This handy babysitter calculator can help you to determine the going rate for babysitting in your area based on the average rate in your zip code.  It also takes into account other important factors in determining the babysitter rate.

The most important factors in how much to pay a babysitter are: where you live, the number of children being watched, the age of the sitter and the years of experience that this babysitter has.

While there are other factors that determine how much to pay a sitter, this will give you a good idea of what the babysitter might be expecting.

I always say that it is better to overpay a sitter than under-pay them. Then you can be sure that on nights when EVERYONE seems to need a sitter (like New Year’s Eve!) then your sitter will keep the night reserved for your kids!