Average Permit Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Permit Technician is $16.62.
MEDIAN $16.62
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $25
$409 - $27,404
Profit Sharing
$0 - $650
Total Pay
$26,246 - $53,874

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Job Description for Permit Technician

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.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Permit Technician

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.
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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