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Rayla in Orange, VA
Nov. 28, 2018

I currently work for a family M/W/F from 8:00am to 4:00pm. I am the children's homeschool teacher. When I was hired, the parents explained that their kids were doing very poorly at the moment and they expected me to help them raise their grades in anyway I could. So, I arrive and lesson plan for one hour while still getting them ready for the day. Then I teach them for 3 hours, cook them both lunch from scratch and eat my lunch while monitoring them and grading their work for an hour. Then I use the next 3 hours to finish teaching them or take them on a mandatory bike ride, hike or run (their parents want us to do PE too). 

On top of everything, I teach them the regular 4 subjects (Math, LA, Science & History) as well as typing and make sure they do their piano too. I am also expected to teach them manners, correct behavior (even when the parents are present), make sure they clean up after themselves, take our their dogs and are good to go by 4:00pm. All of this is done while there is a parent in the house. I also am expected to take them on outings about once a week. I currently get paid $15.00/hr, work for 24 hours a week and spend about 2 hours on the road every day for travel. 

My boss has just informed me that she is considering switching me to full time (M-F) and 45 hours a week (with 10 on travel alone). This means I would have to quit my other jobs too. I am considering on asking for a raise closer to $20/hr. Is this justified? 

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User in Ladson, SC
May 18, 2019

For homeschooling and lesson planning like you are, I would definitely let her know you are increasing your rates to AT LEAST $20/hr. With all that you are doing, you really could ask for close to $25/hr.

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This is not justified at all because my job is to take care of the child and perhaps do some light house keeping. All other extracurricular activities are not in my job description.

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absolutley

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YES YES YES YES YES

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I think this is not justified because my job description is baby sitting. I need to concentrate more on the baby more. However, I can do some light housekeeping instead.

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Absolutely! You should be charging at least $20/hour or a flat fee per day. Hard to do once you've already begun as your acceptance was indicated by beginning the assignment without a bit of grace period as to how complicated the job would be. You might wish to take an appropriate time to mention to the parents that the assignment entailed more than you realized and see if they will negotiate with you. Good luck!

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You do have a say in rather you except taking on full-time hours. I would calculate what you make for the jobs you would have to quit to give them full-time hours. Then decide how much you need to make working only for them. I would not be handling the responsibilities they have given you for $15.00 an hour. You are more of a teacher than a nanny and teachers make more than $15/hour.

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Homeschooling children in addition to providing all the other services requested of you, I would be asking for $25/hour. That would also help cover the cost of your commute back and forth to work. My two sisters are teachers and tutor children on the side. They get $40/hour. It's time to rethink about the $15/hour. There are many jobs where you can be reimbursed at $25/hour for everything you do. This mom will find it hard to pay any other person so little! Have confidence in your skills. You are doing amazing!

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YES! In my opinion you should be getting paid closer to 25 for all the work you do. Don't be afraid to ask for the 20 pay raise.

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Hi, my name is Lucrecia, my friends call me Mily. I have 18 years of experience, I care newborns up to 6 years. I'm very tidy, punctual, honest, I have excellent references. Thank you.

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Kelly in Milford, MA
May 11, 2019

no no no no no, you DESERVE a raise, i know its awkward but you're worthy of it.

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Yes! Go for it!

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Yes, it seems very justifiable. You do plenty for that family and are also willing to give up other jobs. You deserve the money

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For that, I would charge upwards of $35-$50 an hour. You are functioning in multiple roles at once and you have very high expectations placed on you, so you deserve to be compensated as the professional you are functioning as.

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Usually people charge $10 an hour but some families charge more. Some families that I babysit give me $10 an hour and some give me whatever and it comes to more then $10 an hour. You can always tell the family what you want to charge and they will either take or leave it.

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Yes, as long as you feel that what you do is worth that then I say yes. They are asking you to take care of A LOT, so I think there's a lot of value in that.

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You are 100% being taken advantage of, but don't feel bad, we as women often undervalue what we bring to the table. I am absolutely floored by the amount of work you're doing for a mere $15 an hour. How many kids are there? My rate scale is this: I charge $20 for one child and the amount per hour goes up by $5 per each additional child. That is my basic rate. If I was expected to teach children academic subjects, take them on outings, take them for a bike ride or hike each day, get them ready for their day, and monitor piano practice, be a Miss Manners and be teaching them manners along with all of that? I would quote them my $25 price for two kids (if there are two) and then I would create a Menu of Services with all the other things they would like you to do listed with the additional price. These will be add-ons. You are being worked by people who are VERY selfish and VERY stingy. They must think they've got it made! No where would you be able to find someone to take on all those roles and make just a little over minimum wage! I urge you to reconsider working for them until and unless you can negotiate a much higher wage/salary.

