Another thing to keep in mind when comparing a salary/hourly to 1099/contract income is that, when you are salaried, your employer is paying a portion of your taxes. (I believe it's around half).
So - let's just say the tax rate is 20% -
Of course this is a simplification - but can be helpful to keep in mind when setting freelance rates: you're going to see a lot less of it than if it were salaried income.
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