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Minimum wage per kid per hour? Are you all crazy? What rich neighborhoods are these answers coming from? Teachers (who are professionals, no less) that have to put up with umpteen kids at a time don't make nearly that much. I live in a low income area, and for daycare you will expect to pay $20 or so per kid per DAY. So, if you're just babysitting for a couple kids for an evening, for example, and they give you $20, I'd say that's plenty fair. In most places, a babysitter asking for $7 an hour per kid is laughable and you definitely won't get hired at that price. Unless you're in a very affluent area, you really need to rethink this.

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I was wondering the same thing!
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Really!
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I get paid $55 dollars for 5 for one kid that's a good price right?
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sounds good to me!:-).
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ibepwning

Minimum wage

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Depends how many kids, the ages of the kids, how long and if there's anything else you do for the family.

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$7 or $8 an hour seems fair. Because $5 and $6 an hour is too little, and $9 and $10 an hour is too much. But it depends on the family, kids, etc.

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$7 per kid per hour.

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so if you had three kids and had a babysitter from 7-11 for an example you would pay them $84 [(7*3)*4]
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im just saying it depends
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I like my money :)
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im guessing ur th one getting paid and not doing the paying...if ur going to get payed that much enjoy it :p
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*paid
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I will :)
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Wow! You must be living somewhere affluent to get $7hr/per kid!!
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Ask your friends how much they get and base the amount based upon how many children and what they are asking you to do.

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minunin wage

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It depends on how long and how many kids

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minmam wage

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minimum wage per kid....

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if it's a bad kid 15 per hour and a good kid 10 per hour and a baby 20 per hour.

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Okay so if there were lets say 4 to 6 kids $8 or $9 dollars would be fair. If there were 3 kids 6 or 7 dollars would be a fair price.

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It really depends on how many kids there are and how long you are babysitting them. Sometimes their ages also matter. I would say that if you are babysitting a child under a year old, it should be at least 15 dollars for an hour. If the kid is over a year to around the age of four, it mostly depends on their behavior. I think around 20 dollars would be could for an average behaving child. Then from four to nine it should be 15 or less, it really is fair considering most kids around nine just needs some macaroni or a cracker from time to time, and just go play on their own. Anyone older than nine should be 10 dollars. Don't pressure anyone you are babysitting for to match up the money perfectly, if they offer you 50 dollars for two kids under five, take it and don't ask questions.

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It really depends on how old the children are and how many kids you are taking care of. Theres also how long you take care of the children.

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Depends

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$20

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Minimum wage.It all depends on the family size and how much attention the kid needs. I had a babysitting job were I only got paid $2.00 and hour which is way too little. I'd play with him for 5 hours while his parent partied and I'd only earn $10.

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That is too low.:-(
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u can start with $50 for every 1hr 30minutes

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thats expensive 2 hours would be like 100 bucks badddd money child
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well, for about my first 5 months i charged 5$ an hour. As you get older and more experienced, you can charge more. (7$)

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Same as me!
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At least you charge a realistic rate! Some of these I'm reading?? Whoa!
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7-8 bucks an hour

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Kids are a lot of work, so 20 bucks an hour.

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uhhhh u suck tooo much im a nanny !
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animals minimum is 8 dollars and kids 1-6 are 12 dollars an hour, 7-10 are usually around 10, and a tip for the money is " every child or animal is one of the prices"!

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wow that really helps!
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Most ridiculous thing I've ever heard, but thanks for the laugh!
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It depends on the child/children and how long you will be babysitting.

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it matters on how long you baby sit

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I baby sit my little brother and i get $7.50 an hour

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Im a nanny and i began,off as a babysitter i would say if its a baby maybe you should get payed 7 bucks an hour,or if its 5 and up maybe 2 bucks an hour if for a long tim just right off the bat 50 buck(:

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when i was doing it i made out at 5 an hour with a three year whom acted 1 and wasnt even potty trained but depending on time of day and notice id charge different for instence often id go in at 2 am and stop at 6 at night morning hours 10$ night 10$ midday or long notice 5$ short notice an extra 2$ ph

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Depends on the child, how many are there, and the hours of babysitting

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depends on if your dealing with little angels or monsters =P

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I get paid 5 bucks an hour for 2 kids.... I work nights. If you work days you should get paid at least 7 an hour........ But it doesn't matter if they are angels or demons. You will get paid the same.

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It should be 10 bucks per. hour............. unless your dealing with li'l monsters!
it should 25 bucks per. hour.
:) + how many kids as well

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Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!
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5 to 25 bucks per hour

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i think that is way to much it should probably be about 5-8 bucks per hour
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25 dollars!!!!! Unless you baby sit for 15 kids. thats crazy
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I baby sit all the time and I just normally get paid about 6 dollars an hour. If it’s for an evening though it’s normally about 20 to 40 dollars for the whole evening. The best way to do it though is to just let the parents pay you what they want because they know how hard it can be to look after the kids and will pay you fairly almost every time the times they don’t is when they forget to get cash on the way back or have lost their cheek book.

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$10 per kid

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it depends on how long you babysit, how experienced,and how old you are i would say if you are 13 or older you should probably get paid 6 or 7$ an hour

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When I babysat I got paid around $2 per hour per kid. Otherwise, it's cheaper for them to hire a professional. Sorry, but there isn't much money in that.

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I really think $10 per hour

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how old are you and how expirenced are you
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Trust me, I've had a good experience, just trust me...
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I used to get 10.00 an hour for three terrors!!!!

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10dollar an hour

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most people get 5 to 10 dollars and hour per kid

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I make 4-5 dollars an hour depending how many kids.

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Well, I have baby sat 3 kids for three hours and I got almost thirty bucks.

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I babysit a 4yearold and his mom pays me 10 bucks an hour..... i make BANK!!

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$40 an hour

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It depends on number of kids and age of them and also the type of family. However by an average you get paid around $7 to $9.

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$7.25 n hour

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