Change Your Freelancer's Hourly Rate

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On Upwork, only the freelancer can lower a contract’s hourly rate and only the client can raise it.

To raise a rate on an hourly contract:

  1. Go to Jobs and find the contract.
  2. Select Terms & Settings.
  3. Click the ✎ icon next to the hourly rate and update.

The existing contract will continue. It will be updated on your work histories to reflect the new rate.

If you want to lower the hourly rate, either ask your freelancer directly to do so or end the contract and rehire your freelancer at a lower rate.

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