A Loan Originator earns an average salary of $44,272 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$24,756 - $100,557
(Median)
$25K
$44K
$100K
MEDIAN: $44,272
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90%

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$11.70 - $20.11
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$24,756 - $100,557  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $39,149  
Profit Sharing
$20,000  
Commission
$1,216 - $216,992  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,858 - $121,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $20.11  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $39,149  
   
Commission
$1,216 - $216,992  
Profit Sharing
$20,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,858 - $121,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Loan Originator

Loan originators work primarily for financial institutions, such as mortgage lending companies, banks, and credit unions to process loan applications up to the actual fund disbursement. They may also decline applications and solicit, negotiate, and coordinate consumers’ loans (car loans, personal loans, residential loans) and/or commercial or business loans.

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Loan Originator Tasks

  • Track and maintain credit and loan data.
  • Work directly with clients to review agreements, explain programs, and negotiate loans and terms.
  • Obtain and compile financial information to evaluate loan applications and their risk.
  • Generate new clients and referrals through strong relationship building.

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Pay by Experience Level for Loan Originator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Loan Originator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 77%

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 29%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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