Calculate your ideal day rate.

Knowing what to charge as a freelancer is always tricky, but it doesn't need to be. We'll help you figure out your ideal day rate so you know if freelancing is something that's going to work for you. Tell us what salary you'd like to take each month.

$salary per month

Day Rate


Hourly Rate


The money you earn isn't all yours

This might sound obvious, but it's critical to know the difference between gross and net. The money you earn (gross) has to cover things like expenses, tax, etc. This leaves you with whatever is left (net) to pay yourself a salary.

Assumptions we've made

  • You'll work about 15 days a month on average
  • Your average work day is 8 hours
  • You'll take at least 20 days holiday a year
  • You'll set aside 30% for things like expenses, tax, etc