The average rate for a Permit Technician is $16.11 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$30,380 - $55,140
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $42,451
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90%

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$11.84 - $24.38
(Median)
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,380 - $55,140  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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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$25,284 - $53,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $24.38  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $38.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$25,284 - $53,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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Job Description for Permit Technician

Permit technicians play an important role in the processes of building and construction, though they typically work in offices to perform both technical and clerical tasks for construction companies, usually in building regulation departments and especially for larger employers. They often answer calls, return calls, and meet with others in the industry to gain the proper permits for construction projects. They may also help customers deal with the permitting process, answer questions, and provide other needed information, and guide clients to the proper government offices when they cannot resolve concerns directly. They also also set up and plan appointments for inspections of construction projects and resolve zoning issues as necessary.

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Permit Technician Tasks

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Permit Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Permit Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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