It’s $7,000 every working day for the outgoing Reynold Levy.
Bloomberg Muse has been running the numbers on US arts chiefs and finds that their takehome is sharply on the rise after a brief recess.
Peter Gelb at the Met makes $1.4 million a year, the same as Michael Kaiser at the Kennedy Center. Clive Gillinson at Carnegie Hall is on $1.1 million but he’s up 6 percent year on year and not complaining. Glen Lowry at Moma is on $1.8m.
Conductors? It’s the same as ever. Michael Tilson Thomas remains top-paid shtick with $2.4 million in San Francisco.
Nice work, if you can get it. Read more numbers here.