Where’s a good place to get salary information or billable rates for the NYC area? I’m hearing of people getting 200k plus or $150-250 an hour for tech work, but I’ve never been able to get more than 145 or $100 an hour. I have 20 years experience, impressive (but not FAANG companies) on my resume, tons of LI connections and written recommendations, and a BS in CS.

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If you're hearing of people charging $150-$200/hr, start charging that with your freelance work. That doesn't seem like an unreasonable number. For traditional salary info, you can check all the usual places: Glassdoor, levels.fyi, etc.

Yeah I agree - for NYC I feel like these are quite reasonable rates. I would try it out with a few clients to gauge their reaction, and do some digging on others in your field and what they are chaging

Yeah those numbers sound perfectly in line for freelancers, but can be harder to find in employment outside of FAANG. Where are you hearing about these numbers? Could just be people rounding up or selling themselves higher.

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