Setting the Sitting Rate
Now that you've found your baby sitter that seems to be the perfect
one you need to set
your budget. If you have no idea how much to pay
your sitter per hour and what charges for babysitting then you
should some your homework. What is the going rate for babysitting
these days in USA and Canada? How can you know what is the right
rate for babysitting services in your area?
The answer to the question how much to pay a babysitter can vary
from one location to another and of course after considering several
factors. In general, rates for babysitting depends on the sitter's
experience and the responsibilities with it.
The average babysitting rate is typically in a range between 7$-13$
per hour however in some cases the lower rate can go down to 5$ or
can go high up to 20$ per hour.
What to Consider?
The going babysitting rate is also affected by the number of
children the caretaker need to be responsible for and their age.
taking care of one child is totally different then taking care of
three and taking care of infants is different then taking care of
toddlers. The term baby sitting and the responsibilities with it
vary below the age of three and above. In order to be able to take
care of infants the sitters need to have relevant experience or
training. In general, the baby sitters experience is a main factor in setting
the sitters rate the same as a regular employee salary is set in a
The child care providers fee is also affected by the time of day.
For example, baby sitting hours rates during
the day are less expensive then during the night. Night sitting
services should cost an extra 2$-3$ per hour. On top of that you
need to take into consideration others tasks such as housework,
cooking, running errands, and caring for children with disabilities
or special needs.
Babysitter Rates Calculator
The average babysitting fee in North America has not
been significantly changed in 2014 compared to 2013. In order to know
what is the right
rate for babysitting in your area, sitters websites offer a free
online babysitting rate calculator
which you need to feed with relevant information. At the end, you
will get a number in $ which is the approximately
which should be paid for sitters in your area.
You will need to feed the following information to
babysitter rates calculator per hour
- zip code, age of sitter, number of children and the sitters years
of experience. Then click on the "calculate the rate" button the
calculator will do the rest. The going rates for babysitters can be
different from one sitter to another based on other factors as well
which both sides
can agree on. There for there are no "normal babysitting rate" even
in your own neighborhood.
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