Architectural or Town Planning Technician

Architectural and town planning technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist architects and planners with the design of buildings and the layout of urban and rural areas.


  • Checks that completed work conforms to specifications.
  • Issues development permits as authorised.
  • Surveys land and property uses and prepares report for planning authority.
  • Liaises with engineers and building contractors regarding technical construction problems and attends site meetings on behalf of architect.
  • Prepares building plans, drawings and specifications for use by contractors.
  • Investigates proposed design with regard to practicality, cost and use.

Typical Education Level

Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 7% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for architectural or town planning technician is £28,704

811 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 811. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for architectural or town planning technician roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £28,704 per year. That is about £2,392 per month or £14.72 per hour. New workers generally start on £19,100, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,822

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 811 people are employed in the region.

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