Long gone are the days of making .75 cents an hour for babysitting. Today, it's a whole new ballgame. 

I babysat a few times for the neighbor's four kids. A girl whom at the time was probably 7 or 8 years old, two twin girls who were 5 or 6 and and a baby boy about a year old. I think I made .75 cents or a dollar an hour. The only saving grace was that all I had to do was walk across the street and I was home.

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Nowadays, it's a lot different. Babysitting is a decent paying gig. According to Care.com's Babysitter Survey, the national hourly wage stands at $13.44. That, by the way is up considerably, from the 2010 survey where the national average was a mere, $10.50.

Top 10 Hourly Wages For Babysitter (by city)

1. San Francisco: $16.65
2. San Jose: $15.63
3. Boston: $15.37
4. New York $15.09
5. Washington, D.C. $14.99
6. Bridgeport, Conn. $14.91
7. Seattle $14.43
8. Hartford, Conn. $14.28
9. Los Angeles $14.27
10. Philadelphia $14.19

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