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Working As A Mortgage Assistant

  • Processing Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Getting Information
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $60,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Mortgage Assistant Do

Financial clerks do administrative work for many types of organizations. They keep records, help customers, and carry out financial transactions.

Duties

Financial clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep and update financial records
  • Compute bills and charges
  • Offer customer assistance
  • Carry out financial transactions

Financial clerks give administrative and clerical support in financial settings. Their specific job duties vary by specialty and by setting.

Billing and posting clerks calculate charges, develop bills, and prepare them to be mailed to customers. They review documents such as purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, and hospital records to compute fees or charges due. They also contact customers to get or give account information.

Gaming cage workers work in casinos and other gaming establishments. The “cage” in which they work is the central depository for money and gaming chips. Gaming cage workers sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons. They count funds and reconcile daily summaries of transactions in order to balance books.

Payroll and timekeeping clerks compile and post employee time and payroll data. They verify and record attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments. They ensure that employees are paid on time and that their paychecks are accurate.

Procurement clerks compile requests for materials, prepare purchase orders, keep track of purchases and supplies, and handle questions about orders. They respond to questions from customers and suppliers about the status of orders. They handle requests to change or cancel orders. They make sure that purchases arrive on schedule and that the items meet the purchaser’s specifications.

Brokerage clerks help with tasks associated with securities such as stocks, bonds, commodities, and other kinds of investments. Their duties include writing orders for stock purchases and sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.

Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks review the credit history, and get the information needed to determine the creditworthiness, of individuals or businesses applying for credit. Credit authorizers evaluate customers’ computerized credit records and payment histories to decide, based on predetermined standards, whether to approve new credit. Credit checkers call or write credit departments of business and service establishments to get information about applicants’ credit standing.

Loan interviewers, also called loan processors or loan clerks, interview applicants and others to get and verify personal and financial information needed to complete loan applications. They also prepare the documents that go to the appraiser and are issued at the closing of a loan.

New accounts clerks interview people who want to open accounts in financial institutions. They explain the account services available to prospective customers and help them fill out applications. They also investigate and correct errors in accounts.

Insurance claims and policy processing clerks process applications for insurance policies. They also handle customers’ requests to change or cancel their existing policies. Their duties include interviewing clients and reviewing insurance applications to ensure that all questions have been answered. They also notify insurance agents and accounting departments of policy cancellations or changes.

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How To Become A Mortgage Assistant

A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for most financial clerk jobs. These workers usually learn their duties through on-the-job training.

Education

Financial clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to enter the occupation. Employers of brokerage clerks may prefer candidates who have taken some college courses in business or economics and, in some cases, require a 2- or 4-year college degree.

Training

Most financial clerks learn how to do their job duties through on-the-job training. Some formal technical training also may be necessary; for example, gaming cage workers may need training in specific gaming regulations and procedures.

Advancement

Financial clerks can advance to related occupations in finance. For example, a loan interviewer or clerk can become a loan officer, and a brokerage clerk can become a securities, commodities, or financial services sales agent, after obtaining the required education and license.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Financial clerks should have good communication skills so that they can explain policies and procedures to colleagues and customers.

Math skills. The job duties of financial clerks, including calculating charges and checking credit scores, require basic math skills.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for financial clerks because they must be able to find files quickly and efficiently.

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Mortgage Assistant Career Paths

