Babysitting can be a big money-maker, especially in expensive places like Santa Cruz County.
San Francisco Bay Area babysitters are the best-paid in the United States, a recent Huffington Post article reported.
A babysitter in Capitola watching one child should be paid about $13 an hour, according to online rate calculators, which is better than the recently upped minimum wage of $10 per hour over in San Jose.
That's a bit below regional averages: $14 per hour for one child and $19.25 for three children, according to a new report from UrbanSitter.com. The data shows Bay Area parents who use the website pay more for childcare than parents in any of the 13 other U.S. metro areas the site serves.
“One reason for this disparity is New York has better public transportation,” UrbanSitter’s founder Lynn Perkins told 7x7. "The babysitters say that matters."
Parents, how much do you pay for babysitting in Capitola? How do you find your sitters? Tell us in the comment section below.