What is the average markup for a Computer Consultant?

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I’m a Computer Consultant and I work on a w-2 hourly, no benefits. I was curious what my company bills me at. What is a normal markup?

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jerry-the-bookkeeper

It varies all over the lot.

Before I retired I knew of companies who were charging as little as $ 30 per hour for some of their people and as much as $ 250 per hour for others.

Billing rates depend on the skill and proficiency of the consultant and the scarcity of the consultant’s skills. For example, Data Base Administrators get billed out at much higher rates than Visual Basic programmers.

As far as markups are concerned I know of firms that double what the consultant is being paid and I know of other firms that just tack $ 10-$ 15 per hour to the consultant’s pay.

Hope this helps
Jerry-the-bookkeeper

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