My fees vary depending on the type of client and the client's circumstances:
Generally, doctoral students working on their dissertations cannot afford to pay as much as other types of clients, and consequently the going rate for such students is lower than that for clients in other categories.
The rate I charge to business organizations is based upon what it would cost them to hire a full-time employee to do such work, plus a premium for the amount that the firm is is saving by not having to hire a permanent employee. I also take account of the length of a project, with higher rates for shorter projects, and the regularity with which a firm uses my services.
In some cases smaller firms may not be able to afford rates approaching $150.00/hour for a day or two of my time. In such cases I will negotiate a lower rate based on the firm's ability to pay and my ability to afford to do the work at the price that is feasible for the client.
In the case of governmental agencies and non-profit organizations, law, regulation, policies, and/or budgets sometimes constrain the rates they can pay consultants. If this rate is under the rate I would charge to a private sector firm, I will lower my rate to conform to the organization's constraints if the work can be performed during a period when I do not have any commitments to higher paying clients.
My standard rate for work on legal cases is $300/hour. This rate may be negotiated downward on the basis of the client's ability to pay. In civil cases, part of my fee may be converted to a contingency basis if the client or the law firm cannot afford to pay my fees up front. Such arrangements are solely at my discretion.
|Non-technical data services
(e.g., coding, entry, cleaning data)
(negotiable based on budget)
|Business organizations||$125 - $175/hour
(dependent on number of days retained in current calendar year and ability to pay)
|Governmental agencies & non-profit organizations||$125 - $175/hour
(dependent on number of days retained in current year, ability to pay, and limits on consulting rates)
|Attorneys and litigants||$150 - $300/hour
(negotiable on the basis of client's ability to pay)
Payment is expected immediately upon delivery of the completed product or service purchased. If services are on a continuing basis, the client will be billed after each increment of 3 hours of billable time accumulates on a project. Again, payment is expected immediately upon receipt of a payment due notice from ProStatServices. A late fee will be charged on outstanding balances starting on the 7th calendar day after the date of the invoice or the date of the email message requesting payment for services rendered. The initial late fee will be 5% of the balance due. This will increase by an additional 5% at the end of each increment of 7 additional calendar days after the invoice/payment request has been sent. Late fees will be billed separately following receipt of the originally requested payment. The client is liable for all fees and commissions that may be required to collect payment owed to Professional Statistical Services.
Payment in the form of checks will be accepted from established businesses, governmental and nonprofit organizations, attorneys, and previous customers with a sound payment history.