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 amongst Pennsylvania metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,750
25th Percentile Wage
$31,050
50th Percentile Wage
$40,310
75th Percentile Wage
$51,600
90th Percentile Wage
$68,240

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 $68,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,750.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.86
25th Percentile Wage
$14.93
50th Percentile Wage
$19.38
75th Percentile Wage
$24.81
90th Percentile Wage
$32.81

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $32.81. The median hourly salary is $19.38. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.86.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,3101.31%3.20%
201539,7803.37%-
201438,440-3.38%-
201339,7401.81%-
201239,020--

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 $46,670. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Pennsylvania is Harrisburg-Carlisle with a median annual salary of $46,670. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $45,810). The lowest paying area is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$46,670
Newark-Union
$45,810
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$45,300
Philadelphia
$43,500
Reading
$43,120
Lancaster
$42,270
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$40,630
Pittsburgh
$39,550
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$37,160
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,850
Altoona
$33,510
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$27,390
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$25,340



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