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Salary Scales for Organists

The RSCM has now issued its 2016 recommendations for fees and salaries for church musicians. Affiliates can request a pdf copy of this by emailing the RSCM directly.

The following sites contain recommended rates for church organists:
1) The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)
2) The Musicians' Union
3) Church Music Online
4) World Organ Directory
5) The Scottish Federation of Organists
6) The Church of Scotland

NB:
a) Under the terms of the Competition Act 1998 some professional bodies have taken the view that they can no longer publish annual recommended fees. Accordingly, a new system for providing information on fees charged by freelance professional musicians that will comply with the Act has been developed by the ISM.

b) Fees are a matter of individual negotiation between the organist and his employer/client. They should normally be increased annually by the rate of inflation – the Retail Price Index (RPI). This is currently running at 3.4%.

Fees survey on the ISM Salary Scales page.

Video recordings.
This useful pdf gives a guide to additional fees chargeable where services are recorded.

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