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What would you pay for a good babysitter?

I live in Ash Flat Arkansas and I am wanting to start babysitting. I was wondering if 75 a week for monday - friday is too much? I have done this before but not had too much luck because I babysat for friends. I am going to try to get my license later this summer, so that will help, but how about now?

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meme_67

Asked by meme_67 at 10:56 AM on Apr. 13, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • It depends on the age of the child. Infant to 2 years is $120 a week. 2-4 years is around $100 a week where I live. I never paid less then $100 a week when my son was little.
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 10:59 AM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • For a rural area, $75 is about average, if you get your liscense and are on the state register, you can change $10 to $15 more

    customcat2000

    Answer by customcat2000 at 11:01 AM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • I would charge no less than 10 an hr
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:06 AM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • It is about $100/ wk where I live.
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 11:10 AM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • It's like 150 a week for babies in my state, and it goes down for the older kids.
    GMR

    Answer by GMR at 11:33 AM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • No one charges less than $120 a week where we live.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:17 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • I would say that is a fair price. Just be aware that there are laws in most places about how many kids you can watch in your home if you are not licensed, and some places have a limit on the number of hours you can watch someone else's kid in your home per week too. But I would say $75 is a good price.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 1:02 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

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