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I'd like to identify the range of hourly wages among hourly employees for each country.  I have done some analysis at www.tedpenner.com/countries but minimum wage does not even begin to tell us enough.  What we need for the purposes of outsourcing, is simply some way to identify the range, or even just the top number that would be typical of the highest for a per hour employee.  Assistance in finding some way to identify this is greatly appreciated.  Please ignore the time zone data, we know that is wrong in the table and are working on resolving that one today.
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Go to payscale.com to enter the details that you require for this information.

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http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Industry=Information_Technology_%28IT%29_Services/Hourly_Rate
Ted PennerData Structures Engineer

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Outstanding!!
What industry are you wanting salary ranges. Computer in general or a specific computer related job?

Here is one covering 45,000 different job titles, in 8000 cities in 69 countries. It gives job description and the average salary in the top 25% and bottom 25%.

http://www.erieri.com/globalsalarycalculator

http://www.salaryexpert.com/?FuseAction=ShopCart.ItemDetails&ItemID=22
Ted PennerData Structures Engineer

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I'm asking myself the same questions.  Honestly, I am looking for a single column, maybe two that would give me more than just min wage.  The page serves 'sometimes' as method of saying to a contractor that I have done my homework and won't be taken for a ride, thereby illustrating also that what I have offered is well above the norm.  It has taken some of the negotiating hassle out of the equation from time to time even in it's current form.
In Europe are dedicated websites and magazines in local language for different countries. It is not usually English language, but the national language. I guess that does not help you, or?
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A couple more
for new zealand: http://www.enz.org/new-zealand-salaries.html
Australia: http://www.tradingeconomics.com/australia/wages This site also makes comparisons with other countries.

Payscale.com allows you to choose a number of countries: http://www.payscale.com/rccountries.aspx
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and Pow:
https://www.elance.com/trends/talent-available#TopSkills

You seem to have an invalid assumption that third world countries will have cheaper skills and fees. But, that's not quite right. In the outsourcing community, a project has a value that is somewhat normalized across the entire marketplace in which you are trolling for services.

What will be more important to you is work ethic associated with different cultures. For me, personally, some of the former Eastern block countries are moderately priced in terms of fees, but unbeatable in terms of how hard they work. I have one guy I have worked with for years that I have been unable to engage in chitchat because his answer to everything non-work related is "I am here to work."

India is well known for their software industry, but supply and demand are hard at work over there. The demand is high, and they try to meet the supply by hiring anyone who can slap their hands on a keyboard, so you really have to search to find a firm that can do anything on time.

In the end, there is a value proposition here. You must exchange equal or greater value in order to get any sort of return. Going cheap (especially with outsourcers) is usually the most expensive way to go because you'll burn time. You can always make more money, but you can never get more time.
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Lastly, if you don't want to be "taken for a ride" just remember:

1. They get screwed just as much. There are a lot of unscrupulous people that get a deliverable, then dispute the project and run with the code. So....
2. Put everything in writing. You should have a project checklist of the things you want ALONG WITH how you will measure "is it done?"
3. NEVER release funds to a contractor until you are 100%
Ted PennerData Structures Engineer

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Michael, excellent advice!!