Entry-Level Lighting Designer Salary

Entry-Level Lighting Designers can expect wages of $49K per year on average. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$35,147 - $65,846
$35K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,259
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$11.59 - $28.00
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$16
$28
MEDIAN: $15.72
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$0$65K
Salary $35,147 - $65,846
Bonus $394.53 - $7,928
Profit Sharing $1,750
Commission $3,605
Total Pay (?
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).
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$29,540 - $65,169
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 119
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $11.59 - $28.00
Overtime $19.49 - $41.28
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $394.53 - $7,928
Commission $3,605
Profit Sharing $1,750
Total Pay (?
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).
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$29,540 - $65,169
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 54

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Lighting Designer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,660

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 15 percent, Entry-Level Lighting Designers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Lighting Designers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), Dallas (+5 percent), and Atlanta (+1 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Lighting Designer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Lighting Designer in Norman:
"Long Hours."
Long hours, Last Minute Changes, Very hard physical labor, conflict resolution, flexibility.

Lighting Designer in Alexandria:
"Good Customer Service."
If you win the customer over with your confidence and personality, you will get the sale. But have them physically measure the fixture out in the space first before purchase. Don't try to push a sale through. Your customers will appreciate that. It's not just about the bath bar or pendants sold. It's about turning that customer into a lifetime customer. They will in turn refer you to all their friends. Provide good customer service to everyone that walks into your store.

Lighting Designer in Honolulu:
"Lighting Design, super rewarding when you play to a crowd!!!"
Keep your head down...keep studying...keep reading...stay sharp as to what everyone else is doing in the scene.

Key Stats for Lighting Designer

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
22%
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Skills That Affect Lighting Designer Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▲6%

AutoCAD
▲4%

autodesk autocad
▲2%


Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼0%

National Average
$47,000

Design
▼2%

AGI32
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 19%
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