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Mortgage loan originator salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $171,279
Low $71,521
High $410,185
$11,750per year
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The average salary for a mortgage loan originator is $171,279 per year in the United States and $11,750 commission per year.7k salaries reported, updated at September 29, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Mortgage Loan Originators in United States

    7 reviews332 salaries reported
    $293,183per year
  2. $198,952per year
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Highest paying cities for Mortgage Loan Originators near United States

  1. San Antonio, TX
    $145,732 per year
    33 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $135,461 per year
    40 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $132,690 per year
    26 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $130,958 per year
    46 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $129,591 per year
    61 salaries reported
  3. Scottsdale, AZ
    $122,268 per year
    33 salaries reported
  1. Rockville, MD
    $112,061 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Irvine, CA
    $107,405 per year
    31 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $97,725 per year
    29 salaries reported
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Where can a Mortgage Loan Originator earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Mortgage Loan Originators

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Most common benefits for Mortgage Loan Originators

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 132 ratings

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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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Common questions about salaries for a Mortgage Loan Originator

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a mortgage loan originator?

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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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