Fashion Week Salaries: How Much Do Fashion Models Make?

Remember Michelle Obama's stunning, white, off-the-shoulder dress she wore to her husband's inaugural ball? Its designer, Jason Wu, is at Fashion Week this week, along with other top designers, showing his collection for Fall/Winter 2012. And who is wearing those fashions? Top models.

Models at Fashion Week New York certainly lead their industry, in job opportunities and pay. You see them in Dolce & Gabana magazine ads when they aren’t walking the catwalk.

What does PayScale data show that they are paid? It doesn’t look like much, but the reason is that our data includes all kinds of models, not just the top ones. Some models work cars shows or other small marketing events. And, likely, these top models don’t hop online to see what they should be paid. Their agents take care of that.

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