That depends on a number of factors, including your background, experience, industry, skills, and demand for your knowledge. In general you want to set your rate high enough that you will be motivated to prioritize your time to consult with our customers; this typically works out to 2-to-4 times your current hourly salary. Keep in mind that Maven is a marketplace and customers will be able to compare prices between you and other Mavens. In the end it’s up to you – you are free to set your rate at any level and change it as frequently as you like.
If you’re just getting started with Maven, our Rate Calculator can help you select an appropriate starting rate.