Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in Illinois

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,510
25th Percentile Wage
$30,720
50th Percentile Wage
$37,370
75th Percentile Wage
$46,970
90th Percentile Wage
$57,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,510.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.26
25th Percentile Wage
$14.77
50th Percentile Wage
$17.97
75th Percentile Wage
$22.58
90th Percentile Wage
$27.66

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.66. The median hourly salary is $17.97. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.26.

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
201637,3702.70%-16.99%
201536,360-4.15%-
201437,870-7.84%-
201340,840-7.05%-
201243,720--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of Illinois ranges from $29,330 to $45,280. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Illinois is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,280. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Rockford (mean annual salary $39,180). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$45,280
Rockford
$39,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$38,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$38,520
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$29,330


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