Jaap van Zweden
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Drew McManus’ website Adaptistration has published the latest figures about the salaries of music directors in the United States. If the average compensation is $598,137, the lowest fee is paid by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic: $77,025. But the top ten conductors by their earning are

Jaap Van Zweden, Dallas Symphony: $5,110,538

Riccardo Muti, Chicago Symphony: $2,309,837

Christoph Eschenbach, National Symphony: $2,274,151

Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony: $2,105,920

Alan Gilbert, New York Phil: $1,751,570

Gustavo Dudamel, LA Phil: $1,661,493

David Robertson, St Louis Symphony: $1,043,313

Franz Welser-Moest, Cleveland Orchestra: $977,496

Marin Alsop, Baltimore Symphony: $914,747

Leonard Slatkin, Detroit Symphony: $800,957

The Adaptistration article is here.

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