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Plan Checker Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$67,601 (USD)

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The average pay for a Plan Checker is $67,601 a year and $33 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Plan Checker is between $49,103 and $83,008. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • Examines commercial and private building plans and inspects construction sites to ensure compliance with building code regulations: reviews building plans for completeness and accuracy.
  • Examines individual plan components to ensure that all code mandated items are included.
  • Calculates footage between building components, such as doors, windows, and parking areas and amount of area occupied by components to ensure compliance with code.
  • Notes instances of noncompliance on plans and correction sheet and suggests modifications to bring plans into compliance.
  • Approves and signs plans meeting code requirements.
  • Inspects building sites and buildings to ensure construction follows plans.
  • Submits reports detailing items of noncompliance to builder for correction.
  • Provides code information to individuals planning buildings.
  • Issues occupancy certificates to building owners when completed buildings are in compliance with codes.
  • Tours jurisdictional area to detect unapproved or noncompliance construction.
  • Proposes studies to improve or update building codes.
  • Testifies at appeal hearings regarding buildings alleged to be not in compliance with codes.
Plan Checker Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Construction and Building Inspectors

Job family population: 98,810

Estimated population of Plan Checker jobs: 13,801

Rate of error: 1.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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