Wage Scales

Basic Agreement & Television Long Form

Studio Minimum Rates 

(8/02/2020 - 7/31/2021)

Effective 8/02/20 
5400 Gen. Foreman (per week) $2,808.22
5401 CLT (hourly) $51.83
5401 CLT (weekly per hour) $51.15
5401 CLT (weekly guarantee) $3,120.15
5403 ACLT (hourly) $47.04
5403 ACLT (weekly per hour) $46.22
5403 ACLT (weekly guarantee) $2,819.42
5411 Sub-Foreman $48.74
5421 Chief Rigging Tech. $48.74
5422 Lighting Programmer $47.04
5422 Lighting Programmer (weekly per hour) $46.22
5422 Lighting Programmer (weekly guarantee) $2,819.42
5423 Lighting Plot Draftsperson $47.04
5423 Lighting Plot Draftsperson (weekly per hour) $46.22
5423 Lighting Plot Draftsperson (weekly guarantee) $2,819.42
5425 Running Repair Tech/Fixtures $46.02
5431 Special Lighting Technician $46.02
5441 Gang Boss $46.02
5451 Electrical Lighting Tech $45.05
5452 Rigging Tech (Off-Production) $45.05
5453 Entry Level Technician $39.63

 

Distant Location Minimum Rates

Effective 08/02/20
5400 Gen. Foreman (per week) $2,808.22
5401 CLT (hourly) $51.83
5403 ACLT (hourly) $47.04
5411 Sub-Foreman $48.74
5421 Chief Rigging Tech. $48.74
5422 Lighting Programmer $47.04
5423 Lighting Plot Draftsperson $47.04
5425 Running Repair Tech/Fixtures $46.02
5431 Special Lighting Technician $46.02
5441 Gang Boss $46.02
5451 Electrical Lighting Tech $45.05
5452 Rigging Tech (Off-Production) $45.05
5453 Entry Level Technician $39.63

Low Budget Rates (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019)

Contract CLT ACLT Rigging

Gaffer
ELT
ULB: less than $1,850,000 negotiable negotiable negotiable negotiable
Tier 1: $1,850,001 - $5,500,000 Million $27.06 $24.44 $27.06 $21.82
Tier 2: $5,500,001 - $9,350,000 Million $35.60 $32.18 $33.38 $30.73
Tier 3: $9,350,001 - $13,200,000 Million $37.46 $33.89 $35.13 $32.37

Commercial Production Agreement

Appendix "A"
  Effect. 9/19 Effect. 9/20
CLT $52.23 $53.80
ACLT $46.78 $48.18
LCP $45.67 $47.04
SLT $44.67 $46.01
Entry Level SLT $39.07 $40.24

 

Commercial Production Agreement

Appendix "B"
  Effect. 9/19 Effect. 9/20
CLT $48.32 $49.77
ACLT $43.25 $44.55
LCP $42.23 $43.50
SLT $41.28 $42.52
Entry Level SLT $36.11 $37.19

National Low Budget Theatrical Agreement

Tier One
Position Effective 01/01/18 Effective 01/01/19
KEY/CLT $26.27 $27.06
ACLT $23.73 $24.44
L.T. $21.19 $21.82
KEY/Rigging Gaffer $26.27 $27.06
     
Tier Two
Position Effective 01/01/18 Effective 01/01/19
CLT $34.56 $35.60
ACLT $31.24 $32.18
L.T. $29.83 $30.73
RIG CLT $32.41 $33.38
     
Tier Three
Position Effective 01/01/18 Effective 01/01/19
CLT $36.37 $37.46
ACLT $32.90 $33.89
L.T. $31.42 $32.37
RIG CLT $34.11 $35.13

 

Made For Television Long-Form Agreement

RATE SCHEDULE
Effective 8/02/20
Long-Form Rates Weekly* Hourly Daily* Hourly
1818 CLT $1,610.40 $40.26 $372.08 $46.51
1819 ACLT $1,463.60 $36.59 $311.44 $38.93
1821  Electrical Lighting Tech $1,431.60 $35.79 $306.44 $38.33
1822 Chief Rigging Tech. $1,463.160 $36.59 $311.44 $38.93
*Weekly rates are for 40 hours work (except for "on-call").
*Daily rates are for 8 hours work.

 

Video Tape Agreement

09/21/19 - 10/03/20 
(Non-Dramatic)
  Daily 40 Hr. Weekly
Chiefs $386.00 $1,784.00
Others $320.00 $1,460.00
Bd. Oper $320.00  
     
(Other than Non-Dramatic)
Chiefs $361.00 $1,656.00
Others $298.00 $1,354.00
Bd. Oper $298.00  

HBO - See Basic Agreement Rates

NICKELODEON - See Long Form Rates

SHOWTIME - See Long Form Rates

MUSIC VIDEO - See Commercial Rates

Supplemental Digital Agreement

8/1/16 - 7/31/17
Lighting   Schedule A-1 Schedule B-1
    Daily Employees Weekly Employees
    Min. call - 8 hours; Weekly Guarantee-50 cumulative hours;
    1-1/2 after 8 Minimum call 8 hrs; 1-1/2 after 40
    Per Hour Per Hour Per Week
5401 Chief Lighting Technician $46.05 $45.46 $2,500.08
5403 Asst. Chief Lighting Tech   $41.79 $41.05 $2,258.13
5411 Sub-Foreman $43.30 $41.05 $2,258.13
5421 Chief Rigging Technician   $43.30 $41.05 $2,258.13

 

BSI Agreement

7/1/19-6/30/20
(Subject to change)
    HOURLY
CLT/Gaffer $49.81
ACLT/Best Boy $41.16
Board Op $42.13
Electrician/Lighting Tech $41.16

 

 

 

Address

IATSE, Local 728
Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians
1001 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 954-0728
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Office:
  818-954-0728
  800-551-2158
FAX:
  818-954-0732

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