Babysitters pay rates vary from location to location and it is always difficult when it comes to deciding how much to pay someone who is taking care of your loved ones especially if it is your first time. It is recommended that you take a little step further and do a background check for your potential babysitter before you even go to the step deciding her pay. Babysitting rates depends on may factors such as location, age of the babysitter, number of children cared for, responsibilities of the sitter among others. You do not want to pay your babysitter below the minimum wage therefore it is imperative that you enquire about your area’s minimum wage. Number of children cared for plays a very big role in determining the babysitter’s rates. The more children you have, the more you pay her. Also, if she will be having more duties like cooking or extra curriculum activities, the babysitters pay rate should be a little higher.