I know this is a sensitive topic, and this might not be the right place to talk about rates but we are all on the same boat so why not?
The reason why I’m posting here is to gauge -more or less- what the current rates are in our industry. I haven’t raised my freelance rates in 3 years and I just can’t find any information on the internet on this topic. I’m reading anywhere from $30 to $300 an hour which is only confusing me.
About my profile, I’m a senior freelance product designer, with about 9 years experience, working remotely from Europe for startups in the USA. I mainly design saas platforms and also design and develop websites (in Webflow).
So the questions are:
How much do you think a senior product designer could charge per hour?
Also, what is your pricing model? eg: hourly rate, day rate, retainer, by project…
If you could share your thoughts, this information will hopefully be useful to other people as well.