Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,540
25th Percentile Wage
$38,130
50th Percentile Wage
$46,080
75th Percentile Wage
$56,090
90th Percentile Wage
$69,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $69,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,540.

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
$46,080
1.48% 2.06%
2016
$45,400
-0.40% -
2015
$45,580
0.20% -
2014
$45,490
2.24% -
2013
$44,470
-1.48% -
2012
$45,130
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of Washington ranges from $35,850 to $61,100. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $61,100. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Bellingham (mean annual salary $51,920). The lowest paying area is Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$61,100
Bellingham
$51,920
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$50,130
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$47,850
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$47,390
Olympia
$47,010
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$46,640
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$46,340
Bremerton-Silverdale
$46,130
Tacoma
$43,610
Yakima
$42,770
Spokane
$42,300
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$39,940
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$35,850




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