Upwork Project And Hourly Rate Calculator

Upwork Project & Hourly Rate Calculator

Use this online rate calculator to get a suggested fixed-price project and hourly rate based on real Upwork marketplace research.


This ‘Upwork Calculator’ can be used to get a baseline figure of how you should price yourself on Upwork, relative to other freelancers in your skill category and skill level.

To get a suggested hourly rate, just enter in your skill category, skill level, and any buffer amount you wish to add. (Recommend buffer is 10%)

If you would also like to calculate a suggested quote for a fixed-price project on Upwork, you can enter a number of estimated hours for that project.

This calculator is based on real data that has been researched and compiled by looking at Upwork.com’s freelancer marketplace, as well as public data regarding the average cost of freelancers working on the platform.

Each skill category is made up of three levels — beginner, intermediate, and professional — with each having an assigned $ value. After accounting for any padding, the calculator will spit out a rounded figure in correlation to the data we have on file.