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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 $61,530, Oregon is the highest paying state for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $61,450). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Oregon
$61,530
$35,780 740
2 Massachusetts
$61,450
$25,200 480
3 Alaska
$61,380
$42,550 110
4 North Dakota
$57,280
$31,400 410
5 Nevada
$56,490
$32,110 450
6 Rhode Island
$56,230
$33,020 300
7 New York
$54,360
$26,680 3,450
8 Texas
$54,210
$29,630 8,830
9 Hawaii
$53,400
$31,240 300
10 Colorado
$53,240
$35,500 1,410
11 Arizona
$53,080
$33,320 770
12 California
$52,340
$34,690 5,340
13 Minnesota
$51,050
$33,490 1,360
14 Connecticut
$50,860
$41,070 110
15 West Virginia
$50,440
$36,730 260
16 Idaho
$50,030
$29,490 370
17 Maine
$47,960
$36,140 0
18 Wyoming
$47,280
$33,400 170
19 South Dakota
$46,000
$32,620 410
20 Delaware
$45,760
$37,300 0
21 Washington
$45,400
$31,480 1,390
22 New Jersey
$45,160
$26,970 1,830
23 South Carolina
$45,090
$26,380 240
24 Missouri
$44,680
$27,530 1,450
25 Utah
$44,650
$26,720 580
26 New Mexico
$44,070
$27,110 420
27 Maryland
$43,430
$26,300 1,090
28 Florida
$43,410
$28,630 4,090
29 Wisconsin
$43,050
$29,690 770
30 New Hampshire
$42,370
$31,810 130
31 Montana
$42,090
$18,530 290
32 Louisiana
$41,260
$20,920 780
33 Michigan
$40,850
$26,950 1,720
34 North Carolina
$40,800
$28,020 760
35 Ohio
$40,480
$26,910 2,130
36 Pennsylvania
$40,310
$26,750 2,240
37 Mississippi
$39,810
$26,690 240
38 Kentucky
$39,730
$25,990 220
39 Oklahoma
$39,150
$23,840 1,680
40 Virginia
$38,090
$31,110 980
41 Illinois
$37,370
$25,510 1,620
42 Nebraska
$36,570
$26,400 260
43 Kansas
$36,150
$26,680 510
44 Tennessee
$35,610
$23,140 710
45 Indiana
$35,380
$24,890 1,240
46 Alabama
$34,480
$21,740 270
47 Arkansas
$31,250
$21,110 620
48 Iowa
$30,760
$25,570 750
49 Guam
$27,440
$16,800 70
50 Puerto Rico
$24,450
$17,290 90
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