How much does a Mortgage Loan Originator make in the United States?

4.6k salaries reported, updated at April 6, 2021
$164,458
per year

The average salary for a mortgage loan originator is $164,458 per year in the United States and $27,600 commission per year.

Commission
$27,600
per year

Most common benefits

  • Work from home
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee stock purchase plan
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Most common benefits for Mortgage Loan Originators

  • Work from home
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Gym membership
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee discount
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51% of Mortgage loan originators in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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Do mortgage loan originators receive a commission?

Most mortgage loan originators receive a commission on the loans they originate. The size of the commission and how it is calculated differs for each financial institution. Larger banks tend to pay their mortgage loan originators a salary plus a small percentage of the final mortgage amount. Smaller banks might pay a salary plus a percentage of the fees.

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