Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers amongst Iowa 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 Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,310
25th Percentile Wage
$27,040
50th Percentile Wage
$29,840
75th Percentile Wage
$37,240
90th Percentile Wage
$50,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,310.

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
$29,840
-3.08% -8.38%
2016
$30,760
-1.30% -
2015
$31,160
-15.15% -
2014
$35,880
12.35% -
2013
$31,450
-2.83% -
2012
$32,340
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of Iowa ranges from $26,560 to $35,730. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Iowa is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $35,730. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $30,080). The lowest paying area is Waterloo-Cedar Falls with a median annual salary of $26,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$35,730
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$30,080
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$30,050
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$29,590
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$29,470
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$26,560




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