Salary & Pay Rates For Male Models

  • masculumpedes

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    Jul 23, 2011 5:19 PM GMT
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    After reading this statement: "The average working male model makes around $30,000 to $40,000 a year. If a male model has an agent, the average salary is around $63,000. However, a male runway model can earn up to $8,000-$15,000 per day."

    I'm wondering why it's not more of a full-time profession for most guys... icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 23, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    "I'm wondering why it's not more of a full-time profession for most guys."

    Primarily because MOST guys don't have "the look"...which changes like the wind.
    MY look...from the late 60's to early 70's would NEVER fly today, but it was the "in" thing back then.
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    Jul 23, 2011 5:32 PM GMT
    Probably because most guys are ugly.
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    Jul 23, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
    Arioduru saidProbably because most guys are ugly.


    LOL..I would think that many of the guys here on RJ could be successful models...icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 23, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
    malefeet said
    Arioduru saidProbably because most guys are ugly.
    LOL..I would think that many of the guys here on RJ could be successful models...icon_biggrin.gif
    Model scouts don't let their boners do the decision making.
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    Jul 23, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
    Because as much as we don't like to admit it, there is usually at least one model looking guy in most schools, meaning there's always a replacement with hundreds to choose from.

    Also, most runway guys have to be "perfectly" lean. You won't find a lot of that with 6'2" guys and 135 pounds here.
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    Jul 23, 2011 7:53 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter said
    Here is an excerpt from a profile right here on RJ that proves just how wrong
    Anduru is...as usual.

    "... worked as a model and ended up in jail for an assault of the manager of the agency I worked for. I had to beat the hell out of that motherfucker because he wanted to have sex with me and threatened to cancel my contract if I refused."


    That sounds more like someone who gets off more on the power more than anything else.
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    Jul 23, 2011 7:55 PM GMT
    malefeet saidAfter reading this statement: "The average working male model makes around $30,000 to $40,000 a year. If a male model has an agent, the average salary is around $63,000. However, a male runway model can earn up to $8,000-$15,000 per day."

    I'm wondering why it's not more of a full-time profession for most guys... icon_confused.gif
    Because models are a dime a dozen.
    Lots of guys want to do it, but few will make it a career.

    #1 reason I've noticed for aspiring models to drop out: Self-esteem.

    The agents, clients, photographers, etc. are not going to baby you along with compliments to make you feel good. They have a job to do. If your look fits the job, great...you got it. If not, it doesn't matter how good your friends say you look. It doesn't matter how many times you've been hotlisted. If your look ain't right for the client, then gtfo. icon_cool.gif
  • mizu5

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    Jul 23, 2011 8:08 PM GMT
    The height requirements are a bit ridiculous.

    being 6'2/6'3 isn't THAT common. And having the desire, the looks, the effort, the money and the time to do it and be that tall?

    I model professionally, print work. But I lucked out, I read as many ages, and I've worked with great agents and agencies. Plus I built myself up from the bottom and didn't wait around for people to scout and find me. I also worked before apporaching an agency. Tons of rpetty boys think they will walk in and get hired ebcause they have a nice jawline. Dime a dozen.
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    Jul 23, 2011 8:13 PM GMT
    There's a very outdated popular belief that "models are rich" or models make a ton of money. Well, 6 billion people in the world and about 7 or 8 individuals, all women, are the multimillionaire models (your Giselles, Doutzens, Allesandras, Kates, Karolinas and Natalias of the world). It's an absolute micro small handful of working fashion models that command quote unquote large salaries. Step down one tier to male modeling, where you're catering to a market that yes, in the last decade or so has grown as far as the luxury male clothing and accessories niche, it still doesn't compete with the bank women around the world spend on fashion. Again, you have a super small handful of really successful male models, but are any of them household names? Pretty much, no. And they're not commanding the superstar salaries that a Giselle or a Kate have famously done so.
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    Jul 23, 2011 8:18 PM GMT
    mizu5 saidThe height requirements are a bit ridiculous.

    being 6'2/6'3 isn't THAT common. And having the desire, the looks, the effort, the money and the time to do it and be that tall?

    I model professionally, print work. But I lucked out, I read as many ages, and I've worked with great agents and agencies. Plus I built myself up from the bottom and didn't wait around for people to scout and find me. I also worked before apporaching an agency. Tons of rpetty boys think they will walk in and get hired ebcause they have a nice jawline. Dime a dozen.
    The ONLY reason for the height requirement is because the designers make a "standard" size to show off their clothing...to the clients (which is the purpose of a fashion show). It would be cost prohibitive - and look weird on the runway - for them to tailor their clothes for several different body types.
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    Jul 23, 2011 8:19 PM GMT
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    mizu5 saidThe height requirements are a bit ridiculous.

    being 6'2/6'3 isn't THAT common. And having the desire, the looks, the effort, the money and the time to do it and be that tall?

