Over the past year, we have asked our members to complete pay surveys to provide the parents and care providers of our region a snapshot of the average pay for different child care scenarios (i.e. one child, two children, nanny shares, sitter, part-time, etc).
We wanted to take this opportunity to update the pay rate information for “babysitting” in our region as it has been over a year since we last surveyed our community. Today, we present the results of our January 2019 Sitter Pay Rate Survey for One Child!
The average hourly pay rate has increased somewhat since our last poll in December 2017 – from $17.81/hour to over $20.00/hour. We believe this is due to the increasing cost of living in our area and that most of the care providers that completed this survey have many years of experience (and thus, charge a higher rate).
Please note that the vast majority of the respondents were care providers. Keep that in mind when reviewing these results.
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To see our prior Sitter Pay Survey Results (from December 2017), click here.
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