There are many resources that will allow you to find and determine fair voiceover rates.
Use the links below and always try to network with other voice actors. If not to share your experiences, then just to make friends and connections in the industry. Both are very important!
"Be familiar with normal industry rates and do your part to uphold them, even on auditions through other sources such as dot-com sites.
Go on sagaftra.org and look through the rate sheets. Although non-union rates are often less, you should know the industry minimums.
We ask this because we will turn down jobs if they are insultingly low rates or terms, and we expect our talent will do the same."
-Carol Rathe, Agent, GoVoices
Here are some of the resources we recommend referencing when you are quoting/considering a job:
SAG-AFTRA : Union Rate Calculator
We think that the SAG-AFTRA rates are important to know, even if you are not in the union. These rates are intended to be the standard and as such, non-union voice talent shouldn't stray too far. This calculator is a handy tool for VO talent and clients alike!
GVAA : Global Voice Academy Rate Guide
While the SAG-AFTRA website is heavily geared toward on-camera acting, the Global Voice Academy puts all their focus on, well - voice actors!
We love their easy to read and THOROUGH list of rates for non-union, union and even market rates! They update their rates often, so sign up to receive updates!
Voiceover Resource Guide: Union Rates At A Glance
This website shows voice actors all their rates, without all those "on-camera" rates getting in the way. This handy guide is used by most casting directors and agents for 'at-a-glance' rates.
Edge Studio: Radio Only*
A very quick review of rate ranges for those who do radio spots. *some rates are lower than average.
Payscale: General Salary Averages
This website is a great representation of why we created this website. They say that the average salary of a voice actor ranges from $22K to $403K!!
That is a HUGE spread. While we understand that the booking type and quantity of jobs vary for many voice actors, we have to wonder how many voiceover actors could be earning more by not underselling themselves and knowing how to quote a fair rate.
WoVO: World Voices Organization
While this website does not have any specific rate sheets, they do include documents of best practices and have news on what is going on in the Voiceover world. In addition, they spearhead the popular Transparency Now campaign that urges online casting sites and Pay To Play services to improve their practices.
USEFEE.tv - UK and International Television Rate Calculator
A fellow 'Say Not To Cheap VO' supporter expressed the need for fair rate resources outside of the U.S. and provided us with this website. The site is endorsed by Equity (the UK actors union) and has an extensive list of rates that you can organize by country or continent.