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How much should I pay for picking up/dropping off?

Loida in Houston, TX
Aug. 1, 2018

Any idea how much I should offer someone to pick up and drop off (only after school) my child everyday?

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Megan in Berwick, PA
Aug. 2, 2018

I received $20/day to do this last school year.

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I think the pay should be based on the experience. If you hire someone who is going to help with homework, prep diner and play with your kids, clean after them a good rate could be $25 and hour.

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For pick up and drop off after school you pay someone between 20-30 dollars

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Yes, It is a good idea to pretend that you are going to be doing the job then decide how much you would charge! If the pay wasn't going to make the job worth your while you wouldn't do it! When the shoe is on the other foot it makes a huge difference in how you think! Hope this helped! Judy

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Eda in Horsham, PA
Aug. 25, 2018

You need a suitable person to meet your requirement.

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Federal rate is currently 53.5 cents/mile. As a care provider I would ask for that plus an hourly fee or a flat rate per trip.

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$20 an hour

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pay at least $11 per hour + gas money

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Chanel in Taylor, MI
Aug. 15, 2018

$10/day there and back. If the distance of the provider's home and your home and the school are more than 5 miles out the way it should be $15/day. That's how I do my prices.

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Discuss this question with the parent(s). I think it's important to make sure you have them pay you for the gas you used for the round trip, but a little bit more for wear-and-tear of your car.

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Check out the rates on care.com to get a better idea.

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I would look into Uber rates from the pickup location to the drop-off location unless you are asking the person to babysit after school for a set amount of time then I would add a few dollars in your overall budget for gas or a gift card for coffee. Something that says hey thanks for going the extra mile for us we appreciate it

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Megan in Boise, ID
Aug. 14, 2018

This is a bit of a difficult question to answer, I would say to talk to your nanny and see what they think is fair. I would say this hourly rate should be a little higher than a longer shift because your sitter is taking time out of their day where they could be working a longer shift with another family.

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I have been paid about 10 - 12 an hour for that before for just on child.

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I'd normally charge $10 for a dropoff/pickup to a certain location. Again, this depends on the distance, but if the sitter is only doing a drop-off, no in-house sitting, and is using their own vehicle and gas, I would say $10 is fair. Just make sure you get a background driving record check!

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It depends on the distance from the school to your house. you will want to pay more than the amount the gas to drive there would cost.

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Laura in Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 13, 2018

I would be happy to do it for $10-$15 per pickup

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I would pay attention to gas prices and how far it is. I would say add the gas price plus $7-10 for picking and dropping off each day. Hope this helps!

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$150 per week

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$50-$75 depending on their age and driving experience.

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depends on alot of fators

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I would offer ten dollars a day.

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User in Chicago, IL
Aug. 9, 2018

I THINK A REASONABLE PRICE FOR PICK UP AND DROP OF IS $35

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i would go by the hours and how far the drive is.

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I'd offer the rate based on the total time caregiver travels from her home back to her home. If that's an hour, then whatever you'd charge for a hour of babysitting plus the cost of gas.

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depending on distance and plus gas. I would say $20

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Depending on the gas, and the vehicle. Negotiate with that person and whatever you two agree on.

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It should be discussed between the parts. A fair value that will work for both sides.

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User in Corona, CA
Aug. 9, 2018

because of gas and being responsible for a child that is not their own, $10-$15 is a reasonable price to pay someone who is doing the job everyday

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Miranda in Guy, TX
Aug. 8, 2018

Maybe ten to 15 dollars. Enough to cover gas.

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$13-$15 an hour

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Depends on distance $3 a mile plus time if it 10 or less ride $5 If u provide car than just for time

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User in Atlanta, GA
Aug. 8, 2018

This is an add on service so the mileage to and fro and the amount of time in takes are both factors into this equation. Parents should consider that the caregiver also use the parents car to cut down on the liability aspect re: driver insurance rates etc. There is much more to this topic than the fee aspect alone. I have asked my car insurance company the best practice and they said it's for the parent to provide the car with car seats for the children and to have the caregiver drive the parents car.

