Pricing below is negotiable but within the parameters of the 2016 SAFREA guidelines:

  • Hourly: ZAR 700.00 – 1 000.00
  • Half day: ZAR 2 500.00 – 3 500.00
  • Full day: ZAR 4 500.00 – R 7 000.00
  • Post processing ZAR 600.00 / hour
  • Dropbox uploads ZAR 3.00 / MB

SAFREA publishes an annual Freelance Media Industry & Rates Report. This is a survey of freelancers in South Africa and shows the average age, gender, residence, education, working hours and income of media freelancers.

The report includes a comprehensive overview of rates paid for specific freelance media specialties. These rates reflect fees that are reportedly charged by professionals in the media freelance industry in 2016.

By presenting these rates, SAFREA intends to build informed and standardized rates guidelines. These rates should serve as a basis for fee negotiations and support efforts for fair pay for freelancers.

SAFREA does not intend to influence or control pricing policy. All rates should be agreed between freelancer and freelance employer/client and should be in line with the freelancer’s experience and qualifications.

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