Re: how much to pay babysitter?
Around here it is about the same as Min wage. My boys go to bed at 9 so they don't have much to do about then 9 (if we went out at night) .
Most of the people I use were people I know that work at a daycare/preschool. They get paid $7ish an hour so I use that. They normally have more then one child (8 toddlers) so that rate is fine for just watching my two. They have been OK with that.