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Average Hourly Rate for Self-Employed Employees

A typical Self-Employed employee can expect to make $61K per year. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Self-Employed, but geography and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Self-Employed typically pays:
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Employer: Self-Employed
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) (19)
$9.31 - $19.00  
[-]Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) (19)
Hourly Rate$9.31 - $19.00  
[+]Caregiver (15)
$9.91 - $15.61  
[+]Caregiver (15)
Hourly Rate$9.91 - $15.61  
[+]Handyman (12)
$9.93 - $122.34  
[+]Handyman (12)
Hourly Rate$9.93 - $122.34  
[+]Housekeeper (12)
$11.23 - $25.17  
[+]Housekeeper (12)
Hourly Rate$11.23 - $25.17  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 794
United States (change)


Clinical Psychologists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $281K; Life Coachs are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $156K, followed by Tutors earning around $62K and Handymans making about $44K. Financial compensation for Certified Nurse Assistants is rather low — only $25K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($130K annually) can be spotted in Seattle; Minneapolis ($125K), New York ($114K), and Houston (about $94K) are the next top-paying cities. Atlanta is near the bottom for pay at approximately $51K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Washington, where they average to $104K per year.

Years of Experience

A tenure of five to ten years results in average pay of around $53K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $40K. By and large, the biggest segment of Self-Employed's workforce (39 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and take home around $74K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $304K for Licensed Psychologists; non-accredited workers make much less. Licensed Massage Therapists also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $125K per year. At Self-Employed, employees who hold a law degree receive the highest salaries at $364K.


Employees who count Clinical Psychology among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $250K. A common skill in Self-Employed's work force is Elder Care; about one in ten of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know Home Health/Home Care, Counseling, and Project Management as well.

Benefits and Perks

Self-Employed sponsors a 401(k) program, and less than ten percent of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Nearly one-seventh of workers receive health insurance, and less than ten percent of workers get dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, none (contract-based), free drinks, and optional telecommute / work from home.

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Key Stats

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41 %
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$10 - $59
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$15 - $62
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 270 votes.

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