Guide to Pay Rates
Need to know how much to pay a babysitter, nanny, pet sitter, or family caregiver? Our guide provides detailed breakdowns of hourly rates, salaries, and costs for all kinds of care services.
Last updated: August 2023
Nannies usually make $30,000-$50,000 in the US. This range can change based on where they work, how much experience and responsibilities they have, and other things. To learn more, see our report of average nanny salaries by city.
How much to pay a dog sitter depends on where you live, but generally ranges from $15 to $25 per hour in the US. If you have multiple dogs or require grooming, the rate may be higher. Learn more about determining a fair dog sitting rate.
The average pet sitter rate across the US is $21.45/hr. Overnight pet sitter rates range from $50 to $100 per night based on location and job responsibilities. Determine a reasonable price for your pet with our pet sitter rates calculator.