This post originally appeared on Care.com, it has been reprinted with permission.
There are many factors involved in getting child care jobs, but rates are always important. In the past, there was a lot of guesswork involved. But these days, there's real-time data to consult. Nationally, the going rate in 2017 is just under $14 per hour — but the rate varies by city. To find out what other nannies and babysitters are charging in your town and nearby towns, check out the Care.com Babysitter Pay Rate Calculator. This calculates what the pay rate is in your area and will help you know what to charge families:
The Care.com Babysitting Rate Calculator
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