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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Models:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,000 26.5 % (8) (8) (8)

Percentile wage estimates for Models:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
Annual Wage (2) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)


Industry profile for Models:

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 390 0.01 $ 20.65 $ 42,960
Junior Colleges 170 0.03 $ 20.28 $ 42,170
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 70 0.02 $ 12.81 $ 26,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Models:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 170 0.03 $ 20.28 $ 42,170
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 70 0.02 $ 12.81 $ 26,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $ 20.65 $ 42,960

Top paying industries for Models:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (8) (8) $ 25.21 $ 52,450
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $ 20.65 $ 42,960
Junior Colleges 170 0.03 $ 20.28 $ 42,170
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 70 0.02 $ 12.81 $ 26,630
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $ 11.15 $ 23,180


Geographic profile for Models:

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.



Map of employment of models by state, May 2021


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)
Ohio 80 0.01 1.05 $ 23.97 $ 49,850
Texas 60 0.00 0.33 $ 18.11 $ 37,680
Oregon 50 0.03 2.03 $ 17.33 $ 36,050
Iowa 40 0.03 1.92 $ 12.86 $ 26,760


Map of location quotient of models by state, May 2021


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)
Oregon 50 0.03 2.03 $ 17.33 $ 36,050
Iowa 40 0.03 1.92 $ 12.86 $ 26,760
Ohio 80 0.01 1.05 $ 23.97 $ 49,850
Texas 60 0.00 0.33 $ 18.11 $ 37,680


Map of annual mean wages of models by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Models:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 80 0.01 1.05 $ 23.97 $ 49,850
Texas 60 0.00 0.33 $ 18.11 $ 37,680
Oregon 50 0.03 2.03 $ 17.33 $ 36,050
Florida (8) (8) (8) $ 15.56 $ 32,370
Iowa 40 0.03 1.92 $ 12.86 $ 26,760



About May 2021 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022