Posted by Stephen Lamb on November 01, 1999 at 16:40:16:
In Reply to: Major orchestras in USA posted by Tim C on October 31, 1999 at 23:32:15:
Both Musical America and the American Symphony Orchestra League (ASOL) rank orchestras based on their annual budgets. I've provided a chart that gives a rough estimate of where orchestras sit.
Musical America ASOL
$3.6 million - $10 million AA Group 1
$1.5 million - $3.5 million A Group 2
???? - $1.4 million B Group 3
$1 - ???? C Group 4
I know that there is roughly 25 orchestras in each group for the ASOL division. There is a ranking of orchestras by base musician salary, but I can't seem to remember where I saw it.