Average Hourly Rate for Self-Employed Employees

Self-Employed pays its employees $61K per year on average. Though where you live and your experience level do impact pay, what you do at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Self-Employed. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Clinical Psychologists are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $277K annually; Tutors, Handymans, and Maids or Housekeepers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $64K, $58K, and about $38K, respectively. Certified Nurse Assistants at Self-Employed do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $24K on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $208K per year) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; New York, N.Y. ($150K), San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $146K), and Seattle, Wash. (about $120K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Denver, Colo. — at around $58K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Self-Employed pays its Washington employees the most; the pay rate there is $110K annually.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $32K per year on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $42K annually on average. The largest slice of the Self-Employed workforce (37 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $73K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $296K annually for Licensed Psychologists; non-accredited workers make much less. At Self-Employed, employees who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Clinical Psychology receive the highest salaries at approximately $437K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Counseling; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $185K per year. A common skill in Self-Employed's work force is Elder Care; one in ten of survey participants report using it on the job. Home Health/Home Care, Project Management, and Adobe Photoshop round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Less than ten percent of workers save for retirement through Self-Employed's 401(k) plan. Approximately one in seven workers can count on health insurance, and less than ten percent of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Self-Employed also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, flexible hours, none (contract-based), a subsidized cell phone, free drinks, and optional telecommute / work from home.

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