It makes come as a surprise that the highest paid conertmaster in America sits in Cleveland, but then William Preucil has been doing the job since before most of us were born.
What’s really surprising is that New York Philharmonic’s Frank Huang doesn’t make the top ten.
Here’s Drew McManus’s due diligence of concermasters for the accounting year 2015/16:
Cleveland Orchestra $621,510
San Francisco Symphony $583,990
Chicago Symphony $539,900
Los Angeles Philharmonic $529,722
Boston Symphony $449,527
Philadelphia Orchestra $428,372
National Symphony $409,148
Baltimore Symphony $322,328
Dallas Symphony $293,027
Cincinnati Symphony $292,797
Covent Garden’s Pappano is seriously underpaid