How Much To Pay A Babysitter: Average Babysitting Rates Throughout U.S. (INFOGRAPHIC)

Young mother and her little daughter drawing together
Young mother and her little daughter drawing together

If you're lucky enough to score a babysitter for a Friday night out, the question of how much to pay that babysitter is inevitable. And because babysitting rates vary in different regions, finding the answer can be tricky.

To that end, UrbanSitter, an online babysitting resource, has published their annual infographic that shows average hourly rates across the country, based on recent transactions made by their users. Compared to the data collected last year, the rates increased in most cities except for New York City and Los Angeles. San Francisco bested New York City as the most expensive city at $14 per hour for one child.

Other sites like and, offer alternative rate calculators.

See UrbanSitter's infographic here:


Before You Go

1. New York

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