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Model salary in United States

How much does a Model make in the United States?

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The average salary for a model is $24.22 per hour in the United States. 748 salaries reported, updated at July 1, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Models in United States

  1. Modeling Agency
    11 reviews8 salaries reported
    $53.12per hour
  2. $52.14per hour
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Highest paying cities for Models in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $54.17 per hour
    21 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $34.02 per hour
    22 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $31.39 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  1. Santa Ana, CA
    $26.79 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $21.90 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $20.49 per hour
    10 salaries reported
  1. Miami, FL
    $20.42 per hour
    16 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $19.77 per hour
    25 salaries reported
  3. Wilmington, NC
    $18.74 per hour
    8 salaries reported
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Where can a Model earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Models

Most recommended skill

Regression Analysisearn +87.82% more

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 67.93% since 2018. Models with this skill earn +87.82% more than the average base salary, which is $24.22 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
2012532increase by 532
2013999increase by 87.78%
20141814increase by 81.58%
20151024decrease by 43.55%
2016580decrease by 43.36%
2017661increase by 13.97%
2018474decrease by 28.29%
2019796increase by 67.93%

Top companies hiring Models with the recommended skill

Fidelity Investments
Joby Aviation
Sallie Mae
Silicon Valley Bank
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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
31 jobs62
9 jobs11
14 jobs18
164 jobs253
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Most common benefits for Models

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 126 ratings

52% of Models in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


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Average $15.84 per hour

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