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Salary for Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

Also known as:  Abstract Searcher, Abstract Writer, Advisory Title Officer, Escrow Officer, Land Title Examiner, Lease Examiner, Lien Searcher, Title Agent, Title Checker, Title Examiner

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Indivduals employed as title examiners, abstractors, and searchers comb through legal resources to determine the status of titles, and for other purposes as deemed necessary by parties completing legal search request forms. They may summarize their findings in reports, or submit photocopies of the actual documents to the parties requesting title information. These professionals may also create new title records, or confirm with attorneys, realtors, buyers, sellers, contractors, and courthouse personnel to resolve problems or questions surrounding specific titles. A high school diploma is the minimum education required for this occupation.

A Title Examiner, Abstractor, or Searcher will normally receive a salary ranging between 32000 and 48000 depending on seniority. Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers will most likely receive wages of Forty Three Thousand Four Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers receive the highest pay in Vermont, where they receive job pay of about $69310. People in this category of job receive the highest pay in Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, where they can get average pay scales of $71380.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 10.09 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $71,380
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $47,220
Health Care and Social Assistance $46,170
Construction $45,060
Public Administration $44,800
Finance and Insurance $44,260
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $32,330
Retail Trade $33,620
Transportation and Warehousing $37,140
Information $37,420
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $38,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $41,460