Salary for Models

Also known as:  Artist's Model, Clothes Model, Fashion Model, Figure Model, Hand Model, Hat Model, Model, Photographer's Model, Studio Model

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Those beautiful faces and perfect bodies you see in magazines, in commercials and on billboards are models. A model is an attractive man or woman paid to promote and advertise products. Models can promote anything from clothing to food to cosmetics and more. Becoming a model can be difficult, and in order to succeed you must be comfortable in many different situations and around many different people each day. You'll be photographed, videotaped and more. Models are not required to attend modeling school, though it is very beneficial in learning the lifestyle. Professional models earn salaries that are commensurate with their experience and versatility.

A Model gets an average salary of around 32000 to 48000 based on levels of tenure. Models earn a wage of Forty Nine Thousand Two Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Models make the most money in California, where they earn average pay levels of close to $42180.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 78.71 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Models tend to make the most in the following industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $51,500
Educational Services $32,830
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $32,830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $51,500
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