|Quick Facts: Models|
$31,910 per year
$15.34 per hour
|No formal educational credential|
|11% (Faster than average)|
Models pose for artists, photographers, and other clients to help advertise products.
Models work in a variety of conditions, from comfortable indoor studios and runway fashion shows to outdoors in all weather conditions. Most models work part time and have unpredictable work schedules. Many also experience periods of unemployment.
No formal educational credential is required and training is limited. Specific requirements depend on the client. However, most models must be within certain ranges for height, weight, and clothing size to meet the needs of fashion designers, photographers, and advertisers.
The median hourly wage for models was $15.34 in May 2020.
Employment of models is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.
About 500 openings for models are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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