Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
3,710 18.0 % $15.32 $31,870 6.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.17 $9.14 $11.01 $17.91 $23.78
Annual Wage (2) $16,980 $19,020 $22,900 $37,250 $49,450


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 1,900 0.18 $11.57 $24,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 540 0.02 $17.04 $35,430
Junior Colleges 500 0.07 $16.69 $34,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises 150 0.01 $32.29 $67,160
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 100 0.33 $17.37 $36,130

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 100 0.33 $17.37 $36,130
Clothing Stores 1,900 0.18 $11.57 $24,060
Junior Colleges 500 0.07 $16.69 $34,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 540 0.02 $17.04 $35,430
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 90 0.02 (8) (8)

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 150 0.01 $32.29 $67,160
Employment Services (8) (8) $26.06 $54,200
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures 100 0.33 $17.37 $36,130
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 540 0.02 $17.04 $35,430
Junior Colleges 500 0.07 $16.69 $34,710


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 490 0.03 1.12 $24.77 $51,530
New York 440 0.05 1.82 $14.21 $29,550
Virginia 70 0.02 0.69 $14.01 $29,130
Wisconsin 50 0.02 0.74 $18.45 $38,380
Pennsylvania 50 0.01 0.34 $17.94 $37,320




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)
New York 440 0.05 1.82 $14.21 $29,550
California 490 0.03 1.12 $24.77 $51,530
Wisconsin 50 0.02 0.74 $18.45 $38,380
Virginia 70 0.02 0.69 $14.01 $29,130
Washington 40 0.01 0.50 $18.43 $38,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $25.18 $52,380
California 490 0.03 1.12 $24.77 $51,530
Florida (8) (8) (8) $24.40 $50,760
Wisconsin 50 0.02 0.74 $18.45 $38,380
Washington 40 0.01 0.50 $18.43 $38,330



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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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 90 0.05 1.82 $12.02 $25,010
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 1.55 $14.71 $30,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.64 $15.10 $31,400


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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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 90 0.05 1.82 $12.02 $25,010
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 1.55 $14.71 $30,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.64 $15.10 $31,400


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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)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (8) (8) (8) $18.63 $38,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.64 $15.10 $31,400
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 1.55 $14.71 $30,600
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.29 $29,720
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 90 0.05 1.82 $12.02 $25,010
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $10.19 $21,190


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018