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Model Salary

$45,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$11,000 - $46,499
23% of jobs
$46,500 - $81,999
25% of jobs
$82,000 - $117,499
19% of jobs
The average salary is $125,457 a year
$117,500 - $152,999
2% of jobs
$153,000 - $188,499
4% of jobs
$208,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$188,500 - $223,999
22% of jobs
$224,000 - $259,499
0% of jobs
$259,500 - $294,999
0% of jobs
$295,000 - $330,499
0% of jobs
$330,500 - $365,999
0% of jobs
$366,000 - $401,500
1% of jobs

National Average

$11,000 $125,457 /year $401,500
$60 /hour
$3,791 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$917 - $3,875
23% of jobs
$3,875 - $6,833
25% of jobs
$6,833 - $9,792
19% of jobs
The average salary is $10,454 a month
$9,792 - $12,750
2% of jobs
$12,750 - $15,708
4% of jobs
$17,333 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$15,708 - $18,667
22% of jobs
$18,667 - $21,625
0% of jobs
$21,625 - $24,583
0% of jobs
$24,583 - $27,542
0% of jobs
$27,542 - $30,500
0% of jobs
$30,500 - $33,458
1% of jobs

National Average

$917 $10,454 /month $33,458
$60 /hour
$875 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$212 - $894
23% of jobs
$894 - $1,577
25% of jobs
$1,577 - $2,260
19% of jobs
The average wage is $2,412 a week
$2,260 - $2,942
2% of jobs
$2,942 - $3,625
4% of jobs
$4,000 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$3,625 - $4,308
22% of jobs
$4,308 - $4,990
0% of jobs
$4,990 - $5,673
0% of jobs
$5,673 - $6,356
0% of jobs
$6,356 - $7,038
0% of jobs
$7,038 - $7,721
1% of jobs

National Average

$212 $2,412 /week $7,721
$60 /hour
$21.88 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$5.29 - $22.36
23% of jobs
$22.36 - $39.42
25% of jobs
$39.42 - $56.49
19% of jobs
The average wage is $60.32 an hour
$56.49 - $73.56
2% of jobs
$73.56 - $90.62
4% of jobs
$100.00 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$90.62 - $107.69
22% of jobs
$107.69 - $124.76
0% of jobs
$124.76 - $141.83
0% of jobs
$141.83 - $158.89
0% of jobs
$158.89 - $175.96
0% of jobs
$175.96 - $193.03
1% of jobs

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
$127,179
$10,598
$2,446
$61

As of Feb 24, 2021, 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 $127,179 per year, or $1,722 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $125,457. Virginia ranks number 6 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.

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.

Significantly, San Mateo, CA has a very active Model job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

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 11% between San Mateo, CA and New Haven, CT, 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
Burlingame, CA$147,210$12,267$2,831$70.77
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

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

Analyzing similar jobs related to the Model job category, we found five that were relevant. However, none pay more than the $125,457 average for Model jobs. Nevertheless Model Governance, Model Development, or Model Validation Analyst may still be interesting positions to explore.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Model Validation Analyst$119,677$9,973$2,301$57.54
Model Development$103,992$8,666$2,000$50.00
Model Governance$92,849$7,737$1,786$44.64
Model Director$82,714$6,893$1,591$39.77
Senior Model$81,628$6,802$1,570$39.24
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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