July 29th, 2000, 01:12 PM
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.
July 29th, 2000, 05:44 PM
This got me interested too...If someone knows the answer, could you please post it???
July 30th, 2000, 11:23 PM
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.
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge..."
[This message has been edited by Shiju Rajan (edited July 30, 2000).]
August 15th, 2000, 01:23 PM
As a salaried employee, I figure my 'hourly' rate is about $25/hour as a perl programmer.
For freelancing, $30-$40 should do it.
August 15th, 2000, 03:23 PM
Thanks for the help guys. I just finished the project: 12 hours at $30 an hour.
August 15th, 2000, 06:35 PM
August 23rd, 2000, 11:03 AM
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.
Just charge double of what you would get if you were a full time employee.