View Full Version : fair page rate for lettering?

05-03-2016, 07:42 AM
Hey guys,
I plan on hiring someone to do lettering for some pages.
My problem is that I have no clue about lettering page rates.

Since the paid section requires to state what I am paying, I figured I would ask you guys.

So, what is a fair page rate for comic book lettering?


05-04-2016, 11:19 AM

05-04-2016, 05:30 PM
sounds pretty fair =D

But seriously any insight from a pro letterer would be much appreciated.


05-05-2016, 05:37 PM
go to the page rates thread, and look for this link:


Renae De Liz
05-05-2016, 06:46 PM
A fair beginning rate would be $10 per page, I'd say. Could be as little as $5 for a someone really new to it.

05-06-2016, 08:37 AM
I'd pay more for someone that knew what they are doing.. Indie press, webcomics. no one seems to have any idea what they are doing with Lettering.

$20/p minimum. 30-50$ for someone that knows what they are doing.
I pay my flatters $15 minimum...

its "the current year", pay a living wage. also, anyone willing to work at 10$/page has no idea what they are doing, and better just doing it yourself.
Lettering should not be treated like some, copy+paste technical assistant job.

05-06-2016, 02:51 PM
Rate may also depend on if you are strictly doing letters only, or if the publisher/client wants you to do prepress as well. Since most letterers are graphic designers, that's usually the way it goes.

paul brian deberry
05-08-2016, 01:26 PM
My rate is $10 a page and it can/could jump to $20 depending deadline and wordiness of the script.

05-08-2016, 01:55 PM
Anything less than $15 a page isn't worth it to boot up the computer. And that's $15 a page regardless of text count.