What Is a Good Price to Charge for Babysitting?


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Care.com asserts that babysitters make an average of $10 per hour, so it may be acceptable to charge a family at this rate. However, you should raise or lower your price based on your experience.

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You can also adjust your babysitting rate depending on the amount of children you'll be watching. You can charge $2 to $5 more per hour for each additional child in your care. Also, if you'll need to run errands for the family, such as taking a child to sports practice or a doctor's appointment, you can increase your rate. You can receive an additional $10 for each meal you have to prepare for the children.

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