How Much Do You Pay A Babysitter In 2023?

It's something that's been on my mind as of late. As some of you know, I'm the dad of two younger kids.

They are now both at the age where my wife and I are more comfortable leaving them alone with someone that ISN'T a family member.

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We all want to make sure our kids are taken care of well, and as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for.

It's a fine line to walk, you don't want to insult someone by offering to low, but with rising costs for almost everything you don't want to over pay either.

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What is the Montana minimum wage?

A good place to start on how much to pay is the minimum wage. Right now in Montana the minimum wage is $9.95 an hour. So is that it, is that the answer?

Well there's a bit more to it than that. What if you have more than 1 kid, what if you have 2 or 3 or even more? Is it still just the one price?

The website SitterCity has a bit more information for us to digest. I hope you're sitting down because according their data the national typical hourly rate of babysitters in 2023 is $18.50 per hour.

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They go on to say that yes you should pay 1 to 2 dollars more for each additional child.

There are other considerations as well such as certifications, holidays, travel and more. If you want to read more about it you can here.

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