The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and its musicians have concluded a new labor contract for three years. It restores salaries to pre-pandemic rates with annual raises totaling 8% by the end of the contract. The orchestra had made a one-year contract extension with the musicians in 2020, which included a 10% across-the-board wage reduction.

The agreement comprises also the hiring process for nine vacant positions in the orchestra.

The annual minimum base salary for musicians for the 2021-22 season is $108,565. Players with titles, such as concertmaster or principal timpanist, receive more. Musicians also receive payments for digital media.

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