2018 Orchestra Compensation Reports: The Big Picture

Each year, one of the most popular items in the orchestra compensation reports is a big picture overview of all compensation alongside Total Expenditure figures. If you’ve been looking for something that shows all the report values in a single chart, this is your article. ENSEMBLE Total Expenditures Executive Compensation Music Director Compensation Concertmaster Compensation Alabama Symphony $6,866,906 $184,585 NA $131,803 Atlanta Symphony* NA NA $806,552 $239,669 Austin Symphony $4,757,485 $159,871 …

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2018 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Concertmasters

After three consecutive years of decline, the 2015/16 season finally saw a positive gain in the average concertmaster’s compensation level. Nonetheless, overall growth over the last decade has been far below their music director and executive peers. The Information In order to provide information that is as accurate as possible, info from the 2015/16 season is gathered from the following source: Concertmaster compensation figures were obtained from their respective orchestra’s IRS Form 990 for …

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2018 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Music Directors

If you were a music director during the 2015/16 season, there’s a good chance you enjoyed a sharp uptick in compensation. The 2015/16 season was also the first season the average compensation rate exceeded the $600,000 threshold. The Information In order to provide information that is as accurate as possible, info from the 2015/16 season is gathered from the following sources: Music Director compensation figures were obtained from their respective orchestra’s IRS Form 990 …

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2018 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Executives

When it comes to executive compensation, the 2015/16 season was one were average figures were skewed by a larger than normal number of CEO vacancies and interim appointments among the higher paying positions. But even then, the average executive compensation increased by just over one percent. The Information In order to provide information that is as accurate as possible, info from the 2015/16 season is gathered from the following sources: Executive compensation figures …

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2018 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Introduction

As is the case with every annual orchestra compensation report, the most important element to keep in mind is these figures encompass the 2015/16 season and not the current season. Although it isn’t unusual to expect that the most recent figures available would cover the previous season, that’s not how things work thanks to these reasons: Most professional orchestras maintain a fiscal year structure that begins and ends at some point from June …

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