The average pay for a Babysitter is $10.21 per hour.
The average pay for a Babysitter is $21,329 per year.
|Salary||$11,829 - $40,243|
|Bonus||$4.00 - $1,000|
|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).)
|$15,269 - $33,097|
|Hourly Rate||$7.72 - $15.52|
|Hourly Tips||$0.11 - $3.15|
|Overtime||$2.90 - $20.05|
|Bonus||$4.00 - $1,000|
|Total Pay (||$15,269 - $33,097|
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.Read More...
Parents typically have explicit instructions for the child or children to be cared for, including any dietary restrictions, medical needs, and preferred activities. For older children, the parents may also specify homework responsibilities and bedtime arrangements. A babysitter should always consult with the parents to know any specific requirements, emergency instructions, and contact numbers. While a child or children are in the babysitter’s care, the sitter should expect to be completely occupied with watching and interacting with their charges. If anything of any particular note takes place while the child is under the sitter’s care - but is not serious enough to immediately contact the parents and/or emergency services - the sitter must document it and make the parents aware.
In most situations, the requirements to be a babysitter are not governed by official regulations. For the most part, a babysitter should be expected to keep references to be presented in an interview with parents. In many jurisdictions, the number of children and hours that they can be cared for is somewhat regulated, and babysitters who find themselves moving into full-time care may need to seek some sort of formal certification in child care or child development. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Interact with and entertain a child or children during designated time frame.
- Clean and organize around the house.
- Select appropriate activities and follow feeding and sleep schedules.
- Respond to injuries, emergencies and hygiene needs.
Common Career Paths for Babysitter
Babysitters who transition into a Registered Nurse role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $56K per year. Babysitters moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Nanny or Aupairs or Nannies. The median paychecks in those roles are $3K higher and $7K higher, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Babysitter
Babysitters report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Teacher, Food Preparation, and Driving are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 18 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Those educated in Activities for Children tend to be well versed in cooking.
Pay by Experience Level for Babysitter
Pay by Experience for a Babysitter has a positive trend. An entry-level Babysitter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 605 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Babysitter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 309 salaries. An experienced Babysitter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 178 salaries. A Babysitter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 93 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Babysitters that is 50 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Babysitters will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+47 percent), San Diego (+46 percent), Sacramento (+37 percent), and Chicago (+33 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Las Vegas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.
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