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What is appropriate pay?

Posted by on Dec. 12, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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My mil said that I should be getting paid more to babysit. I get $5 an hour with a max of $25.

i think that's fair. 

Who's right?

by on Dec. 12, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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APunchInTheFace
by on Dec. 12, 2014 at 10:17 AM
I get paid $18/$22 an hour to babysit in my area.


$5 is way too low.
theTosh.O
by on Dec. 12, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Wow, really?! Just a regular babysitter, not an accredited daycare?

Quoting APunchInTheFace: I get paid $18/$22 an hour to babysit in my area. $5 is way too low.


myshoes
by Platinum Member on Dec. 12, 2014 at 10:19 AM
I get $30 a day as a daily rate or $125 a week.
My daughters get $5-$7 per hour for evening and weekend sitting. They have a $10 minimum.
kmeow
by Ruby Member on Dec. 12, 2014 at 10:19 AM
That sounds right to me.
theTosh.O
by on Dec. 12, 2014 at 10:20 AM

BUMP!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Dec. 12, 2014 at 10:22 AM
I pay my babysitter $20 per hour for two kids.
Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Dec. 12, 2014 at 10:23 AM
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Whoever you're sitting for is really getting a deal!
jas_momof2
by アニメの雌犬 on Dec. 12, 2014 at 10:23 AM
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Totally depends on your area and what you offer.  People here are world wide - you can't expect New York rates in a podunk town in Georgia. 

APunchInTheFace
by on Dec. 12, 2014 at 10:24 AM
Just a regular babysitter.

I'm in Canada (Ontario), but you will not find a sitter under $18 an hour in my area, even the teens that babysit get paid that amount.


Quoting theTosh.O:

Wow, really?! Just a regular babysitter, not an accredited daycare?

Quoting APunchInTheFace: I get paid $18/$22 an hour to babysit in my area.


$5 is way too low.

theTosh.O
by on Dec. 12, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Wow! I watch 2 kids; should I charge double?

Quoting Anonymous 1: I pay my babysitter $20 per hour for two kids.


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