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TimestampWhat is your hourly rate ($USD)?Your LocationAdditional Commentshttp://buildinternet.com/2009/12/a-discussion-on-hourly-rates-in-web-design/
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12/28/2009 16:41:28Under $25United StatesI'm more of a web developer than a web designer, so that may impact my prices. I also can only commit so much time to work and I can't provide phone support or actual contracts. I just do quick freelance jobs.
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12/28/2009 17:02:05$25 to $5031410
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12/28/2009 17:28:49Over $150United Kingdom
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12/28/2009 17:29:19Under $25Uruguay
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12/28/2009 17:35:58Under $25brazildollar is not very strong, only 1.7 reais to the dollar. I work mostly on odesk where hourly rates are very competitive, maybe too competitive. I'd love to get better projects but I just started out 6 months ago
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12/28/2009 17:40:08Under $25Switzerlandstudent - 15 years old
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12/28/2009 18:00:25$51 to 75United States
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12/28/2009 18:36:18$51 to 75United StatesI charge a lot compared to some, but I'm very fast at doing things that would take most new developers much longer, like getting sites to look the way they do on NORMAL browsers in IE6. I can do in half an hour what would take others two days of hair pulling to figure out simply because I've been doing this sort of work for so long. Also I'm one of the few advanced designers/developers in the area still taking on this kind of project.

So you could pay me $30 at $60 an hour and get immediate results, or you could pay someone else $300 at $30 an hour and wait a day or two. I do not feel bad about my rates. Think of it as the price of supporting IE6.
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12/28/2009 19:21:51$25 to $50South Africa
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12/28/2009 20:11:31Under $25Romania
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12/28/2009 20:15:38$51 to 75Australia
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12/28/2009 20:30:17$25 to $50United StatesStudent. I charge ~35/hr
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12/28/2009 20:32:06$25 to $50United States
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12/28/2009 21:30:12$51 to 75United StatesThis really is just a generalized average taking into account time split between UI design, DB design, any programming, client communications/meetings, etc.
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12/28/2009 21:56:08$76 to $100Canada
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12/28/2009 22:42:10$76 to $100United States
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12/28/2009 22:54:02$51 to 75united states
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12/29/2009 3:01:33$101 to $125Germany
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12/29/2009 3:37:33$25 to $50Italy
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12/29/2009 5:11:21$76 to $100United Kingdom
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12/29/2009 5:20:51$51 to 75Canada
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12/29/2009 5:21:02$51 to 75Canada
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12/29/2009 5:26:15$76 to $100Norway
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12/29/2009 5:26:30$125 to $150Londonwww.catchdigital.com, so not exactly freelance.
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12/29/2009 5:31:36$51 to 75Los Angeles, CA
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12/29/2009 5:33:44$51 to 75Spain
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12/29/2009 5:34:30$25 to $50United States
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12/29/2009 5:35:35$51 to 75Malaysiastrong dollar value.
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12/29/2009 5:41:30$25 to $50United KingdomI charge in £s so my hourly rate is about £25 which I think is fair.
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12/29/2009 5:55:04$25 to $50Greece
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12/29/2009 5:57:03Under $25Israel
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12/29/2009 6:13:16$25 to $50Poland
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12/29/2009 6:44:23$101 to $125UKIncludes consulation, designs etc, but only once agreement signed!
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12/29/2009 6:59:59$25 to $50Berlin, GermanyJust starting freelancing as parallel career with performing, mostly work for people in performing arts, whose budgets tend to be small.
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12/29/2009 7:04:20$25 to $50IrelandDepends on the exchange rate!
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12/29/2009 7:04:26$25 to $50United Kingdom
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12/29/2009 7:04:51$25 to $50Spain
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12/29/2009 7:05:22$51 to 75Belgium
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12/29/2009 7:08:35$51 to 75United States
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12/29/2009 7:09:55$51 to 75Netherlands
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12/29/2009 7:13:08$101 to $125Australia
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12/29/2009 7:28:30$25 to $50Malaysia
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12/29/2009 7:31:06$25 to $50United KingdomI find that the main problem is clients putting value over quality of work.
Which means that they're entering a lottery, and are often lucky to get a genuinely good, cheap designer. As mentioned in the article, these will often be students or people starting out.
Then, quite a lot of the time, the clients end up having to get the work re-done by a better/more expensive designer.
I guess i'm just surprised that people are putting getting work above the quality of work, and the satisfaction of the client. I see too many designers in it for themselves, not for the clients.

