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How much do freelancers in the digital sector in 2019 really earn?

Paulien Goditiabois in

Want to make a living as a freelancer? Not so long ago, the idea would have scared many of us. But in recent years, the status has become increasingly popular. The daily rate is one of the key reasons. Numbers from our annual Daily Rate Survey show that the average daily rate has risen in the last year. Location, sector, and the number of years of work experience have a major influence on the rate that freelancers can invoice. Want to know more about freelancers’ daily rates? Check out our updated Daily Rate Report for freelancers in the digital sector!

How much do freelancers in the digital sector in 2019 really earn?

The average daily rate is increasing 

The average daily rate in 2019 was € 548. Compared to 2018, this is an increase of 6% (€ 516). 

Best- and least-paid sector 

Are you a freelancer working on an assignment in Construction / Real Estate, Communication / Advertising or Energy / Environment? Then you probably invoice the least. Highest-paid industries include Medical & Pharma, Finance, and Travel & Leisure. 

Brussels pays the best 

The average daily rate in Brussels is € 588. This makes Brussels the best-paid region for freelancers. West Flanders is the least-paid region. 

Want to know more about freelancers’ daily rates? Download our updated Daily Rate Report for freelancers in the digital sector below! 

 

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These results are based on a sample that indicates a number of trends, without claiming to be strictly scientific. The intention is to repeat this survey yearly in order to set a reliable benchmark for freelancers in the digital sector. 

Daily Rates Report 2019 for freelancers

As a specialist in working for and with digital professionals, NedWorks saw an important gap. After all, nowhere do you find an overview of work experience, daily rate, education, etc. that is completely tailored to the freelancers in the digital sector. That's why NedWorks launched its Daily Rates Survey for digital freelancers. In a clear report we give a number of trends and conclusions. Fill in your details and receive the free report. 

As a specialist in working for and with digital professionals, NedWorks saw an important gap. After all, nowhere do you find an overview of work experience, daily rate, education, etc. that is completely tailored to the freelancers in the digital sector. That's why NedWorks launched its Daily Rates Survey for digital freelancers. In a clear report we give a number of trends and conclusions. Fill in your details and receive the free report. 

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About the author

Paulien Goditiabois is Marketing Officer at NedWorks. Her goal is to inspire the community of digital talents who want to invest in and grow their career and network. 

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