Going rate for 'baby sitting'?


I am asking on behalf of a teenage exchange student who is about to start baby sitting a 9-year old child, so not to complicated. Being in my 70s, I have no idea what the going rate is. Any information would be helpful.

Moderator note: BPN info on Teen Sitters: https://www.berkeleyparentsnetwork.org/advice/teen-babysitters

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My friends pay their babysitter $20 an hour. 

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This is very subjective but a “rule” someone told me recently was that the babysitter can reasonably charge their age if the parents are out of the house, or their grade if the parents are home (like a mother’s helper gig). So a 14 year old babysitter in the 8th grade would be paid $14/hour when parents are gone and $8/hour when parents are home.