and Support Services
$38,430
640
55 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,430
640
56 Business Support Services
$38,330
60
57 Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$38,220
630
58 Other Information Services
$38,220
300
59 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$37,850
1,700
60 Nondepository Credit Intermediation
$37,680
710
61 Depository Credit Intermediation
$37,020
860
62 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$36,670
60
63 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,200
310
64 Information
$36,070
470
65 Wholesale Trade
$35,230
160
66 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$34,310
100
67 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$34,220
100
68 Other Support Services
$33,960
200
69 Office Administrative Services
$33,710
n/a
70 Automobile Dealers
$33,660
420
71 Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$33,440
430
72 Retail Trade
$33,110
450
73 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$32,180
160
74 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$30,900
n/a
75 Engineering Services
$28,120
n/a
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