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depends how far the school is from the home that's gas and time for only an hour. I would do a minimum of 2 hours pay that way you will get more interest

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User in Chicago, IL
Aug. 8, 2018

100$ week should be fare

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12-15 dollars

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I think the standard hourly rate plus mileage costs is fair. If they're dropping off and picking up every day for school that's probably about 10 hours/week plus mileage.

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I that is all being done and both parties live in the same town or at least the same county, I think $20 is good for a round trip. but if there is any stops along the way or other stuff. That would change the price... but my biggest thing would be if there is a long gab in between like before and after and we don't live in the same town. Drive home and back again so 2 round trips not sure I would take that on, think I would pass on that

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I believe it depends on how much time it takes to pick up/ drop off your child. I would generally recommend paying ten dollars, with a small amount of reimbursement for gas if it is an exceptionally long distance! You could even set up a flat fee for the whole week if that is easier for you. Say, $40-50 for the entire week.

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Kaleigh in Byron, GA
Aug. 7, 2018

Around enough to cover the cost of gas (from the school to your house) and a little extra for the service.

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The best thing to do is offer what you can pay comfortably. If the person you're looking to hire doesn't think it's enough, he/she will morethan likely mention it during the conversation.

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If that's all, depending on how far they have to drive (from the school to your house) I would say about $10-$12 per pickup and drop off.

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If this is the only thing that you are having your caregiver do, take into consideration the time it takes them to get there from their home and back. Although they may spend a total of 30 minutes with your child a day, it may end up being a total of an hour and a half for them. Which means they're spending their gas, and splitting their hours to make time for you. I'd set a daily or weekly rate of 100/ a week or 25/ a day if it's not an everyday thing. This rate will attract reliable people and make people feel like their time is valuable to you.

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Time and distance is a big part in how much you should pay your nanny for picking your child up. You want to compensate them for any gas they use and pay them for the time they spent in the car. Also think about whether or not the nanny's only job is to pickup and drop off your kids, in which case you may want to raise the price. Then negotiate with the nanny to find a price that you both believe is fair.

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Brenda in Foley, AL
Aug. 7, 2018

You should offer enough cash to cover her time + her mileage driven to and from her house,usually about $.50+/mile for the total distance she has to drive to achieve this help for you, plus an hourly wage of not less than 1 hr. This should be an agreed upon pmt. If you can't find someone close to your home to perform this activity, then consider the inconvenience to her.

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20.00 daily

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User in Austin, TX
Aug. 7, 2018

I would pay mileage and $10/hour.

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depending on how far the drive i would do $20 per pick up and/or drop off

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$10 per day. I think is fair for both or $5 a day for either one. And you paid for the transportation if is nessesary.

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User in El Paso, TX
Aug. 6, 2018

It depends on how early you want them there to wait and maybe where they will be dropped off all this can vary.

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It depends on distance I would say, but I would pay weekly. Up to $30-$50 per week.

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15 dollars

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Gina in Hillside, NJ
Aug. 6, 2018

It depends how many children do you have and how far .

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Between $15- $20/hour

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10 dollars A day to just drop off

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Call for taxi?

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you should pay for a pickup service gas money plus maybe 5-10 dollars extra for the service

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depends how far one has to drive to pick him up and home, and back to your own home, I'd say one hour pay.

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Katie in Raleigh, NC
Aug. 4, 2018

I would say anywhere from $15-$20 an hour. Because not only are you watching over the child and making sure they get home safe, or to school safely, you're also driving back and from the school.

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I would say 5 bucks for every time they pick up or drop off.

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Maria in Houston, TX
Aug. 3, 2018

20 dollars a per day

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Honestly, I don't think much is needed, especially if you live fairly close to the school and it wouldn't take long. I have taken pick-up/drop-off jobs before and I just was looking for a few extra bucks. I would pay enough to cover their gas and a little bit of extra, especially since it would only be after school.

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Considering that it's for such a short period of time and the person likely has to travel some distance to pick up your child, I'd say somewhere in the $20-$25 range, unless they're very close to where you're located, otherwise it has to be enough to be worthwhile due to the travel.

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Depends on if its family or not. Family I would go cheap. You have to figure out the mileage. How much is it from school to house or wherever drop off is. Figure out how much gas is being used. But maybe start with 10 bucks a day or around that. 100 bucks a week might be pushing it. I would never expect that from just pick up and drop.

