2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: The Big Picture

2017 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. Update, 8/4/17 12:45pm CT: the original version of the chart contained a few music director values which were inverted between rows. The figures below are the corrected …

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2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Concertmasters

2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Concertmasters

The 2014/15 season marked the third consecutive season average concertmaster compensation declined since its $289,986 peak in 2011/12. Moreover, the 3.39 percent drop since 2013/14 is the largest decline during that period. Otherwise, the only remarkable item about the 2014/15 season is this was the most complete set of concertmaster compensation figures available since the 2004/05 thanks to not having a single orchestra with a concertmaster vacancy during this time period. …

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2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Music Directors

2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Music Directors

It’s tough to imagine this year’s report could top the $5,110,538 Dallas Symphony Orchestra bombshell from 2016, and at the risk of burying the lead, that’s exactly that case. Having said that, there are more than enough fascinating developments to examine. The Information In order to provide information that is as accurate as possible, info from the 2014/15 season is gathered from the following sources: Music Director compensation figures were obtained from their …

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2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Executives

2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Executives

When it comes to executive compensation, the 2014/15 season witnessed one key benchmark in the form of the highest ever severance payout to an executive. After filtering out that anomaly, the average executive compensation increased by approximately four percent and you were the only stakeholder group to experience an average increase. The Information In order to provide information that is as accurate as possible, info from the 2014/15 season is gathered from the …

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2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Introduction

Orchestra Compensation Reports 2017 Introduction

As is the case with every annual orchestra compensation report, the most important element to keep in mind is these figures encompass the 2014/15 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 …

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