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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Models
Industry profile for Models
Geographic profile for Models

National estimates for Models: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Models:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,350 24.6 % $ 25.99 $ 54,050 15.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Models:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.00 $ 12.33 $ 15.34 $ 23.43 $ 59.97
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,970 $ 25,660 $ 31,910 $ 48,730 $ 124,730


Industry profile for Models: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Models:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 610 0.02 $ 20.06 $ 41,730
Junior Colleges 200 0.03 $ 19.56 $ 40,680
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 70 0.15 $ 53.52 $ 111,330
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 70 0.02 $ 17.49 $ 36,370
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 30 0.00 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Models:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 70 0.15 $ 53.52 $ 111,330
Junior Colleges 200 0.03 $ 19.56 $ 40,680
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 70 0.02 $ 17.49 $ 36,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 610 0.02 $ 20.06 $ 41,730
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 30 0.00 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for Models:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 70 0.15 $ 53.52 $ 111,330
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 610 0.02 $ 20.06 $ 41,730
Junior Colleges 200 0.03 $ 19.56 $ 40,680
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 70 0.02 $ 17.49 $ 36,370
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $ 14.52 $ 30,210


Geographic profile for Models: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Models:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 500 0.03 1.79 (8) (8)
New York 230 0.03 1.58 (8) (8)
Utah 80 0.05 3.25 (8) (8)
Missouri 80 0.03 1.79 (8) (8)
Texas 60 0.01 0.31 $ 17.42 $ 36,230




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 80 0.05 3.25 (8) (8)
California 500 0.03 1.79 (8) (8)
Missouri 80 0.03 1.79 (8) (8)
New York 230 0.03 1.58 (8) (8)
Washington 50 0.02 0.97 (8) (8)




Top paying states for Models:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $ 20.41 $ 42,460
Texas 60 0.01 0.31 $ 17.42 $ 36,230
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $ 15.68 $ 32,610
Iowa (8) (8) (8) $ 13.19 $ 27,440
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $ 12.67 $ 26,350





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Models:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 3.06 $ 21.87 $ 45,500
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40 0.01 0.69 $ 19.98 $ 41,550
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.09 5.12 $ 24.51 $ 50,970




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.09 5.12 $ 24.51 $ 50,970
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 3.06 $ 21.87 $ 45,500
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40 0.01 0.69 $ 19.98 $ 41,550




Top paying metropolitan areas for Models:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 28.75 $ 59,790
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.09 5.12 $ 24.51 $ 50,970
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 3.06 $ 21.87 $ 45,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $ 20.73 $ 43,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 40 0.01 0.69 $ 19.98 $ 41,550
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 15.96 $ 33,200
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $ 12.78 $ 26,580


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021