2019 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 $7,077,881 $191,675 $184,500 NA Atlanta Symphony* NA $338,847 $833,642 $239,474 Austin Symphony $5,169,664 $159,950 …

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2019 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Concertmasters

After three consecutive years of decline, the 2016/17 season continued to see positive gain in the average concertmaster’s compensation level. Nonetheless, overall growth over the last decade continues to be far below their music director and executive peers. The Information In order to provide information that is as accurate as possible, info from the 2016/17 season is gathered from the following source: Concertmaster compensation figures were obtained from their respective orchestra’s IRS Form 990 …

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2019 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Music Directors

If you were a music director during the 2016/17 season, there’s a good chance you had several hundred thousand good reasons to see it as a really good year and one conductor in particular had more than three million good reasons. But if we’re looking at things from middle out, music directors continued to maintain an average compensation rate in excess of $600,000. The Information In order to provide information that is …

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2019 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Executives

When it comes to executive compensation, the 2016/17 season was still seeing averages skewed thanks to the ripple effect from a larger than normal number of CEO vacancies and interim appointments among the higher paying positions. Nonetheless, even when including those lower than normal figures, the average executive compensation still managed to increase by 2.88 percent. The Information In order to provide information that is as accurate as possible, info from the 2016/17 …

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2019 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 2016/17 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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