Average Lighting Designer Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Lighting Designer is $60,888

Base Salary
$43k - $92k
$492 - $9k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $4k
$6k - $27k
Total Pay
$36k - $94k
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What Do Lighting Designers Do?

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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How do Lighting Designers Rate Their Jobs?

3.8 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 54 responses, the job of Lighting Designer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.78 out of 5. On average, Lighting Designers are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Lighting Designers

What is the highest pay for Lighting Designers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Lighting Designer is $92k / year

What is the lowest pay for Lighting Designers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Lighting Designer is $43k / year

How can Lighting Designers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Lighting Designer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Lighting Designer that oversees more junior Lighting Designers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.