The average pay for a babysitter varies in different parts of the country. Prices tend to be higher for babysitters in larger cities. However, factors such as the number of children, the age of the children and the experience and quality of the babysitter all have an impact on cost.
According to a 2014 study by UrbanSitter.com, New York City had the highest cost for babysitters, with an average of $15.34 per hour for one child. San Francisco had the second highest average cost for babysitting a single child and highest babysitting cost per hour for both two and three children. In St. Louis, the average is just $9.75 per hour.