Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers among Tennessee 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,220
25th Percentile Wage
$30,450
50th Percentile Wage
$38,280
75th Percentile Wage
$56,500
90th Percentile Wage
$63,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,220.

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
$38,280
6.97% 20.53%
2016
$35,610
2.81% -
2015
$34,610
-0.23% -
2014
$34,690
2.48% -
2013
$33,830
10.08% -
2012
$30,420
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of Tennessee ranges from $31,840 to $53,180. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Tennessee is Morristown with a median annual salary of $53,180. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $50,800). The lowest paying area is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $31,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Morristown
$53,180
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$50,800
Memphis
$44,940
Knoxville
$39,700
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$35,600
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$34,080
Chattanooga
$31,840




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