Get the Finder app 🥳

Track your credit score

Free

Hourly Rate Calculator

Embed this calculator on your website

We’re committed to our readers and editorial independence. We don’t compare all products in the market and may receive compensation when we refer you to our partners, but this does not influence our opinions or reviews. Learn more about Finder.

Copy and paste the HTML code below in your blog or website to have your very own hourly rate calculator.

How does this calculator work?

This calculator helps you add together your costs + your profit and divide that by the number of hours you will work.

i.e. (Business Costs + Personal costs + Profit you want to make) / number of hours that you will work = hourly rate that you should charge

More guides on Finder

  • Will the NBN cope with everyone working from home?

    With the COVID-19 coronavirus forcing many into working remotely, here's what you need to consider around your home or work broadband connection.

  • Do you have enough money to retire?

    Do you have enough to retire? Here's how to calculate the amount of money you'll need to fund your retirement, plus tips to help you get there.

  • Easy Street Easy Low Rate Visa

    As well as having one of the lowest variable interest rates on the market, this card’s simple features can help you keep your credit card costs in check.

  • Low interest business loans

    Is a low interest rate business loan right for your business? Find out what you need to know about these loans and how to compare them before you apply.

  • Mobile data usage

    Are you paying for more data than you need? Our mobile data usage calculator will help you measure your usage so you can pick a plan that suits your needs.

  • Ria Australia international money transfers

    Learn how Ria Money Transfer, the third-largest provider of international money transfers in the world, may help you get more money to your destination with competitive exchange rates and low fees.

  • Finance for a retail franchise

    Buying into a successful retail franchise? This guide will show you how much your franchise is going to cost, how to get financing and more.

  • The straightforward guide to cryptocurrency arbitrage

    A beginner’s guide to cryptocurrency arbitrage, how it can help you take advantage of crypto price differences, and the risks you need to be aware of before you start trading.

  • Uber Driver Guide: Perth

    How much you can make, vehicle and driver requirements and more. This is your complete guide to becoming an Uber driver in Perth.

  • How your business can profit by partnering with Amazon in Australia

    Learn how you can take advantage of Amazon in Australia to increase profits and grow your business with this detailed guide.

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.

8 Responses

  1. Default Gravatar
    SuzanneJanuary 25, 2018

    I am new to UpWork, and want to work as a freelance proofreader. After working through the Hourly Rate Calculator, I am still not clear on what I should be changing for my services. Doesn’t it depend on the market value and not what I need to make? I don’t want to request some outrageous amount but I don’t want to lowball myself either.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      RonJanuary 25, 2018Staff

      Hi Suzanne,

      Thanks for your question. Just to confirm that you’ve reached finder, a comparison website and general information service. We don’t represent Upwork or any company we feature on the site.

      I’m very thrilled to know you are exploring your career options on Upwork as a proofreader and would love to guide you regarding your concern about your potential earnings.

      It seems like you are more interested in the hourly contract on Upwork based on your inquiry. Though I am unsure about what you meant by changing anything for your services. Nevertheless, please keep in mind that how much you can earn will be totally up to you. Deciding on your preferred rate ultimately depends on you. You may want to evaluate your skill set and your accumulated work experience and from there decide on how much you think you deserve to get.

      In addition to this, Upwork also has an alternative contract method for you in which you will be paid on a “fixed-price” depending on the completion of your assigned projects or deliverables. For more information, you may refer to the articles I’ve sent to your email about the guide in deciding for your career options.

      Hope this helps!

      All the best,

      Ron

    • Default Gravatar
      SuzanneJanuary 26, 2018

      Thank you for your reply. Yes, I am interested in finding what I would charge for an hourly rate for my service, or time. I have read your reply and the articles you attached to your email to me, however, I am still unsure of what I should charge for my time. I fully understand that it is up to me and that I can ask for whatever I wish. Still, this is not helpful to provide a guideline for what II can realistically get. I might ask for $100 per hour, for example, and perhaps the market rate is $130 or even $15 per hour. Without knowing what other professionals with the same skill set charge – and get- I really have no idea what to set my hour rate at despite reading the articles and working through the hourly rate calculation.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JonathanFebruary 21, 2018Staff

      Hi Suzanne, thanks for your reply.

      I have sent you the official hourly rates from the editorial freelancers association to give you an indication of what you can charge.

      Best,

      Jonathan

  2. Default Gravatar
    FrancisMarch 30, 2016

    How do you calculate without knowing my age and therefore the number of years I will be working?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ShirleyAugust 11, 2016Staff

      Hi Francis,

      Thanks for your question.

      Our calculator is designed to give you a general indication of what your hourly rate should be.

      If you would like to discuss your personal situation, you may want to speak to a recruitment specialist.

  3. Default Gravatar
    MariaFebruary 28, 2015

    I’ve recently finished a 12 month – month by month contract of lead generation – sales/marketing account development – account management increasing the sales by 20% during this period ( on a part-time basis 3 days p/w ). My current hourly rates have been $28. p/h.
    The client has since hired a full time employee to take over from me. They have requested I spend 4 full days doing a handover which includes putting together the following;

    Documents outlining the processes I’ve created
    Training of systems to identify trends of accounts usage of the product
    My sales/marketing material – via email & phone
    Meet & greet of existing accounts in the field

    Q – to impart my knowledge, info and expertise prior to my departure, what is a reasonable fee to charge on an hourly rate, as I feel this warrants a higher rate than $28.00 p/h ?

    Greatly appreciate anyone/everyone’s feedback on this – please.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ShirleyMarch 2, 2015Staff

      Hi Maria,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please note that finder.com.au is an online comparison service and is only licenced to provide general advice. Our calculator is based on general information and does not take into account your personal situation.

      Your question is best answered by a recruitment specialist or employment agency who is able to advise on a rate that is best for you.

      You can also use our calculator above this page to help give you an indication.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

Go to site