I'm currently freelancing under my own LLC. I've decided that for now, I want to move to a firm job to get some more experience before I really start working on building my own freelance company. I'm posting here as part of my effort to do some research before I start my job search.
Here's a little about my background:
Although I am a web developer, I got my Bachelors in web design at the Art Institute of Colorado. I took to the web development classes a lot more strongly than the design classes, but as a result I am a web developer who understands and can implement design conventions. I am also able to relate well with web designers because my background involved so much interaction with them.
I have about 14 months of firm experience from an internship that became a part time job in a successful Denver web firm. I have 3 months of internship experience at a small web company. I also have about a year to a year and a half of freelance experience from working under my own LLC.
I am familiar with a number of CMS/shopping carts including wordpress, interspire, bigcommerce, zen cart, mambo and older versions of joomla. Additionally, I am good at learning the coding and customization of new CMS rather quickly.
Finally, I have a decent awareness of SEO and am experienced at adding and tracking Google Analytics accounts.
As I start looking for jobs, I'm already being asked what I would expect to get paid. As job seekers know, this question is really more of a subtle negotiation and being informed is important.
So, What should someone with my experience be able to ask to get paid hourly or per year reasonably?