Average hourly child care rates released
UrbanSitter releases results of its annual survey, shares child care stats and average hourly rates by city.
Child care is indispensable — parents need to work and have the occasional night on the town. Ever wondered how your hiring habits and caretaker's hourly rates stacked up against the rest of the country?
UrbanSitter just released an easy-to-digest report, "Babysitting & Nannying by the Numbers," based on data collected from nearly 6,000 families across the United States.
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Take a look at these child care and hourly rate stats:
- Parents hire 2.6 different sitters on average in a year.
- A third of parents surveyed said they hire a baby sitter one to two times a month for a date night, and an additional 32 percent said they go out at least four to six times a year.
- San Francisco tops the list, with an average baby-sitting rate of $14 per hour for one child, $16.75 for two children and $19.25 for three children.
- Nannies earn up to two more dollars an hour than baby sitters do. The national average for nanny pay is $13.50 per hour for one child, $15.50 for two children, and $17.25 for three children.
- Baby sitters come and go, especially college students. Only 11 percent of parents say they’ve had the same sitter for more than five years.
- More than a third of parents surveyed spend more than $1,000 on their baby sitters in a year.
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Check out UrbanSitter’s “Babysitting & Nannying by the Numbers” infographic for average hourly rates for baby-sitting and nannying by city here. See how these baby-sitting rates compare with last year’s data.
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