This calculator is meant to help freelancers decide what minimum hourly rate they need to charge, based on their business & personal expenses, number of working hours and financial goals. You don’t need to disclose this rate to clients if you prefer to price based on the project, but you do need to know it to determine if your business is competitive and profitable.
The calculator does not take into account important factors such as market supply and demand, industry standards, education, skill level or experience. Use these calculations as a guide, then modify to suit your circumstances. For industry guidelines, consult the Graphic Artists Guild Handbook of Pricing & Ethical Guidelines.
Be honest with yourself, take your time and use real numbers!
All inputs and calculations are done locally on your computer. No information is sent to the server unless you request an email report at the end of the form.