[Baypiggies] How do you calculate your hourly wage?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Feb 10 00:06:32 CET 2009

On Mon, Feb 09, 2009, Stephen Cattaneo wrote:
> Do you guys use this formula (or something similar) and if so, what
> value do you use for your modifier?

The standard simple formula for hourly wage as a contractor is to use
your annual salary in thousands.  IOW, if you were making $100K/year,
charge $100/hour.

By way of comparison, my last company charged $150/hour for contracted
work.  Obviously, in this economy, you may need to be more negotiable in
your expectations...

I will second what others said about making sure you get paid; I haven't
had problems with that myself but I've heard/seen many horror stories.
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