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October 5, 2009

Adobe Flex Rates - What do you charge?

Posted by Jeremy Mitchell
This poll is closed. The results were gathered between 10/2009 - 1/2011
Important: This poll is not limited to Flex developers in the US. Please read the comments associated with this blog entry to get a sense of where the votes are coming from.
Obviously, many factors must be considered when determining a Flex developer's hourly rate. These may include:
  • Experience (i.e. less than 1yr, 1-2yrs, 2-4yrs, 4+yrs)
  • Skill level (i.e. junior, intermediate, advanced, expert)
  • Role (employee, contractor (or subcontractor), consultant)
  • Responsibilities (i.e. Flex dev only, Flex + Java dev, etc)
  • Developer's track record

Additional factors may include:
  • Market size (small, medium, large)
  • Market forces (supply and demand)
  • Geography
  • Client's budget
  • Project urgency
The list goes on and on, but it's still interesting to know what other Flex developers are charging. It gives us a basis for our own calculations. So go ahead, take the poll and share with the world. We're all dying to know. Comments encouraged.

Note: If you're an employee with a salary and benefits, someone once told me your hourly rate can be determined by (salary / annual hours) * 1.4. (annual hours typically equals 2000)