The following voiceover rates sheet is suitable for beginning voice talents only. It is provided here in order to voice talents who are just getting started, and to educate customers about voiceover rates.
More experienced voice talents, those in high demand, those who provide fast turnaround, and those who specialize in a specific voiceover genre will charge higher rates.
The rates sheet includes rates for recording at an outside studio and at a home studio.
These are suggested rates only.
Notes regarding rates for home studios
The following prices are calculated according to the number of words in a script, because this is the most exact way of calculating the amount of voiceover required for the script. However, voice talents are sometimes requested to provide price quotes according to the number of minutes of “finished voiceover”, or according to the number of pages in the script.
In order to “translate” this rates sheet to rates per finished minute, multiply the number of minutes by 150 (which is the average number of words per minute in English), to get the estimated number of words in the script. For example, if the client requests a price quote for a 3 minute promotional video, you can estimate 3 X 150 = 450 words. Therefore the price will be 450 X 1.4 = 630 NIS.
Note: The average number of words per minute differs between languages. For example, the average rate in Hebrew is 120 words per minute.
In order to “translate” this rates sheet to rates per page, multiply the number of pages by 300 (which is the number of words in the page that matches the definition of a “page” in the IVO charter), to get the estimated number of words in the script. For example, if the client requests a price quote for a 2-page tutorial, you can estimate 2 X 300 = 600 words. Therefore the price will be 600 X 1.4 = 840 NIS.
For the definition of a finished minute and a page, refer to the charter.