Babysitters are now averaging close to $14.00 an hour. A new report shows parents pay about 25% more for sitters since 2010. Experts at Care.com say the bump in pay comes as more families look for adults with specialized skills like safety training or CPR certification.
Parents are likely to pay higher rates in major cities and less elsewhere. San Jose, California tops the list with a going rate of nearly $16.70 cents an hour. San Francisco, Bridgeport Connecticut, Boston and New York City round out the list of the 5 most expensive cities to hire a babysitter.