Hiring a freelance graphic designer allows flexibility and there are options for all wallets.
While the average hourly rate of a freelance designer is $45 on Upwork, you can hire someone cheaper, for as a low as $20/hour. The lower your budget, the higher the pressure to find a quality hire.
On the other side of the spectrum, skilled designers charge on average 23% more than standard and all the way up to $150 per hour. Facing these rates, it’s tough for small businesses and solopreneurs to foot the bill.
Note these numbers don’t include bonuses, overtime, or the revision process that some designers may charge separately. It’s also common for the client to be billed in increments (25% or 50% upfront and the remaining at the completion of the project).