Drew McManus’s track of orchestra executive earnings shows that the president of the Baltimore Symphony took home $40k less in 2016/17 than the year before.
This was the year that Peter Kjome succeeded Paul Meecham. He came cheap, at $320k.
The top ten executive earners were:
Los Angeles Philharmonic: $1,417,633 – Borda
Boston Symphony: $1,059,343 – Volpe
New York Philharmonic: $732,806 – Matthew Van Besien (anyone remember him?)
Philadelphia Orchestra: $720,221 – Vulgamore (ditto)
San Francisco Symphony: $570,157
Cincinnati Symphony: $559,742
Cleveland Orchestra: $557,732
Chicago Symphony: $535,303
Houston Symphony: $535,193
Seattle Symphony: $441,980