Consulting Firm Bills Bankrupt Detroit $275/hr For 22-Year-Old Entry Level Staffer

KingKenrod8/14/2013 11:02:46 am PDT

re: #9 Vicious Babushka

Also, if you charged your customers less, you would get more contracts.

Not necessarily, you would also be viewed as someone who might be doing substandard work. At this level (a large bankruptcy) the quality of work is more important than the rate. There’s little indication in the story that $275/hr is unusual, and I can tell you from my own experience consulting in engineering it’s not unusual at all for professional services, even junior level.