Lighting Designer with AutoCAD Skills Salary

Median pay for Lighting Designers with AutoCAD skills is around $55K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women Lighting Designers with AutoCAD skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Lighting Designers with AutoCAD skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,644 - $87,899
$39K
$55K
$88K
MEDIAN: $54,602
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$10.30 - $33.97
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MEDIAN: $24.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,644 - $87,899  
   
Bonus
$490.68 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$2,928  
Commission
$6,500  
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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$36,635 - $88,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $33.97  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$490.68 - $9,787  
   
Commission
$6,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,928  
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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$36,635 - $88,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Pay by Experience Level for Lighting Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $48K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $60K. On average, Lighting Designers with AutoCAD skills make $72K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $80K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,356

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

For those looking to make money, Lighting Designers with AutoCAD skills in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Lighting Designers with AutoCAD skills will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+20 percent) and Seattle (+5 percent). Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 2 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Lighting Designer

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Lighting Designer Salaries

Late-Career
▲48%

Experienced
▲32%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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