Value of work: WAS Re: JQuery Pro

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at
Fri Feb 10 10:23:19 MST 2012

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM, Jason Van Patten <jason at> wrote:
> 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
Entry level web design will run in that range.  A good web-designer
(look and feel but no backend), can pull down $35/hr

>>> 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.

Yes, I think you are.  Make sure to ask for at least 50-60k on the low
end for the admin stuff.  The web skills are $20 - $30 per hr though.

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