Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,460
25th Percentile Wage
$34,060
50th Percentile Wage
$45,020
75th Percentile Wage
$59,560
90th Percentile Wage
$85,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $85,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,460.

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
$45,020
0.76% 21.39%
2016
$44,680
5.06% -
2015
$42,420
1.30% -
2014
$41,870
4.94% -
2013
$39,800
11.08% -
2012
$35,390
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of Missouri ranges from $30,000 to $46,500. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Missouri is Kansas City with a median annual salary of $46,500. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is St Louis (mean annual salary $43,440). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $30,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kansas City
$46,500
St Louis
$43,440
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$42,490
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$41,990
Columbia
$39,460
Jefferson City
$36,990
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$34,940
St Joseph
$33,910
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$33,730
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$32,410
Springfield
$30,000




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