How do you estimate a fair hourly for a freelancer?

I’m developing a game and I need to hire graphics/illustration people typically at an hourly rate.

Some of the work I need done is way harder than others but Upwork (oDesk) has a hourly that is not a fair value for some of the work I need done.

How do you find an hourly that is a fair market price without lowballing the artist by accident?

@michaeljamescalkins, you can create 2 job postings, and have 2 different hourly contracts for the 2 different types of work

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To apply to the job the freelancer puts down their expected rate. You don’t get to determine it (unless you then decide to negotiate with the freelancer).

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Create different projects with different rates. This will solve your problem. Or you can work with studios, that has several designers and you will get managed team.

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