What Is a Typical Hourly Rate for Babysitting?


A typical hourly rate for babysitting as of 2014 is $10, according to USA Today, but this varies depending on experience, location and the number of children involved. The wage of a babysitter is often open to negotiation between the parents and the babysitter.

Experience is the biggest factor in deciding the hourly rate for a babysitter. If the care giver does not have much experience, then the hourly rate is typically on the low end of the scale. Conversely, a babysitter with solid references likely requires more than the average wage. Also, babysitters in major cities often get paid more than those from small towns. The number of children is another key determinant because a larger number of kids means more responsibility and thus greater pay.