Another thing that has come up recently, is how i go about increasing my hourly rate for work done over the weekend, over holidays, and also work that needs to be done really quickly.
I'm relatively new to all this (kinda), and am unsure just how much extra i should charge for working under rushed or special conditions.


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12/29/2009 7:44:10$25 to $50Netherlands
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12/29/2009 7:48:55Under $25UkraineReally hard to charge hourly... Most clients requir a fixed price per logo, business card etc... Kinda tell me an average and will see what it will be like at the end...
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12/29/2009 7:54:26$25 to $50Poland
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12/29/2009 8:10:07$25 to $50france
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12/29/2009 8:16:10$101 to $125Israel
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12/29/2009 8:26:01$51 to 75Portugal
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12/29/2009 8:28:57$51 to 75United StatesI charge a firm hourly rate of $75/hr - clients get an estimate of the hours it will take to complete their project, but are reminded it is just an estimate. At the end of the project, they get charged the hourly rate - regardless of what my estimate said (which is usually pretty close).

I find this has helped mitigate scope creep pretty successfully and if not, at least I get paid for it.
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12/29/2009 8:42:54$51 to 75United States
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12/29/2009 9:03:18$25 to $50DenmarkMy price is just about $30, but i can vary if it's a special customer or a big task, where I have to do special server setup and so forth :)
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12/29/2009 9:03:40$51 to 75United StatesSame rate regardless of type of work, although I've increased my rates recently and existing clients get a discount. Most projects are fixed bid based on my estimated hours.
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12/29/2009 9:05:03Under $25Argentina
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12/29/2009 9:05:19$25 to $50AustraliaI generally charge between $30-$45 per hour for my services. This is because I am a designer and developer in one.
If clients ask why I charge that amount, I explain to them, it is actually cheaper for them to get me and charge the one price instead of two separate people with different skills and expertise.
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12/29/2009 9:13:50$76 to $100United StatesThis rate does vary if I am doing production work I will knock the rate down to $60/hr but if it involves designing full website and/or animation I will charge between $80-90/hr. Also I usually do a project fee based on estimated hours.
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12/29/2009 9:18:18$25 to $50United Kingdom
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12/29/2009 9:22:15$25 to $50United StatesBasic web work, Flash and custom animation programming has a higher hourly rate due to project creep and unexpected bumps in the road during development.
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12/29/2009 9:22:41$51 to 75Germanyeducated media designer, 5 years of experience both freelance and corporate, all software licences purchased legally (yes, this is worth mentioning ;))
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12/29/2009 9:28:48Under $25Colombia
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12/29/2009 9:33:51$51 to 75United States
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12/29/2009 9:37:54Under $25TurkeyIf we tend to work with turkish customers then the hourly rate is like 25 USD. If i would be in Europe or USA i would charge about 50 USD
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12/29/2009 9:47:27$101 to $125United States15 years experience. Average cost of project $10,000 to $20,000
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12/29/2009 9:55:20$76 to $100United States
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12/29/2009 10:00:45$76 to $100United States
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12/29/2009 10:01:04$25 to $50colombiaIt's a very competitive country. Undergraduates doesn't know how to charge for the work and. Agencies are used to this pricing schema.
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12/29/2009 10:05:59$51 to 75Louisiana, USA
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12/29/2009 10:21:18$51 to 75United StatesI charge within this rate structure for work I do on the side with my full-time job being my primary income. If this was my sole source of income I would charge one to two brackets higher due to overhead, taxes and other things that need to be considered.
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12/29/2009 10:23:21$51 to 75UKDesigning for 6 years.
Full CSS development, with jQuery and includes graphic design too.
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12/29/2009 10:33:57Under $25AustraliaHigh-school Student
Self Taught
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12/29/2009 10:42:59$51 to 75United States
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12/29/2009 10:43:56$101 to $125United StatesLocated in NYC—everything is a bit pricier here, including me :)

