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Going Rates for Statistical Consulting: Results from the Statistical Consulting Section Rates Survey Results
Karen Copeland, Timothy A. Max, and Susan Devlin
The Statistical Consulting Section conducted a web-based survey of consulting rates in December2005 to help members develop and/or assess their consulting rates. Participation in the survey wasrequested via e-mail from all 1532 Statistical Consulting Section members with e-mail addresseson le with the ASA. In total, 512 responses were gathered for a response rate of 33%. Of thosemembers who responded, 67% reported charging clients on a fee-for-service basis, 23% are statisticalconsultants who do not charge clients on a fee-for-service basis and the remaining 9% do not dostatistical consulting. The analysis below focuses only the 345 members who charge for services.
The survey and analysis focused on hourly rates and how they vary by categories of work, ed-ucational level of the consultant, type of employment, and other factors. Below are the mainconclusions.
The survey asked respondents to report hourly rates in US dollars for the following six categories of work.
Read full article at: http://www.amstat.org/sections/cnsl/newsletter/pdf_archive/vol23no1.... Note that we charge much less than these advertised rates (despite PhD and tons of experience and success stories), possibly because