LabVIEW Consultant Hourly Rate
If you’re looking for LabVIEW help and you want a specific number, we can share our standard hourly rates with you if you want to reach out here.
Hourly rates vary a fair amount, just as with many other consultants. Generally, the three main drivers for rate variations are: (1) skill set (2) company size and (3) geography.
Skill set – this usually boils down to two categories: (1) expertise with particular tools of interest (e.g., LabVIEW FPGA depth of knowledge) and (2) expertise within a particular industry or application (e.g., knowing how to tune the control loop for an airplane actuator).
Company Size – One-person shop vs a “larger” company – “Larger” is in quotes because the vast majority of LabVIEW houses are still relatively small companies. There are definitely pros and cons to each, it just depends on your needs. The hourly rates of a one-person shop are likely to be at least somewhat lower. A one-person shop may be better suited for you if you need someone right in your back yard to come on site regularly. A larger company may look more appealing if you need deeper bench strength or are looking to reduce the risk that if one person leaves the company that you’ll still be able to get support.
Geography – a consultant that lives near a larger metro area will generally cost you more due to the higher cost of living.