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Mortgage Broker

Find out how to become a mortgage broker in the finance sector. Get information on expected salary, job growth, essential skills and qualifications.

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The current average salary of an Mortgage Broker is $60,000 - $93,100 annually


A mortgage broker specialises in home loans, analysing and comparing thousands of them to give customers the most suitable loan for their financial circumstances. Mortgage brokers earn a commission paid by the bank or lender – not the borrower. This sector will grow in the next 5 years from 25,800 jobs in 2017 to 25,600 by 2022.

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Key skills

Mortgage brokers act as a conduit between the borrower and the lender, assessing your finances to determine which home loan is right for you.

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills to build a relationship with clients
  • Expertise in personal finance and risk assessment
  • Honesty, integrity and sound judgement
  • Good negotiation skills and self-motivation

Quick facts

Mortgage brokers find home loans best suited to the clients’ needs. This sector will see 12,000 job openings over the next five years with an equal male/female ratio.

  • Average Hours Worked
    40.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Financial and insurance services; wholesale trade; and rental, hiring and real estate services
  • Average qualification level
    31.5% Advanced Diploma/Diploma

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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