How much does a Mortgage Loan Originator make in the United States?
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The average salary for a mortgage loan originator is $164,458 per year in the United States and $27,600 commission per year.
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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
Frequently asked questions
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.