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girl get you a BIG time raise

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yes 20 or 22 dollar per hour is enough is a lot of work.

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I would say it is for sure justified to receive 20$ per hour with the amount of time and energy your putting into the position. Simply explain how you feel and that you feel your making a difference, but in order to continue and increase days/hours you would like a min raise of up to 20$ per hour. Best of luck!

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YES! You are very underpaid!

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Please know that you are not only being taken advantage of, you are being shamelessly exploited.

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Most certainly.

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I don't know where you live so prices vary greatly, but I would definitely be charging $20+ an hour for the amount of work you are doing. If they can't afford that, try to negotiate at least a happy medium like maybe they provide you with meals and snacks and reimburse you for mileage and time on the road.

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Honestly you should be paid more than that. As a high school student (in a state where minimum wage is 7 dollars...) I would be paid 15 dollars an hour to make sure the kids I babysat stayed alive while their parents had date night. Teaching kids is definitely more difficult that just babysitting... Additionally, if you are expected to look after their dogs as well as be responsible for the kids behavior, you should be compensated for that as well. I think how much you should charge should depend on your qualifications as well. If you are a licensed teacher, I would say that you should charge more. Otherwise, I would suggest looking at going rates for tutors in your area and then upping that a little for the extra responsibilities that they ask of you. In my opinion, twenty dollars is on the lower side of what you could charge.

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Madelyn in Lowell, AR
April 30, 2019

I think $20/hr is justified and well deserved with everything you do.

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Monica in Wadsworth, OH
April 29, 2019

Yes absolutely! Your doing a wonderful job of being their "mom" while she's away! Protection, time Mgmt and raising children to be upstanding children is a super foundation,

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It is perfectly acceptable to charge up to $25. Wow you are a gift from God, no wonder they want you full time. Show some moxi and make sure you get what you deserve! Best wishes, Nancy

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Beth in Glassboro, NJ
April 26, 2019

I think you should already be getting paid more for all that you are doing, especially with multiple children. Teachers get paid from $30-60/hour for tutoring depending on your location. You are teaching them and so much more. Your days sound very challenging. I think $20/hour is more than justified!

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Kayla in Sandown, NH
April 26, 2019

it depends on how many kids. Usually 10 to 20 dollars an hour. i charged 10 or whatever the people or person thinks. It all depends.

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Saraya in Honolulu, HI
April 26, 2019

wow! thats a lot to ask from you! I would defiantly consider asking for $20-$25 / hour especially for multiple kids. You are basically being a teacher and full time parent FOR THEM.

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Lindsey in Conway, AR
April 25, 2019

you should charge at least $60 a day for that position. Do not sell yourself short. Think about the fact that most daycare workers make around $12 an hour.

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Absolutely, know your value. You have to look at yourself as your own boss. You are providing them a service. They are purchasing time and resources for their children from you. You may set the rate for your service.

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User in Des Moines, IA
April 23, 2019

It depends on where you live, & the going rate in that area. However, $15/hr in the regular work world is a lot of money. There are a lot of physically hard labor jobs that don't even earn this much. I doubt they will give you a raise, as they will be paying more money out of their pocket to you in order to add on to your hrs with them. You have a lot of responsibility & travel time. Maybe you should consider if you even want to continue this position? It sounds as though you are exhausted, & would like something simpler.

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I would absolutely say $20/hr is justified!! You're not just caring for their children, but you're homeschooling them too, and that adds a whole other aspect and lots more work! I would definitely say you deserve $20+ an hour for all of the work you do and preparation that goes into it. Especially if she's increasing your hours by 20+ per week! You need enough to live on!

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I would ask for $25 . youre doing way more than any nanny would do.

