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    I'm a fairly proficient Perl programmer. I run a few websites and use Perl quite a bit to add interactivity and make maintenance easier. I don't attempt to make a business out of programming, but have know someone who would like me to do a job and pay by the hour. It will probably take around 7 hours.

    What do I charge? I was thinking $20 or $30 an hour. If any of you do freelance work let me know what your going hourly rate is.

    Thanks!
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    This got me interested too...If someone knows the answer, could you please post it???

    Thanks.
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    Hi,
    I do freelance programming in perl,cfm,asp,jsp and php.Freelance programmers charges are varies from $20-$80/hour.If you want to get more freelance work then probably you can charge between $30-$40/hour.











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    As a salaried employee, I figure my 'hourly' rate is about $25/hour as a perl programmer.
    For freelancing, $30-$40 should do it.
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    Thanks for the help guys. I just finished the project: 12 hours at $30 an hour.

    Ryan
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    Not bad :P.
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    Actually, it depends on your level of programming and what the project is. Regardless, in freelance work you generally charge DOUBLE what YOU would get from a full time employer. A serious programmer should get at least $80 an hour, and up to $200/hr for complex projects.

    I do perl/mysql... but I also do web design... I get $50/hr for that... includes html/dhtml/javascript/flash... that's it.

    Just charge double of what you would get if you were a full time employee.

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