|Organizers can charge in one of three ways:
Fixed fees are charged for discrete organizational tasks like organizing a workspace or
setting up a filing system. For example, Jeffrey Mayer of Chicago charges $1,000 to
organize an executives desk. An organizer might also charge a fixed fee to do an
introductory training program, a needs assessment, a workshop, and a follow-up session.
For example, Susan Silver sells such packages to corporations. Fees for such programs will
vary with their length and the level of personnel with whom you are working. You can
charge more to train executives than you can to train secretaries.
Hourly Rate. Fees range from $25 to $125 depending
on your location, experience, and expertise. Residential and garage organizers will tend
to be at the lower end of the scale; corporate organizers charge more.
Retainer. Organizers contract to work with a
company for a certain period of time each month. Retainers may range from several hundred
to several thousand dollars a month.