As of 2015, the average industry price in the United States for house sitting is $25 to $30 per day, according to HouseSitter.com. The recommended pay for house sitting varies widely based on your location, the skills of the house sitter and the responsibilities that accompany the job.
The house sitter's responsibilities have a major effect on the daily rate. A house sitter who is expected to clean the house, mow the lawn and perform other tasks requires a higher rate than a house sitter who simply stops by every day to pick up the mail. As a general rule, house sitters in major metropolitan areas, such as Los Angeles or New York City, charge higher rates than those who are working in small towns or suburban areas.