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Average Babysitter Hourly Pay

$10.85
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$225
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The average hourly pay for a Babysitter is $10.85.
10%
$7.97
MEDIAN
$10.85
90%
$16.70
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$8 - $17
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$5 - $1,200
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$16,592 - $35,501
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What Do Babysitters Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Babysitter

4.1 out of 5
(50)
Highly Satisfied
15Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Babysitter

Career Paths

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Babysitter
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Babysitters?

Skills in Activities for Children, Food Preparation, Home Care and Games are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Babysitters?

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 $10.00 based on 95 salaries. An early career Babysitter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.27 based on 498 salaries. A mid-career Babysitter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.06 based on 331 salaries. An experienced Babysitter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.42 based on 234 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Employees with Babysitter in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 40.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (35.0% more) and Chicago, Illinois (34.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,301 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.3%
Early Career
38.3%
Mid Career
25.4%
Experienced
18.0%
Late Career
11.0%