Value of work: WAS Re: JQuery Pro

Jason Van Patten jason at
Fri Feb 10 09:50:41 MST 2012

On 2/10/2012 9:44 AM, Dennis Muhlestein wrote:
> 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
> still.
8 years experience and i have over 20 sites built several of them 
replicated web site systems.

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