Modeling Agency Commission Rates
To Whom It May Concern:
What is the going agency commission rate for print models
in San Francisco?
I was offered a contract by a legitimate agency, but
their commision base is 20%. I modeled many years ago,
doing print work, and remember only a 10% commission
The agency also mentions that the talent pays for any
fedex's, messenger services, and faxes for their composites
going out. I don't remember ever being charged for this
Please let me know whether this is the current norm
for agencies today.
Many thanks for your help and insight.
A commission of 20% is not uncommon. It would not be
considered a scam. In fact it seems to be the average
commission or industry standard in America. Print models
can generally expect their agency to be paid a 15-20%
In America the agency's cut for modeling in general
can range from 10-33%; in parts of Europe it can go as
high as 50%.