Transparent Pricing

We're bringing transparency to direct-hire recruiting and contract staffing.

Fully Managed Recruiting Services

Contract Hires

15%
of hourly rate
Dedicated expert recruiter
Access to off-market talent
Pre-vetted candidates
Satisfaction guarantee

Direct Hires

18%
of first year base salary
Dedicated expert recruiter
Access to off-market talent
Pre-vetted candidates
Satisfaction guarantee

Contracting Rates

Mid-level Engineer

Starting at
$85
per hour
4+ years of experience
2+ 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

Pricing FAQ

How are hourly rates determined for contractors?

Each Facet member sets their own hourly rate. Facet then adds a 15% margin as a service fee to the contractors 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, skills, role, etc.

Do the contracting rates listed above include Facet's 15% service fee?

Yes.

How does your contracting service fee compare to other agencies?

Other contract staffing companies add an astronomical 60%-100% markup to their contracting rates! This is why other agencies will never tell you what their fees are and hide what they are paying their contractors.

Facet uses software and data to efficiently recruit at scale, while still providing personalized, white-glove service to our clients. This allows Facet to be much more efficient than traditional recruiting companies. We use this efficiency to give a much higher percentage of the billings to the contractor. (85% to be precise.) Paying the highest rates on the market allows us to attract the best talent in the industry.

Contractors are paid more and clients pay less while getting better talent. 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.

What are the median contracting rates?

The chart below shows the distribution of rates customers are currently paying for Facet contractors. Note: Because we only recently added the Mid-level tier, the chart below is skewed toward the rates paid for Senior and Principal Engineers.

Are the Facet fees negotiable?

No. We offer our best possible pricing up front. It's part of our commitment to transparency in recruiting.

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

Yes, you can convert a contractor to a full-time salaried 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 twelve months on contract, there is a conversion fee (see the table below). If the contractor is converted after completing twelve months on contract there is no conversion fee.

Month
Conversion Fee
1-4
18%
5-8
12%
9-12
6%
13 +
0%
"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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