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User in Goleta, CA
April 22, 2019

In my experience figuring out the hourly rate with families is always an awkward conversation, however, I think that has more to do with the stigma around "babysitters" and what the average babysitter does compared to what you are describing which is a Nanny/Tutor. The duties being described above are vigorous but I always go by the amount of children and whether I am being asked to do housekeeping or not (Please note that rates vary depending on the city,I normally work in the Bay area). 1 child=$15/hour (Not including light housekeeping, this rate is solely for caring for the child's well being (food, shelter, activities, date nights etc). 2 children=$20/hour (May include light housekeeping and cooking, and mainly the well being of the children as stated above). 1 child + light housekeeping/Tutoring (laundry/pets) + cooking= $22.50/hour 2 children + light housekeeping/Tutoring (laundry/pets) + cooking= $25/hour These rates apply to a caregiver with at least 6 units of ECE. Transportation fees should be discussed with the families after at least 5 months of having a good standing relationship with them and the children. If the family respects and values you they wont mind having this conversation as everybody has to work. On top of that Medical benefits are not included in this high intensive job with children, therefore covering cost of transportation should not be disregarded by the employer.

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Nadia in Jamaica, NY
April 22, 2019

$25 per hour or a flat salary if you are full time

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User in Claremore, OK
April 21, 2019

Yes, for the extravagant care you are providing as a mentor, caregiver, and teacher, for multiple kids $20 is justified!

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Maya in Brighton, MI
April 21, 2019

Completely! With all the work you do it seems strange that you are making the amount they do, and with the impact you are having on the kids, it seems very justified to ask to be paid at least $20/hour. If the travel thing is also a worry to you, you could ask to be reimbursed for gas money. Make sure you have this conversation in a respectful and professional manner, but stand your ground and go in with a succinct list of reasons why you deserve this raise. Good luck!

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part time would be 12 or 13 per hour, over time would be 4/5 extra than given, and full time would be 15 per hour or every other hour.

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Hi, my name is Lucrecia my friends call me Mily. I recently moved to Vallejo, my information says San Francisco because I have always worked in the Marin area, and also I have a room in San Francisco. I care newborns up to 6 years, I'm very tidy, punctual, honest and I dedicate 100% to the care and protection of the child. I have never had an accident in these 18 years with the children. If you would like to know more about me please contact me. Thank you.

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Alisa in Hillsdale, NJ
April 18, 2019

I would have never taken the job at $15 for all of that if I'm going to be honest. I think you should definitely ask about a raise.

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Andrea in Norwalk, CA
April 18, 2019

Yes, negotiating for a raise closer to $20/hr is justified with the scenario.

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User in Vancouver, WA
April 18, 2019

I charge $15-$20/hr per child then increase $5 per extra child. Things like light house keeping are part of the pay, play dates with other children IN the home I work from counts as added children and would need to be compensated if another adult isn't present and responsible for the added child(ren).

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Depends on the family and how many kids

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User in Portland, OR
April 17, 2019

No I don't think $20 a hour is asking to much, especially if you have to quit your other job to nanny these kids full time. For as much as you are doing for them asking for more money is perfectly ok! good luck :)

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Julianne in Camden, NC
April 17, 2019

Definitely justified, especially since you're teaching and not just babysitting. I would also discuss compensation for travel to work and on outings.

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Donna in Demotte, IN
April 16, 2019

Wow !!! you sound like a God send.. I wouldn't do it for any less than $25.00-$30.00 per hour. You do it all and I'd expect to be paid that way.It sounds like she's very happy with you so please don't be taken advantaged of.

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User in Green Bay, WI
April 16, 2019

Do I need a waiver to legally drive children at my nanny job?

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Hi, care newborns up to 6 years, I'm very tidy, punctual, honest and I dedicate 100% to the care and protection of the child I have never had an accident in these 18 years with the children. I have excellent references.

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User in Braintree, MA
April 12, 2019

