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Freelance remote Software Engineer rate

Hi,

I am in interview process with a Swiss company for a remote job as Software Engineer. I have 4 years experience in software development, but never worked remotely. The job would be full time but I will need to charge and bill the company as a freelance.

The issue here is I have no idea how much should I charge, I looked at permanent average salaries, but not sure if that would apply in my case.

Should I charge more because is freelance? should I charge less because I live in a country with a lower cost of life?

Any advice would be great.
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Re: Freelance remote Software Engineer rate

You location says "Zurich", So your country with the lower cost of life is Switzerland - right?
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Re: Freelance remote Software Engineer rate

Maybe they are looking in your country because they want cheap labour, or they are happy to have found you since what you offer is so specialistic that they are willing to offer Swiss rates. So much to wonder about, but one thing is clear:

We have absolutely no clue.
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You location says "Zurich", So your country with the lower cost of life is Switzerland - right?
Inference isn’t your strong point , right...
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Re: Freelance remote Software Engineer rate

The salary you would like, plus employers NI, plus insurances.
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I am in interview process with a Swiss company for a remote job as Software Engineer. I have 4 years experience in software development, but never worked remotely.
As always does it depend on the exact skillset and experience but roughly put: I have been in the IT service industry for quite some time and if I was to hire somebody today:
- if you are based in CH, speak the local language and there is any sort of need to have you come to our office once a week or similar: 800 CHF a day.
- if you are offshored in Ukraine, India, God knows where: 25 CHF an hour.
- if you are an EU national and there are some legal requirements to keep the work/data in the EU: a little more, say 35 CHF an hour.


This is just a rough idea, depending on technology, industry and what not else can rates differ.
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The Rule of thumb: your hourly rate CHF becomes your daily rate in EUR, e.g. 120 CHF/hour becomes 120 EUR/day.



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