MN Theatrical Designer Pay Resource

by Mary Shabatura
Published July 2021

Are you getting compensated fairly? Pay transparency in the theatrical production community is vital in combating worker abuse and white supremacy in the industry. Thanks to the work of Elsa Hiltner, who designed and distributed the survey, and Mary Shabatura, who compiled the Minnesota results into an easy to read document, we can easily see self-reported wages of the designers in Minnesota. Check it out here!

A note from Mary: “Feel free to share this link widely around your circles, on social media, or on whatever platform you’d like to promote it on. Let’s promote pay transparency as the performing arts industry in Minnesota begins to come back!”

Are you a Minnesota designer who hasn’t taken the survey? Results are still being accepted, and they are especially looking for costume, scenic, and video/projection designers. Please submit your info here.

If you have questions about the survey results or this spreadsheet, please contact Mary at

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s