Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

Search real estate records, examine titles, or summarize pertinent legal or insurance details for a variety of purposes. May compile lists of mortgages, contracts, and other instruments pertaining to titles by searching public and private records for law firms, real estate agencies, or title insurance companies.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
56,820 3.5 % $20.65 $42,960 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.51 $14.69 $18.64 $24.50 $31.96
Annual Wage (2) $23,940 $30,560 $38,770 $50,970 $66,480


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Legal Services 28,910 $19.38 $40,310
Insurance Carriers 16,450 $21.34 $44,380
Activities Related to Real Estate 2,150 $24.12 $50,180
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,300 $35.75 $74,350
Local Government (OES Designation) 880 $19.51 $40,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,300 $35.75 $74,350
Support Activities for Mining 120 $31.43 $65,380
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) (8) $30.07 $62,550
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 140 $27.07 $56,310
Other Financial Investment Activities 140 $25.53 $53,100


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Wyoming 360 $20.60 $42,850 1.278
Montana 500 $19.78 $41,140 1.167
Nevada 1,130 $27.56 $57,330 0.961
Texas 9,370 $22.65 $47,120 0.910
Idaho 550 $21.47 $44,660 0.900

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Vermont (8) $33.32 $69,310 (8)
Alaska 140 $29.03 $60,390 0.463
Nevada 1,130 $27.56 $57,330 0.961
California 3,980 $26.27 $54,630 0.274
Oregon 720 $25.47 $52,980 0.442


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Billings, MT 250 $21.09 $43,870 3.118
Missoula, MT 100 $19.07 $39,660 1.726
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,430 $21.45 $44,610 1.673
Tyler, TX 140 $28.30 $58,850 1.469
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,430 $19.15 $39,820 1.164

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Reno-Sparks, NV (8) $33.01 $68,670 (8)
Springfield, MA-CT 40 $31.81 $66,160 0.132
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 250 $31.77 $66,090 0.298
Anchorage, AK 130 $30.54 $63,520 0.765
Midland, TX 60 $30.27 $62,960 0.900


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010