According to HouseSitter.com, rates for housesitting without an overnight stay average $25 to $30 per day, while overnight rates average $50 per day, as of September 2014. Exact rates vary according to required duties and responsibilities, such as cleaning or taking care of pets.
Housesitters watch over property and pets when owners are away on business or for pleasure. While many housesitters work on a freelance basis, homeowners may choose a sitter via professional organizations, such as House Sitters of America. Responsibilities are negotiated between homeowners and sitters. Common duties include basic house cleaning, watering plants, receiving mail and caring for pets. Compensation increases as responsibilities increase.