That's what I settled on. Just noticed I ignored all that other stuff above. I live in a mid-sized city in the south (US). Standard contractor rates for other companies that do C#/js/java/vb development is between 40-50$ an hour. Negotiations have started and i believe I will end up with more than the standard rates for other dev in my city. I'm happy with it as it will be the most I've ever made as a full time employee. I just have to figure out how to get health insurance and other benefits that I used to get as a full time employee
Hmm you mean US rate for people who live in US is 40-50$? I expected it to be much higher hmm
Here I can’t help too much, because I don’t live in US
In my city. In a place like new york or California it's going to be much higher.
The rate still feels very low, you may end up having it rough after paying taxes.
So what is the rate for people living in US from your experience? I know it depends where. I hear different opinions.
Usually you'd take a full-time yearly rate and divide the number by 2080 (estimated number of work hours in a year)
That's the absolute minimum you should charge per hour.
that is what I was thinking about it, but I hear opinion rate and salary in US are not really counted at the same level
yeah, this is different story for example for me, because I live outside US.
$70/hour is an extremely high rate for my city where the average software engineer job is a lot lower than that (like 50-60k per year). I believe I'm going to get about 60/65 per hour which is a really nice compromise for me.
Can you share your story how did you get a remote Clojure / ClojureScript job with company inside US while you live outside US? My story is simple: all companies refuse to hire me, because I live outside US. But one day CEO of company X found me on linkedin and he just wanted me because of my experience, so it was this one time when things happen very easy. What is your story? Share also if you are still looking.1👍3
I've done this in the past, not neccessarly a Clojure / ClojureScript job (although, right before I stopped working for the company, I did write Clojure during the daytime for that job). The way it happened was that I found their open source code interesting and started contributing in my free time. After a while, they were hiring remote position (in fact, entire company was remote) and I applied, and got the position1👍
let me know if you have any specific questions. This is one of those things (just as you acknowledge) is very depending on the context/job/company
Are you working on B2B agreement?
In last month after deeper research the topic I have this impression to find a remote job in US contractor can’t look a job as contractor, but as 1 person Agency. But this is something not common in US so just thinking how to go deeper into the topic. Because this is also not a freelancer. People in US don’t hire contractors outside US and have different definition of this word, than people in EU. All in all my conclusion was to promote myself as 1 person Agency / consultant or something like that instead of contractor. But I would like to hear other stories to get right conclusion.
@kwladyka basically, I had my own Freelancer company in Spain (called Autonomo) that was doing invoices to the american company. I'm not sure what they called the arrangement on their side, probably contractor or something similar