Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Lighting Designer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$86,891 / yrTotal Pay
$62,736 / yrBase Pay
$24,156 / yrAdditional Pay

$86,891

 / yr
$42K$383K
Most Likely Range
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The estimated total pay for a Lighting Designer is $86,891 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $62,736 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 $24,156 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.

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$86,891 /yr
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$92,785 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Lighting Designer?

Some related job titles are Architectural Lighting Designer Salaries with median pay of $97,006, Artistic Producer Program Manager, Theatres Salaries with median pay of $74,787, Junior Lighting Designer Salaries with median pay of $90,535, Lighting Technician Salaries with median pay of $61,467.

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Brandston Partnership
2.7

Brandston Partnership

Lighting Designer

$65,775

 /yr
Range: $47K - $92K

$47K

$92K

$47,471 - $91,635 Range

COOLEY MONATO STUDIO
3.5

COOLEY MONATO STUDIO

Lighting Designer

$62,286

 /yr
Range: $38K - $73K

$38K

$73K

$38,080 - $72,913 Range

Tillotson Design Associates
3.3

$67,222

 /yr
Range: $51K - $88K

$51K

$88K

$51,477 - $87,556 Range

L'OBSERVATOIRE INTERNATIONAL
3.6

$58,555

 /yr
Range: $56K - $84K

$56K

$84K

$56,018 - $83,726 Range

OFFICE FOR VISUAL INTERACTION
3.6

$55,875

 /yr
Range: $49K - $67K

$49K

$67K

$48,910 - $66,636 Range

Fisher Marantz Stone
4.0

Fisher Marantz Stone

Lighting Designer

$62,569

 /yr
Range: $61K - $90K

$61K

$90K

$61,270 - $90,093 Range

One Lux Studio
3.8

One Lux Studio

Lighting Designer

$61,957

 /yr
Range: $58K - $72K

$58K

$72K

$57,625 - $71,923 Range

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Domingo Gonzalez Assoc
3.0

Domingo Gonzalez Assoc

Lighting Designer

$61,796

 /yr
Range: $53K - $71K

$53K

$71K

$52,911 - $70,750 Range

$61,933

 /yr
Range: $55K - $71K

$55K

$71K

$55,094 - $71,409 Range

Susan Brady Lighting Design
4.1

$65,004

 /yr
Range: $59K - $77K

$59K

$77K

$59,110 - $76,795 Range

NBBJ
4.0

NBBJ

Lighting Designer

$58,544

 /yr
Range: $56K - $89K

$56K

$89K

$55,530 - $89,272 Range

Integrated Lighting

Integrated Lighting

Lighting Designer

$60,196

 /yr
Range: $50K - $68K

$50K

$68K

$49,986 - $68,209 Range

Schwinghammer Lighting

Schwinghammer Lighting

Lighting Designer

$51,265

 /yr
Range: $39K - $74K

$39K

$74K

$38,797 - $73,992 Range

RAB Lighting
4.1

RAB Lighting

Lighting Designer

$72,896

 /yr
Range: $62K - $76K

$62K

$76K

$62,491 - $75,664 Range

1.0

Kugler Ning Lighting

Lighting Designer

$66,876

 /yr
Range: $59K - $67K

$59K

$67K

$58,881 - $67,222 Range

Lighting Workshop

Lighting Workshop

Lighting Designer

$72,124

 /yr
Range: $66K - $81K

$66K

$81K

$66,354 - $80,960 Range

DLR Group
4.2

DLR Group

Lighting Designer

$70,191

 /yr
Range: $50K - $90K

$50K

$90K

$50,000 - $89,571 Range

Schuler Shook
5.0

Schuler Shook

Lighting Designer

$65,503

 /yr
Range: $57K - $69K

$57K

$69K

$56,871 - $68,756 Range

Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
4.8

$62,357

 /yr
Range: $57K - $66K

$57K

$66K

$57,376 - $66,259 Range

WSP
3.7

WSP

Lighting Designer

$71,116

 /yr
Range: $70K - $86K

$70K

$86K

$69,939 - $86,406 Range

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$15

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9 days ago by a Lighting Technician with 1 to 3 years of experience

$22

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9 days ago by a Lighting Technician with 1 to 3 years of experience

$14

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10 days ago by a Stage Lighting Technician with 1 to 3 years of experience

$32

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10 days ago by a Lighting Technician with 4 to 6 years of experience

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$15

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12 days ago by a Lighting Technician with 1 to 3 years of experience

$30

/hrAvg Base Salary

14 days ago by a Lighting Technician with 1 to 3 years of experience

$78,000

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Cash Bonus$3,500/yr

16 days ago by a Lighting Designer with 7 to 9 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Lighting Designer salaries

The national average salary for a Lighting Designer is $60,174 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Lighting Designer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 309 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lighting Designer employees.

The highest salary for a Lighting Designer in United States is $83,568 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lighting Designer in United States is $43,329 per year.

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