Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in Montana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,890
25th Percentile Wage
$34,470
50th Percentile Wage
$42,760
75th Percentile Wage
$54,490
90th Percentile Wage
$64,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,890.

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
$42,760
1.57% 8.51%
2016
$42,090
2.38% -
2015
$41,090
8.18% -
2014
$37,730
-4.98% -
2013
$39,610
1.24% -
2012
$39,120
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of Montana ranges from $18,940 to $49,150. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Montana is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,150. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $47,520). The lowest paying area is Great Falls with a median annual salary of $18,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$49,150
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$47,520
Missoula
$45,510
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$42,630
Billings
$37,790
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$34,990
Great Falls
$18,940




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