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Hello! My suggestion would be to weigh the variables: how long does it take for the person to get to the school (and back)? How long will the service take them, total? How many times per week will this service be needed, and how regular/set will it be? The best option, in my opinion, would be to negotiate a flat rate per week. This should be reasonable for both you and your caregiver's needs (again, consider the variables). Be honest about what you expect for their service. Given that you mention this service being every day, perhaps a flat rate of $10/day (aka $50/week) for someone who lives 1 to 2 miles away? I suggest looking for someone who lives closer to you (a neighbor, maybe?). They will be more likely to accept such work. I hope that this helps you! Best of luck!

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a rate of $15 dollars should be good, that takes care of the drive along with the care of the child.

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I think you should pay $25 for picking up/ dropping off.

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Kat in Norwalk, CA
Aug. 3, 2018

I think $7 sounds good but it would have to be local. Because if you get someone to far thats basically there gas money.

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I would reimburse them for gas from the school to your home, that seems fair to me.

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Merlys in Miami, FL
Aug. 3, 2018

hasta $50 (10 millas) depende de las millas

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I would say a flat rate of 40 a week if it's only after school

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$30-$60 a day depending on distance.

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$15 a day

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Depends on how far , gas costs money, as well as liability . Lyft or uber costs about 7 dollars for the first mile. Id say an extra 10$ per day.

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$15-$20 an hour

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$5 each day Or simply hire an Uber driver and have the whole neighborhood chip in.

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10hr is appropriate.Ideally mature (older driver) for experience. If younger-- Check for insurance coverage and take a little test drive to see how they handle traffic.

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I guess it would depend on the distance of the school and the house.

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$10-15 per hour if you have to go to multiple schools I would charge that fee for each school. Gas prices have risen so high!

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Meghan in Mason, OH
Aug. 2, 2018

I would recommend $10-15 plus some type of compensation for gas.

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User in Tracy, CA
Aug. 2, 2018

$10-$15 daily.

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I would say a flat rate that includes gas, unless it is a difficult pickup that requires a lot. If it is, just add a few extra bucks!

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Depending on how far the drive, I would pay starting at $15 per ride, not per hour.

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Jaime in Rogers, MN
Aug. 2, 2018

$12 seems like a pretty good rate for pick ups and drop offs

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The Irs reimburses at $0.545 per mile so that would be a standard to help cover gas expenses. Then an hourly rate of $11 minimum as that is current minimum wage.

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Jess in Berwyn, PA
Aug. 2, 2018

10-15 dollars?

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Lorne in Memphis, TN
Aug. 2, 2018

15$-20$ a day it dependson the milage

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Anne in Orlando, FL
Aug. 2, 2018

I think you should consider the distance from the school to the house to decide the cost of gas and then add the standard hourly rate for their time which appears to be $10.00 per hour. Add the two up for your figure.

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Tiana in Ventura, CA
Aug. 2, 2018

I think it depends on how far away the driver lives, how far away the school is, and how many children they are driving. Depending those factors, I would say $4-$10 a day.

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Maya in Kearney, MO
Aug. 2, 2018

Upwards of $10 an hour would be decent for a sitter- driving adds a lot of risk and gas costs money, obviously, so it's important to compensate for both of those things.

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I charge my full hour rate for the timeframe someone needs me to drop/pick-up their child from school. For example, in a couple weeks I am working three days in the morning to bring a middle-schooler to school. Mom wants me there at 7am to make sure her daughter is up and drop off at 8:45am. I will be charging $30 per morning since I will be working approximately 2 hours.

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I would do a flat rate, maybe 10-15$? depending how far you live from school.

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In my experience, at least $15 for the transportation plus the mileage for gas. The IRS reimbursement rate is $0.54 cents a mile, so whatever the mileage comes to should be added on to the payment. If this is a long-term position, consider adding an additional payment every so often for car maintenance. Keep in mind this person is creating wear and tear on their vehicle which needs upkeep so this has to be factored in!

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$25 to $30 per hour

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$12-$20 maybe even $45 for dropping off

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that can be discuss

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