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Highest Paying States for Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

The highest paying states 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 of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $68,730, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $61,630). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

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

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$68,730
$36,280 50
2 Alaska
$61,630
$38,670 150
3 Oregon
$60,850
$35,800 750
4 West Virginia
$58,440
$37,080 240
5 California
$57,640
$36,600 4,670
6 Colorado
$56,940
$40,320 1,410
7 New York
$56,450
$28,030 3,510
8 North Dakota
$56,390
$31,810 420
9 Rhode Island
$55,810
$33,850 300
10 Minnesota
$55,660
$39,060 1,410
11 Idaho
$55,430
$30,640 470
12 Massachusetts
$55,410
$41,850 530
13 Hawaii
$55,070
$34,510 300
14 Arizona
$53,490
$33,420 960
15 South Dakota
$51,260
$33,160 340
16 Maine
$50,870
$41,660 130
17 Texas
$49,990
$25,470 6,710
18 Connecticut
$48,950
$33,350 150
19 New Jersey
$48,920
$28,960 1,960
20 Vermont
$48,040
$42,070 0
21 Wyoming
$46,200
$31,830 220
22 Washington
$46,080
$32,540 1,270
23 Ohio
$46,040
$28,420 2,220
24 Delaware
$45,760
$37,300 0
25 New Mexico
$45,660
$23,920 510
26 Maryland
$45,350
$30,250 1,180
27 Missouri
$45,020
$27,460 1,450
28 Florida
$44,370
$29,040 4,450
29 Pennsylvania
$44,080
$26,810 2,050
30 Utah
$43,680
$26,600 640
31 North Carolina
$43,530
$31,130 600
32 Nevada
$43,050
$32,180 430
33 New Hampshire
$42,810
$32,620 130
34 Wisconsin
$42,770
$27,940 870
35 Montana
$42,760
$28,890 300
36 Louisiana
$40,150
$20,900 940
37 Oklahoma
$39,700
$25,930 2,030
38 Kansas
$39,350
$28,730 540
39 Virginia
$39,170
$31,940 1,150
40 Nebraska
$39,160
$26,450 270
41 Michigan
$38,980
$27,060 2,030
42 Tennessee
$38,280
$26,220 950
43 Illinois
$37,900
$25,500 1,250
44 Kentucky
$37,110
$17,480 280
45 South Carolina
$37,090
$25,280 350
46 Alabama
$36,760
$22,150 220
47 Indiana
$34,870
$25,920 950
48 Mississippi
$34,690
$26,320 240
49 Georgia
$34,250
$19,550 270
50 Arkansas
$30,090
$20,920 600
51 Iowa
$29,840
$25,310 660
52 Guam
$27,440
$16,800 70
53 Puerto Rico
$24,460
$17,980 120
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