The median hourly wage for models was $13.23 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $8.20, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $26.28.
Schedules can be demanding and stressful. Many models work part time and have unpredictable work schedules. Models must be ready to work for a show or attend a photo shoot on short notice, and the number of hours worked varies with the job. Many models experience periods of unemployment.
Median hourly wages, May 2015
Total, all occupations
Sales and related occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics