The average hourly pay for a Theatrical Lighting Technician is $15.78.
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Job Description for Theatrical Lighting Technician
A live theater production can only be successful if all of the elements are right. The actors must recite their lines correctly, the costumes must be appropriate, and the stage has to be set up properly. The theatrical lighting technician uses their advanced knowledge of stage lighting to help create the right onstage atmosphere for the play. The theatrical lighting technician is responsible for both installing the lighting and operating it during a production, waiting for the right cues to exec…Read more
Theatrical Lighting Technician Tasks
- Maintain a variety of lighting instruments.
- Consult with event coordinators to determine the correct lighting designs for each event.
- Ensure all lighting services are executed in a safe, appropriate, and timely manner.
- Program and operate digital light boards and spotlights during productions.
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Popular Skills for Theatrical Lighting Technician
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Skills in Audio Visual Equipment Use, Electronic Troubleshooting and Technical Services are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Design and Systems Computer/Console Operations.
Pay by Experience Level for Theatrical Lighting Technician
An early career Theatrical Lighting Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.07 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Theatrical Lighting Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.70 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Theatrical Lighting Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.99 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
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Employees with Theatrical Lighting Technician in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 148.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (26.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (2.2% less).
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