Fashion Models' Agents


Fashion Models' Agents


Fashion models' agents act as liaisons between fashion models and their clients. They match models to jobs according to a particular look the client desires. Agents arrange for promising models to work with professional photographers, stylists, and other fashion consultants in order to enhance the models' appearance and develop their style. Agents promote their models to potential clients.

Agents continually look, or "scout," for new models at conventions and modeling contests. They also work to maintain existing relationship...

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma



Internship or experience as an agent's assistant



Business Management


Personality Traits



Salaries for fashion models' agents vary depending on such factors as the agent's experience, the size and location of the agency, and the models represented. Median annual salaries for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes were $66,040 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries for all agents and business managers ranged from l...

Work Environment

The environment at a modeling agency is fast-paced and exciting. Most days vary in routine, which can be stressful at times. Agents' workspaces are usually clustered together, where comp boards or folios are easily within reach of an agent. Because of this, privacy is at a minimum.

Most agents work about 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday, in clean, well-lit, indoor offices. Their wo...


The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes will grow faster than the average for all careers through 2028. But, despite this prediction, the fashion models' agent field is a very small employment field, and it is extremely difficult to land a job, but there should continue to be opportunities. Since most clients pr...