In November 2004, the Grand Ole Opry came to Carnegie Hall. Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images The Two-Way How Do You Get Paid $400,000 At Carnegie Hall? Be A Stagehand October 3, 2013 The famed hall's five full-time stagehands went on strike, and that forced the cancellation of one gala. Tax records show their average total compensation is more than $400,000 each a year. The dispute was over whether they'll also be working in the hall's new Education Wing.