It is every little girls dream to walk the runway or grace the cover of their favourite fashion magazine. From runway modelling to commercial modelling and even fit modelling, many men and women work as professional models. A model's salary depends on the category of modelling she works in as well as the needs of the current market. An aspiring model should understand that her agency will take 10 per cent to 20 per cent from her final paycheck for each job.
An experienced runway model can make £160 to £780 per hour. A model with little to no runway experience may be asked to work for the experience or be paid a smaller flat rate.
Catalogues require models to pose with products or in clothes the catalogue is trying to sell. These clients typically pay £100 to £195 per hour, depending on the market and the agency. Catalogue models are usually found in ads for department stores.
Designers hire fit models when creating new pieces. These models have the perfect proportions for a given size. Fit modelling is normally found in larger fashion markets such as Miami and New York. The rate for this type of modelling begins at £100 per hour. This is a great way to get your foot in the door with a particular designer.