What rate to charge for providing iOS Development consulting?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by macno0b, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. macno0b macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2013
    I'm a mid to senior level iOS Developer. I have had about 3 years experience in iOS Development and 4,5 years in .NET with 3,4 apps on the app store and developed a few apps for clients/work (fixed price). I'm taking on this contract paying hour rate for the first time. I'm just wondering how much I should charge per hour?
    I'm located in Chicago, IL.
  2. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    What you can charge really depends on the supply-and-demand of developer consultants in your particular area as related to your potential clients exact needs.

    Nationally (U.S), glassdoor currently reports iOS dev salaries in the range of from 55k to 150k per annum. If one doubles that to get a ballpark starting point for negotiating an hourly consulting rate, that produces a range of around $55 to $145/hour. But there exist reports of even higher hourly consulting rates for specialists, especially in high-cost-of-living cities during skilled iOS developer shortages, as well as significantly lower rates for development interns. So, YMMV.
  3. 1458279 Suspended


    May 1, 2010
    Chicago is probably closer to what you'd expect in California. California and Texas are probably the highest paid area.

    Hourly doesn't match annual, meaning that a premium is paid for "temp" or contract work.

    I'd suggest you'd start at the $60 to $80 range and go up _IF_ you have knowledge that can help them make a better app. In other words, if you have a background in healthcare apps and they need a healthcare related app, you can charge more for that knowledge.

    Shorter contracts tend to be a bit higher per hour.

    The $60/$80 range is starting point, probably $100 being average for that area.
  4. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    This should go in the business sub-forum of programming, not iOS programming, right?

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