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Freelancers working in the legal sector are the highest-paid of all sectors studied. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The range of hourly rates charged by freelancers varies wildly, and from industry to industry but the average rate overall globally is $19 per hour.

According to an HRDive report, that’s just one of the revelations in a new study from Payoneer, which looked at the earnings and demographics of freelancers from 170 countries. But another sad revelation is that even in the freelance world, women are coming out behind when it comes to pay rates.

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