man I would be rich if someone paid me that amount of money to do web work.... when I was doing it, I charged 500 for a 5 page static site.Grumpy said:Rich said "Both Nathan and I, and probably a few of the others have done our own. It's much cheaper But as far as price for a designer..."
But to that I say that not everyone has your ability and your website is how people see you. DO NOT do it yourself if you don't know what your doing. It will like like manure then YOU will look like manure.
Also the rate varies on what you want done. The last year I was in the design business I called around to some of the big guys in the area. They wanted $3,500 for a 5 page static site. They wanted $120 an hour to do php code.
My site would costed about $10,000 at those rates!