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SheilaC
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sheila
Vermont
USA
1948 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2009 :  07:44:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone care to share how much you pay a babysitter by the hour (teenager, not "daycare" situation)? I have to admit that we have never left our kiddos (8, 6, and 4) with a teenaged babysitter before, and I have no idea how much they are paid. I have a very responsible girl coming Sat night to babysit, but she's only babysat her siblings, and not been paid for it, so she has no idea what the going rate is either. My sister who lives in the DC area pays $10 - $12 an hour for babysitting, my response to that is, call me up and I'll drive the 8 hours to babysit for that rate ! just kidding of course, but that is exorbitant, in my opinion. So--I know it's up from what I got paid as a teenager, but what do you pay? Thanks for the opinions!

Rebekka Mae
True Blue Farmgirl

965 Posts

Rebekka
Moscow ID
USA
965 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2009 :  08:01:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I pay $8 an hour for two little ones here in Moscow ID;)

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Edited by - Rebekka Mae on Feb 26 2009 08:02:12 AM
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crafter
True Blue Farmgirl

2313 Posts

lori
Fort Atkinson Wisconsin
USA
2313 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2009 :  08:11:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My daughter is 12 and she has been babysitting for about 3 months by herself-before we would go together and sit so that she could gain some confidence and I was there if she needed help with anything. She babysits mostly for a 6yr girl and 1yr old boy and sometimes the friends dog. She gets between $8 and $10 for the children and about $10 per night for the dog. Natalie- my daughter always makes sure she takes her REd Cross babysitting bag with her, a few crafts to do with the kids and treats and drinks.
I hope this helps.

Lori

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SheilaC
True Blue Farmgirl

1948 Posts

Sheila
Vermont
USA
1948 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2009 :  10:06:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lori, is that what she gets per hour?! I babysit during the day for two kiddos and am paid $40 for babysitting from 8 am till 4:30 or 5 pm.
Hmmmm. . .
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2009 :  10:10:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Goodness gracious. I remember when I used to babysit and it was $0.35 per hour and if you got over four hours in, you made over $1. Boy oh boy, those were the days. I'm glad my kiddos are all grown. Now what my oldest son has to look forward to with his new little one.

Betty in Pasco
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willowtreecreek
True Blue Farmgirl

4813 Posts

Julie
Russell AR
USA
4813 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2009 :  10:19:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I babysat about 12 years ago and was making about $12 per hour and if there was more than one kid it was usually more!

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melody
True Blue Farmgirl

3239 Posts

Melody
The Great North Woods in the Land of Hiawatha
USA
3239 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2009 :  10:54:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, I must be ancient....50-cents an hour when I babysat as a young girl and those were some long saturday evenings!! Times are changing!
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Lainey
True Blue Farmgirl

2401 Posts

Elaine
Waco Kentucky
USA
2401 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2009 :  11:07:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Back when I was a teenager I would get anywhere from $10.00 - $20.00 for an evening... like from 7:30 to midnight or so. It all depended on who I babysat for, and that was a few years ago . I've heard that now people around here get $8.00 or more per hour.

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crafter
True Blue Farmgirl

2313 Posts

lori
Fort Atkinson Wisconsin
USA
2313 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2009 :  11:18:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes- Natalie gets $8 plus per hour. She saved her money thru December and her Birthday money form January and bought herself a IPOD Touch- WOW- she has so much more m oney than her mom! :o)

Have a Country Day
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lovelady
True Blue Farmgirl

533 Posts

Toni
Indiana
USA
533 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2009 :  2:49:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Julie, you were raking in the money back then!!

14 years ago I babysat a little boy (started at 3 months old) for 3 days a week in the summer, plus did a little housework for the mom, and I got $25 a day. I was 14 and thought I was rich! But I was the only one of my friends that worked, so it really seemed like a big deal!

I think $8 sounds reasonable.
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