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Paying a teenage sitter...

I know it varies by area, but can anyone share how much they pay a teenage sitter to watch their children?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:02 AM on Jul. 17, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • My 16 yo dd babysits on a regular basis for a few families in the neighborhood. She gets between 8 and 10 dollars an hour. Hope this helps

    Answer by wallmom1 at 9:08 AM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • whew times change, when I would babysit I charged $3 an hour, LOL.

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 10:58 AM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • I would say between $8-10 an hour.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:25 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • 5 an hour for the first kid, then an addition dollar an hour for each additional kid. (I have 4 kids so it would be 8 an hour.)

    Answer by Hannah22 at 12:50 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • I too charged 5 dollars for 1 kid per hour, then an additional 1$ for every other child. I babysat for people who had only 2 kids so it was 6$ an hour on up to someone with 4 so it was 8$ an hour... 5$ is usually the cheapest you'll find anyone charging, any more then 10$ your being over-charged, unless that teenager is watching your child's slumber party, or you have a butt load of kids.

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 1:33 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

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