Paying Your Babysitter

CalculatorWe know how crazy the back-to-school season can be. Sometimes you just don’t have time for school pick-ups and drop-offs, playdates, music lessons, sports and everything else in your kids’ busy lives. If you’re thinking about hiring a babysitter to help with your schedule, we found a new tool that can ease the hiring process.

Care.com’s babysitter hourly rate calculator takes into account where you live, how many children you have and the amount of experience your caregiver has before it suggests what you should pay her. The tool provides a great rough estimate of what other babysitters in your area are earning, but remember to adjust her rate if you ask her to do extra tasks, like grocery shopping or laundry. Finding a babysitter you trust and your kids love can be hard, so don’t risk losing her because of money.

How much do you pay your babysitter?

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    On August 18, 2011 at 8:51 am

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  2. by Candi

    On August 25, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Most industries will pay employees more if they have an Associate’s degree or higher. The same is true for babysitters.

    If you are a babysitter with a college degree in education, early childhood education, or a related field, you can expect a higher babysitter compensation. If you have completed coursework toward an early childhood or education degree, you can also receive more pay than someone without those qualifications. Many parents feel reassured by having an experienced and educated person caring for their children.

    If you have more than two years of experience and a college degree, expect to receive a salary on the higher end… http://tinyurl.com/3rk4xzr

  3. by Jessica

    On September 4, 2011 at 11:12 am

    According to this calculator, I should be paying a babysitter more than double what I myself make per hour. I guess I should look into babysitting…….

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