2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Models model garments or other apparel and accessories for prospective buyers at fashion shows, private showings, or retail establishments. May pose for photos to be used in magazines or advertisements. May pose as subject for paintings, sculptures, and other types of artistic expression.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Models with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $24,970 to $25,660 per year or $12 to $12 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Models to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$60||$124,730|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$23||$48,730|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$15||$31,910|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$12||$25,660|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$12||$24,970|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Model is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MD doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MD might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Models are in the states of MD, TX, IL, IA and AZ.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers||$111330||$53.52|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$41730||$20.06|
|Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses||$36370||$17.49|
|Specialized Design Services||$30210||$14.52|
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||$||$*|