Now that the New York Philharmonic announced that they reached a new three-year agreement with musicians, it’s time to see how that impacts their standing among peer ensembles. I’m still waiting on the confirmed base salary figures but thanks to an article by Michael Cooper in the 3/2/2018 edition of the New York Times, we do know that the entire term of the agreement will deliver a 4.5 percent increase.
The last time we examined “Big Eight” base musician salary was an article from 9/15/2016, so that’s as good a place as any to refresh your memory.
At that point in time, New York was firmly entrenched in the middle of the second of three compensation tiers.
It will be interesting to see how things have changed. To that end, look for a revised version of those charts by the end of March.