Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,810
25th Percentile Wage
$35,010
50th Percentile Wage
$44,080
75th Percentile Wage
$51,470
90th Percentile Wage
$68,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,810.

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
$44,080
8.55% 11.48%
2016
$40,310
1.31% -
2015
$39,780
3.37% -
2014
$38,440
-3.38% -
2013
$39,740
1.81% -
2012
$39,020
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $25,340 to $49,070. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $49,070. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $46,980). The lowest paying area is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$49,070
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$46,980
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$46,670
Pittsburgh
$45,080
Philadelphia
$44,480
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$42,720
Reading
$42,350
Lancaster
$41,750
Williamsport
$38,060
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$37,160
York-Hanover
$36,630
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,850
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,510
Altoona
$33,510
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$27,390
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$27,360
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$25,340




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