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 metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,500
25th Percentile Wage
$30,280
50th Percentile Wage
$37,900
75th Percentile Wage
$50,340
90th Percentile Wage
$62,800

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 $62,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,500.

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
$37,900
1.40% -15.36%
2016
$37,370
2.70% -
2015
$36,360
-4.15% -
2014
$37,870
-7.84% -
2013
$40,840
-7.05% -
2012
$43,720
- -

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 $28,250 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 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $41,230). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$45,280
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$41,230
Springfield
$41,130
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$41,100
Rockford
$39,180
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$30,060
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$28,250




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