Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,030
25th Percentile Wage
$44,690
50th Percentile Wage
$56,450
75th Percentile Wage
$63,940
90th Percentile Wage
$77,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,030.

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
$56,450
3.70% 19.84%
2016
$54,360
3.68% -
2015
$52,360
11.78% -
2014
$46,190
0.65% -
2013
$45,890
1.39% -
2012
$45,250
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of New York ranges from $34,030 to $59,540. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in New York is Kingston with a median annual salary of $59,540. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Albany-Schenectady-Troy (mean annual salary $57,690). The lowest paying area is Rochester with a median annual salary of $34,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kingston
$59,540
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$57,690
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$55,910
Nassau-Suffolk
$55,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$52,470
Utica-Rome
$47,400
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$44,950
Syracuse
$43,290
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$43,160
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$42,830
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$42,800
Rochester
$34,030




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