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Model Salary

National Average
$11,000 $125,457 /year $401,500
$60 /hour
National Average
$917 $10,454 /month $33,458
$60 /hour
National Average
$212 $2,412 /week $7,721
$60 /hour
National Average
$5.29 $60 /hour $193.03
Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $208,000 $17,333 $4,000 $100
75th Percentile $208,000 $17,333 $4,000 $100
Average $125,457 $10,454 $2,412 $60
25th Percentile $45,500 $3,791 $875 $22
Model Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$125,457
$10,454
$2,412
$60
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$100,941
$8,412
$1,941
$49

How much does a Model make?

As of May 18, 2022, the average annual pay for a Model in the United States is $125,457 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $60.32 an hour. This is the equivalent of $2,413/week or $10,455/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $401,500 and as low as $11,000, the majority of Model salaries currently range between $45,500 (25th percentile) to $208,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $208,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Model varies greatly (by as much as $162,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Model job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Model in your area makes on average $100,941 per year, or $24,516 (20%) less than the national average annual salary of $125,457. Virginia ranks number 5 out of 50 states nationwide for Model salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Model jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Model on ZipRecruiter today.

What are Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Model Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Model job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Berkeley, CA and Daly City, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Daly City, CA beats the national average by $27,412 (21.9%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $32,943 (26.3%) above the $125,457 average.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Model appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 12% between San Mateo, CA and Lakes, AK, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Model role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$158,400$13,200$3,046$76.15
Berkeley, CA$153,297$12,775$2,948$73.70
Daly City, CA$152,870$12,739$2,940$73.50
Richmond, CA$148,311$12,359$2,852$71.30
Stamford, CT$144,419$12,035$2,777$69.43
Bellevue, WA$144,052$12,004$2,770$69.26
Brooklyn, NY$142,057$11,838$2,732$68.30
San Francisco, CA$141,291$11,774$2,717$67.93
New Haven, CT$140,799$11,733$2,708$67.69
Lakes, AK$140,354$11,696$2,699$67.48

What are Top 5 Best Paying Related Model Jobs in the U.S.

Analyzing some similar jobs related to the Model job category, we found that Model Validation Quant jobs have average salaries greater than Model jobs.

However, Model Validation Quant salaries only average 4.3% ($5,360) more than the average Model salary of $125,457. If you’re qualified, finding work as a Model Validation Quant may give you a small lift versus the average Model position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Model Validation Quant$130,817$10,901$2,516$62.89
VP Dog Model$124,751$10,396$2,399$59.98
Model Risk Governance$123,163$10,264$2,369$59.21
Model Risk Officer$119,699$9,975$2,302$57.55
Model Validation Analyst$119,677$9,973$2,301$57.54
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.
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