Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in Michigan

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,060
25th Percentile Wage
$32,300
50th Percentile Wage
$38,980
75th Percentile Wage
$48,710
90th Percentile Wage
$59,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,060.

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
$38,980
-4.80% 2.28%
2016
$40,850
-2.79% -
2015
$41,990
5.36% -
2014
$39,740
2.92% -
2013
$38,580
1.27% -
2012
$38,090
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of Michigan ranges from $18,620 to $45,910. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Michigan is Flint with a median annual salary of $45,910. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Ann Arbor (mean annual salary $44,860). The lowest paying area is Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Flint
$45,910
Ann Arbor
$44,860
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$44,090
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$42,820
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$40,580
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$39,300
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$37,810
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$35,930
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$32,180
Kalamazoo-Portage
$29,340
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$18,620




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