The average hourly pay for a Babysitter is $10.25.
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$8 - $16
$5 - $1,016
$0 - $254
$16,266 - $33,623
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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…Read more
- 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.
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More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)
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Popular Skills for Babysitter
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Activities for Children, Cleaning, Food Preparation, Home Care and Childhood Education are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Babysitter
An entry-level Babysitter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.95 based on 104 salaries. An early career Babysitter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.14 based on 623 salaries. A mid-career Babysitter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.25 based on 374 salaries. An experienced Babysitter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.86 based on 260 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $10.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Babysitter in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 47.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (42.9% more) and San Diego, California (29.1% more).
Years of Experience
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