A view of freelancer day rates for Artworkers and Retouchers

All disciplines
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The community average for Studio

The average day rate across all "Studio" roles in 2017 is £261.

This is slightly lower than the average across the entire community. Do keep in mind, the dataset includes day rates from all contracts within the discipline as a whole, no matter duration or type of business.

Studio freelance average day rates 2017
Average Artworkers freelance day rates


The average day rate for an Artworker is £10 lower than that for Retouchers. This is largely due to a higher volume of lower day rate contracts.

The average day rate for an Artworker this year is £257.

Average Retoucher freelance day rates


One third of all Retouchers get booked at £300 / day, with most rates being between £250 and £300.

The average day rate for a Retoucher is £267.

Let's talk about gender.

The uncomfortable truth is that the gender pay gap exists for Artworkers and Retouchers. Looking across the discipline, men make an average £20 / day more than women.

Studio freelance day rates by gender 2017

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