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How much $$ would you ask for babysitting a 6 month old for 45-50 hours per week?

Whats a good amount to ask for? I have 2 young kids of my own as well.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Oct. 13, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (10)
  • $60-$70 a week for a 6 month old...no way!! You need to charge at least $100 a week, but I don't know what the rates are like in Maryland. $60-$70 is waaaay too low though!
    motherofpearls

    Answer by motherofpearls at 1:25 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I pay $125.00 a week for 8-5, M-F
    bjojola

    Answer by bjojola at 1:16 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • You can see what people charge in your area at www.care.com. You will find people who provide care and those looking for care. Search by zipcode and you will see hourly rates. . GL
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 1:22 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I would say $18-$20 a day.
    jasesmommy0529

    Answer by jasesmommy0529 at 1:11 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Sorry meant to say how much $ per week for 45-50 hours
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:12 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I would ask for $150 a week or so.
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 1:12 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • It depends on where you are. Here in NY I paid $250 per week for that. But she is quite experienced and has a whole daycare business. Compared to the $250, if you are just starting out, I would say $175 per week. But if you are in a less metropolitan area, maybe you should charge less.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 1:13 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Im in Maryland
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:14 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Just wondering because the parents offered to give me 60-70 per week.. They said they know someone who will do it for $50 but the person wants to do it at their home and they dont want that.. Its from 7-5:30 mon, wed, thur, fri. and 10-8 on tuesday.. I feel bad saying no because they are friends, but I just feel like 60-70 per week just isnt a fair offer.. Am I wrong?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:19 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I charge $120 a week for in-home. I'm in Oklahoma
    motherofpearls

    Answer by motherofpearls at 1:23 PM on Oct. 13, 2010