Average Theatrical Lighting Technician Hourly Pay

$15.78
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$983
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The average hourly pay for a Theatrical Lighting Technician is $15.78.
10%
$11.81
10%
$15.78
50%
$34.88
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MEDIAN $15.78
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $35
Bonus
$0 - $983
Total Pay
$25,484 - $73,827

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Job Description for Theatrical Lighting Technician

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.

Job Satisfaction for Theatrical Lighting Technician

3.7 out of 5
(23)
Highly Satisfied
2Reviews

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Theatrical Lighting Technician. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Theatrical Lighting Technician
Lighting Designer
Audio/Visual Technician
Stage Technician
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Theatrical Lighting Technician

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.

Pay Difference by Location

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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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 103 survey responses.
Early Career
37.9%
Mid Career
25.2%
Experienced
28.2%
Late Career
8.7%