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Models Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $7.67 $11.22 $18.68
  Annual $16,000 $23,300 $38,800
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Models model clothing to display it before prospective buyers at fashion shows, private showings, or retail establishments. They may pose for photos to be taken for advertising purposes and they may pose as subjects for paintings, sculptures, and other types of artistic expression.