Riccardo Muti

With an annual compensation of $2,165,460 Riccardo Miti was the best paid Music Director in the United States in 2011/12. This is shown by the list published by Adapistration. Second was Michael Tilson Thomas at San Francisco Symphony (2,030,468), followed by Christoph Eschenbach (National Symphony, $1,935,013). In comparison, Gustavo Dudamel is earning much less in Los Angeles ($1,425,088). Albert Gilbert (New York Philharmonic) was paid $1,341,994 and Franz Welser Möst, Music Director of the Cleveland Symphony $1,181,241. The last on the list is Bruno Ferrandis (Santa Rosa Symphony) with only $101,860. The average for all the orchestras was $517,649.

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