For at least the Top 14 employees, year-round salaries are well into 6 figures. CEO Marian Goodell tops the list with an overall package of $267,839 per year – $22,320 per month. This is about average for an Arts-related charity with a $40 million annual budget.
From the recently released 2016 financial report:
See our complete financial coverage here.
UPDATE: In the manner stated, below, the five BMOrg members, and Larrys estate, sold their valuable Burning Man trademarks to the Burning Man Project, and were paid for their value, but continue to hide the details of the payments. This is reported within Burning Man 2017 Financial Analysis, Decommodification, and Flysalen.
Might any reporters desire to report upon these matters, most especially, in comparison to the little amount paid towards the costs of the awesome artists, or paid towards DPW workers on the playa for weeks, the proper manner to gain the information, upon the payments, is to walk into the BMOrg headquarters purposed to view the BMP board minutes, in the manner stated within the BMP Bylaws. Other queries to present towards them include of were there, perchance, other payments for the purchase of the Burning Man trademarks not on the BMP ledger, perchance, direct from the TicketFly ticket sales, or from others, might the BMP founders be permitted to utilize the Burning Man event, and trademarks, in other manners, perchance, in films, and might part of the payment, for the trademarks, be a buy in towards Fly Ranch joint ventures? I do not know the answer of these queries.
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Cost of living in San Francisco is the second highest in the nation (New York city is highest) The average home costs $737,000 in San Francisco. It is $209,000 in the rest of the country. An average 2 bedroom apartment is $4,500 a month. That means Marian’s salary is equivalent to $75k in the rest of the country. That’s about equal with the average salary for someone with a master’s degree. And she’s the highest paid. And it is anything but a part time job.
“That means Marian’s salary is equivalent to $75k in the rest of the country.”
No, but nice try. The median salary for a masters degree in SF is $101,805.*
More or less the same for a company with those annual sales.
It is a part-time job is you don’t count the unproductive Borg drama and acting out the NPD control issues.
Now you are talking out of your ass.
Not bad pay for a part-time job where you get to explore your control obsession.
Something they must very carefully avoid in all things:
>…pay the DMV workers in a fair manner, or pay the costs of the artists in a fair manner?
If people are willing to work for less than what they think is fair, then what they’re paid is fair. They can walk away if they feel they’re being exploited too much, and almost everyone does eventually. Other people are lined up, and can’t wait to climb one more rung on the ladder. This is BMorg’s model of doing business, and an essential part of their grand plan to change the world – get em to do it for free.
Much more than money, these people are paid in spiritual bucks, social change bucks, cool bucks and a variety of other bucks that can’t be deposited in a bank. It’s a drug.
This was all sad 10 or 20 years ago, but now it’s fucking funny. I’d like to see how far they can push these ‘grunts’ (BMorg’s word, not mine) into self-sacrafice. What are people willing to trade for the ghostly, intangible benefits that BMorg offers? An actual human sacrifice would be very interesting and amusing.
Their Kool Aid, at present, is defining of the meaning of fair in a most trickle down, or trickled upon, manner, in the place of what most Burners are of the belief is the meaning of fair. The Art Budget Shenanigans article describes of what many playa artists, DPW workers, and donors are of the belief in regards of the trickle down, or trickled upon, meaning of fair by the Borg.
I penned this comment priorly onto the 2016 Financial Analysis article, in due of, by their own words and numbers, Larry, Marian, and their four mates, are taking much more cash towards their pockets than solely the salary stated within this article.
burnersxxx, and others, I do not know of the answer of this query, but, might the information upon the second cashout of Larry, Marian, and their four mates, by their prior statements, near to the end of 2018, or perchance, within 2017, be available in near to a week?
Near to the end of 2015 January the Reno Gazette Journal queried the org in regards to the financials of 2013 and 2014, and Megan Miller replied to their query of that the BMP was within an outside audit, at that time, and of the audit was for the prior two years in due of the outside audit was not required within each year, thusly, she was not of the ability to answer their query. The audit was completed, and the BMOrg signed the audit, near to the end of the first week of February, but the Reno Gazette Journal did not follow up upon their query as to gain an answer.
