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Old 08-10-2017, 04:25 PM
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I'm retired but do some consulting for an engineering firm. A lot depends on your experience and how much street creds you have. Figure what an average hourly rate for someone with your experience would be and then go somewhere between 150 - 200% of that to cover your health insurance, taxes, workers' comp, vehicle, computer, retirement, etc.

So if your hourly rate would be $50 then charge somewhere between $75 and $100 per hour. Also, make sure either the company insures you for E&O or self insure - especially in an engineering job.