Yes it is more than justified, depending on the average wage for your area. ESPECIALLY if you have to quit your other jobs in order to satisfy their childcare needs. They should at least be willing to compensate you for the loss/difference in pay. I would use the care.com pay calculator as a starting point for wage negotiations- and be sure to link it to them when you send the raise request. (https://www.care.com/babysitti...) Plug in their zipcode, the number of children, years of experience, and hours per week to find the average rate in their area. Explain that the total is for base level care- basically just ensuring the children are alive at the end of the shift. With the amount of commitment and responsibilities involved, I would ask for at least a dollar more an hour above the base average generated. If you're driving for 2 hours a day that has to be somewhere near 100 miles round trip per day. I believe the irs mileage reimbursement rate is something like .58 cents per mile, (https://www.ifebp.org/news/reg...). Which means you are effectively spending $50/day in gas, maintenance and repair costs, etc, just to get to work. I would definitely highlight this issue to your employer and see if they are willing to compensate you for mileage. Stand up for a wage that seems fair for your situation. BELIEVE ME, if you feel like you are being severely underpaid it will cause tension between you and your employer and affect your ability to do your job. If they refuse to pay you a fair wage for the services provided, then it may be best to terminate the contract while you are all on good terms. I recommend telling them in person that you will need to write up a new contract to change to full-time status and give them a heads up that you will be requiring much higher pay for the switch so it doesn't blindside them. Explain that you are trying to be fair to all parties involved and that, as it stands, you feel like you are being underpaid for the services you provide. Explain the reasons you feel you need more money- highlight having to quit your other jobs, and the average pay rate in your area. But temper it with a willingness to compromise with their financial ability to provide higher pay. Be flexible, but fair.

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Nathalie in Bronx, NY
April 12, 2019

you should do 16 to 17

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Absolutely! $20 should be minimum. You are doing a lot for this family. I have gotten paid $15 for doing way less than you are being asked of. I currently get paid $20 to nanny for a family with 3 kids, but most of the time I'm only with 2. I would totally ask for the raise!

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Ana in Providence, RI
April 11, 2019

That is way more than justified. One can not live on minimum wage and the work you are doing is that of 5 different teachers, parent, nanny, dog sitter and so much more. You deserve pay which reflects that.

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Karen in Braselton, GA
April 11, 2019

A LOT would depend on where you live and your education. In GA, $15/hour for full time would be a great pay scale for a full time Nanny, but not in NYC. If you have a teaching degree, are using your own vehicle for transporting (and your own gas and insurance), bringing your own supplies for crafting, etc., there should be some financial consideration for that as well.

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Rosa in Daly City, CA
April 10, 2019

20 or 25 per hour

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Hi, I live in Vallejo my information says San Francisco because I have always worked in the area of Marin, and also looking for work over there but I have a room in San Francisco in my friend house just in case find a job over there but I live 9 miles from Napa. My last job ended 20 days ago in Greenbrae. I have experience with newborns and babies of the same age, I'm punctual, responsible, extremely careful, in 18 years I have never had an accident with children, all this you can ask my ex-clients. I'm interested in the position. thank you.

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I think $20/hr is justified. For the amount that you do, which includes teaching, childcare, and transportation, I think that rate is acceptable. Plus, this will now be your full-time job and you will need to factor in living expenses, taxes, etc. I would ask for the raise, and if they say no, then ask what an appropriate compromise would be. But to me, I would pay closer to $20.

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Alexis in Secor, IL
April 7, 2019

10-15 dollars a hour

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User in Denver, CO
April 6, 2019

I wouldn't do all of that for less than $35.00/hr. That is a lot of gas, they need a full time Nanny and if you don't want to give up your other jobs, I would replace this one. You are being a teacher, which is very time consuming and needs a certificate. If you are not happy why stay. They aren't thinking of your time for yourself.

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Absolutely justified!! That is a lot to put on one person, especially knowing there is a parent in the house (I had a similar experience about 20 years ago and we had to have a talk about compensation). You are doing the parents jobs - almost completely - and they are not giving you what you are worth. Please talk to them!

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I raise would be justified, especially if you have been working for them for a year or more. If not, I would suggest waiting until that time. A typical raise is around 5%. I'd say $5 is maybe a stretch. My best advice would be to sit down with the parents and discuss what you currently do and why a raise is needed for what additional duties they would like and expect from you. It never hurts to reach for the stars but just try to have realistic expectations for where you may end up. Good luck.

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Yes. to be honest I think anything under $17 for any childcare is not fair, and especially if you are doing so much work, and are working overtime (45) you should be at $22. Good luck!

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Melissa in Fruita, CO
April 4, 2019

That seems like you do a lot to me. I used to homeschool my kids so I understand the time and work that goes into that. I totally think you deserve more than $15 an hour. You are providing them with a lot of services. Best wishes

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Hannah in Boise, ID
April 4, 2019

i would say 15-20 an hour!

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This is more than justified.

