Wage Scales

Basic Agreement & Television Long Form

Studio Minimum Rates 

(8/01/2021 - 7/30/2022)

Effective 8/01/21 
5400 Gen. Foreman (per week) $2,892.47
5401 CLT (hourly) $53.38
5401 CLT (weekly per hour) $52.68
5401 CLT (weekly guarantee) $3,213.48
5403 ACLT (hourly) $48.45
5403 ACLT (weekly per hour) $47.61
5403 ACLT (weekly guarantee) $2,904.21
5411 Sub-Foreman $50.20
5421 Chief Rigging Tech. $50.20
5422 Lighting Programmer $48.45
5422 Lighting Programmer (weekly per hour) $47.61
5422 Lighting Programmer (weekly guarantee) $2,904.21
5423 Lighting Plot Draftsperson $48.45
5423 Lighting Plot Draftsperson (weekly per hour) $47.61
5423 Lighting Plot Draftsperson (weekly guarantee) $2,904.21
5425 Running Repair Tech/Fixtures $47.40
5431 Special Lighting Technician $47.40
5441 Gang Boss $47.40
5451 Electrical Lighting Tech $46.40
5452 Rigging Tech (Off-Production) $46.40
5453 Entry Level Technician $40.82

 

Distant Location Minimum Rates

Effective 08/01/21
5400 Gen. Foreman (per week) $2,892.47
5401 CLT (hourly) $53.38
5403 ACLT (hourly) $48.45
5411 Sub-Foreman $50.20
5421 Chief Rigging Tech. $50.20
5422 Lighting Programmer $48.45
5423 Lighting Plot Draftsperson $48.45
5425 Running Repair Tech/Fixtures $47.40
5431 Special Lighting Technician $47.40
5441 Gang Boss $47.40
5451 Electrical Lighting Tech $46.40
5452 Rigging Tech (Off-Production) $46.40
5453 Entry Level Technician $40.82

Low Budget Rates (1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022)

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 $29.57 $26.72 $29.57 $23.84
Tier 2: $5,500,001 - $9,350,000 Million $38.90 $35.16 $36.47 $33.58
Tier 3: $9,350,001 - $13,200,000 Million $40.93 $37.03 $38.40 $35.37

Commercial Production Agreement

Appendix "A"
  Effect. 10/4/20 Effect. 10/3/21
CLT $53.80 $55.41
ACLT $48.17 $49.62
LCP $47.04 $48.45
SLT $46.01 $47.39
Entry Level SLT $40.25 $41.46

 

Commercial Production Agreement

Appendix "B"
  Effect. 10/4/20 Effect. 10/3/21
CLT $49.76 $51.25
ACLT $44.55 $45.89
LCP $43.50 $44.81
SLT $42.52 $43.80
Entry Level SLT $37.20 $38.32

National Low Budget Theatrical Agreement

Tier One
Position Effective 01/01/21 Effective 01/01/22
CLT (Key) $28.71 $29.57
ACLT (2nd) $25.94 $26.72
L.P. (2nd) $25.94 $26.72
L.T. (3rd) $23.15 $23.84
Rigging Gaffer (Key) $28.71 $28.71
     
Tier Two
Position Effective 01/01/21 Effective 01/01/22
CLT $37.77 $38.90
ACLT $34.14 $35.16
L.P. $34.14 $35.16
L.T. $32.60 $33.58
RIG CLT $35.41 $36.47
     
Tier Three
Position Effective 01/01/21 Effective 01/01/22
CLT $39.74 $40.93
ACLT $35.95 $37.03
L.P. $35.95 $37.03
L.T. $34.34 $35.37
RIG CLT $37.28 $38.40

 

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

 

 

 

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Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians

1001 W. Magnolia Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91506

(818) 954-0728

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