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Post subject: consultant/contractor rates Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:03 pm
There seem to be many more consulting/contract oppportunities these days. I am looking for the rate that a consultant would charge per hour and the rate a contractor would charge as well.
The only site I cam across with typical rates was a navy site with IT work.

Is there somewhere similar for hardware engineering types (in the US)?


Post subject: Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:59 am
A recent article on IEEE rates independant consulting between $100 and $125 on average in the industry. That's if you are on your own.
Often times if you are using a staffing agent he may charge $150 plus and he will take his cut for brokering the job.

If you know how much you would be making on that as full time employee with benefits a good rule of thumb is to devide your yearly salary by 1000 to get your hourly rate.

Posted  11/12/2012
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