Average Babysitter Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Babysitter is $10.25.
MEDIAN $10.25
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $16
$5 - $1,016
$0 - $254
Total Pay
$16,266 - $33,623

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Job Description for Babysitter

Babysitter Tasks
  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Babysitter

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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Babysitter

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.
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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