Rosemary Frisino Toohey, WTOP
Parents planning a date night know to factor in the added cost of a babysitter, but what should you pay someone to watch your kids?
USA Today says the national average hourly rate for a babysitter was $16 an hour in 2011. A story in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch says rates can go up to $25 an hour depending on how many kids are involved, and if there’s a pet.
Let us know in the comments: What do you pay for a babysitter?
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