Title Examiner, Abstractor, and Searcher Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,080
25th Percentile Wage
$46,300
50th Percentile Wage
$58,440
75th Percentile Wage
$71,290
90th Percentile Wage
$83,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,080.

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
$58,440
13.69% -5.63%
2016
$50,440
8.52% -
2015
$46,140
-0.61% -
2014
$46,420
-19.54% -
2013
$55,490
-11.25% -
2012
$61,730
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in state of West Virginia ranges from $41,370 to $66,710. The highest paying area for title examiners, abstractors, and searchers in West Virginia is North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $66,710. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Morgantown (mean annual salary $57,790). The lowest paying area is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $41,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$66,710
Morgantown
$57,790
Charleston
$51,760
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$46,960
Huntington-Ashland
$41,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$41,370




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