Consulting fees are based on program or project content, skill and expertise of the consultant, geography, client, and a host of other factors. Here are some sources that can help you determine your fees, whether it's best to establish an hourly rate or a project rate, and many other consulting questions:
Searching for a Fair Fee, T+D, v61 n5 p90-93 May 2007
The Business of Consulting: The Basics and Beyond, Elaine Biech, Pfeiffer, ISBN: 0787940216 (1998)
Flawless Consulting Peter Block, Learning Concepts, ISBN: 0787948039 (2000)
Consulting on the Inside, Beverly Scott, ASTD, ISBN: 1-56286-131-X (2000)
The Consultant's Calling, Geoff Bellman, Jossey-Bass, ISBN: 0787958476 (2001)
The Ultimate Consultant Alan Weiss, Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer, ISBN: 0-7879-55508-6 (2001)
Develop or deliver customized training is $2,000 to $3,000 per day
Average training program from development to delivery is $12,000 to $21,000
Excerpted from: "What Things Cost" T+D, June 2002
Other ATD Sources
Hourly - The range is from $55 to more than $150.
Per day - The range is from $250 to $10,000.
Excerpt from: "Shortcuts to Starting a Consulting Business"
Training & Development October 1996
Contact a local ATD chapter to obtain local consulting rates.
Contact SHRM or other local professional association chapters or colleges and universities to determine local consulting rates.