In the latest segment of his survey of US orchestra wages for 2013/14, Drew McManus has reached the front seat.
Apparently concertmasters are the only group to lose out. They are down 0.19% year on year.
Still, it’s not that bad. Five concertmasters are making a cool half-million bucks:
1 New York Philharmonic: $615,924
2 San Francisco Symphony: $563,745
3 Los Angeles Philharmonic: $554,209
4 Chicago Symphony: $549,794
5 Cleveland Orchestra: $503,573 ….. full list here.
The NY Phil concertmaster in the year concerned was the retiring Glenn Dicterow. Frank Huang (pictured), who has recently transferred from Houston (under $300k) to the New York seat, will be smiling all the way to the bank.