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Contract work poll 

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How much are you charging for contract work in a dev/engineering role?

Trying to come up with a fair number for some folks I like and want to be fair to, not necessarily maximize my rate.

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@ada $40/hour of you really like them

Contract work poll 

@ada i imagine this will vary greatly from state/country/etc. I’m US-based and charge people I like $125/hr to work on things I like to work on.

It can be much different for people or things I don’t like 😇

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@requiem @ada I was under paid.. 😭

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@requiem @ada although they seemed to have a hard time covering costs even then, this was writefreely. But it was fun so w/e

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@ada I haven't been a contractor in years, and I worked in operations and site reliability, but I charged $50/hour for local clients, and $70/hour for clients in big cities.

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@ada @c0debabe I can share that I pay $90–250 for contracted engineers on the East Coast US (not NYC; that would likely be more) depending on the experience needed and what they're doing and the contract duration (shorter gigs are more expensive)

Away from coasts, probably less

Note that's payment to a firm, so figure the actual engineer is getting 50–70% of that depending on how much risk the firm absorbs etc.

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@ada take your monthly expenses and multiply by 1.5?

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@ada would you still like to know even if i know i'm being *severely* underpaid and am allowing myself to be exploited to gain experience?

this is a serious question btw lol

re: Contract work poll 

@ada my rate in 2010 for server/database development was $95/hr (Seattle area) - if I went back to freelance now I'd definitely raise it.

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@ada not lower than 60€ per hour. I have myself a rule that I charge myself at least 50% more if I do NDA'd work.

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