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Freelance Salary

Average freelance salaries for job postings in United States are between $58,000 and $122,000. Growth rates for salaries are between 3% and 5%. The highest salaries are provided by software and accounting companies. Here salaries are between $75,000 and $122,000.

Payment for freelance work varies greatly. Freelancers may charge by the day, hour, a piece rate, or on a per-project basis. Instead of a flat rate or fee, some freelancers have adopted a value-based pricing method based on the perceived value of the results to the client. By custom, payment arrangements may be upfront, percentage upfront, or upon completion. For more complex projects, a contract may set a payment schedule based on milestones or outcomes.

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