Rate - Part 2
I have noticed that in the past two years, rates in the north east USA have stabilized to an $40/hr or $80/hr. You can still negotiate with people you had in the network, but new clients seem to be saying they have two scales. One for programmers and one for technical support staff.
Are you saying that programmrs now get a standard rate of 80 and tech support 40? 40 seems REAL good for tech support if you mean answering the phone. Or do you mean doing stuff on site, troubleshooting and crimping cables and such?
Are the $40 and $80 referring to the rate paid by the client, or the rate paid to the individual doing the work?
It has to be the individual. I've never heard of a broker charging as little as $80 for programming.
This is the rate to the individual. In this case support is on-site desktop, lan support.
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