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Average Hourly Rate for Self-Employed Employees

Employees at Self-Employed make $61K per year on average. Though geography and your experience level do impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at Self-Employed. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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The highest average salaries go to Clinical Psychologists, who bring in close to $274K annually, though Handymans are not far behind at $52K along with Maids or Housekeepers (about $38K) and Housekeepers ($32K). Certified Nurse Assistants make an average around $24K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Atlanta, Ga. — at approximately $52K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Washington offers the highest pay at around $104K per year.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $32K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $42K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Self-Employed employees (36 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $75K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Psychologists earn $281K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The best paid folks at Self-Employed have a Doctorate (PhD), earning approximately $255K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Counseling; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $185K per year. Elder Care is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; approximately one in ten of Self-Employed's people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Home Health/Home Care, Project Management, and Adobe Photoshop as well.

Benefits and Perks

Less than ten percent of workers save for retirement through Self-Employed's 401(k) plan. Roughly one in seven workers receive health insurance, and less than ten percent of workers get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, flexible hours, none (contract-based), a subsidized cell phone, free drinks, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Key Stats for Self-Employed


58 %
42 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $58
Hourly Rate
$14 - $60
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 243 votes.
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