Saw this today and was a little surprised. I guess maybe I should have been a conductor . . . .
$2.41 million – Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony
$2.06 million – James Levine, Metropolitan Opera
$1.21 million – James Levine (again!), Boston Symphony
$1.56 million – Alan Gilbert, New York Philharmonic
$1.47 million – Charles Dutoit, Philadelphia Orchestra
$993,696 – James Conlon, Los Angeles Opera
$985,363 – Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic
$958,597 – Franz Welser-Most, Cleveland Orchestra
Earnings from 2010-11 nonprofit tax returns compiled by The Los Angeles Times.