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What do you normally pay a babysitter per hour?

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Asked by pam.dahlstrom at 5:43 PM on Jun. 19, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • i was paid $10 an hour for one child a year ago

    Answer by CMEckery at 5:46 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • We don't pay by the hour but for my step-daughter whose is 3. She goes to a pre-school and we pay about $200 a week for her to go 5 days for about 8 hours. But when we where looking for hourly we found one that was $40 an hour.

    Answer by IansMommy1013 at 5:46 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • It depends on the age of child(ren) and the qualifications of the sitter.

    Answer by swaites2003 at 5:49 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • I think the normal range is $5 - $10 (5 you pay to teenagers who is looking for pocket money or some extra cash and 10 for professionals or older one) but it may vary from area & locality and also if u go through an agency.

    Answer by asrnm at 6:55 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • well i own my own childcare facility, I wish we go paid what you all pay. Wow, for my preschool program i only charge 140.00 wk. Hour is 2.00 hour, yes i am licensed. and my programs rarely have an opening.

    Answer by phyliss3 at 7:20 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • My Mom watches kids for 20.00 a day for full day. ( infants & preschool) When we go out for the night, I usually pay 20.00 for the night plus pizza and snacks of thier choice. I have one daughter age 7. But the girls who sit for us won't usually give us a price, they just say whatever we want to pay.
    Most of the time we pay nothing, cause we swap with our friends, or ask Grandparents & Aunts & Uncles!

    Answer by Michelvis68 at 7:38 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • I pay 2.75/hr. for a home based daycare. I love it, b/c I know exactly who my son's around every day (no high turnover rates in the job market).

    Answer by rlemde at 11:27 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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