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Somebody please define Hourlies please.

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M.Saud S Member Since: Sep 13, 2015
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Dear Friends,

I am not new to upwork but I was very less active here from few years as because of my offine jobs. But now I am planning to work on upwork in a full fledged way. But I have few confusions about hourly rates and fixed price rates. Please let my know how hourly have been calculated. suppose as if I put 5 USD in hourly rate section so will the client pay me 50 USD for 10 hours of work ? Will he really monitor me through gazets ? Or as if I qouted 50 USD for ten hours  that means the value of given work is 10 hours which will be 50 USD then if I submitted the completed work next day that wouldnt harm me ? 

Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi M.Saud,


Thanks for reaching out to us. 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 or fixed-price.

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

Feel free to check out this help article for more information on the freelancer service fees.


For an Hourly Contract, you need to track your time with the Upwork Desktop App and your clients are charged every Monday for time tracked in the previous week. From Monday to Friday it's the review period for clients where they can review your tracked time and activity. Feel free to check out these helpful articles for more information about Hourly and Fixed-Priced contracts. You can also check out these articles for Fees & Protection.


 Thank you.

~ Aleksandar