How Much do Trade Show Models Get Paid?
Being a trade show model has its perks and with it comes a lot of requirements. With the allure of the job, we get a lot of talent looking to get into the industry inquiring, “How much do trade show models get paid?” But, it’s not a straight forward answer.
Much of what a trade show model gets paid is determined by the following:
- What experience they have (professional, modeling, and live event experience)
- What skills they bring to the table (language fluency, tech skills, certifications, educational background)
- The way they look (clients seeks tall, well-proportioned talent with an approachable appearance)
- The marketing material on file including photos, videos and resume details
- Their availability
Talent that is new to the industry or agency typically needs to ‘pay their dues’ compared those that have a good reputation with ample experience. A trade show hostess doesn’t make as much as a trade show presenter or a trade show translator as they have a unique skill set the client was seeking.
Trade Show Models can make anywhere from $25-$150/hour depending on the client request and what they’re bringing to the table. Keep in mind agencies typically take out a 20% (or higher) fee on anything due to the talent.
Motivated Models is a trade show staffing agency. We hire talent across the globe to represent our client at conventions, expos, trade shows, live events and one-off experiences. Contact us if you’re interested in working as a trade show model or if you’re seeking additional representation. You can apply to Join Our Team here!