The babysitting rate will change depending on where you live, the number of children you have, your children’s ages, how much experience your babysitter has, and their job responsibilities. Read on to learn the going rate for babysitting.
Before Hiring a Sitter: Taking some time to consider carefully the following questions will make sure that your expectations are clear and that you are prepared to pay your sitter a competitive wage for the services you are requesting.
1. The average cost of a babysitter in New York City is $18.94 per hour—on par with the national average.
2. The average cost of a babysitter in San Francisco is $21.17 per hour, making it the most expensive city to hire a babysitter.
Many young babysitters fall into the trap of accepting less pay than they should because they have no experience working. It is easy to agree to a lump sum that equals less than the federal minimum wage.