The average hourly pay for a Permit Technician is $16.62.
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$409 - $27,404
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$26,246 - $53,874
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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 provi…Read more
Permit Technician Tasks
- Issue and track all permits throughout the course of the permitting process.
- Build strong rapport with Town and City Hall personnel and other staff.
- Manage, maintain, retrieve, and organize data electronically.
- File blueprints, permits, drawings, and other paper material.
- Coordinate with examiners and inspectors to design and develop customers handouts and checklists.
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Popular Skills for Permit Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Data Processing, Project Management, Customer Relations and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Permit Technician
An entry-level Permit Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.41 based on 28 salaries. An early career Permit Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.71 based on 176 salaries. A mid-career Permit Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.35 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Permit Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.21 based on 84 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Permit Technician in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 36.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (29.5% more) and Fort Lauderdale, Florida (21.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (16.4% less) and Orlando, Florida (11.3% less).
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