Average Loan Underwriter, Mortgage Salary

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The average salary for a Loan Underwriter, Mortgage is $64,469.
MEDIAN $64,469
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$45k - $87k
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$43k - $90k

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Job Description for Loan Underwriter, Mortgage

Loan Underwriter, Mortgage Tasks
  • Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the risk involved in extending credit or lending money.
  • Prepare reports based on the results from the risk analysis for use in decision-making.
The top respondents for the job title Loan Underwriter, Mortgage are from the companies Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and Wells Fargo & Co.. Reported salaries are highest at Chase Bank where the average pay is $66,129. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, earning around $61,416 and $60,366, respectively. Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) pays the lowest at around $54,349. Wells Fargo & Co. and Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $55,000 and $58,750, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Loan Underwriter, Mortgage

Skills in Residential Loans and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Analysis, Mortgage Loans and Loan Underwriting.

Pay by Experience Level for Loan Underwriter, Mortgage

An entry-level Loan Underwriter, Mortgage with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,643 based on 41 salaries. An early career Loan Underwriter, Mortgage with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,417 based on 379 salaries. A mid-career Loan Underwriter, Mortgage with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,507 based on 335 salaries. An experienced Loan Underwriter, Mortgage with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,854 based on 452 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,881.
Employees with Loan Underwriter, Mortgage in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 16.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Charlotte, North Carolina (15.6% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (9.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (12.7% less).

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