Mortgage Loan Closer Salary

Average Mortgage Loan Closers in the United States make around $43K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Mortgage Loan Closers (82 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,503 - $53,772
(Median)
$34K
$43K
$54K
MEDIAN: $42,768
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$13.04 - $23.75
(Median)
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$33,503 - $53,772  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,251  
Profit Sharing
$4,250  
Commission
$2,750  
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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$31,051 - $55,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 375
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $23.75  
   
Overtime
$19.52 - $37.66  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,251  
   
Commission
$2,750  
Profit Sharing
$4,250  
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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$31,051 - $55,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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Job Description for Mortgage Loan Closer

Loan closers gathers all documentation needed to process loans and ensures that all paperwork is processed appropriately. These professionals makes sure that any necessary information is verified in accordance with state and federal regulations and that all paperwork is complete. The loan closer’s primary responsibility is to ensure that all loan-related paperwork such as deeds of trust, poverty insurance papers, and title commitments are properly processed through the appropriate authorities. They are in charge of scheduling the time and location for the closing for any loans they process, and they ensure that all necessary parties are present; they also confirm that all of the conditions set for the loan have been met. Other duties performed by the loan closer include answering their organization’s telephone, responding to email queries, and greeting customers.

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Mortgage Loan Closer Tasks

  • Answer questions regarding closing requirements.
  • Maintain communication with brokers partners and closing/settlement agents with loan status.
  • Authorize funding upon verification of all documentation.
  • Order credit reports, appraisals, title insurance, and all other certifications as necessary.

Common Career Paths for Mortgage Loan Closer


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For Mortgage Loan Closers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Mortgage Loan Closers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Loan Closer.

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Mortgage Loan Closers in search of the best pay head to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where the median salary rolls in at $49K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $58K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $36K.


Survey takers who work as Mortgage Loan Closers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Mortgage Loans, Loan Documents, and Customer Service can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. Loan Documents and Mortgage Loans are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Mortgage Loan Closer

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


For Mortgage Loan Closers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $39K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $43K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Mortgage Loan Closer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Mortgage Loan Closer Salaries

Mortgage Loans
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Loan Documents
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National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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