What is the average pay for a babysitter?


Quick Answer

As of 2014, the average pay for a babysitter is $10 an hour, according to About.com. The pay varies based on the number of kids, their ages, the babysitter's experience and if the babysitter is a friend or relative of the children.

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When deciding how much to pay a babysitter, there are multiple factors to consider. The number of children is always a factor, since more than one child is more work for the babysitter. While $10 is average for one child, it is common to increase it by $1 or $2 an hour per each additional child. Infants and younger children also cause the rate to be higher because they require more attention. Older and more experienced babysitters tend to make more than younger babysitters.

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