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20/hr is completely justified in the situation you are describing, if not more so! You are in a high stress, legitimate work environment and demanding a wage that compensates for this is only fair.

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Wow you are acting like the kids' parents I say that maybe raise it to $25 or $30 not just $20

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Caitlin in Quincy, MA
March 29, 2019

Yes for sure even $25

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Tristan in Martinez, CA
March 29, 2019

Sounds like they are getting a bargain right now! Look on edjoin.com for substitute teaching rates in your school district -- you seem well educated, so you could be doing that instead (look into it), and that raises your *opportunity cost*(Google this) to at least $120/day, more for bi-lingual/special needs/etc. They sound affluent and demanding; some of your pricing will depend on if you are a W-2 (real employee), or 1099 (independant -- you have to pay your own Social Security + taxes + workers comp + health care + etc). You may also consider: How much do your other jobs pay you?/ do you enjoy the other jobs?/ intangibles from the other jobs? (or health insurance?/ or dignity and respect?) You are definitely worth it -- good luck!

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I would say that yes that is justified because you are more than just the average nanny if you are implementing complete lesson plans like that and taking them on educational and physical activities.

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Teresa in Adrian, MI
March 26, 2019

Most definitely! Subs get $80 a day and dont have to do all that is required of you! Plus you make their food, discipline,take them on outings,and take care of their dogs! This family is getting a great deal.

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Susan in Henderson, NV
March 25, 2019

ONLY $20??? Boy, they're getting their money's worth out of you! It's worth a lot more than that. You're being mother and teacher and cook and dogwalker and and and. . . . $20 isn't nearly enough. HOWEVER, I'd raise my rates gradually. Go with 20 and wait a few months and then raise it a little more, then a few more months, etc. You sound like a superhero, btw!

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Absolutely justified! Honestly if I were you, I would also add another $5 an hour to compensate your gas and mileage. If you approach them with a well thought out and prepared estimate of this and explain to them that you would have to give up your other jobs, I'm sure they will be willing to negotiate with you. I hope everything works out!

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Caty in Winter Park, FL
March 24, 2019

Absolutely justified. You are doing a lot to raise and help their children. No price should be too high.

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Tafia in Frederick, MD
March 21, 2019

Fifteen an hour for teaching, lesson planning etc. that is quite horrible if I should share my opinion

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Carina in Oviedo, FL
March 20, 2019

It will depend on experience, certifications and what do they expect

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Jennifer in Gardena, CA
March 19, 2019

ALL I CAN SAY IS ITS HARD TO FIND WORK AND I HAVE MEDICAL CREDETIALS ITS OK TO ASK FOR A RAISE ESPECIALLY IF YOUR FT ID START AT 17 18 DOLLARS ID SAY IF U HAD BEEN THERE YEARS THEN OK BUT GOOD LUCK I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR U I ALWAYS SAY SOME MONEY IS BETTER THEN NO MONEY

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Noemi in Kaysville, UT
March 16, 2019

Yes absolutely!! Especially if they are home and available to help but don't, that is a lot of work for just $15, to be completely honest I would ask for $25 so you can negotiate down to $20.

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I definitely feel that is fair. Your boss may not be as thrilled since it's a price hike. However you are doing a considerable amount of work here. I would have started out asking for 17-20 in the first place. You're not only these children's babysitter, but also their education and meal provider. It's justified.

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I understand asking for a raise but a $5/hourly jump is quite the expense to think about as an employer. I'm not saying that you aren't worth the jump. But if you truly like what you're doing and who you work for, think of a percentage increase instead. You would be asking for a 33% raise in pay. Any corporate raise would be somewhere between 3-7% on average, which is more incrementally manageable on the person writing the check.

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User in Lexington, MA
March 12, 2019

On the low end, $40 an hour but I'd have a flat rate PER family.

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Yes 20 an hour is a good rate for two children plus what you are doing with them a day. You are a super human!

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You are the professional and this is your business. It appears the family values your services however I sense you feel being a bit taken advantage of. I think it would be in your best interest to write a working agreement, set the hourly rate you wish to receive based on the amount of work you are doing. The fact that you are tutoring as well as providing caregiving for the children seems to me you are worth the increase. Please note...make sure to put specific time off you require i.e. Holidays, vacation, etc. As an independent contractor they are not required to pay you for time off however, stating this in a contract will make it clear that you will be taking specific days off so there are no ill feelings moving forward. You obviously are a valued person and you need to look at yourself as such. Good luck.

