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How much do you pay a babysitter an hour?

My 15 yr old daughter babysits and there is a wide range depending on the families she sits for.

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Asked by ckap4707 at 4:58 PM on Jul. 27, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • $5

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 5:00 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • You can go to and look at what people charge/offer in your area. You can look at provider profiles and also families looking for sitters. GL

    Answer by elizabr at 5:00 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • 5 dollars an hour.

    I will never pay a babysitter more than minimum wage. i think it's asinine and crazy that some teenage babysitters are asking for 10 dollars an hour. it's insane.
    Even professional child care providers don't get paid that much per child an hour.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 5:00 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • We pay our little 13yr old babysitter 20.00 a night.. No matter how long or how short..

    Answer by ArlieBeeMee at 5:01 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • I've been wondering about this lately...
    When it was just my son, I paid $5 an hour.
    My neighbor has 3 kids and only pays $4 or $6 an hour, I forget what she said.
    My husband wanted to pay a babysitter $10 an hour for our two kids (3 and 1). That seemed like too much to me...I was thinking $8?

    Answer by chelsea_renee at 5:01 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • She gets between $10 - $15 an hour!

    Comment by ckap4707 (original poster) at 5:06 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • We do by the day so it's $25 a day form 7:30-5:30

    Answer by ktinaza at 5:18 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • I've always paid $10 per hour for two little ones. I've only used adult babysitters though, so I don't know what the going rate would be for a teen.

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:19 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • My dd babysits too and around here she gets $10 an hour. I know that in the city (new york) they get close to $20.

    Answer by wallmom1 at 7:55 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • My teenage babysitter for my almost 2-yr-old makes $100 for 4hrs 3days a week, so between 9 and 10bux per hour.

    Answer by soflashelley at 5:17 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

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