Light Board Operator, Theater Salary

A Light Board Operator, Theater earns an average wage of $15.16 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$9.85 - $29.82

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Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $29.82  
   
Overtime
$9.34 - $27.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
   
Total Pay (?
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$19,935 - $44,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Light Board Operator, Theater

Theater light board operators handle theatrical lighting design for their company's productions. They are responsible for maintaining lighting equipment, as well as working collaboratively with theater professionals such as the stage manager and lighting designer to ensure each production runs smoothly. Theater light board operators make sure all equipment is ready and operational before productions. During productions, these operators must use their headset to communicate with the stage directors and make prompt lighting adjustments as necessary. If any lighting elements require repair, the operator needs to communicate this as soon as possible to the theater supervisor or other appropriate point of contact so repairs occur in a timely manner. In some companies, light board operators may also run the sound board, be the lighting designer and/or serve as the stage manager.

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Experience Affects Light Board Operator, Theater Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 56%
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