Welcome to the Freelance Fees Guide
NEW! Every section of the Guide is now just one click away from listings of NUJ freelances with the right skills, from the NUJ Freelance Directory. Look up the rate, find a freelance: sorted.
We are constantly revising the Guide rates: please send comments and submit rates that you have been paid in the past year. If you have not read the Guide for a while it is important that you read the introduction before going to the rates listings.
Follow the links below to go to the suggested rates for each kind of work. There you will find links to further advice.
Text © Mike Holderness & previous contributors; Moral rights asserted. The collection (database right) © National Union of Journalists. Comments to firstname.lastname@example.org please. You may find the glossary helpful.
The National Union of Journalists must not, can not and would not wish to dictate rates or terms of engagement to members or to editors. The information presented here is for guidance and as an aid to equitable negotiation only.
Suggestions apply to contracts governed by UK law only. In any event, nothing here should be construed as legal advice.