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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
3,310 21.5 % $15.18 $31,570 6.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.81 $10.21 $11.43 $17.49 $23.62
Annual Wage (2) $18,320 $21,230 $23,770 $36,390 $49,140


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 1,520 0.14 $10.99 $22,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 570 0.02 $17.69 $36,800
Junior Colleges 400 0.06 $17.03 $35,420
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 90 0.02 $16.16 $33,620
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 50 0.09 $61.79 $128,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Clothing Stores 1,520 0.14 $10.99 $22,860
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 50 0.09 $61.79 $128,510
Junior Colleges 400 0.06 $17.03 $35,420
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 570 0.02 $17.69 $36,800
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 90 0.02 $16.16 $33,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 50 0.09 $61.79 $128,510
Employment Services (8) (8) $28.43 $59,120
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $19.28 $40,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 570 0.02 $17.69 $36,800
Junior Colleges 400 0.06 $17.03 $35,420


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)
New York 290 0.03 1.35 $16.69 $34,720
California 270 0.02 0.69 $21.06 $43,810
Maryland 100 0.04 1.63 $16.40 $34,110
Illinois 90 0.02 0.69 $13.03 $27,110
Virginia 60 0.02 0.68 $12.61 $26,230




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)
Maryland 100 0.04 1.63 $16.40 $34,110
Utah 50 0.03 1.39 (8) (8)
New York 290 0.03 1.35 $16.69 $34,720
Virginia 60 0.02 0.68 $12.61 $26,230
Illinois 90 0.02 0.69 $13.03 $27,110




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) $26.50 $55,110
Florida (8) (8) (8) $24.70 $51,370
California 270 0.02 0.69 $21.06 $43,810
Ohio 50 0.01 0.37 $19.16 $39,860
Pennsylvania 50 0.01 0.40 $18.79 $39,090





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 260 0.03 1.20 $16.58 $34,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 200 0.03 1.42 $22.72 $47,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 80 0.03 1.17 $17.82 $37,060
Kansas City, MO-KS 70 0.06 2.77 $19.69 $40,950
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.04 1.92 (8) (8)




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)
Kansas City, MO-KS 70 0.06 2.77 $19.69 $40,950
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.04 1.92 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 80 0.03 1.17 $17.82 $37,060
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 260 0.03 1.20 $16.58 $34,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 200 0.03 1.42 $22.72 $47,250




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 200 0.03 1.42 $22.72 $47,250
Kansas City, MO-KS 70 0.06 2.77 $19.69 $40,950
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $18.27 $38,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 80 0.03 1.17 $17.82 $37,060
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 260 0.03 1.20 $16.58 $34,480
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $13.33 $27,720
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $13.01 $27,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $11.45 $23,830


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019