What to pay a babysitter really varies from state to state and even between metro areas within a state. Besides just asking your neighbors what they pay, another way to figure out is to call some in-home daycares and find out what their hourly rate is. You would usually pay a teenage babysitter a dollar or two less that you would pay the daycare provider. I personally pay $7 an hour for three kids.
at 9:19 AM on Jun. 20, 2008