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Top Rated Plus highlights freelancers and agencies who consistently perform on large contracts at the highest level. They stand out by delivering premium quality on high-budget or long-term jobs.

This talent offers Top Rated quality with some of Upwork’s largest contracts in their given field.

Top Rated Plus freelancers and agencies work in a wide range of categories around the world.

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Benefits

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As a Top Rated freelancer or agency, you’ll have a dedicated badge on your freelancer, agency, or agency member’s profile and proposals that displays to Upwork clients on a paid plan (Enterprise, Business, and some Plus clients). You’ll also get the following benefits.

Become Top Rated Plus

You earn Top Rated Plus status by building an impressive reputation on Upwork with large and long-term contracts. As with Top Rated status, you must have a proven history of success with multiple clients, delight your clients with your work every time, and contribute to a safe and vibrant marketplace by knowing and following the Upwork Terms of Service.

 

PRO TIP

If you've already earned Top Rated status and want to learn more about becoming Top Rated Plus, check My Stats to find a breakdown of your progress so far!

 

Criteria

In addition to earning and maintaining Top Rated status, Top Rated Plus must have the following qualifications:

  •  Total earnings over $10,000 in the past 12 months
  • Agencies have total earnings over $20,000 in the past 12 months
  • Worked or working on one or more large* contracts in the past 12 months without negative outcomes (<10% for agencies)
  • Freelancer must not be an Exclusive Agency contractor

NOTES

To qualify for Top Rated Plus as an individual, a freelancer must be a Non-Exclusive Agency Contractor. Learn more about the difference between Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Agency Contractors here

To qualify for Top Rated Plus, an individual freelancer only needs to qualify in a single category. The qualification depends upon the contract category, not the freelancer profile category.

Large Contracts 

The criteria for a “large contract” is specific to the contract category. We base these amounts on the opportunities currently available on Upwork. For example, in certain categories, a large contract might be one with earnings of $5,000 but in others it might be a $20,000 or $30,000 contract.

As of July 2020, we define large contracts as shown below.

 

Freelancers

Category Large Contract Amount
Accounting and Consulting $10,000
Admin Support $10,000
Customer Support $20,000
Data Science and Analytics $10,000
Design and Creative $5,000
Engineering and Architecture $5,000
IT and Engineering $10,000
Legal $5,000
Sales and Marketing $10,000
Translation $5,000
Web, Mobile and Software Development $15,000
Writing $5,000

 

Agencies

Category Large Contract Amount
Accounting and Consulting $20,000
Admin Support $20,000
Customer Service $20,000
Data Science and Analytics $20,000
Design and Creative $10,000
Engineering and Architecture $10,000
IT and Networking $20,000
Legal $10,000
Sales and Marketing $20,000
Translation $10,000
Web, Mobile and Software Development $30,000
Writing $10,000

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