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## How much does the average freelance make on Upwork?

Average Upwork Freelancer hourly pay in the United States is **approximately $17.96**, which is 9% below the national average.

## What is the hourly rate in freelancer?

According to our last freelancer survey, the average freelancer rate among IT professionals in 2020 is **$94.28/hour**. While your own rate may differ, you can use this value as a basis for your own calculation.

## What does hourly rate mean in Upwork?

If my hourly rate is “$10 per hour,” it means: “I **worked for** one hour. I got paid $10.00.” It’s very straightforward. Keep in mind, however, that Upwork has fees.

## What should my hourly rate be?

Business schools teach a standard formula for determining an hourly rate: **Add up your labor and overhead costs, add the profit you want to earn, then divide the total by your hours worked**. This is the minimum you must charge to pay your expenses, pay yourself a salary, and earn a profit.

## What is a good hourly rate?

The average American earns **$27.16 per hour**

As you’d expect, hourly wages vary greatly from industry to industry, from a low of $16.02 an hour for leisure and hospitality industry to a high of $40.86 an hour for those in the utilities industry.

## Is it worth working on Upwork?

Short answer — **yes**. Although Upwork the platform is trustworthy, there are definitely scammers too. You have probably read or heard some of Upwork horror stories where a client ran with either the freelancer’s money or the freelancer’s work. You could be victimized if you don’t know how to spot a scammer on Upwork.

## Can you make a living on Upwork?

You can get paid in one of two ways: **hourly or fixed price**. Upwork’s fees are the same for both. Your hourly rate on Upwork is the price before the service deduction. So if you list a rate of $20 per hour for your first gig, you can expect to earn $16 per hour after the 20% fee.

## How do I calculate my hourly rate as a freelancer?

Determine Your Baseline Freelance Rate

Start by **dividing your desired annual salary by 52** (for a start). That gives you the dollar amount you need to earn per week. Then, take that amount and divide it by 40. That gives you the hourly rate you need to charge clients.

## What is a hourly rate?

What is hourly pay? Hourly pay is **pay that a person earns based on a set hourly rate**. This rate is then multiplied by how many hours the person works in a pay period, usually one or two weeks at a time. For example, if you make $10 an hour and work 30 hours a week, you’d make $300 per week at your job.