Please help me figure out how much to charge for two potential jobs! (Both are database related)
I have just finished my MBA, and have a bachelors in Psychology. I discovered in grad school that I have a knack for and a nerdy interest in databases but have no relevant work experience in the area. I live in New Orleans and the job market here is...umm...crappy, so I'm still a "professional babysitter" for the forseeable future.
That said, I have two potential (unrelated) projects coming up, and I was hoping that the Hive Mind could help me determine appropriate compensation.
The first is a one-time project for a professor, taking existing Excel data and turning it into a relational database. Also creating appropriate forms and reports. Probably MySQL/PHP, but potentially Oracle/Access depending on the client's specific needs and the available servers. FWIW, the data has something to do with informatoin on 300 or so power plants in the state. Aparently the budget for the entire project is about $50k but most of that is being used for research. How the heck much do I charge? Should I charge a flat fee or hourly?
The second is a job
that I'm applying for that asks to supply "salary requirements." Basicly the job is coordinating the data collection and entry for an existing database. It appears to be part managerial, part PR, part nerdwork. What the heck is an appropriate salary for this type of job?