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My mom is working for the government and is wondering what her salary range would be if she becomes a contractor. Automation Software Tester with 9 years of experience in Washington DC area

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If you mean as an independent. Probably somewhere between $75-$100 hour. But keep in mind contractors don't necessarily have the same job security. They have to pay their own employee taxes and fund their own insurance. And in between gigs find the next one, marketing etc.

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I was going to suggest if she becomes a contractor, to go for a large consulting company which would still have some aspect of security.

$100k-$130k

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