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User in Clearwater, FL
March 10, 2019

Absolutely especially if you are a certified teacher. A minimum of $25. per hour.

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Hollie in Salem, MA
March 10, 2019

oh yes it is

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Sarah in York, PA
March 10, 2019

If you're the teacher in the home, cooking, and taking care of the household needs. I would easily ask $25.

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Kimberly in York, PA
March 8, 2019

yes definitely 20-25 i would ask for, just playing with an infant they pay about 15 you are doing a lot more then that! 15 is like a starting rate after a couple weeks or so they should definitely pay more.

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YES! Tutors are expensive! I'd ask for $20 and be willing to settle for $18.

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I would say that's more than justified. Especially since you're having to quit your other jobs, and you're not only their nanny but their kids teacher, cook, and maid.

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Nichole in Reno, NV
March 5, 2019

Absolutely. Plus weekly travel compensation.

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User in Timnath, CO
March 4, 2019

You are sadly being taken advantage of, this is an abuse of your time and efforts. I wouldn't co sell working in those conditions even with a heavy raise. $30/hr.I would look for a respectful and considerate family to work for who values your major efforts.

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That is absolutely justified. Explain to her that you have another job and prioritizing her family shows your commitment to them, and that you would like them to show they are committed to you. You should also be asking for mileage compensation.

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It depends on where you live and what they are willing to pay.

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Better yet, check on the going hourly rate for a regular teacher and head for this rate. Match and compare, gently, and tell them what you think. How else will they know what's fair.Do the math{for yourself !} first. The amount of time you have to be there is also a deciding factor in your continuing. Can you even picture spending that much more time at their house? Make a list of what else you enjoy or need to do for your own well being first, before you commit.Take it slow. You have the advantage here. It sounds like you are almost perfect for them. They probably don't want to start all over with someone else since things are going so well with you. Tell them you'll think it over, with a time frame of a week, and then consider all of the pros and cons. Try not to nit pick but get your gut level truth. It seems like you are not exactly satisfied with the job as a whole and just that much more would be not what you really want. Good luck

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Megan in Peoria, IL
Feb. 27, 2019

I think that's definitely justified. You're doing even more work than what is expected of a homeschooling teacher. You're teaching schoolwork + piano lessons + childcare (like taking them on trips) + cooking + pet care. I wouldn't hesitate to ask for $20/hour.

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You are certainly worth more than $15 per hour. Considering all the tasks and responsibilities; I believe $20 per hour would be a bargain. Especially in this day and age. I commend you for all the teaching and caring that is involved. These tasks require a tremendous amount of experience. Your contributions will pay 10 fold to a child's future and development.Professional responsibilities do not come with a $15 per hr. price tag. This is very close to minimum wage in many cities. You desrve more!

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Yes, I would consider that justifiable. Considering that you are possibly spending more time with the children, you should ask. All your employer can really say is no.

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Kelly in Milford, MA
Feb. 26, 2019

How do I find families searching for reliable date night sitters they can stick with and use for all future date nights?

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I think the children need take some rest and me too. They need free time and me too. If they are younger they need to take nap for 45 min daily. You can ask for raise 20 or more.

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User in Norman, OK
Feb. 24, 2019

Absolutely! Considering how much you're doing for those kids you should at least be paid as much as a normal schoolteacher (who gets breaks and doesn't have to provide meals) especially if you would have to quit your other jobs!!

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Anne in Duxbury, MA
Feb. 24, 2019

That's a lot of work for 15.00 an hour. Ask for 20.00 settle for no less than 18.00

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You are in Los Angeles, from what you are describing ( I have been there with teaching manners) you should charge at least a min of $25 the hour, not LESS. I would actually charge a different rate for teaching hours and nannying. A private teacher rate is over $35 an hour easy... so don't be intimidated by the rate, if your boss wants you full time, it means you are doing a great job and Los Angeles caregiver rates are high! I would have never agreed to $15 the hour, that is under the nannying rate for Los Angeles.

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Raise it to $30 to $35 per hour. You're basically raising their kids for them. You'll have to quit your other commitments and devote all your time to their kids. If you were offered to work full-time, then they must like you and think you're doing well with their kids. Think how much your quality of work is worth and decide the price accordingly but reasonably.

