Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in North Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,810
25th Percentile Wage
$36,980
50th Percentile Wage
$56,390
75th Percentile Wage
$75,360
90th Percentile Wage
$91,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,810.

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
$56,390
-1.58% 36.67%
2016
$57,280
18.84% -
2015
$46,490
6.65% -
2014
$43,400
13.00% -
2013
$37,760
5.43% -
2012
$35,710
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some North Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of North Dakota ranges from $34,200 to $71,380. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in North Dakota is Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $71,380. The second highest paying city/area in North Dakota State is East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $49,600). The lowest paying area is Fargo with a median annual salary of $34,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$71,380
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$49,600
Bismarck
$38,530
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$36,170
Fargo
$34,200




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