Contracting Rates

The world's best developers, data scientists, designers and product managers are on Facet.

Mid-level Engineer

Starting at
$90
per hour
4+ years of experience
3+ years at a top software co.
Located in US or Canada
Experience shipping products

Senior Engineer

Starting at
$115
per hour
7+ years of experience
3+ years at a top software co.
Located in US or Canada
Experience shipping products
Expert in multiple domains

Principal Engineer

Starting at
$160
per hour
10+ years of experience
3+ years at a top software co.
Located in US or Canada
Experience shipping products
Expert in multiple domains
Technical leadership exp.
Role
Mid-level
Senior
Principal
Product Manager
$75+/hr
$115+/hr
$145+/hr
UX Designer
$75+/hr
$105+/hr
$135+/hr
QA Engineer
$75+/hr
$100+/hr
$130+/hr

Elastic Technical Recruiting

An all-star technical recruiting team that scales with your hiring needs.

Startup*

$1,000
per month
Requires annual commitment
Up to 25 candidates per year
Unlimited job postings
Unlimited hires
Dedicated technical recruiter
Exclusive access to Facet network
Extensive candidate vetting
30 day trial period

Growth

$3,000
per month
Requires annual commitment
Up to 75 candidates per year
Unlimited job postings
Unlimited hires
Dedicated technical recruiter
Exclusive access to Facet network
Extensive candidate vetting
30 day trial period

Scale

$12,000
per month
Requires annual commitment
Up to 325 candidates per year
Unlimited job postings
Unlimited hires
Dedicated technical recruiter
Exclusive access to Facet network
Extensive candidate vetting
30 day trial period

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Contracting Rates FAQ

How are hourly rates determined for contractors?

Each Facet member sets their own hourly rate. Facet then adds a 20% service fee to the contractor's rate. All rates shown on the pricing page already include the service fee.

The rate a contractor charges is driven by the market and will depend on things like experience level, location, onsite vs remote, skills, role, etc.

Do the contracting rates listed above include Facet's service fee?

Yes. The rates shown on this page are the rates you can expect to pay.

How does your contracting service fee compare to other agencies?

Other freelancer marketplaces add a 40%-100% markup, taking as much as 50% of the billings! This is why other platforms won't tell you what their fees are or what they are paying their contractors.

Facet uses a different strategy - by taking less of the billings, we can pay the highest rates in the industry to our contractors. Since we pay the most, the best contractors in the world are on Facet.

Contractors are happy because they are paid more. Clients are happy because they get the best talent in the industry for less. Everybody wins!

Are hourly rates negotiable?

Yes. Most Facet members are willing to negotiate their hourly rate. However, the starting rates listed above are the lower bound of what you should expect to pay at each level. For example, the median rate for a Senior Software Engineer is around $165/hr in the US. Your Facet recruiter can help give you an idea of what you should expect to pay for your ideal candidate.

Do you offer discounts on your service fee?

Yes. Discounts are available for clients that hire multiple Facet contractors.

Can I convert a contractor (1099) to a full-time employee (W2)?

Yes, you can convert a Facet contractor to a W2 employee at any time.

Is there a fee for converting a contractor to a salaried employee?

If the contractor is converted to a salaried employee during the first twenty-four months on contract, there is a conversion fee. If the contractor is converted after completing twenty-four months on contract, there is no conversion fee.

If you plan on converting a contractor to a salaried employee prior to 24 months, you should consider using Facet's Elastic Technical Recruiting Services. You can hire contractors and convert them at any time with no conversion fee.

Can I convert a contractor (1099) to contract directly with our company?

No.

"Facet was our secret-sauce in hitting our critical product milestone.  We’ve used every contracting platform out there — Facet raises the bar. Exceptional talent coupled with rapid deployment makes Facet our go-to for staffing needs."
Esteban C.
Co-founder & CEO
TRM Labs (Backed by Y Combinator)

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