[Parentsgroup-list] hourly rate for babysitting?

émilie cappella emilie.cappella at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 20:36:18 EST 2009


My babysitter asks $12/hr and I give her $13. Sometimes I share with a 
neighbor and each of us pay her $8. She's a nurse student.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Debrah Rud" <debrah_rud at student.hms.harvard.edu>
To: <rose at fas.harvard.edu>; "Leonor Perez" <lxp243 at mail.harvard.edu>
Cc: <parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 8:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] hourly rate for babysitting?


>I usually pay between $12-$15/hour.
>
>
> On 1/29/09 8:13 PM, "rose at fas.harvard.edu" <rose at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
>
>> Leonor,
>>> From what I understand, the going rate is $10/hr on up.
>>
>> I think that $10 is for high-school-type sitters, adults get at least 
>> $12/hr,
>> and $15/hr for experienced adult babysitters (such as those with CPR 
>> training,
>> daycare workers, etc).
>>
>> Additionally, I think that the rate is expected to go up as the 
>> babysitter has
>> been with your for a year or more, etc. For example, some people have 
>> given a
>> $1/hr raise when the babysitter has been sitting for about a year on a
>> consistent basis.
>>
>> However, I do not know if any of this is generalized to other people's
>> experiences. Any comments?
>>
>> Susannah
>>
>>
>>
>> Quoting Leonor Perez <lxp243 at mail.harvard.edu>:
>>
>>> I'd like to know too.  Please respond so we can all read the info.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Leonor
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 5:05 PM, Kira Petersen
>>> <kpeters at fas.harvard.edu>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>> apologies for repeating a question that has surly been answered before.
>>>> What is the going rate (or range) for babysitting around here right 
>>>> now?
>>>>
>>>> best,
>>>> Kira
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Kira Petersen
>>>> Ph.D. Candidate,
>>>> Department of Government
>>>> Harvard University
>>>> kpeters at fas.harvard.edu
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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