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    Default Teenage babysitter - how much per hour?

    For the first time ever, we're getting a teenage friend to babysit DS while we go out to a function on the weekend (we've only ever had my mum mind him).

    DH has offered to pay her $40 an hour! She apparently offered to do it for half that rate, but DH insisted. I personally think he's gone overboard and we'll end up having to pay her $200, but I guess it's a rare outing for us so not a huge deal.

    How much would you pay a 17 year old to look after a 7 year old (who will be very low maintenance as he's being looked after at our house)? Note that she does have a casual job and made herself unavailable to work that night so she could help us out.

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    Default Teenage babysitter - how much per hour?

    Back in the day when I was a teenager babysitting, I got paid a $15 flat rate (none of this hourly rate stuff lol) and that was for 4 kids!

    Your Dh sounds like mine hon, when he outsources he goes overboard. I think $15-$20 an hour is sufficient considering it's a teenage 'friend' and not a service which would take a cut.

    On a side note, what a big deal for you guys having a babysitter that's not family. I hope you have a wonderful, well deserved night out. Xx

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    $20-$25

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    What babyno1onboard said. My DS aged 17 got $80 for a full evening babysitting school aged kids. My DD usually gets $50 from her aunty for an evening looking after her school-aged cousins.

    My kids would probably fly to you for $200!!!!

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    I’d pay the rate she gets from her casual job. Maybe that’s just me being a tight **** as it’s cash in hand and your dd will go to bed while the baby sitter watches tv and facebooks

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    I think $20-$25 hour is reasonable.

    I recently had to use a babysitter (18 years old) for 1.5 hours. She charges $10 hour. I felt awful so gave her $30.

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    My DD used to babysit. $15 an hour which I thought was quite low. But seemed to be the going rate back then

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    $40/hr!!! I'd fly to you and watch your DS for that!

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    $40 an hour is huge! Id think $20-25 would be a pretty good rate.

    We pay DH’s cousin who is 21 approx that to mind our 3. I say approx cause i add it up roughly to $20 an hour then usually add on a little

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    We've only had a teenage babysitter once and I paid her $50 for four hours.

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