Lighting Technicians


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+14.7% (faster than the average)


What Lighting Technicians Do

Set up, maintain, and dismantle light fixtures, lighting control devices, and the associated lighting electrical and rigging equipment used for photography, television, film, video, and live productions. May focus or operate light fixtures, or attach color filters or other lighting accessories.

Other Job Titles Lighting Technicians May Have

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Assess safety of wiring or equipment set-up to determine the risk of fire or electrical shock.
  • Consult with lighting director or production staff to determine lighting requirements.
  • Disassemble and store equipment after performances.
  • Install color effects or image patterns, such as color filters, onto lighting fixtures.
  • Install electrical cables or wire fixtures.

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