Average Loan Originator Salary

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The average salary for a Loan Originator is $43,960.
MEDIAN $43,960
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$28k - $115k
$805 - $69k
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$3k - $20k
$2k - $204k
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$28k - $125k

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Job Description for Loan Originator

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

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Popular Skills for Loan Originator

Skills in Loan Underwriting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Sales, Financial Analysis and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Loan Originator

An entry-level Loan Originator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $34,737 based on 14 salaries. An early career Loan Originator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,191 based on 75 salaries. A mid-career Loan Originator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Loan Originator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,958 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,000.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Loan Originator in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 127.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (50.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (4.5% less).

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