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Costing Your Time & Daily Rate Calculator

An Excel tool to help you calculate a daily fee rate and links to industry rates of pay.

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Add your overheads (the costs of running your business) to your personal salary (the cost of running you), and divide those by the days you are available to work. That gives you your daily rate.

Costing Your Time & Daily Rate Calculator

The Costing Your Time & Daily Rate Calculator uses this formula to help establish a daily and an hourly rate for your time.

What next?

You’ll find information about industry-specific rates of pay from the following industry bodies. Some information is only accessible to members:

Crafts and visual arts

Dance and theatre

  • Equity – rates for theatre, variety and live performance.

Film, TV and radio

  • BECTU – minimum rates of pay
  • Equity – rates for film, TV, radio and other recorded media



  • Musician's Union – minimum rates for live performance, orchestral or teaching work (search for 'rates'.)
Disclaimer: We want to keep you in the know, so we offer a wide selection of useful resources. But Cultural Enterprise Office isn’t responsible for the advice and information of external organisations in this document. So if you have any questions, please contact the specific organisation directly. 

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