Senior Mortgage Loan Processor Average Salary

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 58 Senior Mortgage Loan Processor votes.
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$39,396 - $60,494  
$1,518 - $18,183  
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$4,022 - $18,246  
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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).
$38,642 - $65,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 388

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Job Description for Senior Mortgage Loan Processor

A senior mortgage loan processor receives loan files that originate from loan officers and then processes them to ensure that they meet credit worthiness standards, federal and state regulatory requirements, and company policies. They review all paperwork, gather any further information needed to process the loan, verify information, and shepherd the loan from pre-approval to closing. The job requires persons with good attention to detail, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.

Experience is required for this position, normally a minimum of two years of loan processor experience; many positions require a minimum of four years' experience with mortgage loans. Proficiency with basic computer software and industry-specific software are also required. Extensive knowledge of federal and state regulations that pertain to mortgages are needed as well. While many senior loan processors have college degrees, it is not required for many jobs. A background check is routine for these positions.

Senior mortgage loan processors often work in an office environment where communication skills - written and verbal - play an important role. As a facilitator, the senior loan processor must communicate with fellow professionals and the customer on a regular basis. Many companies now allow loan processors to work from home it they desire. Since most of the communication and facilitation occurs via telephone, computer, and fax, this job can often be performed successfully from a home office. Working at home does require a person who is self-motivated.

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

Key Stats


91 %
9 %
$39,693 - $55,032
$43,509 - $51,666

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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