WHAT GOES INTO A PAID PER FINISHED HOUR RATE?

NARRATOR EXPENSE BREAKDOWN

Definitions of Terms:

  • PFH: Per Finished Hour (completed audio, or length of audiobook once it is complete)
  • H&R: The Health and Retirement plan that narrators pay into.
  • Paymaster: The service narrators use so that their productions count toward their Health & Retirement benefits with SAG-AFTRA.
  • ‚ÄčEditing/Proofing/Mastering: The work that goes into audio to make it "complete".  Audio without this process is called "raw" audio.
  • ‚ÄčPaypal Fee: Fees charged by PayPal when a narrator sends an invoice.  

*The above H&R and Paymaster Fees only apply to seasoned narrators who are members of SAG-AFTRA.