Highest Paying Digital Freelance Jobs

Money may or may not be your primary motivation as a freelancer, however none of us have learned how to live without it – we all need to pay those bills! At Australia’s Freelancing Hub we want to take a broad overview of the highest paying freelance jobs in the Australian digital arena. This is to give you an idea of the most in-demand freelancing skills and what they pay.

Remember, money equals respect. Other career drivers are clearly job satisfaction, teamwork, community contribution, and esteem from the integrity of your output, however, these are unique to each individual. Money is the common denominator.

Keep in mind that all rates are hourly and daily, as this is typically how freelancers charge. The job averages are cited from Indeed, which is a wealth of information, including additional financial increments by week, month or year. Dates of each job search are indicated to show how current the information is and also how many salaries were averaged to provide the figure. (If you are an international friend you will need to source a local similar site.)

Top 10 Australian Digital Freelance Jobs

Software Developer

Hourly Rate $75

Daily Rate $670

Computer Programmer

Hourly Rate $62

Daily Rate $667

Human Resources Advisor

Hourly Rate $46

Daily Rate $492

Financial Consultant

Hourly Rate $46

Daily Rate $491

Social Media Specialist

Hourly Rate $46

Daily Rate $485

SEO Specialist

Hourly Rate $45

Daily Rate $485

Copywriter

Hourly Rate $40

Daily Rate $424

Web Developer

Hourly Rate $39

Daily Rate $416

Videographer

Hourly Rate $33

Daily Rate $356

Graphic Designer

Hourly Rate $31

Daily Rate $335

Software Developer

Hourly Rate $75

Daily Rate $670

Computer Programmer

Hourly Rate $62

Daily Rate $667

Human Resources Advisor

Hourly Rate $46

Daily Rate $492

Financial Consultant

Hourly Rate $46

Daily Rate $491

Social Media Specialist

Hourly Rate $46

Daily Rate $485

SEO Specialist

Hourly Rate $45

Daily Rate $485

Copywriter

Hourly Rate $40

Daily Rate $424

Web Developer

Hourly Rate $39

Daily Rate $416

Videographer

Hourly Rate $33

Daily Rate $356

Graphic Designer

Hourly Rate $31

Daily Rate $335

Of course, this is all relative. Individual employers factor in experience, education, specialist training and niche skills. Plus there’s every chance you are a next-level negotiator (the exception that proves the rule) blowing the ceiling off the industry standard wage.

Know What Your Job Pays

If you want to drill down and get a detailed response to your exact skillset try PayScale. You will be asked a series of questions that relate specifically to you, to provide a more exact idea. Expect to answer the following and prepare to supply more nuanced, granular information.

  • Job title
  • Qualifications
  • Years in your field
  • Niche skills
  • Hourly or annual payment figure
  • Additional education or training
  • Employer information

What Freelance Job Sites Pay

Research how some of the best freelance job sites pay their freelancers. Some take a percentage of what you earn, others require a joining fee after you’re vetted. There are a variety of approaches so work out the one that suits you best.

Above all, you need to be paid what you’re worth. Again, money is not necessarily the prime motivation but nothing demotivates you more than not getting paid commensurate with your work. As we are fond of saying around here, Rate Yourself!