I remember reading on here once that in the USA, rates differ to here in the UK. For example, the hourly rates I see often for models here is around £25 per hour, which is what I usually charge, so in the USA that would translate to around $40. But the common hourly rate I usually see on here for US models seems to be a lot more than this, so can anyone help me understand the difference?
I would imagine it has more to do with supply and demand and of coarse there are the ones that list a higher price and settle for less or offer discounts to everyone sort of like stores do with "sales".
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
Lots of different reasons for different rates around the World.
1) Supply and demand - If there are fewer models available then they can charge more.
2) What do rates include? Do models in the US have to travel further?
3) National pay rates. For most professions the US pay more.
It's a bit irrelevant as you would need to get a working visa to go to the US and they would need the same for the UK
For the most part from what I have seen on this site is that models tend to charge what the Norm factor holds for them. For the most part I have had amature as well as Expierancded models charging about $75.00 n hour with a min 2 hour shoot. mainly for nudes and then others charge by half day or full day for my part I think it is riducules to charge so much for an hours worth of work. if a model charged a set rate such as $20.00 for casual and about $40.00 for any style of nude work. But since the models on websites tend to think that they should get the same amount as Agency models they chsarge what they charge and foolish photographers that dont know any better will pay that amount, I will only pay models that are published or have worked for angecies or have representation.
Polly Anther wrote: I remember reading on here once that in the USA, rates differ to here in the UK (...) the common hourly rate I usually see on here for US models seems to be a lot more than this, so can anyone help me understand the difference?
the calculation isn't a simple conversion of exchange rates ($ / £). as an example, consider (in either currency) the difference in price to fill your vehicle with gas/petrol.