The picture of the BMP annual report, above, within this post states, ‘Please Note: The data included here in our 2016 Annual Report is our most recent fully audited data, which is from 2015. We encourage readers to return to our website in the fall, when we will publish financial information for the 2016 fiscal year.’ In due of the outside audit occurs each two years near to the end of January, might the BMP be within an outside audit of 2016, and of 2017, at the present time, and might the audit be signed by the BMP within the next week?
The bylaws of the Burning Man Project state of any person is of the ability to visit the Burning Man headquarters, within the usual business hours, purposed to view, and copy, the minutes of the BMP board, and of the minutes are required to include of many items in addendum of discussion, and votes, of the BMP board. A prior commenter, prior of his assimilation of the Official Unofficial Burning Man Group for the Borg, stated of the BMP ledger was of the ability to be viewed at the Burning Man headquarters, in due of California law in regards of 501(c)3 nonprofit corporations. I do not know of if might this be true, or might the audited ledger be an item included within the BMP board minutes.
Might the estimated payout towards the Decommodification LLC of Larry, Marian, and their four mates, for the trademark of the Burning Man name, other trademarks, and other IP of the history of Burning Man, be included in the manner of a liability stated upon the BMP ledger balance sheet, in due of the BMP must obey proper US accounting standards? Might other items in regards to their cashout be included within the BMP board minutes? All payments of bigger than $500,000 are required to be included within the BMP board minutes.
I do not know of the answer of these queries, but, might Jessica R., and the DPW workers desiring to gain fair treatment from the BMP, 48hills.org, or any reporter, or any Burner, desire to gain this information purposed to pen this story for the Burning Man community? Guest posts are most welcome on burners.me.
A repeat of a prior comment.
Yes, thank you burnersxxx. In regards of the ticket sellers keeping the cash:
Cashout 1) I priorly estimated Larry, Marian, and their four mates took four million dollars towards their pockets in 2010, and similar numbers for 2011, 2012, and 2013, prior of their donation of the Black Rock City LLC, dba Burning Man, to the Burning Man Project at the end of 2013. This is based upon their numbers within their afterburn reports of payroll jumping from $2.8 million dollars in 2009 to $7.2 million dollars in 2010, with solely thirty employees on their payroll to move to their Market Street headquarters in 2011 January. With an average salary of lower than $100,000, this is of the meaning of the six owners of the BRC LLC took the other four million dollars towards their pockets in 2010. Kudos to Woody for doing a good spreadsheet upon this matter.
The six of them took all net cash from the BRC LLC prior of them donating the BRC LLC to the Burning Man Project on 31 December 2013. The Burning Man Project 990 form of 2014 stated there was zero net cash upon the BMP ledger at the beginning of 2014, and the BRC LLC had solely $3.4 million of real net assets upon the ledger of when it was donated to the BMP, after many years of the Burning Man festival.
Cashout 2) The six of them, at present, are paid reasonable salaries of near to $1 million dollars, in total, within each year. But, they desire to hide from donors of art, labour, cash, stock, and of entertainment towards their ticket buyers, the details of their big cashout near to the end of 2018, or, perchance, 2017, of selling their Burning Man trademark, other trademarks, and other IP of the history of Burning Man to the BMP. In the big meeting in San Francisco on 1 April 2011, of the plan to convert Burning Man to a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, Larry stated:
In May, he said the LLC will file papers to create the nonprofit, which will initially be run by the current board members and at least seven more directors selected by that board. In about three years, depending on how the new nonprofit forms up, the LLC will turn over management of Burning Man, while holding onto control of the logos and trademarks for another three years after that, Harvey said. And that’s when the six board members will officially cash out.
