Lighting Engineer Salary

A Lighting Engineer earns an average salary of $61,248 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$33,772 - $94,316
(Median)
$34K
$61K
$94K
MEDIAN: $61,248
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$33,772 - $94,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
Total Pay (?
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$29,879 - $93,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Lighting Engineer

Lighting engineers are responsible for creating lighting products and improving products which are currently available. These engineers may work for a lighting company or consulting firm which creates products for clients, and their work often revolves around improving lighting in terms of energy use, effects on humans, and cost. They also contribute greatly to the profitability of their companies; prior to recommending any products to be released, they must perform various tests and research to ensure that designs are both creative and cost-effective.

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Lighting Engineer Tasks

  • Develop new design or manufacturing techniques for lighting equipment.
  • Direct and supervise the installation of lighting fixtures according to client specifications.
  • Adhere to municipal codes for lighting and electrical output.
  • Design, develop, test, and oversee the manufacture of lighting equipment.
  • Mentor and train junior lighting engineers.

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Experience Affects Lighting Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 28%
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