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NYC Consutling Market/Rate?

Rubens Gomes

Joined: Apr 26, 2005
Posts: 22
How is the consulting market for NYC? What is the average rate for a sr. software developer with 10+ years experience?


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Mark Herschberg

Joined: Dec 04, 2000
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It ranges from about $30-150/hr. The higher end is in the financial services industry which will require prior experience. The typical developer will be in the $40-70/hr range.

Rubens Gomes

Joined: Apr 26, 2005
Posts: 22
Based on my professional/academic profile at, what hourly rate can I ask for in NYC? How about other regions in the US? (Dallas, Atlanta, CA, DC)?
Eric Pascarello

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Jay Shin
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Joined: May 14, 2004
Posts: 169
what hourly rate can I ask for in NYC?

That all depends on many factors:

  • Are you an H-1B alien?
  • Individual contractor?
  • Consultant paid by a consulting firm?

  • If "Yes" to the first two questions, expect your rate to be as low as $30 - $50.
    Rubens Gomes

    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 22
    I would like to receive real practical data -- from actual consultants or who know consultants in those areas. Things like or other internet sites are no good. Also, I am on a H1-B visa working for a consulting company. Thanks.
    It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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