How Much Should You Charge? What Rates Should You Use?

April 1, 2009  |  Articles, Casting Sites, Voice Over Misc

Whether you belong to a Union or Not there is always an issue when it comes to how much you should charge for a job. Some of our members believe that the Voice Over casting sites  ( I guess now I should upgrade the term to be the 3 Vs…. voices.com, voice123.com and voplanet.com) are driving the rates down… are taking jobs away from the pros and are generally causing havoc in the universe. I was going to cut and paste the contents of a few resources here… but I figured that the post would be around 10 pages long… and it would take you 3 hours to scroll to the end of it so I decided I would just cut and paste the links to the Voice over rates and rate related calculators that I have found.

These are by no means the be all end all of Voice over rates… I charge according to a different standard that was placed in a different voice over market which requires a different skill set. But then again I service a niche market (arabic Voice over). So anyway… back to the subject at hand… How much should you charge? what rates should you use?

Here is what I could dig up:

Edge Studios Voice Over Industry’s Rate Card

Voices.com Suggested Voice Over Industry Average Rates

Voice123.com: How Much Are Talent and Producers chargine for online delivered work

The Voice Over Words to Hours Converter

Union Voice Over Rates. From Voiceoverresourceguide.com

Voice Over Rates in Canada: From Vox Talent

Voice Over Rates in Australia: From Emvoices

I hope this list of rates is usefull and can help you formulate the right rates for yourself. Remember you can always assess a job according to the situation.. A little Give and Take never hurts at the Emporium.

Drop me a line if you have some more resources I can add to my list… but please note that I wont use personal rates from established talent …. I want a comprehensive compiled list … thanks!