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Salary and Benefits

Model
$49K-$61K / yr. (est.)
$50K
$55,492 / year
$61K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Model

What does a Model do?

As Models, we are tasked with accurately following the photographers’ directions and instructions in order to accordingly pose for a photo or video shoots when partaking in advertisements and television commercials to promote multiple products and services. We also maintain a certain weight through constant dieting in order to be able to fit into all sorts of clothes and costumes. We partake in runway shows by modeling the designers’ accessories, footwear, jewelry, and clothing while maintaining the right walking pace to ensure that the products’ details are shown.

Core tasks:

  • partake in conventions and trade shows to raise the company’s brand awareness
  • research and study the designers’ fashionwear

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Model?
On average, people work 3 yrs or less in other positions prior to becoming a Model.
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Casting CoordinatorHouston, TX - 11 months ago
I can vouch for that too, many Models I've seen have a wide range of previous experience in different fields. This infographic is misleading! 🤬
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StylistSeattle, WA - 11 months ago
Don't believe everything you see! Dedicating years to other jobs builds resilience and diverse skills which can be huge assets for a Model! 😤
How Long Do Model Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Models works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
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Casting CoordinatorMiami, FL - 11 months ago
Selecting the right models for a project can be challenging, but it's crucial for its success 💯
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PublicistHouston, TX - 11 months ago
Models need to have a strong media presence to elevate their careers and attract more opportunities 📢
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Model Employees?
Frequent job changes in Model, indicating a willingness to change companies and roles more frequently.
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ModelChicago, IL - 11 months ago
🙄 Honestly, can we stop assuming frequent job changes indicate a lack of commitment or battle with dissatisfaction? As a Runway Model, it's essential to constantly evolve and seek new challenges in the fashion industry!
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ModelAtlanta, GA - 11 months ago
I've experienced the benefits of changing companies within the Plus-Size Modeling industry. It allows me to inspire inclusivity and represent a wider range of brands that appreciate diverse beauty standards. 🌟

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Model's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Model typically studied at.
Arizona State University-Tempe
Fashion Institute of Technology

Path after job

Community

Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Model Employees?
Gender ratio in Model position: 0.404335691256436 Male and 0.595664308743564 Female. Age ratio in Model position: 16-20: 46%, 21-30: 45%, 31-40: 6%, 41-50: 2%, 51-60: 1%, 60+: 0%. Model position is predominantly female (59.6%) with the largest age group being 16-20 years old, followed by 21-30 years old.
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DesignerNew York City, NY - 11 months ago
It seems like the fashion industry is obsessed with youth, leaving little room for mature models. 🙄 Ageism is definitely an issue here!
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Makeup ArtistHouston, TX - 11 months ago
It's disheartening to see the limited age range in the modeling world. 😥 Embrace diversity, people!

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Model?
Top employers of Model position: Abercrombie & Fitch, Model, Wilhelmina International, Inc.. People who work in Model position most typically go on to work for the Abercrombie & Fitch.
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ModelMiami, FL - 11 months ago
A&F may dominate, but they're not the only ones! There are plenty of other reputable model agencies out there.
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ModelChicago, IL - 11 months ago
I don't see why everyone's upset! If A&F is the top employer, maybe they just have the best models and connections!
Abercrombie & Fitch
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Wilhelmina International, Inc.
What Industries Does Model Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Model: Retail, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Arts / Entertainment / Recreation, Administrative & Support, Manufacturing. Model employees most likely come from a Retail industry background.
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ModelChicago, IL - 11 months ago
I completely agree with that. The majority of models don't make a lot of money and have to deal with unfair contracts and working conditions. It's a tough industry to break into, let alone thrive in. 😐
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ModelSan Francisco, CA - 11 months ago
Well, can't say I'm surprised. The fashion industry has always been known for its harsh realities. As consumers, we should promote positive change, demand fair treatment of models, and celebrate diversity on runways. 🌟

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Discussion about Model

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Is Model a female or male dominated profession?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Women are more common working as a Model.
What is the typical age of people who work as a Model?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
People working as a Model are 23 old on average.
Is a Model considered to be a senior profession?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
You probably need around 1.5 years to work as a Model
Which industries does a Model typically work in?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
For a Model it’s the most likely to work in the Administrative & Support.
What kind of degree is needed to work as a Model?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
You should be fine with No higher education
Which company is likely to have openings for Model positions?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Abercrombie & Fitch, Model and Wilhelmina International, Inc. has the most employees.
How many years do people spend as a Model in their career path?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
On average people change after more than 5 years.
Is it common for people to switch companies and still work as a Model?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Getting experience working for multiple companies is typical for a Model.
What occupations do people usually work in before becoming a Model?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Most people come from Sales Associate, Brand Ambassador or Server roles
What are the typical next steps for someone working as a Model?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Working as Model consider Sales Associate, Brand Ambassador or Server as a next step in your career.
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