Model Salary

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How much does a model make? Models earn low to exceptional salaries depending on the industry they are modeling for. High fashion models earn upwards of millions of dollars, while models for other enterprises often earn a lower median wage.

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Models wear garments and other apparel in order to display clothing for prospective buyers at retail establishments, private showings, fashion shows, for advertising purposes or for photographers. Models are also known to pose as subject for sculptures, paintings, art classes and other artistic expressions.

Models are used to display and promote clothing. High fashion modeling typically involves runway modeling, covering photography for magazine spreads, ad campaigns, editorial modeling, catalogues, print modeling and more. Fashion photography emphasizes clothing or accessories, not the model. Modeling jobs may include fine art, glamour, fitness, high fashion, bikini, and body-part models. Models may be featuree in a number of media formats including magazines, movies, newspapers, books, and TV.

Modeling is different from other types of public performance, such as dancing, acting, or singing artist, although the boundaries of persona and acting associated with modeling is not well defined. Acting in a movie or a play is not considered modeling, however, models are encouraged to express emotion in their photographs and create a mood when modeling for an audience or for fashion photographers. Models are generally silent when modeling, emoting from their physical stance, facial expressions and use of clothing to convey an attitude.

Supermodels typically are a high profile job as highly paid fashion models. Women who are high fashion models typically are tall and weigh 105 pounds to 110 pounds. Male high fashion models prized for these type of jobs are also tall and thin.

Aspiring models may choose to attend modeling schools. Modeling schools provide training in walking, makeup application, posing, emoting for photographers and audiences, and other basic tasks. Attending modeling schools does not guarantee job opportunities for models. Models depend on preserving his or her physical characteristics, which requires control of their exercise, diet, sleep and overall health. Upkeep of manicures, pedicures and haircuts are a part of work-related expenses for models.

Models face high competition for modeling jobs since the appeal of the industry is popular. Modeling as a career will grow faster than average for all occupations through 2018.

How much does a model make per hour?

A May 2003 Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the median hourly wages for models was $14.89.

Industry And Hourly Wages

Furniture stores $27.35

Book, periodical, and

music stores $24.44

Sporting goods and musical

instrument stores $19.88

Employment services $17.11

Clothing stores $14.89

How much does a model make per year?

The median yearly salary for models according to a May 2003 Bureau of Labor Statistics report was $30,980.

Industry And Annual Wages

Furniture stores $56,880

Book, periodical, and

music stores $50,840

Sporting goods and musical

instrument stores $41,360

Employment services $35,580

Clothing stores $30,970

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