Starting a new freelance/consulting gig and I’m being asked to confirm my hourly rate. My title is senior business consultant, and I’ll be working at a digital marketing agency. Any idea what I should say? What’s the going rate for this or similar titles?!

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What industry? As an idea of where to start, consider that about 20% of your salary went to taxes previously. Now, up 35% of your earnings will potentially go to taxes thanks to self-employment. Do some math to figure out how much you need to charge in order to take home at least the same amount for the same work. Then, estimate the cost of personally replacing all your benefits. Are you paying for your own health care? Your own time off? On your own to save for retirement now? More $, more $$, more $$$.

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Friend has 15 years and his rate is $85-$125 for nonprofits, $125-$225 for private business and $175+ for corporations, government etc. I agree with above you need to consider current earning and bump the extra cost for self employment plus other areas you will pay out of pocket yourself. You want to make more to justify.

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I agree with this. This is very similar to the rates I charge to freelance :)

9 years of experience and forgot to mention that I’ve been working at this company FT for 8+ years and was asked to stay on to consult/freelance when I put in my 2 weeks notice this week!

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Hi Fishes,

Please help me choose an offer,

Wipro,

17LPA CTC including 1.27 Variable (Paid 100% usually)

Accenture,

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2.78 Performance bonus (Usually paid 50-60%)
1.3 L Skill bonus (This I think they can be remove anytime)

Both are for same location
YOE : 5.2
Domain : Cybersecurity

With Wipro it was a client interview (Blackstone) and Accenture is a bench allocation initially.


I would really appreciate if you can share your thoughts.

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