Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

41-9012 Models

Model garments and other apparel to display clothing before prospective buyers at fashion shows, private showings, retail establishments, or photographer. May pose for photos to be used for advertising purposes. May pose as subject for paintings, sculptures, and other types of artistic expression.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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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)
1,560 15.4 % $14.89 $30,980 6.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.53 $9.07 $11.67 $15.51 $23.98
Annual Wage (2) $15,660 $18,860 $24,270 $32,250 $49,880

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Colleges and universities 320 $11.81 $24,560 1 8
Junior colleges 270 $11.50 $23,920 2 9
Employment services 40 $17.11 $35,580 3 4

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Furniture stores (6) $27.35 $56,880 (6) 1
Book, periodical, and music stores (6) $24.44 $50,840 (6) 2
Sporting goods and musical instrument stores (6) $19.88 $41,360 (6) 3
Employment services 40 $17.11 $35,580 3 4
Clothing stores (6) $14.89 $30,970 (6) 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Washington 70 $13.39 $27,850 0.003% 567
Oregon 40 $9.96 $20,720 0.003% 576
Texas 170 $18.33 $38,120 0.002% 297
California 320 $17.71 $36,830 0.002% 427
Maryland (6) $10.59 $22,020 0.000% 623

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Texas 170 $18.33 $38,120 0.002% 297
California 320 $17.71 $36,830 0.002% 427
Washington 70 $13.39 $27,850 0.003% 567
Maryland (6) $10.59 $22,020 (6) 623
Oregon 40 $9.96 $20,720 0.003% 576

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 150 $19.73 $41,050 0.004%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA (6) $9.14 $19,000 (6)
Orange County, CA PMSA (6) $17.61 $36,630 (6)
New York, NY PMSA (6) $12.16 $25,290 (6)
Baltimore, MD PMSA (6) $14.01 $29,130 (6)

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 150 $19.73 $41,050 0.004%
Orange County, CA PMSA (6) $17.61 $36,630 (6)
Baltimore, MD PMSA (6) $14.01 $29,130 (6)
New York, NY PMSA (6) $12.16 $25,290 (6)
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA (6) $9.14 $19,000 (6)

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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