Article first published as Current Babysitter Rates on Technorati.
Trying out a new babysitter and when you ask how much $, she says “Whatever you think is fair.” ?
- location – big city or small town
- age of babysitter
- experience of babysitter
- # of kids to be watched
- special needs – cooking, diapers, special needs child, etc.
Basically for date night, we should pay around $8/hr to the teenager we are hiring to watch our 3 kids. I was planning on about $20 for 3 hours, but it looks like I ought to bump that up a bit! Or come home 1/2 an hour earlier.
Go check it out and then please come back and leave a comment telling me whether the calculator matches with rates in your area.