There was an interesting article from the Huffington Post yesterday which showed the average hourly rate paid to babysitters in various places across the country. They focused on large cities like Seattle ($11.75/hr.), Boston ($12.50/hr.) and New York City ($15.50/hr.) but it did make me wonder what the average sitter is getting paid in our area. (It also got me thinking about the differences in what we pay sitters per hour vs. what we pay cay care providers per day – what a difference!)
Sweet Pea is just over ten months old now and we’ve been home for seven of those months without a single date night; my husband and I are beyond ready to get out of the house! So, where are you finding your sitters (high school girls? care.com? relatives?) and how much (per child) are you paying them each hour?
Naptime means playtime for NEK mom Aimee Alexander, whose creative outlet is writing about all things mom-related over at Mama’s Recess including children’s health advocacy, education, raising kids in rural America, and the occasional project or recipe. You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest!