In Montana How Much Should You Pay A Babysitter In 2024?

After becoming parents, the first time you leave your kids at home while you go out on your own can be a scary situation.

Anxiety can be heightened when you leave your children home alone with a babysitter who is not a family member.

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What Is Montana's Minimum Wage?

If you are wondering how much you should pay your babysitter, perhaps a good place to start is with how much the minimum wage is in Montana.

Effective January 1st, 2024, the minimum wage in Montana increased to 10.40 per hour, which was a 35 cent per hour raise over 2023.

It turns out that isn't even close to what you can expect to be paying a babysitter in this day and age.

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This Is How Much You Need To Pay Your Montana Babysitter In 2024

The website SitterCity is a website dedicated to the babysitting profession. It can help families connect with babysitters and vice versa.

They also break down the cost of a babysitter in specific areas. Sadly, there isn't an exact number for towns in Montana.

They do have an average per-hour cost of a babysitter for 2024, and it turns out that you should be giving your babysitter $21 an hour. That's up from $18.50 an hour in 2023.

If you have more than one child, you can expect to add 1 to 2 dollars more per child.

At these costs, I think I'll just wait till my kids are old enough to stay home for themselves.

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