The salary of a model maker can vary greatly based largely on the individual's level of experience. Earning potential is also directly tied to the specific field in which they're working i.e. architecture, construction, film or television. The country, state and city where a model maker lives plays a part in how much money they can expect to earn.
In the US, the average salary for model makers is around $60,000. Salaries vary from state to state and from city to city. In New York City the average model maker's salary is $78,000; in Texas the average is $62,000; in Los Angeles it is $69,000; in Ohio the average salary is $62,000, and in Maine it is $64,000. In the UK, the average salary is £25,000, however, it varies depending on location. In Canada the average salary for a model maker is $30,000.