Freelance Rates Calculator

Contently is proud to present the Freelance Rates Calculator—a new tool that uses real market data to help writers.

The calculator combines data from our Freelance Rates Database with the latest payouts freelancers received from Contently clients. The goal is to provide a baseline so freelancers can advocate for themselves and receive better compensation as they pursue new projects. Do away with blind pitching and get clarity on which projects offer the right price for your time.

Our calculator is always evolving—the more real-world rates you submit to our database, the more accurate your calculated rate will be. So, please, take a moment to report your latest rates in our database.

Help us make the calculator even more accurate. Submit your recent project rates here.

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*Please note, estimates are based on various market factors. They are not intended to be exact or specific to any one publication or brand.