Secrets From The Dark Side Of The Modeling Industry

The Average Salary Is Lower Than You Think

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Isabel Infantes/PA Images/Getty Images
Isabel Infantes/PA Images/Getty Images

First of all, most models don’t even get to a point in their career where they’re making an actual salary. Most live week to week on money from their agency, which requires them to eventually pay it back.

If a model does manage to climb out of debt from their agency and book gigs consistently, the average salary is only $48,000 a year. Of course, mega models can make much more than that, but they’re one in a million.