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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,480
25th Percentile Wage
$36,860
50th Percentile Wage
$45,400
75th Percentile Wage
$57,020
90th Percentile Wage
$71,170

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 $71,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,480.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.13
25th Percentile Wage
$17.72
50th Percentile Wage
$21.83
75th Percentile Wage
$27.41
90th Percentile Wage
$34.22

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.22. The median hourly salary is $21.83. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.13.

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
201645,400-0.40%0.59%
201545,5800.20%-
201445,4902.24%-
201344,470-1.48%-
201245,130--

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 $60,370. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $60,370. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $48,840). 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
$60,370
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$48,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$48,420
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$47,320
Tacoma
$45,530
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$43,700
Yakima
$43,290
Spokane
$41,910
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$35,850


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