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Normal babysitting fee?

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Someone asked me to watch there 8 month old. What's the normal rate?
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 13, 2018 at 4:56 PM
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by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 13, 2018 at 4:57 PM
It varies depending on where you live.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 13, 2018 at 4:58 PM
Ny. 40 hrs a week

Quoting Anonymous 2: It varies depending on where you live.
corticosteroid
by Sapphire Member on Jan. 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM

$1200 a month.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM
SHE paid the last person 175 for the week, but that's like 4$ an hr
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 13, 2018 at 5:03 PM
7.50 an he. That seems reasonable?

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$1200 a month.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 13, 2018 at 5:08 PM
Ya she wants to pay me 60 a WEEK...
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 13, 2018 at 5:08 PM


Quoting Anonymous 1: 7.50 an he. That seems reasonable?
Quoting corticosteroid:

$1200 a month.

You aren't licensed.  She won't be able to claim a child care credit-you won't be paying taxes on this income.

Babysitting and "daycare" are different.

With daycare ( which is what you will be doing) you have a set rate, and SHOULD have a contract.  Which SHOULD include things like paid vacations ( for the weeks SHE is on vacation) You SHOULD ( unless you take vacation or other time off that requires her to pay another caregiver) get paid for 52 weeks of the year.

Where in NY are you?  Because in the expensive areas $300 is a good start for unlicensed. Upstate the $225-$250 range would be more competative...remembering that unless you pay taxes on the money and give her your SS# you will be getting the money untaxed and she cannot claim the child care credit.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 13, 2018 at 5:09 PM
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Quoting Anonymous 1: Ya she wants to pay me 60 a WEEK...

That is well below the market rate for most of the country. Say no.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 13, 2018 at 5:10 PM

$1840 per month would be a minimum wage hourly rate where I live.  But I'd charge more than minimum wage.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 13, 2018 at 5:11 PM

Costs in NY state range between 9880 a year to 17K PLUS a year-so about $200 a week would be the correct amount-give or take.

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