Best Cities in the Nation to Find a Babysitter

August 17, 2010

Visit’s Rate Calculator to Determine What to Pay Your Babysitter

The best city to find a babysitter in the United States is Virginia Beach, Virginia according to a recent study conducted by, the nation’s leading website for connecting families with local, quality child care providers.

Sittercity determined the list of the best cities to find a babysitter based on actual job postings to the site, taking into account the hourly cost of a sitter and the fact that there were thousands of sitters in the market to choose from and came up with the Top 10 Cities to Find a Babysitter. Virginia Beach has approximately 3,500 sitters to choose from; and according to job descriptions parents post on the site, sitters are paid about $10/hour, one of the most cost-effective babysitting rates in the country. The top 10 places to find a babysitter have anywhere from 3,500-47,300 sitters to select from combined with the fact that the average hourly rates are:

City                                            Ave. Hourly Rate
1. Virginia Beach, Virginia            $10.01
2. Charlotte, North Carolina         $11.11
3. Naperville, Illinois                    $11.29
4. Austin Texas                           $11.42
5. Portland, Oregon                     $11.64
6. Dallas, Texas                           $11.66
7. Minneapolis, Minnesota            $11.67
8. Denver, Colorado                     $11.78
9. Houston, Texas ;                      $11.91
10. Atlanta, Georgia                     $11.98

Sittercity is America’s largest and most trusted website for connecting parents, babysitters, nannies, elder caregivers, pet sitters, dog walkers, housekeepers and tutors with more than a million caregivers nationwide. Families and individuals can find the perfect match by reviewing over 40 criteria on each caregiver including background checks, references, parent reviews, experience, safety skills, availability calendars and more.

If you want to know what you should pay a sitter in your area, visit Simply answer a couple of questions and Sittercity’s rate calculator will determine the average rate in your area based on real-time information drawn from current job postings on the site.

About Sittercity Inc
Sittercity, the inventor of online caregiving, is America’s largest and most trusted online source for child care, pet care, senior care, housesitting, housekeeping and tutoring. Sittercity has a network of more than a million caregiver profiles nationwide, and helps families and individuals across America find the perfect in-home care provider quickly, easily and safely. Sittercity’s care seekers can use the company’s four-step screening process, which includes checking references, reading caregiver reviews, conducting interviews and utilizing free access to background checks. Sitter profiles also come with photos, experience, training, safety skills, availability calendars, reviews and more. Our Corporate Program now serves a number of marquee clients, including Avon, MasterCard, FOX Networks, Pitney Bowes and Monster Worldwide. For more information about the company, visit the company Web site at For more information about the Corporate Program visit


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