Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Lighting Artist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$62,886 / yrTotal Pay
$47,869 / yrBase Pay
$15,017 / yrAdditional Pay

$62,886

 / yr
$10K$604K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Lighting Artist is $62,886 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $47,869 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $15,017 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role. The typical Lighting Artist salary is $47,869. Salaries can range from $10,264 - $603,842. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Lighting Artist in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $62,886.

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What are some related job titles for Lighting Artist?

Some related job titles are 3D Animation Salaries with median pay of $90,078, Lighting/Compositing Artist Salaries with median pay of $75,795, Lighting Designer Salaries with median pay of $70,591, FX Artist Salaries with median pay of $89,274.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios
4.0

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Lighting Artist - Hourly

$55

$77

$55 - $77 Range

DreamWorks Animation
4.2

DreamWorks Animation

Lighting Artist

$116,142

 /yr
Range: $99K - $144K

$99K

$144K

$98,827 - $144,149 Range

Rooster Teeth Productions
3.8

$51,474

 /yr
Range: $19K - $61K

$19K

$61K

$18,746 - $61,489 Range

Walt Disney Animation Studios
4.0

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Lighting Artist - Hourly Contractor

$52

$58

$52 - $58 Range

Reel FX
3.7

Reel FX

Lighting Artist

$60,285

 /yr
Range: $40K - $68K

$40K

$68K

$39,767 - $67,512 Range

Rooster Teeth Productions
3.8

$52,535

 /yr
Range: $50K - $53K

$50K

$53K

$49,977 - $52,535 Range

Reel FX
3.7

Reel FX

Lighting Artist - Contractor

$82,854

 /yr
Range: $67K - $102K

$67K

$102K

$66,627 - $102,059 Range

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Luma Pictures
3.7

Luma Pictures

Lighting Artist - Hourly Contractor

$40

 /hr
Range: $27 - $65

$27

$65

$27 - $65 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

$76K

$126K

$76,468 - $126,362 Range

Blizzard Entertainment
3.6

Blizzard Entertainment

Lighting Artist - Hourly Contractor

$53

$68

$53 - $68 Range

Treyarch
3.8

Treyarch

Lighting Artist - Hourly

$40

$47

$40 - $47 Range

Hogarth Worldwide
3.7

$103K

$128K

$103,274 - $127,529 Range

343 Industries
2.6

343 Industries

Lighting Artist - Hourly Contractor
About 

$32 -$44

 hourly

$32

$44

$32 - $44 Range

Gearbox Entertainment
3.6

$59K

$69K

$58,620 - $69,114 Range

Raven Software
4.2

Raven Software

Lighting Artist - Hourly
About 

$28 -$39

 hourly

$28

$39

$28 - $39 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Lighting Artist

$137K

$148K

$136,602 - $147,885 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Lighting Artist - Hourly Contractor

$35

$37

$35 - $37 Range

Meta
4.3

Meta

Lighting Artist

$93K

$101K

$92,893 - $100,645 Range

The Coca-Cola Company
4.0

The Coca-Cola Company

Lighting Artist - Monthly

$10K

$10K

$9,716 - $10,426 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

Lighting Artist - Hourly Contractor

$23

$25

$23 - $25 Range

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$90,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Lighting Designer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$40,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

17 days ago by a Lighting Designer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$62,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

18 days ago by a Lighting Designer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$50,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$3,000/yr

19 days ago by a Lighting Designer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$50,299

/yrAvg Base Salary

25 days ago by a Lighting Designer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$17

/hrAvg Base Salary

26 days ago by a Lighting Technician with 7 to 9 years of experience

$50,299

/yrAvg Base Salary

27 days ago by a Lighting Designer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Lighting Artist salaries

The national average salary for a Lighting Artist is $82,439 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Lighting Artist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 54 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lighting Artist employees.

The highest salary for a Lighting Artist in United States is $148,556 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lighting Artist in United States is $45,748 per year.

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