Models are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, models rate their career happiness 3.8 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 14% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy models are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Hand sewer
3.9
$30k
Model
3.8
$24k
Make-Up artist
3.7
$67k
Fashion designer
3.6
$69k
Costume attendant
3.4
$41k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

Are models happy with their salary?