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What is the going rate for babysitters?

My daughter has never been left with anyone other then family before and I am not sure what to pay. Anyone know what the going rate for a babysitter is?

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Asked by melliesmom1207 at 10:20 AM on Sep. 5, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Go to and and you can search by zipcode what people charge in your area. You will see hourly rates posted under child care provider profiles

    Answer by elizabr at 10:21 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • age and experience aside around min wage.... i am cpr certified and have other certifications and loads of experience so i usually got between 12 to 15 an hour. i also worked with disabled children so that ive been paid almost 20 an hour.... i say a teenager from your hood would be happy with 7 to 8 an hour

    Answer by pinkdena at 10:23 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • Depends on age.

    Answer by queen.bee at 10:26 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • We only use a sitter when we are going out for a date or to do something with friends. The teen girl who watches my son is wonderful and we pay her 8 an hour. In Cali we paid 10 an hour. For full time daycare in our area it runs 190-250 a week.


    Answer by momtolucas2002 at 10:30 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • Ashlee gets 5 or 6 an hour

    Answer by becbec71705 at 11:29 AM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • hey if u want me to watch her I will....

    Answer by MLH92108 at 3:57 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

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