Lighting Designer Salary
A Lighting Designer earns an average salary of $50,822 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
|Salary||$35,229 - $79,394|
|Bonus||$401.78 - $8,386|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$31,459 - $82,005|
|Hourly Rate||$12.57 - $42.18|
|Overtime||$19.46 - $48.00|
|Bonus||$401.78 - $8,386|
|Total Pay (||$31,459 - $82,005|
Job Description for Lighting Designer
Lighting designers are responsible for the design and implementation of lighting in architectural and construction projects. They work closely with architects, engineers, and maintenance workers to assess the projects’ lighting requirements and design an appropriate plan; this involves research, consultation with other members of the construction team, and reviewing the space's specifications to produce lighting that meets clients' expectations and industry standards. Once a design is completed, lighting designers establish cost estimates and design specifications, which they share with clients and other members of the construction team. As construction proceeds, they provide additional consultation and make any updates needed due to changing construction goals or unforeseen issues.Read More...
Lighting designers work in a variety of architectural and engineering settings. On-site work occurs in residential (e.g., homes and apartment complexes), industrial (e.g., factories), commercial (e.g., stores, warehouses, and malls), and infrastructure (e.g., tunnels, bridges, and parking structures) settings. They generally perform design work in an office setting using modeling software. Lighting designers generally work full time, and overtime may be required as project deadlines approach.
Lighting designers typically must hold a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, architecture, interior design, or a related field. They must have experience using AutoCAD and AGI. Several years’ experience in lighting design may be required to work independently on design projects. Lighting designers may need to hold appropriate certifications for some positions.
Lighting Designer Tasks
- Make presentations and interact with customers/clients.
- Assist in the development of custom fixture designs and testing for new lighting applications.
- Translate interior designer/architect lighting concept into specification form.
- Perform computer generated calculations and illuminating renderings.
- Provide lighting specifications for interior/exterior/landscape lighting applications and create lighting schedules and all related design documentation as required.
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Pay by Experience Level for Lighting Designer
Pay by Experience for a Lighting Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Lighting Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 188 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lighting Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 110 salaries. An experienced Lighting Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 90 salaries. A Lighting Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 30 salaries.
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