Tech Solvency / Rates

Consulting and troubleshooting rates

Unlike some organizations, I won't make you fill out a sales-droid form before disclosing dollar figures.

My rates are hourly, and scaled relative to my preferences and existing commitments.

If you do not care what time of day the work is done

My aggregate rate is $150 per hour. This is simple and preferred.

Work at specific times of day

Otherwise, rates are distributed as follows.

Weekends, normal business hours (9am - 5pm) $125
Weekdays, evening hours (5pm - 10pm) $150
Weekends, evening hours (5pm - 10pm) $200
Weekdays, normal business hours (9am - 5pm)* $250*
Nights (10pm - 7am) $300
Early mornings (7am - 9am) $500
Friends and family discount (applied at my discretion) 50% off all rates
* My day job takes precedence. These hours are very scarce.

Rates are also adjusted based on (in/)flexibility of scheduling:

For some low-key activities, I aim for a stock time estimate. For example, when removing minor malware from personal computers, two hours of actual work is the estimated time required, even if I choose to spread this out across a couple of days, do other things while malware scans are running, etc. I will contact you for authorization if work is likely to exceed the estimate. Also be aware that more challenging or urgent work takes precedence, and that I usually only perform personal system maintenance for family, friends, and associates.

For other rates, including fixed-bid pricing for specific projects, contact me.

NOTE: Work outside of my day job is governed by certain restrictions.