As we are an open marketplace, it is up to the voice actor and client to negotiate the arranged fee for providing voice-overs for a project.
We leave payments completely up to you and when requested recommend both clients and voice actors to follow trusted online guides such as GVAA rate guide or the Gravy for the brain guide for UK projects.
These prices depend on a number of factors and can include:
Union vs. Non-Union
These are base rate averages for non-union projects delivered online. Rates for non-union projects delivered on-site may be higher. Rates for union projects are usually published by the unions, e.g., AFTRA (USA), SAG (USA), Equity (UK), ACTRA (Canada)
Voice actors tend to charge depending on the purpose of the recording, and the equipment they must use to provide a finished product e.g., a 30-second recording for a TV commercial broadcast all over the US may cost several times more than a five-minute recording for a local documentary.
Pre- and Post-Production
Many Voice123 voice actors can also do pre and post-production work (copy-writing, translating, adding background music, mixing voices, encoding for special delivery, adding special effects, etc.). These fees are usually charged on top of the fees that the voice talent charges for the dry read.
Prices generally include studio costs for the voice recording (not for post-production). You may expect similar prices if you want the talent to go to a designated studio, although this may need to include additional studio rental fees.
Buyouts and residuals
Buyouts are generally for one year and negotiated at 2.5 times the base rate. Residuals may be required by the voice over talent on projects which may have long-term usage.