Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for baby sitters in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 48,204 baby sitters currently employed in the United States.
  • 85.8% of all baby sitters are women, while 14.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed baby sitter is 37 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of baby sitters is White (55.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21.1%), Black or African American (9.3%) and Asian (6.8%).
  • Baby sitters are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • The finance industry is the highest-paying for baby sitters.
  • Seattle, WA pays an annual average wage of $41,765, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 98% of what men earned.
  • 4% of all baby sitters are LGBT.
  • Maine is the best state for baby sitters to live.
  • Baby sitters are 70% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Baby Sitter Statistics By Gender

85.8% of baby sitters are women and 14.2% of baby sitters are men.

  • Female, 85.8%
  • Male, 14.2%

Baby Sitters By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female85.8%
Male14.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Baby Sitter

Women Earn 98¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$33,077
female-income
Female Income
$32,268

Baby Sitter Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the baby sitter position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Baby Sitter Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201014.51%85.49%
201113.70%86.30%
201213.40%86.60%
201314.33%85.67%
201414.35%85.65%
201513.82%86.18%
201615.66%84.34%
201715.46%84.54%
201814.93%85.07%
201916.13%83.87%
202014.89%85.11%
202114.15%85.85%

Baby Sitter Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, camp boss and valet have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Infant Childcare Provider3%97%
Daycare Owner4%96%
Professional Nanny5%95%
Baby Sitter14%86%
Intramural Director82%18%
Valet85%15%
Camp Boss88%12%

Baby Sitter Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among baby sitters is White, which makes up 55.6% of all baby sitters. Comparatively, there are 21.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.3% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 55.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 21.1%
  • Black or African American, 9.3%
  • Asian, 6.8%
  • Unknown, 6.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.0%

Baby Sitter Race

Baby Sitter RacePercentages
White55.6%
Hispanic or Latino21.1%
Black or African American9.3%
Asian6.8%
Unknown6.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.0%

Baby Sitter Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among baby sitters.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Baby Sitter Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201060.64%13.23%5.24%17.83%
201160.19%13.88%5.13%17.24%
201259.58%13.20%5.27%18.50%
201360.61%12.59%5.50%17.67%
201460.79%12.31%5.62%17.75%
201561.03%12.04%5.46%17.90%
201661.07%11.77%5.38%18.19%
201759.99%11.40%5.75%18.91%
201860.73%10.06%5.92%19.43%
201960.05%9.65%6.59%19.96%
202057.96%10.28%6.59%19.47%
202155.64%9.30%6.76%21.07%

Baby Sitter Wage Gap By Race

Black or african american baby sitters have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown baby sitters have the lowest average salary at $31,818.
$35,000
$34,000
$33,000
$32,000
$31,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$31,818
White$32,711
Black or African American$33,995
Asian$33,539
Hispanic or Latino$33,366

Average Age of a Baby Sitter

We determined the average age of baby sitters based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Baby Sitter Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American3837
Unknown2730
Asian4546
Hispanic or Latino3237
White3033
American Indian and Alaska Native36.5

Baby Sitter Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of baby sitter employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of baby sitters is 40+ years old, which represents 41% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Baby Sitter Age

Baby Sitter YearsPercentages
40+ years41%
30-40 years21%
20-30 years33%

Types of Baby Sitter Degree Levels

The most common degree for baby sitters is high school diploma 37% of baby sitters earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 35% and rounding it off is associate degree with 16%.

