How much do you pay your babysitter or how much do you think someone should pay? It might help to add what state you live in and ages of children for comparison purposes. I am asking because I am in search of a babysitter for my two kids, ages 5 and 7. My previous babysitter has gotten a part time job that keeps him busy. I was paying him $6/hour and changed to $7/hour when he got his license and was able to drive himself here. I would often "round up" what I was giving him and pay him extra. His younger 13-year-old sister has offered to babysit, but I think my difficult child could possibly be too much for her~basically because I can't picture her being able to put her foot down when he needed to obey her. I just found another babysitter that gave me the price of $9/hour, but said we could discuss it. She is a sophomore in High School.