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Lighting Technician

Kaihangarau Rama

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Lighting technicians set up and operate lighting equipment to provide light and special lighting effects in theatres, at events, and for film and television productions.


Event lighting technicians usually earn

$17-$27 per hour

Entertainment lighting technicians usually earn

$36-$70 per hour

Source: Screen Industry Guild, Professional Lighting Services, Gravity Events, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a lighting technician are poor due to strong competition for limited vacancies.
A lighting technician positions a light ahead of a show.

Lighting technicians select and set up lights and equipment for performances and events

Last updated 8 May 2018