    I model professionally, print work. But I lucked out, I read as many ages, and I've worked with great agents and agencies. Plus I built myself up from the bottom and didn't wait around for people to scout and find me. I also worked before apporaching an agency. Tons of rpetty boys think they will walk in and get hired ebcause they have a nice jawline. Dime a dozen.
    The ONLY reason for the height requirement is because the designers make a "standard" size to show off their clothing...to the clients (which is the purpose of a fashion show). It would be cost prohibitive - and look weird on the runway - for them to tailor their clothes for several different body types.
    Oh I know the reasoning, I'm just explaining why there are less male models.

    The other thing is that men tend not to focus on what another man is wearing, whereas a woman has tons of magazines and ads thrown at her.
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    Jul 23, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
    disasterTrev saidBecause as much as we don't like to admit it, there is usually at least one model looking guy in most schools, meaning there's always a replacement with hundreds to choose from.

    Also, most runway guys have to be "perfectly" lean. You won't find a lot of that with 6'2" guys and 135 pounds here.


    Exactly, 6'-0" to 6'-2" range with a 40 Reg suit size. icon_rolleyes.gifEAT SOMETHING!?!

    paulflexes said
    Because models are a dime a dozen.

    The agents, clients, photographers, etc. are not going to baby you along with compliments to make you feel good. They have a job to do. If your look fits the job, great...you got it. If not, it doesn't matter how good your friends say you look. It doesn't matter how many times you've been hotlisted. If your look ain't right for the client, then gtfo. icon_cool.gif

    ^^AND THIS^^
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    Jul 23, 2011 9:18 PM GMT
    malefeet said

    I'm wondering why it's not more of a full-time profession for most guys...



    It's not like there is an endless demand in the industry. I doubt any modeling job is going unfilled because there were no applicants for the job.
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    Jul 23, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    EasyEight saidLOL...I beg to differ. I know for a fact this DOES happen. But, YOU have nothing to worry about.
    At least if I were modeling it wouldn't be for depends.
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    Jul 23, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
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    EasyEight saidLOL...I beg to differ. I know for a fact this DOES happen. But, YOU have nothing to worry about.
    At least if I were modeling it wouldn't be for depends.
    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

    Yes.
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    Jul 23, 2011 9:25 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter said
    Here is an excerpt from a profile right here on RJ that proves just how wrong
    Anduru is...as usual.

    "... worked as a model and ended up in jail for an assault of the manager of the agency I worked for. I had to beat the hell out of that motherfucker because he wanted to have sex with me and threatened to cancel my contract if I refused."
    First of all, who says that they're telling the truth, or that their profile is even real?

    Secondly, Trevor is right. Most guys don't have the right body for runway modeling, regardless of how attractive they are.
    The guy in the op is clearly not a runway model, he looks like he might get some work in gay porn but definitely not fashion.

    Don't even talk shit to me about fashion, old man. I've been to college for it and I'm currently beginning a career in the industry.
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    Jul 23, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
    Models that concentrate on catalog work have a longer career than runway models do, that would be more achievable for most fit guys. You don't earn much for magazine/editorial work either. I don't think most people can handle the fashion work environment.

    What's with your attitude Anduru?
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    Jul 24, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    EasyEight said
    Anduru said
    EasyEight saidLOL...I beg to differ. I know for a fact this DOES happen. But, YOU have nothing to worry about.
    At least if I were modeling it wouldn't be for depends.


    NO, you I would expect to see in Pampers.


    LOL...I love it when people quote this clown. He's been on my Ignore list too long...think I should bring him back. Kinda miss his "attitude"....icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jul 24, 2011 8:23 AM GMT
    jim_e saidWhat's with your attitude Anduru?
    and you are...?
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    Jul 24, 2011 8:24 AM GMT
    EasyEight said
    Anduru said
    EasyEight saidLOL...I beg to differ. I know for a fact this DOES happen. But, YOU have nothing to worry about.
    At least if I were modeling it wouldn't be for depends.

    NO, you I would expect to see in Pampers.
    Gee, a 22 year old who's immature. Fancy that.
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    Jul 24, 2011 8:24 AM GMT
    EasyEight saidWell, that certainly explains the way you dress in your profile pics...icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    God forbid we should ever be exposed to the dreck you would come up with!!
    I think the likelihood of you slinging burgers at Jack N The Box is much more likely... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    That's all you've got?
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    Jul 24, 2011 8:30 AM GMT
    You stop it!
    I heart Anduru.
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    Jul 24, 2011 8:34 AM GMT
    funatthesun saidYou stop it!
    I heart Anduru.
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    Jul 24, 2011 8:38 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidThere's a very outdated popular belief that "models are rich" or models make a ton of money. Well, 6 billion people in the world and about 7 or 8 individuals, all women, are the multimillionaire models (your Giselles, Doutzens, Allesandras, Kates, Karolinas and Natalias of the world). It's an absolute micro small handful of working fashion models that command quote unquote large salaries. Step down one tier to male modeling, where you're catering to a market that yes, in the last decade or so has grown as far as the luxury male clothing and accessories niche, it still doesn't compete with the bank women around the world spend on fashion. Again, you have a super small handful of really successful male models, but are any of them household names? Pretty much, no. And they're not commanding the superstar salaries that a Giselle or a Kate have famously done so.


    Some very wise comments from a man who has worked in the industry!

    P.S I'm from the same small town as Miranda Kerr