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Thread: What price should I be charging, as a PHP developer?

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    What price should I be charging, as a PHP developer?

    What factors do I need to consider?

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    Price depends on: size of customers, experience, quality, what competition charges, demand, etc.

    Don't expect to be billing 40 hours a week, especially at the beginning.
    Be sure to add 5% for vacation time.
    Be sure to charge tax if you have to pay it.

    If you worked 40 hours a week, and wanted to make $50,000 per year, you'd charge $25/hour. But you likely wont have 40 billable hours per week, so to make that salary you may want to charge $30-$40 per hour.

    Use time tracking software like ziptimetracker.com to keep track of your billable hours and send invoices to your clients at the end of the month.

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    Also depends upon where you live as well.

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    Varies wildly.

    From hundreds of dollars per hour should you land a plum job to a few dollars an hour from hire an indian PHP developer.

    More accurate question is what YOU are worth.
    Are you a php dev or someone with a heck of a lot more than that adding value to the project?

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