Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

41-9012 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.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,460 16.3 % $17.91 $37,240 7.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.20 $9.03 $13.23 $20.81 $26.28
Annual Wage (2) $17,050 $18,780 $27,530 $43,290 $54,670


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Clothing Stores 2,170 0.21 $11.36 $23,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 900 0.03 $19.72 $41,020
Junior Colleges 420 0.06 $17.63 $36,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises 180 0.01 $31.93 $66,410
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 140 0.59 $26.08 $54,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 140 0.59 $26.08 $54,240
Clothing Stores 2,170 0.21 $11.36 $23,620
Junior Colleges 420 0.06 $17.63 $36,680
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 900 0.03 $19.72 $41,020
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 110 0.03 $20.26 $42,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 180 0.01 $31.93 $66,410
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 140 0.59 $26.08 $54,240
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 110 0.03 $20.26 $42,130
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 900 0.03 $19.72 $41,020
Junior Colleges 420 0.06 $17.63 $36,680


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 560 0.04 1.12 $22.36 $46,520
New York 400 0.04 1.37 $24.55 $51,050
Oregon 160 0.09 2.90 $17.39 $36,170
Illinois 160 0.03 0.84 $18.92 $39,350
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 0.63 $19.90 $41,380



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 160 0.09 2.90 $17.39 $36,170
New York 400 0.04 1.37 $24.55 $51,050
California 560 0.04 1.12 $22.36 $46,520
Wisconsin 90 0.03 1.06 $22.39 $46,570
Missouri 70 0.03 0.84 $15.49 $32,210



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida (8) (8) (8) $30.45 $63,330
New York 400 0.04 1.37 $24.55 $51,050
Wisconsin 90 0.03 1.06 $22.39 $46,570
California 560 0.04 1.12 $22.36 $46,520
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 0.63 $19.90 $41,380




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 1.72 $24.24 $50,420
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.03 1.07 $30.51 $63,460
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 2.91 $16.28 $33,860
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 80 0.10 3.06 $22.46 $46,710
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.05 1.44 $14.71 $30,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.39 $18.25 $37,960



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 80 0.10 3.06 $22.46 $46,710
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 2.91 $16.28 $33,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 1.72 $24.24 $50,420
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.05 1.44 $14.71 $30,590
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.03 1.07 $30.51 $63,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.39 $18.25 $37,960



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.03 1.07 $30.51 $63,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 1.72 $24.24 $50,420
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $23.26 $48,370
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 80 0.10 3.06 $22.46 $46,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.39 $18.25 $37,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 0.09 2.91 $16.28 $33,860
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.05 1.44 $14.71 $30,590
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.56 $30,280
Boise City, ID (8) (8) (8) $14.33 $29,810
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $9.03 $18,780


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016