The UrbanSitter platform is designed as an online marketplace for parents and sitters to connect for childcare bookings, and as such, we are not an employer of sitters. We believe babysitters should be paid a fair wage and publish an annual survey to assist parents in determining how much to pay their babysitter or nanny. The current average babysitting rate across the United States for one child is $16.75 per hour. Las Vegas has the least expensive babysitter rates at $11.63 per hour for one child whereas San Francisco topped the list at $18.75 per hour for one child!
That being said, payment arrangements are made directly between parents and sitters as detailed in job posts and booking details under the 'Rate' section. Minimum wage laws apply to most babysitting jobs, but not all. For more information, we encourage both sitters and parents to familiarize themselves with their local minimum wage laws. UrbanSitter honors the federal minimum wage and does not allow parents to post jobs at rates below $8 per hour.
If you see a job posted that doesn't meet your rate requirements, please explore other opportunities on the Job Board!