Today we continue to Part 3 of our examination of executive compensation. We’ll be covering the salaries for executive directors and base musicians for 23 ROPA ensembles. The following chart details these figures:
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According to these figures, an average ROPA executive director earns approximately 644% more than a musician making base salary, that’s 350% more than how much executives make over base players at ICSOM ensembles. The average ROPA base musician salary is only $1,561 more than the Federal Poverty Level for a household of two. This is where we begin to walk down a bizarre path. Why is there such a huge discrepancy between the salary of executives and musicians?