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How Much to Pay a Babysitter


Okay cool, I got a babysitter for Friday night! But how much should I pay her?

I remember the first time I was hiring a babysitter for my sweet little baby girl. I was so nervous! I was nervous about leaving my baby at home and I was nervous because I had no idea how much I should pay her!

You have all your date night ideas all planned out but what about the babysitter? AND how much are you going to pay the babysitter? 5 guidelines for paying your next babysitter on date night.

You don’t want to pay too much on the first job. That would set the bar too high! You don’t want to pay too little or she might never come back!

So naturally I started asking all of my friends what they paid their babysitters. I was a little surprised to hear how much everyone’s answers varied. Some paid on the high end around $10+ per hour and some were paying about half of that.

The hard answer to the question is that it really just depends on the babysitter and the circumstances of the job.

I found that the families paying more money per hour, were expecting a lot more for their money. Here are a few tips to help you decide how much to pay your next babysitter.
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