Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,940
25th Percentile Wage
$34,750
50th Percentile Wage
$39,170
75th Percentile Wage
$49,790
90th Percentile Wage
$61,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,940.

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
$39,170
2.76% 21.90%
2016
$38,090
-8.30% -
2015
$41,250
12.87% -
2014
$35,940
-0.22% -
2013
$36,020
15.07% -
2012
$30,590
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of Virginia ranges from $35,770 to $44,470. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Virginia is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,470. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Harrisonburg (mean annual salary $41,260). The lowest paying area is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol with a median annual salary of $35,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$44,470
Harrisonburg
$41,260
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$40,200
Roanoke
$39,160
Richmond
$37,990
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$35,770




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