I'm hoping some of you out there will have an idea for me as-to what to charge per hour as a programmer consultant. My old company is interested in hiring me back, part-time, to work from home as a programmer (my old job, basically; I have been gone 19 months). I would be classified as an employee, so witholding would be taken care of. I worked for this company (in MO) for nine years, eight of those years in the software they are needing my help in. They are also getting desperate, as a lot of employees have left recently. I do not want to rip them off, but I would like to get paid for my knowledge. Any comments on what I should charge per hour?