Do any of you have information (or links) to the average billing rates for CAD personnel? I would like to know what end I am in in as far as billing goes. I am looking for low, mid, and high skill level rates. Any response would be appreciated. I looked at the AIA salary survey a few years ago, but if I remember correctly it didn't specify what companies were actually charging clients.
At the moment I base the billing rates on a yearly budget (salary + overhead + profit), and am billing at ~$50 an hour for workers with high skill level, and ~$42 for an intermediate CAD tech. For consultants time there is a 15-20% markup. Are my figures below or above the averages?
We do residential work, and it often seems that we are more expensive then other firms, (some people don't seem to mind charging next to nothing for their work).
Thank you for the input.