It’s the time of year for consultant Drew McManus to produce his annual compensation reports on US orchestras. Today it’s executive directors, tomorrow music directors.
The data are based on tax returns for 2011/12 and are therefore a little behind the times, before the Minnesota debacle.
Average chief executive wages rose 5.81 percent in the 2011/12 season.
The top three executives earned:
1 Los Angeles Philharmonic (including Hollywood Bowl): $1,751,039
2 New York Philharmonic: $912,858
3 San Francisco Symphony: $638,857
Read all the rest right here.
Peter Gelb at the Met, by comparison, is on $1.8 million this year.