  • High School Diploma, 37%
  • Bachelors, 35%
  • Associate, 16%
  • Diploma, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 6%

Baby Sitters By Education

Baby Sitter DegreePercentages
High School Diploma37%
Bachelors35%
Associate16%
Diploma6%
Other Degrees6%

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Baby Sitter Wage Gap By Education

Baby sitters with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $36,894 annually. With a Bachelors degree, baby sitters earn a median annual income of $34,182 compared to $32,455 for baby sitters with an Associate degree.
$37,000
$35,000
$33,000
$31,000
$29,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$30,929
Master's Degree$36,894
Bachelor's Degree$34,182
Some College/ Associate Degree$32,455

Baby Sitter Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where baby sitters work. We found most baby sitters work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most baby sitters is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire baby sitters.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Baby Sitter Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees12%
50 - 100 employees24%
100 - 500 employees26%
500 - 1,000 employees8%
1,000 - 10,000 employees17%
> 10,000 employees13%

The Types Of Companies Baby Sitter Work In

Employees with the baby sitter job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most baby sitters prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Baby Sitter Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education8%
Public17%
Private70%
Government5%

Top Industries Hiring Baby Sitters

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ baby sitters. Those industries include health care, retail and non profits.

Health Care

Retail

Non Profits

Hospitality

Professional

Baby Sitter Turnover And Employment Statistics

Baby Sitter Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of baby sitters changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Baby Sitter Unemployment Rate By Year

YearBaby Sitter Unemployment Rate
201010.35%
201111.13%
201210.51%
20139.62%
20149.07%
20157.51%
20166.86%
20176.65%
20186.02%
20195.45%
20209.58%
20219.30%

The Average Number of Years That Baby Sitter Stay in a Job

By looking over 31,882 baby sitters resumes, we figured out that the average baby sitter enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 23%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Baby Sitter Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year18%
1-2 years23%
3-4 years14%
5-7 years18%
8-10 years10%
11+ years17%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Baby Sitters with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to baby sitters.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Baby Sitter4.43%-
Lapidary Apprentice5.80%5,818
Direct Support Worker6.73%116,405
Assistant Site Director8.12%13,809
House Parent12.72%25,144
Yoga Instructor13.13%25,406

Baby Sitter LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Lapidary Apprentice5.80%5,818
Direct Support Worker6.73%116,405
Assistant Site Director8.12%13,809
House Parent12.72%25,144
Yoga Instructor13.13%25,406

Foreign Languages Spoken By Baby Sitters

The most common foreign language among baby sitters is Spanish at 70.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.9% and German is the third-most popular at 2.3%.

  • Spanish, 70.2%
  • French, 9.9%
  • German, 2.3%
  • Italian, 2.1%
  • Arabic, 2.1%
  • Other, 13.4%

Baby Sitter Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish70.2%
French9.9%
German2.3%
Italian2.1%
Arabic2.1%
Other13.4%

Baby Sitter Jobs

Baby Sitter Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a baby sitter can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of baby sitters is $43,782. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Baby Sitters Earn The Most?

Baby sitters earn the most in Maine, where the average baby sitter salary is $41,874. The map here shows where baby sitters earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Baby Sitter Demographics FAQs

What Percentage Of Baby Sitters Are Female?

83.8% of baby sitters are female in the United States. This is -1.2 percentage points lower than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female baby sitters has decreased by -1.6 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 51,725 female baby sitters in the U.S. and 10,000 male baby sitters in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 61,725 people with the specific job title of baby sitter and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

How Many Baby Sitter Are There In The Us?

There are over 48,204 Baby Sitters in the United States.

What Percentage Of Baby Sitters Are Black?

9.3% of Baby Sitters are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Baby Sitters?

Most a are White, with 55.6% of Baby Sitters belonging to this ethnicity. 21.1% of Baby Sitters are Hispanic or Latino, 9.3% of Baby Sitters are Black or African American, 6.8% of Baby Sitters are Asian, 6.2% of Baby Sitters are Unknown, and 1.0% of Baby Sitters are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Baby Sitter Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Baby Sitter jobs are not male - dominated. 85% of Baby Sitters are female, and 14% are male, so there are more female Baby Sitters than male Baby Sitters in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Baby Sitter?

The average Baby Sitter is 37 years old. 41% of Baby Sitters are 40+ years old or older, 21% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 33% are between 20-30 years old

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