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Re: Hourly rate change contract impacts service fee

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Adeel I Member Since: May 5, 2021
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If a contract has crossed $500 so I assume Upwork charges 10 percent service fee. Now if we reduce hourly rate in this will it impact the service fee or it will remain 10 percent?
Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Adeel,


As a freelancer, you’re charged a sliding fee based on your lifetime billings with each non-Enterprise client. This includes all contracts you’ve ever had with that client. Service fees are the same whether the contracts are hourly, fixed-price, or projects on Project Catalog

  • $0-$500: 20%
  • $500.01-$10,000: 10%
  • $10,000.01 or more: 5%

Changes in your hourly rate should not have any effect on your current fees. Here's the help article for more information.  

~ Joanne