Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Musicians' Pay

In his column for 18 May 1918, George Beynon gives the following pay scales for musicians working in theaters in New York City:

The average salary given to the orchestra leaders of the large picture house is about $150 a week, while leaders of the less important theaters receive from $50 to $80 per week. The Union scale for players runs from $28 to $43.50 per week.

Source: George W. Beynon, "Music for the Picture," Moving Picture World 18 May 1918, 1002.

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