Admittedly, "web design" is a very broad term. I do copywriting, design, and development; everything is priced differently, but since I'm mainly a developer, I'm using that as the basis of my response.
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12/29/2009 10:48:22$25 to $50USA$50 is my base rate for designs, other lesser services starting at $35, and more expensive ones (audio/video encoding) are at $65.
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12/29/2009 10:56:57$51 to 75United States
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12/29/2009 11:05:21$25 to $50Argentina
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12/29/2009 11:37:37$101 to $125Finland
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12/29/2009 11:48:39$25 to $50United StatesI'm a graduate student
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12/29/2009 11:53:10$25 to $50United States, Tennessee, MemphisI do freelance work only on the side, apart from my "day job" as a web developer, so my freelance hourly rate is not necessarily set as it would be should I rely solely on that income.
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12/29/2009 12:06:30$101 to $125United States
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12/29/2009 12:08:45$51 to 75Germany
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12/29/2009 12:19:13Under $25PakistanHi, i am working from Pakistan and hrly rate giving to me is very low as under 10$ / Hr but one thing the work in permanent like i am working from last 5 years with them.
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12/29/2009 12:23:40$51 to 75United States
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12/29/2009 12:27:53$25 to $50United States
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12/29/2009 12:42:22$25 to $50United States
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12/29/2009 12:42:53$76 to $100The NetherlandsI work part time for my own business.
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12/29/2009 12:50:06$51 to 75United StatesPlanned hourly rate increase for 2010.
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12/29/2009 12:59:38$25 to $50United StatesI usually charge a fixed/estimated rate per project and then do an hourly rate for any changes made after the final site is done. I plan on raising my rate considering i build sites from concept to completion.
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12/29/2009 13:07:56$51 to 75United States
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12/29/2009 13:25:44$51 to 75United States
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12/29/2009 13:49:15$25 to $50United StatesI do a bit more than just design work though. Most of what I do is help people fix things that they have broken or cannot figure out. This entitles 30 minutes of me driving over, flipping some switch (from a checkbox to code) and them "forcing" a twenty at me, and then me driving to dinner. So, it's really a lot higher than that, but I'm also not working for hours on end either.
For my website contracts, I estimate time and quote it to the nearest $50. I estimate about $30/hr, but it hasn't come to the full time estimate on any of my contracts yet. Granted, I normally only work with people that I deem to be of good character and work ethic. Ergo, when we sit down to do something - we do it. We don't mess around and we keep small talk to less than one minute. This allows us to focus in on what we are doing and become good at it. So, my actual hourly is probably closer to $50 or a little over, but I believe that I am more than worth it. :-J
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12/29/2009 13:54:59$25 to $50United StatesMy hourly rate over the last 4 years has averaged out to $37 dollars an hour. I have been employed at two major advertising agencies over the last 4 years.
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12/29/2009 14:01:52$25 to $50UK
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12/29/2009 14:34:54Under $25Egypt
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12/29/2009 14:37:53$25 to $50Buffalo, NYI charge $50 an hour for both print and web work. Looking to up my rates.
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12/29/2009 14:48:16$101 to $125United StatesWe always create a proposal for the client, estimating the number of hours required and multiplying that by our hourly rate. Careful time tracking with an application like Harvest has helped us to hone our estimating skills and accurately predict final costs.
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12/29/2009 15:02:30$25 to $50Canada
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12/29/2009 15:23:10$25 to $50United States
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12/29/2009 15:35:38$125 to $15094121
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12/29/2009 15:39:19$25 to $50United States
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