Translation for Dubbing - Rates per minute?
Thread poster: RHay

RHay
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:34
English to German
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Jun 8

Hello, does anyone know if there are minimum rates per minute or what the standard rate per minute should be? The client refuses to pay per word count and pays a rate of USD 2.50 per minute runtime. There are a lot of short episodes of 11 minutes each, I end up with USD 33.00 per episode. This seems quite low for me, I spend about 3 hours per episode, but I would like to know what everyone else thinks before I challenge those rates. Thanks so much.
PS: Language is US-En to German.


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 15:34
Member (2009)
English to German
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Rate dumping Jun 11

RHay wrote:
...and pays a rate of USD 2.50 per minute runtime. There are a lot of short episodes of 11 minutes each, I end up with USD 33.00 per episode. This seems quite low for me, I spend about 3 hours per episode...


Well, USD 2.50 is much too low for this type of labor intensive work. Triple that amount, and you could start working on the projects.


mughwI
 

RHay
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:34
English to German
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks so much. Jun 11

Thayenga wrote:

RHay wrote:
...and pays a rate of USD 2.50 per minute runtime. There are a lot of short episodes of 11 minutes each, I end up with USD 33.00 per episode. This seems quite low for me, I spend about 3 hours per episode...


Well, USD 2.50 is much too low for this type of labor intensive work. Triple that amount, and you could start working on the projects.


 

Jiaying Ma
Australia
Local time: 00:34
English to Chinese
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One way to figure out the rate Jun 12

You can calculate how much you get paid hourly if it's a translation job, and apply same hourly rate to the episode. If you need 3 hours to finish one episode, then 3 x your hourly rate, and then calculate the rate per minute by dividing the number by the total minutes of the episode.

Phoenix III
 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 15:34
Member (2009)
English to German
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My pleasure Jun 13

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