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Fifteen dollars and up. I feel if parents treasure their children they will treasure their care givers.

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$25 an hour

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Alicen in Warsaw, MO
Feb. 18, 2019

Yes! You are doing a teacher's job plus more. You are a teacher of multiple things, PE instructor, lunch lady and a dog sitter. Also it is super awkward trying to do your job and be the parent while the parent is still there. DO NOT quit you're other jobs until a raise is promised effective the next work day.( don't let you're boss get by promising a raise in the future) Ask nicely. "If I switch to full time, I will have to quit my other jobs. I love working for you guys and I love your kids. I travel for work and for the amount of what is expected for me I would need a raise to commit to full- time. If you can't then I'm fine remaining part-time at $12.

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I have a degree in Elementary Education. Besides babysitting, I tutor. I charge $20 an hour for tutoring. From what you described you have the duties of a teacher not a babysitter who helps with homework. You deserve a raise.

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I could not say how much because I like that parents see my work first and consider my payment according to the quality of my work and the results that I can give them but maybe, in the beginning, we could negotiate. Since I can offer from transportation, child care, tutoring, special education, and cleaning.

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I think a raise is perfectly justified. You aren't just doing the work of a homeschool teacher, it sounds more like the work of a governess in 19th century England, without being live in. The amount of work you are doing should be reflected in your pay.

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Dawn in Newton, NJ
Feb. 10, 2019

480 weekly

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yes, need 20-23$per hr. minimum ! and pay social security benefit be legally in system ,not working ("illegally") is my oppinion

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I think you should definitely value your time enough to justify asking for a raise! However, a $5 jump on top of the extra hours is a bit much in my opinion. I would start out asking for a few dollars more instead of the whole $5.

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$20/hour is absolutely justified based on the amount of work you are doing! I would have expected that amount of pay for what you are asked of now! You are doing important work with their children, and spending lots of time and energy on making sure you are providing adequate care. I don't see any problem with requesting a raise. Hope you get it!

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WOW! yes I completely thing your getting underpaid currently! Ask for that raise!

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Absolutely. You are enriching. their lives with education, great food, exercise.... You are doing so much. And really if you are to quit your other jobs, they should know that you would need to make it worthwhile for yourself. Otherwise, I would stay at part-time.

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User in Golden, CO
Feb. 7, 2019

Woah...that's a lot of work. YES, asking for a raise is justified. How many kids?? For tutoring alone I charge $20 per child per 1.5hr block. I suggest looking up what nannies are charging in our area, and when you ask to be paid what you clearly deserve, mention you are charging FAR LESS than what is typical for a nanny/tutor

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yes go for it and if they deny politely say that if they cant make that happen then u quit but politely

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I would say teachers are paid between $15-17 per hour, at least where I live and essentially that is what you are providing the family. If you feel you are worth 20/hr then request that, however if you really like the family I would keep the pay around the pay rate that teachers make. It's completely up to you on what you feel your service is worth and what you feel is right.

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Yes! Your time is valuable, and if you feel as though you should be making more then you probably should be! For everything you are doing, including travel and number of children, I would say at least $20-25 an hour.

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YES. $20 is the least you should be asking. Considering that you are not only caring for the children but teaching them as well demonstrates the vast amount of effort you are putting in. How much money will you lose from quitting your other jobs? Is this raise going to cover that loss? What about gas money? Definitely a lot to think about but worth going over.

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completely justified. Good luck to you!

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Amy in Zuni, VA
Feb. 5, 2019

Well, the question is are you willing to do this? Are you happy in this situation? Are all of these responsibilities fulfilling to you or taxing? It seems that you have some decisions to make. I tell my families that they need to make the right decision about childcare that fits their family, their needs, their budget. Then, you have to decide if it works for you. Amy C.

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Aura in Carlsbad, CA
Feb. 4, 2019

I currently work some time for a family some times all day some times 3 - 4 hours They pay me 15 hour this is ok?

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Beth in Ney, OH
Feb. 3, 2019

Indeed it is, and you should get paid overtime for anything over 40 hrs a week.

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User in Westwood, MA
Feb. 2, 2019

I would ask for 25/hr, since you are their teacher, nanny housekeeper....

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Definitely did not want the kids watching a lot of TV and wanted me to find ways to entertain them including lots of reading to them or them reading to me.

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15/hr it must be worth survival