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Permit Technician Salary (United States)

A Permit Technician earns an average wage of $16.65 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Permit Technician Salary (?
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$26,819 - $52,027
(Median)
27K
36K
49K
MEDIAN: $39,176
10%
25%
75%
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Permit Technician Salary (?
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$10.02 - $23.74
(Median)
10
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19
24
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
25%
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75%
90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,819 - $52,027  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$22,148 - $51,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $23.74  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $29.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
Total Pay (?
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).
)
$22,148 - $51,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Job Description for Permit Technician

  • File blueprints, permits, drawings, and other paper material.
  • Coordinate with examiners and inspectors to design and develop customers handouts and checklists.
  • Manage, maintain, retrieve, and organize data electronically.
  • Issue and track all permits throughout the course of the permitting process.
  • Build strong rapport with Town and City Hall personnel and other staff.

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Experience Affects Permit Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 3%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%