Babysitter Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Babysitter is $9.85 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s rate.
Babysitter Salary (?
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$11,940 - $53,335
(Median)
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53K
MEDIAN: $16,453
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Babysitter Salary (?
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$6.84 - $15.10
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$11,940 - $53,335  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$14,168 - $31,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$6.84 - $15.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $5.09  
Overtime
$0.00 - $19.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$14,168 - $31,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 467
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Job Description for Babysitter

A babysitter provides care to children while their parents or guardians are away. Babysitters largely work part time and care for only one or two children in a given week. They may work in their own home or in the home of the family for whom the service is provided; a babysitter called in to watch over children for a few hours in an evening normally works in the client's home. Sitters may also provide care for pre-kindergarten children during the day while parents work perform work in their home.
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Babysitter Tasks
  • Select appropriate activities and follow feeding and sleep schedules.
  • Respond to injuries, emergencies and hygiene needs.
  • Interact with and entertain a child or children during designated time frame.
  • Clean and organize around the house.

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Experience Affects Babysitter Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 3% dental benefits Dental: 2%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 97%