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 can receive an average pay level of between $24,970 - $124,730 depending on tenure and industry expertise. will normally get an average salary of fifty-four thousand and fifty dollars yearly.

can get the highest pay in Maryland, where they can earn average pay scales of approximately $42,460. People with this job title are paid at the highest average level in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can earn job pay of $116,120.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 107.50 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Models tend to make the most in the following industries:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$116,120
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$54,130
Educational Services
$41,350
Retail Trade
$24,180

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
$24,180
Educational Services
$41,350
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$54,130
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$116,120