The salary statistics of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The title examiners, abstractors, and searchers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$27,600|
|25th Percentile Wage||$35,260|
|50th Percentile Wage||$46,850|
|75th Percentile Wage||$60,830|
|90th Percentile Wage||$79,120|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) title examiners, abstractors, and searchers is $79,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,600. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 186% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $68,620. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $33,520).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only title examiners, abstractors, and searchers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,460 to $68,730. The highest paying state for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $68,730. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $24,460. For more salary information of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New York|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |