Salary for Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

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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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 can receive salaries ranging between $30,320 and $82,180 based on experience and domain knowledge. will normally receive salaries of fifty-two thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars annually.

can receive the highest pay in Connecticut, where they get an average salary rate of near $66,570. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Utilities, where they can earn pay of $72,890.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 34.65 percent nationwide in that time.


Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Transportation and Warehousing
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Finance and Insurance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Retail Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Wholesale Trade
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