FOR COMPLETE AND DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS, MEMBER ID, PASSWORD, AND INFORMATION
ABOUT THIS YEAR'S SURVEY - please refer to the email sent to executive directors
or contact Danny Morris in the Knowledge Center -
If you encounter technical difficulties in opening the
survey please read Technical Requirements for Online Administrative Staff Salary
and Benefits survey: Click here to download
Access to the Survey and Login
To access the data-entry portion of the survey, you will need to enter your
orchestra's League member ID and the password that was emailed to your orchestra's
executive director. This will permit only individuals associated with your orchestra
to access your survey data. If you are unsure of your League member ID and password,
please contact the Knowledge Center at
INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS:
TO PRINT A BLANK FORM
Click this link and then press Print on
your Browser to print a blank copy of the survey to use as your working copy.
However, remember that only online survey submissions will be
included in the final reports.
MOVING FROM CELL TO CELL TAB KEY
Use the TAB KEY or MOUSE CURSOR to move from cell to cell. Do not hit
"Enter" as it will take you to the Quit Survey screen.
Never exit the survey using the "X" in the upper right-hand corner of your
screen, or the File - Close command on your Browser. Select Quit Survey at the
bottom of any page to end your session and make certain your data is saved.
You may Quit Survey at any time and return to the survey later.
When you have completed all data entries, print a final copy for your files
and select the Finalize button. Your data will be locked and sent to the
Knowledge Center. If at some point you need to go back into the survey, once
you have submitted your data, you must contact Jan in the Knowledge Center to
unlock your survey.
IMPORTANT: In order to save your entries, you must move from page to page
using the continue button at the bottom of every page. The program will save
your entries when you select CONTINUE. Even if you do not enter data on a page
you must select Continue. Until you finalize and submit your data, you may delete
or correct any information at any time. If you leave the survey, your data will
be saved and you may return to it at another time.
- Staff Positions by Department 1. Indicate the TOTAL number of both
FT and PT administrative and artistic staff (not musicians) in each department.
The total number of staff you indicate on this page may not match the number
of positions you complete within the salary portion of the survey. For this
section, however, please enter your TOTAL numbers of staff. Do not include
musicians in this section.
****Your orchestra may have reduced staff salaries this year. On this page, indicate the percentage of
salary or pay reductions for executive director, music director, and all other
administrative staff. Do not include musicians. When reporting salaries in
the Department Staff Positions section, please indicate the salary amount with
appropriate reductions applied.
****Indicate the number of voluntary and involuntary staff
turnovers by department. Voluntary is defined as those who have resigned of
their own volition. All other departures are defined as involuntary.
- Benefits - This section is divided into four categories for employee
- Staff/Administrative Benefits exclude the executive director.
- Musician Benefits exclude the music director.
- Top Manager Benefits (executive director) ***please be certain to complete***
# of Years in Orchestra Administration
# of Years in Current Position
Top Manager title and Top Manager reporting structure
- Principal Music Director/Conductor Benefits ***please be certain to complete***
# of Years Conducting
# of Years at Current Orchestra
Principal Conductor/Music Director's title and Principal Conductor/Music Director reporting structure
NOTE: If your orchestra provides the indicated benefit, select "YES" and
indicate the percentage paid by both the orchestra and/or the employee. The
page is set to default to "NO" if you leave the cell blank. Enter a "zero"
if you need to make a change or delete an entry once you've entered data in
a cell. For each of the benefits categories above, indicate benefits currently
provided by your orchestra for both full-time and/or part-time employees for
the particular benefit.
- Departmental Staff Positions (Salary data) - 3. In this section
you will be asked to provide salary and other data for individuals in various
departments. Please read the position descriptions carefully and match your
staff to the position that best describes that individual's responsibilities.
Unlike previous salary surveys, you will not find a position for every member
of your organization's staff. Enter data for one individual only even if a
position is staffed by two or more individuals.
** A column has been added to allow you to enter the % of
full-time for each position.
** A column has been added on the Artistic Staff Positions
page to include the number of weeks employed for all conducting staff positions.
** There are two columns which ask you to indicate the #1
and #2 positions within the department. Please include this data, if available.
Each section is indicated in the upper right-hand corner of the survey and utilizes
a pull-down menu to allow you to go directly to the area you want to complete.
Select the Continue button at the bottom of each page to move to the next section.
Reporting salaries: Report only annual budgeted salaries.
If salary reductions were made in 14-15, indicate the salary amounts after
appropriate reductions were applied. If part-time personnel are paid hourly, weekly,
monthly, or per-service, please indicate your best estimate of the total annual budgeted
salary figure for the 2015 season.
Salary data should mirror the amounts reported in your 2014-2015 expense budget.
Salaries should be gross amounts only and not include fringe benefits, deferred
compensation, incentives, extras, or perks.
Footnotes: If you need to include a brief note about a particular position
or salary in this section, please use the Footnotes box provided at the bottom of
each departmental section and include the Position Code. Footnotes will not appear in the final reports.
Data format: Please provide information in the greatest detail possible.
Figures should be rounded up to the next whole dollar amount, and should be entered
without dollar signs or commas. Do NOT include cents. Example: $34,560.89
should be rounded to 34561 and entered as 34561.
Do not feel that you must enter data on every page or cell. You may find that
you will skip several pages at a time if the data requested does not pertain to
your orchestra or you have no employee in a particular position. For vacant
positions, include anticipated budgeted salary information for the position,
CONTINUE PRINT QUIT SURVEY
At the bottom of each page, you will be asked to select one of three choices:
- CONTINUE - Data is saved and you may move on to the next page.
- PRINT - Data is saved. A printer-friendly version
of the page you have just completed will be displayed. Select the Printer button
on your Browser to print. Then, use the Back arrow button to return to the survey.
Select Continue to move to the next page.
- QUIT SURVEY-
- LOGOUT - Data is saved. I will return to the survey at a later date and/or time.
- PRINT COMPLETED SURVEY - Survey is reformatted for printing and will be displayed on a single screen with all responses shown.
- FINALIZE - Data is saved and locked and you wish to submit your entire survey to the League's Knowledge Center. Contact the Knowledge Center to unlock the FINALIZED data if revisions to be made after submitting the survey.
When you have completed the survey and are ready to lock your data and submit
it to the Knowledge Center, please follow the instructions for FINALIZING (step
If you have questions or encounter any difficulties, please contact:
Danny Morris 646-822-4019 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- The deadline for the survey is Friday January 23, 2015.
We are unable to grant extensions beyond this deadline.