Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,060
25th Percentile Wage
$46,140
50th Percentile Wage
$55,660
75th Percentile Wage
$64,220
90th Percentile Wage
$90,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,060.

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
$55,660
8.28% 27.85%
2016
$51,050
11.13% -
2015
$45,370
6.96% -
2014
$42,210
-1.75% -
2013
$42,950
6.50% -
2012
$40,160
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of Minnesota ranges from $36,490 to $62,350. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Minnesota is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,350. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $50,140). The lowest paying area is St Cloud with a median annual salary of $36,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$62,350
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$50,140
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$48,020
St Cloud
$36,490




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