# How Much to Charge for 3D Modeling

Since GrabCAD has enabled the "Hire Me" button, opening very interesting possibilities to get 3D modeling jobs, the question arises in some of us: How much to charge for 3D modeling?

For this "tutorial" we have done some research on the web on the subject, and found several sites with valuable information on the subject.

We recommend reading this work: https://sketchfab.com/blogs/enterprise/create-3d-models-cost, by Miss Amélie Deltombe.

11. ### Step 11: Possible Examples?

Ok. let's see "real" prices in 3D modeling....

12. ### Step 12: Real Examples...

These are actual values of what is being paid for 3D models. Take a close look...

15. ### Step 15: Graphic Charts...

Here are three graphs based on the data from the website cited above.

As can be seen, and it is logical, the more hours of work, the more expensive the 3D model.

It can also be seen that in the range of models that consume up to 20 hr (maybe 30) the rates fluctuate quite a lot. It is possible that this is due to the fact that simple or medium complexity models, the client prefers to use less experienced modelers and pay them a little more than normal, since making this type of models would be more expensive with an expert. (or the expert would have to lower his rate).

It can also be seen that models that require more hours of work, say more than 20, require an expert modeler, so as you can see, the rates are gradually adjusting to a smooth curve.

It is obvious that a junior modeler would not be able to cope with this type of project, so that is the field of expert modelers.

Even so, you can see that the more hours of modeling, the rate is decreasing, instead of increasing. Looking for some limits ranging from \$10 to \$15 with an average of \$13.25.

This is understandable because two things happen: Clients (companies) have determined price limits to be competitive.

And supply and demand forces the expert modelers not to raise the rate too much, otherwise the job goes to someone else.