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$31,570 Median Salary

What Fashion Modeling Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, fashion modeling majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Fashion Modeling Majors

Fashion Modeling majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Skills for Fashion Modeling Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to fashion modeling:

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  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Time Management - Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Abilities for Fashion Modeling Majors

A major in fashion modeling will prepare for your careers in which the following abilities are important:

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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

How Much Do Fashion Modeling Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to fashion modeling is $31,570. This median refers to all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Median Salary for a Bachelor's Degree Holder  ( 45600 to 99000 )
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Some degrees associated with fashion modeling may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

Find out what the typical degree level is for fashion modeling careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 87.8%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 4.5%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 0.8%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 6.9%

Online Fashion Modeling Programs

In 2018-2019, 1 schools offered a fashion modeling program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Fashion Modeling Worth It?

The median salary for a fashion modeling grad is $31,570 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to fashion modeling.

Major Number of Grads
Fashion Merchandising 4,097
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations 734
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations 269
Special Products Marketing Operations 218
Other Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations 170
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations 149
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations 109
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations 75
Tourism Promotion Operations 42
Auctioneering 10

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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