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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,690
25th Percentile Wage
$34,820
50th Percentile Wage
$43,050
75th Percentile Wage
$50,330
90th Percentile Wage
$62,920

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 $62,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,690.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.28
25th Percentile Wage
$16.73
50th Percentile Wage
$20.70
75th Percentile Wage
$24.20
90th Percentile Wage
$30.25

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.25. The median hourly salary is $20.70. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.28.

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
201643,05010.78%21.70%
201538,4103.51%-
201437,0604.34%-
201335,4504.91%-
201233,710--

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 $51,040. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $51,040. 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
$51,040
Green Bay
$50,390
Madison
$46,490
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$43,890
Fond du Lac
$39,030
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$37,570
Wausau
$28,660
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$27,720


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