Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,940
25th Percentile Wage
$34,750
50th Percentile Wage
$42,770
75th Percentile Wage
$50,890
90th Percentile Wage
$62,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,940.

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
$42,770
-0.65% 21.18%
2016
$43,050
10.78% -
2015
$38,410
3.51% -
2014
$37,060
4.34% -
2013
$35,450
4.91% -
2012
$33,710
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $27,720 to $55,840. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $55,840. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Green Bay (mean annual salary $50,390). The lowest paying area is South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$55,840
Green Bay
$50,390
Madison
$47,020
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$44,370
Fond du Lac
$39,030
Appleton
$38,760
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$38,230
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$33,470
Lake County-Kenosha County
$33,140
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$31,760
Wausau
$28,660
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$27,720




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