Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,630
25th Percentile Wage
$37,000
50th Percentile Wage
$54,210
75th Percentile Wage
$83,450
90th Percentile Wage
$129,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,630.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.25
25th Percentile Wage
$17.79
50th Percentile Wage
$26.06
75th Percentile Wage
$40.11
90th Percentile Wage
$62.13

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $62.13. The median hourly salary is $26.06. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.25.

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
201654,2106.70%15.62%
201550,5804.23%-
201448,4402.97%-
201347,0002.68%-
201245,740--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of Texas ranges from $28,270 to $87,870. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Texas is Midland with a median annual salary of $87,870. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $70,080). The lowest paying area is Lubbock with a median annual salary of $28,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Midland
$87,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$70,080
Amarillo
$55,220
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$52,730
Fort Worth-Arlington
$51,720
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$51,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$51,160
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$50,940
Corpus Christi
$46,430
Tyler
$45,060
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$44,470
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$44,000
El Paso
$43,810
College Station-Bryan
$43,320
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$42,840
Waco
$42,030
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$39,060
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$38,010
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,800
Victoria
$36,570
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$35,710
Longview
$34,060
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$32,070
Lubbock
$28,270


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