There are no set rules, but first consider the complexity of the job and amount of time it will require. Calculating a reasonable rate can be based on averages in your service area. Keep in mind that rates vary from city to city and region to region. For a better sense of the going rate in your area, Browse other postings in our Categories section. Here are three other steps that may help:
Consider the skills and experience required of your job to determine an hourly rate. This may vary, even within specific categories. For instance, a sous chef job requires fewer skills than a master chef position.
If you have a set budget and the flexibility to let Workers complete the job at their own pace, you might want to consider Fixed Price instead of Hourly Rate. Good examples are mowing a lawn or painting a room.
Also note: the rate you set in your post is a starting point. Project Owners and Workers can negotiate within the Comments section of a job posting to reach a mutually agreeable rate.