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What is the going rate on paying a babysitter for a few hours one night?

My kids are 9 & 8 years old...

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CommonsWife

Asked by CommonsWife at 8:45 PM on Aug. 16, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • 7-10 bucks an hour
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:48 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • $5-$10 depending on the age of the babysitter.
    JGRIMMER

    Answer by JGRIMMER at 8:48 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Thanks for the heads up! I had no idea of what to pay this young lady & she wanted me to give her whatever I wanted. So I wanted to be sure I was not low balling her no overpaying her.
    CommonsWife

    Comment by CommonsWife (original poster) at 8:57 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • I have 4 kids under 7, and we have always paid $10/hour.
    ARmom

    Answer by ARmom at 11:06 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Our babysitter is only 13- she's sort of in training! lol but we pay her $5 for 2 hrs- kids have always been in bed and she just sits here watching a movie or something for my husband and I to go a mile away and do our grocery shopping at night.
    KariLyn84

    Answer by KariLyn84 at 11:38 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • For 2 kids my daughter usually gets paid 8-10 dollars an hour. She's 15.
    cleanaturalady

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 10:45 AM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • I think that 8-10 an hour is reasonable for two kids.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 10:46 AM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • $ 8 -10
    Liansmommie

    Answer by Liansmommie at 5:47 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • $5 an hour here, for Red Cross Certified and experienced sitters.
    aliceinalgonac

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 6:05 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • $7 an hour I have 3 kids
    cozytime

    Answer by cozytime at 9:42 AM on Aug. 18, 2010

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