sfscribe, the Burning Man reporter, and editor, of the prior San Francisco Bay Guardian newspaper, reported in regards to the public meeting on 1 April 2011 upon Burning Man changing from a for profit capitalistic business, upon which, Larry Harvey stated ‘Its time for the owners to come out of the shadows’, to a 501c(3) corporation ‘Yet Harvey and the other board members, such as Michael Mikel and Marian Goodell, insist that the board plays an important role in shepherding the event and the culture that has grown up around it, which is why they plan on waiting three years to turn control of the event over to the new nonprofit, the Burning Man Project, and another three years after that until they liquidate their ownership of the name and associated trademarks and are paid for their value.’ bold added Larry Harvey, and Micheal Mikel, stated near to the end of 2014 of the three years was changed to five years, and stated, again, of they will be paid for the value of the Burning Man ™ trademarks, and other IP of the history of Burning Man.
The query, at present, is of what is the amount of cash that is to be paid, from the Burning Man Project, to their for profit Decommodification LLC, of which, the cash is then paid to the five BMOrg members, and Larrys estate, near to the end of 2018, for the valuable Burning Man ™ trademarks, and the IP of the history of Burning Man?
The Burning Man ™ trademarks are most valuable of that John Law, a founder of Burning Man, sued the BMOrg for his share of the Burning Man ™ trademarks within 2007, or gift the trademarks to the Burning Man community. He settled, for an amount of cash that was most valuable, of that he did not talk of it, or Burning Man, again. And, the Burning Man ™ trademarks gained much value after 2007. The Burning Man trademarks are most valuable of that the BMOrg refuses to state the amount of cash they are to be paid in due of their trademarks, and they permit their moderators to lie, and troll, and, or, permit the lies, and trolls, of the appearances of that the trademarks are to be gifted to the Burning Man Project.
The hypocrisy of the BMOrg in regards of this is most astounding. The DPW workers desire to be paid for their weeks, or month, or months of labour, Is 2018 the year Burning Man starts doing right by its workers, of which, the BMOrg states No. In addendum, the BMOrg pays little of their cash towards the playa artists, the artists, and their mates, pay most of the cost of the art, and the artists are most unhappy in regards of this.
With all that expensive brain power, why can they not solve the most obvious problem: the bottleneck at the entry gate?? 6-hours wait to enter a venue is NOT ACCEPTABLE! Open more gates, hire more personnel, DO SOMETHING1
I agree, you’d think they would try to improve the customer experience when hiking the tickets prices so dramatically.
burnersxxx, might you have noticed, after the 2016 Financial Analysis article, and the realization of information upon the sale of the Burning Man trademarks to the BMP may be available, at the Burning Man headquarters, after an outside audit might be completed this week, the Kool Aid is no longer of the Borg does not have the cash to pay the DMV workers in a fair manner, or pay the costs of the artists in a fair manner?
The mere fact that it takes SO much time to audit their books suggests there is something less than straightforward going on.
I am in agreement, their attempt to delay their PR discussion in regards to their 2016 ledger, in due of it was not audited, near to two years after the end of 2016 is most curious, it does suggest there is something less than straightforward going on. It might be most difficult for whomever to find in due of the BMP bylaws hide their conflicts of interests, the place to begin is the 2016 ledger, the 2017 ledger, and the BMP board minutes at BMP headquarters.
I suspect part of the story is told here:
The Accountants worked their magic in 2015 – much to the dismay of the Lawyers. But the Lawyers were paying attention and I am sure carried it forward to 2016. These two categories in 2017 will tell the story.
But all in all, I am sure they are taking cues from the Clinton Foundation as far as mission efficacy against compensation. I bet your call would get returned if you said you had a lecture gig for Larry in Moscow.
Easier to read:
The longer the lines the greater their narcissistic supplies from the event, as long as they can skip the lines… while earning the envy (and top dollar) from the Davos-wannabees in the Valley.
We have lots of these psychic vampires in NYC. They seek situations where they can revel in the control they can exercise to inflict agony on others. I am sure you have them in SF.