Mortgage Assistant
Loan Processor Loan Officer Account Executive
Relationship Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Loan Processor Underwriter
Underwriting Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Loan Processor Underwriter Branch Manager
Manager, Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Mortgage Processor Underwriter Office Manager
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Mortgage Processor Mortgage Loan Processor Senior Loan Processor
Processing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Mortgage Processor Senior Loan Processor Office Manager
Accounts Payable Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Mortgage Loan Processor Loan Officer Credit Analyst
Credit Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Mortgage Loan Processor Senior Loan Processor Office Manager
Office Manager Of Human Resources
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant Manager Property Manager
Portfolio Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant Operations Manager Property Manager
Asset Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant Accountant
Accountant And Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Loan Officer Credit Analyst Credit Manager
Collections Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Processor Legal Secretary Assistant Property Manager
Assistant Community Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Processor Operations Specialist Senior Operations Analyst
Assistant Vice President Operations
8 Yearsyrs
Processor Auditor Senior Underwriter
Branch Operations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Assistant Account Executive Realtor
Real Estate Management Specialist
7 Yearsyrs
Legal Assistant Claims Adjuster Assistant Branch Manager
Finance Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Legal Assistant Executive Assistant To President Client Services Manager
Client Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Legal Assistant Bankruptcy Specialist Asset Manager
Vending Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Mortgage Banker Mortgage Specialist Bankruptcy Specialist
Property Preservation Specialist
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Loan Clerk 3.0 years
Mortgage Processor 2.7 years
Loan Processor 2.7 years
Loan Assistant 2.6 years
Loan Coordinator 2.6 years
Mortgage Clerk 2.2 years
Mortgage Analyst 2.0 years
Mortgage Assistant 2.0 years
Junior Processor 1.8 years
Top Careers Before Mortgage Assistant
Cashier 6.3%
Teller 6.2%
Secretary 3.3%
Server 2.5%
Top Careers After Mortgage Assistant
Cashier 5.7%
Teller 4.0%
Processor 3.3%
Assistant 3.2%
Specialist 3.0%
Server 2.7%

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Average Yearly Salary
$60,000
View Detailed Salary Report
$25,000
Min 10%
$60,000
Median 50%
$60,000
Median 50%
$60,000
Median 50%
$60,000
Median 50%
$60,000
Median 50%
$60,000
Median 50%
$60,000
Median 50%
$140,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Bankwest
Highest Paying City
Sandy, UT
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
1.9 years
How much does a Mortgage Assistant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Mortgage Assistant in the United States is $60,323 per year or $29 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $25,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $140,000.

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Top Skills for A Mortgage Assistant

  1. Loan Portfolio
  2. Loan Applications
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Earned promotions into increasingly responsible roles and developed valuable experience managing client relationships and growing the loan portfolio and deposit accounts.
  • Detail oriented reviewing loan applications for completeness, review incoming documentation verifying assets, income and employment.
  • Provided exceptional customer service to clients in gathering documentation and underwriting requirement for loan approvals.
  • Document verification and document collection & Running financial statements.
  • Schedule closings and coordinate with underwriters, processors, mortgage bankers, insurance & title companies via email and phone.

Mortgage Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

72.3%

Male

19.1%

Unknown

8.6%
Ethnicity

White

62.1%

Hispanic or Latino

14.9%

Black or African American

10.7%

Asian

8.7%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

58.8%

Chinese

8.8%

Japanese

5.9%

Russian

5.9%

Portuguese

2.9%

Ukrainian

2.9%

German

2.9%

Hmong

2.9%

Cantonese

2.9%

Mandarin

2.9%

Polish

2.9%
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Mortgage Assistant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.6%

George Mason University

7.1%

Northern Virginia Community College

7.1%

Strayer University

6.2%

New York University

5.3%

Texas Tech University

5.3%

University of Central Florida

5.3%

Tidewater Community College

5.3%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

5.3%

Saint Paul's College

4.4%

Arkansas State University

4.4%

University of West Florida

4.4%

Kaplan University

4.4%

University of San Francisco

3.5%

Central Piedmont Community College

3.5%

Columbus State Community College

3.5%

North Carolina Wesleyan College

3.5%

Ashford University

3.5%

Auburn University

3.5%

Arizona State University

3.5%
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Majors

Business

33.2%

Accounting

6.5%

Finance

6.2%

Psychology

5.2%

Communication

4.6%

General Studies

4.1%

Health Care Administration

4.0%

Marketing

4.0%

Criminal Justice

3.8%

Legal Support Services

3.8%

English

3.1%

Liberal Arts

2.9%

Education

2.7%

Real Estate

2.7%

Management

2.4%

Sociology

2.4%

Economics

2.2%

Computer Science

2.1%

Political Science

2.1%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

39.8%

Other

28.5%

Associate

14.9%

Masters

9.4%

Certificate

3.9%

Diploma

2.0%

Doctorate

0.8%

License

0.7%
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