Wage Scales

Basic Agreement & Television Long Form
Studio Minimum Rates 
(8/01/2018 - 7/31/2019)

Effective 8/01/18 
5400 Gen. Foreman (per week) $2,647.02
5401 CLT (hourly) $48.85
5401 CLT (54 hrs. weekly per hour) $48.21
5401 CLT (weekly guarantee) $2,941.07
5403 ACLT (hourly) $44.34
5403 ACLT (54 hrs. weekly per hour) $43.56
5403 ACLT (weekly guarantee) $2,657.08
5411 Sub-Foreman $45.94
5421 Chief Rigging Tech. $45.94
5425 Running Repair Tech/Fixtures $43.38
5431 Special Op/Light Board Tech $43.38
5432 Lighting Console Programmer $43.38
5441 Gang Boss $43.38
5451 Lighting Tech $42.47
5452 Rigging Tech (Off-Production) $42.47
5453 Entry Level Technician $37.36

 

Distant Location Minimum Rates

Effective 08/01/18
5400 Gen. Foreman (per week) $2,647.02
5401 CLT (hourly) $48.85
5401 CLT (54 hrs. weekly per hour) $48.21
5401 CLT (weekly guarantee) $3,375.00
5403 ACLT (hourly) $44.34
5403 ACLT (54 hrs. weekly per hour) $43.56
5403 ACLT (weekly guarantee) $3,049.11
5411 Sub-Foreman $45.94
5421 Chief Rigging Tech. $45.94
5425 Running Repair Tech/Fixtures $43.38
5431 Special Op/Light Board Tech $43.38
5432 Lighting Console Programmer $43.38
5441 Gang Boss $43.38
5451 Lighting Tech $42.47
5452 Rigging Tech (Off-Production) $42.47
5453 Entry Level Technician $37.36

Low Budget Rates (1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018)

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 $26.27 $23.73 $26.27 $21.19
Tier 2: $5,500,001 - $9,350,000 Million $34.56 $31.24 $32.41 $29.83
Tier 3: $9,350,001 - $13,200,000 Million $36.37 $32.90 $34.11 $31.42

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 8/01/18
Long-Form Rates Weekly* Hourly Daily* Hourly
1818 CLT $1,517.81 $37.96 $350.69 $43.84
1819 ACLT $1,379.79 $34.49 $293.59 $36.70
1821 Lighting Tech $1,349.71 $33.74 $289.06 $36.13
1822 Chief Rigging Tech. $1,379.78 $34.49 $293.59 $36.70
*Weekly rates are for 40 hours work (except for "on-call").
*Daily rates are for 8 hours work.

 

Video Tape Agreement

10/1/17 - 9/30/18 
(Non-Dramatic)
  Daily 40 Hr. Weekly
Chiefs $340.00 $1,561.00
Others $281.00 $1,277.00
Bd. Oper $281.00  
     
(Other than Non-Dramatic)
Chiefs $375.00 $1,732.00
Others $311.00 $1,417.00
Bd. Oper $311.00  

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

7/1/16-6/30/17
(Subject to change)
    HOURLY
CLT/Gaffer $45.58
ACLT/Best Boy $37.66
Board Op $38.98
Electrician/Lighting Tech $37.66

 

 

 

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:
  818-954-0732

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