Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingParenting · 2 months ago

What's a fair amount to pay a babysitter for a day?

We have a 6 month old baby girl. I'm not sure what the going rate is or how much I should offer for having a babysitter look after her for an afternoon (6 hours or so). 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Well these responses make me feel like a walking doormat... I get paid $20 a day to babysit for six hours, five days a week. AND I clean..

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Work that out in advance. Tell her what you will pay and maybe she will bite. Maybe she has better things to do than look after your brat. 6 hours is considered a banker's workday.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You will need a very experienced person to look after a six month old for so long, so ask what she normally charges. I would think that rates vary rather depending where you live - which country, for example.

  • Moya
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    $20 each hour

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Where I live the national minimum wage is just under $20 per hour. I feel like that is a reasonable amount for babysitting but for a 6 month old baby I might pay more for someone with more experience. 

    You should check what the minimum is where you live and decide if you think that's a reasonable amount to pay someone being left with such a responsibility. 

  • 2 months ago

    Surely you must know minimum wage for your country. None of us are going to have a clue are we.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Maybe $12 per hour!

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    $700 per hour and then give a raise 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    For a child of that age, probably $10-$15 per hour.  This can be higher or lower depending upon what's typical in your area, but there's very little chance it will be much lower.

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