You can lower the rate on an active contract, but you can't raise it. To increase your hourly rate, contact the client to request the change. Agency members can’t see or change their contract rates and will need to contact an agency manager.

Lower your rate on an hourly contract

  1. Click the My Jobs tab
  2. Find the contract you want and click more options (...)
  3. Choose Terms and Settings
  4. Click the ✎ next to the current rate
  5. Enter your new rate. Remember the client only sees rates including the Upwork Service fee

The existing contract will continue, and the new rate will take effect immediately. It will be updated on your work history to reflect the new rate.

Changing a Fixed-Price Contract

For fixed-price contracts, the client isn’t locked into a certain rate. Milestones can be added or adjusted as needed($5 minimum).

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