Male Babysitters Earn More Than Female Babysitters

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