Wage Scales

Basic Agreement & Television Long Form

Studio Minimum Rates 

(8/04/2019 - 8/01/2020)

Effective 8/04/19 
5400 Gen. Foreman (per week) $2,726.43
5401 CLT (hourly) $50.32
5401 CLT (weekly per hour) $49.66
5401 CLT (weekly guarantee) $3,029.26
5403 ACLT (hourly) $45.67
5403 ACLT (weekly per hour) $44.87
5403 ACLT (weekly guarantee) $2,737.07
5411 Sub-Foreman $47.32
5421 Chief Rigging Tech. $47.32
5422 Lighting Programmer $45.67
5422 Lighting Programmer (weekly per hour) $44.87
5422 Lighting Programmer (weekly guarantee) $2,737.07
5423 Lighting Plot Draftsperson $45.67
5423 Lighting Plot Draftsperson (weekly per hour) $44.87
5423 Lighting Plot Draftsperson (weekly guarantee) $2,737.07
5425 Running Repair Tech/Fixtures $44.68
5431 Special Lighting Technician $44.68
5441 Gang Boss $44.68
5451 Lighting Tech $43.74
5452 Rigging Tech (Off-Production) $43.74
5453 Entry Level Technician $38.48

 

Distant Location Minimum Rates

Effective 08/04/19
5400 Gen. Foreman (per week) $2,726.43
5401 CLT (hourly) $50.32
5403 ACLT (hourly) $45.67
5411 Sub-Foreman $47.32
5421 Chief Rigging Tech. $47.32
5422 Lighting Programmer $45.67
5423 Lighting Plot Draftsperson $45.67
5425 Running Repair Tech/Fixtures $44.68
5431 Special Lighting Technician $44.68
5441 Gang Boss $44.68
5451 Lighting Tech $43.74
5452 Rigging Tech (Off-Production) $43.74
5453 Entry Level Technician $38.48

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

(Effective 9/30/2018)

Contract CLT ACLT/2nd

Elect.

Lighting Console

Programmer

ELT Entry Level
Commercial $50.71 $45.41 $44.34 $43.37 $37.93

Commercial Rates 2013-2016

Commercial Production Agreement

Appendix "A"
  Effect. 10/2/16 Effect. 10/1/17
CLT $47.80 $49.23
ACLT $42.81 $44.09
LCP $41.80 $43.05
SLT $40.88 $42.11
Entry Level SLT $35.76 $36.83

 

Commercial Production Agreement

Appendix "B"
  Effect. 10/2/16 Effect. 10/1/17
CLT $44.21 $45.54
ACLT $39.58 $40.77
LCP $38.65 $39.81
SLT $37.78 $38.91
Entry Level SLT $33.05

$34.04

 

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 8/04/19
Long-Form Rates Weekly* Hourly Daily* Hourly
1818 CLT $1,563.34 $39.08 $361.22 $45.15
1819 ACLT $1,421.18 $35.53 $302.40 $37.80
1821 Lighting Tech $1,390.20 $34.76 $297.73 $37.22
1822 Chief Rigging Tech. $1,421.18 $35.53 $302.40 $37.80
*Weekly rates are for 40 hours work (except for "on-call").
*Daily rates are for 8 hours work.

 

Video Tape Agreement

10/1/18 - 9/30/19 
(Non-Dramatic)
  Daily 40 Hr. Weekly
Chiefs $350.00 $1,608.00
Others $290.00 $1,316.00
Bd. Oper $290.00  
     
(Other than Non-Dramatic)
Chiefs $386.00 $1,784.00
Others $320.00 $1,459.00
Bd. Oper $320.00  

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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  800-551-2158
FAX:
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