Value of work: WAS Re: JQuery Pro

Dennis Muhlestein djmuhlestein at
Fri Feb 10 09:44:08 MST 2012

On 2/10/12 9:30 AM, Jason Van Patten wrote:
> On 2/10/2012 9:21 AM, Dennis Muhlestein wrote:
>> On 2/10/12 9:03 AM, Jason Van Patten wrote:
>>    >   do. Bidding starts at 21 an hour or equivalent salary.... but seriously
>> Do people really only value web work at $2x an hour?  I haven't done any
>> for a number of years (and I'm glad I found it boring and repetitive but
>> that's just me.)  Still though, I think you could do a little better in
>> today's economy.  Am I incorrect?  My employer's products don't deal
>> much with the web so perhaps I don't have a very good current comparison.
>> -Dennis
> I'm currently at 16.50 and i do everything from sysadmin through db
> admin on through to server side code up to javascript and stop just
> short of visual layout. I even do interface flow and some css and html
> and i do it from multiple languages. perl php and .net  mostly and
> various sql's and servers. If what you are saying is true.. then i am
> getting seriously ripped off.

Someone who does similar work will have to chime in I guess.  I'd think 
the work is worth 3 times that at least though.  Especially for an 
hourly rate.  Depends on how good you are and how much experience you 
have too though.  Maybe that isn't too bad if you're a junior in college 

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