Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
4,330 25.4 % $12.55 $26,110 8.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.81 $8.30 $9.02 $13.83 $20.91
Annual Wage (2) $16,250 $17,270 $18,750 $28,770 $43,480


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 2,970 0.27 $8.83 $18,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 730 0.03 $16.26 $33,830
Junior Colleges 300 0.04 $16.40 $34,110
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 40 0.01 (8) (8)

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 2,970 0.27 $8.83 $18,360
Junior Colleges 300 0.04 $16.40 $34,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 730 0.03 $16.26 $33,830
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 40 0.01 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services (8) (8) $20.65 $42,960
Junior Colleges 300 0.04 $16.40 $34,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 730 0.03 $16.26 $33,830
Clothing Stores 2,970 0.27 $8.83 $18,360


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 300 0.03 1.05 $20.52 $42,670
California 160 0.01 0.33 (8) (8)
Ohio 100 0.02 0.61 $18.54 $38,570
Missouri 70 0.03 0.86 $13.47 $28,030
Oregon 60 0.04 1.13 $15.96 $33,190




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)
Oregon 60 0.04 1.13 $15.96 $33,190
New York 300 0.03 1.05 $20.52 $42,670
Missouri 70 0.03 0.86 $13.47 $28,030
Ohio 100 0.02 0.61 $18.54 $38,570
Wisconsin 30 0.01 0.37 $39.08 $81,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 30 0.01 0.37 $39.08 $81,300
New York 300 0.03 1.05 $20.52 $42,670
Ohio 100 0.02 0.61 $18.54 $38,570
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $17.93 $37,300
Oregon 60 0.04 1.13 $15.96 $33,190





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.04 1.27 $20.89 $43,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.56 $22.27 $46,320
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 60 0.06 1.74 $16.53 $34,380
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.85 $13.29 $27,640
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 30 0.08 2.42 $22.31 $46,410




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)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 30 0.08 2.42 $22.31 $46,410
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 60 0.06 1.74 $16.53 $34,380
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.04 1.27 $20.89 $43,460
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.85 $13.29 $27,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.56 $22.27 $46,320




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)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 30 0.08 2.42 $22.31 $46,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.56 $22.27 $46,320
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.04 1.27 $20.89 $43,460
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 60 0.06 1.74 $16.53 $34,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.45 $34,210
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.85 $13.29 $27,640


About May 2012 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 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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