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Programmer hourly rates in the United States?

average hourly salaries?

Monday, August 11, 2003

Around USD$700 per hour

Monday, August 11, 2003

...divided by ten perhaps? :-)

Monday, August 11, 2003

Divided by 100, you mean?

Monday, August 11, 2003


Oh, I was thinking a consultant doing custom programming on an hourly rate, which makes $70/hr sound reasonable.

Monday, August 11, 2003

If somebody needs me to be a code monkey (i.e. straight coding job, no consulting) I charge between $100 - $150 depending on the client.

Monday, August 11, 2003

slightly lower than "flipping specialist" at BK. Great American dream eh?

Monday, August 11, 2003

> average hourly salaries?

Taking into account the unemployed?
Monday, August 11, 2003

$58.50-$70 for a vb/oracle coder. Mid level skills. I have not had a problem find people at this rate. They are not very well rounded but can knock out the code.

Monday, August 11, 2003

$70ph = Moving to America.

James Ladd
Monday, August 11, 2003

Look here:

Tom Dratler
Monday, August 11, 2003

Flippin' hell. You guys serious? Overhere (Holland) mid level coders would be on 2500-3000 EUR per month.
And Lego is cheaper in America too.....

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

I billed to a client for around $70/hr about three years ago. (I worked for a consulting body shop). My take was $35/hr, and I still had to pay income taxes and medical insurance out of that (medical insurance alone was over $500/mo., if memory serves). So don't freak out about that rate. It's a nice living, but a hard way to get rich... :)

Rob VH
Wednesday, August 13, 2003

$150/hr, doing everything (consulting, design, programming)

Thursday, August 14, 2003

$60/hr, but I live in a cheap state (Nevada) with no state income tax.

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Rates depend on if the consultant is homo sapian or primate.  See:

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

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