Male Babysitters Earn More Than Female Babysitters

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•12 Mar 23, 2014

A new report by the economics blog Priceonomics found that even though less than 3 percent of all babysitters are men, they earn a higher average wage than their female counterparts, with male babysitters earning an average of $15 an hour as opposed to $14.50 per hour for women. What do you think?

  • “At least with a boy I don’t have to worry about my family’s secrets being exploited in some Babysitters Club book.”

    Richard Hartlein –
    Operations Analyst

  • “I’m surprised being more decisive in emergency situations is only worth an extra 50 cents an hour.”

    Jennifer Shoop –
    Price Marker

  • “Women just need to be better at asking for what they want. Unless it’s an equal salary, that is.”

    Edward Connifer –
    Special Assistant

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