Light Board Operator, Theater Salary

A Light Board Operator, Theater earns an average salary of $50,868 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$9.35 - $15.26
MEDIAN: $10.31

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Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $10.31
Overtime $21.50
Annual Data $0$112K
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).
$12,651 - $112,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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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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Key Stats for Light Board Operator, Theater

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Light Board Operator, Theater Salaries

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Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 50%