How much can you expect to earn as a Python freelancer?
The average Python developer worldwide earns $56 per hour (fluctuations between $51 and $61). This statistic is based on five credible online sources including the US government. In the US, the average Python developer earns $60 per hour or more. Based on a conservative estimation, your yearly income as a Python freelancer will be $134,400 assuming a normal workday.
I know the variation of the earning potential is high but so is the quality of the Python freelancers in the wild. Take the average salary as a starting point and add +/- 50% to account for your individual expertise.
If you work on the side, let’s make it 8 hours each Saturday, you will earn $400 extra per week – or $1600 per month (before taxes). Your hourly rate will be a bit lower because you have to invest time finding freelancing clients – up to 20% of your total time. (source)
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