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Orchestra salaries

  • September 29, 2012 - 7:35 PM

ORCHESTRA SALARIES

Top 10 U.S. orchestras, ranked by average minimum salaries for musicians:

• Chicago Symphony $145,860

• Los Angeles Philharmonic $143,260

• San Francisco Symphony $141,700

• New York Philharmonic $134,940

• Boston Symphony $132,028

• Philadelphia Orchestra $130,780

• Cleveland Orchestra $121,281

• Minnesota Orchestra $109,304*

• Dallas Symphony $90,800

• Detroit Symphony $80,880

*Under management's proposal, this figure would drop to $78,000.

Sources: International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians; Minnesota Orchestra

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