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Care.com Unveils Best States to be a Babysitter or Nanny

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WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 28, 2019–

While a great deal of attention is understandably focused on the challenges of American families to find and afford quality child care, we seldom discuss the very child care providers upon whom families depend and how the economics of care impact them as well. Today, Care.com (NYSE: CRCM, www.care.com ), the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care, released the findings from its first ever Babysitter and Nanny Survey, conducted to better understand the day-to-day reality for in-home child care workers and the impact we will all potentially face if we cannot retain and attract more caregivers to this critically important work. The survey asked babysitters and nannies about their skills, wages, and career paths, and dug into Care.com member data to determine the most opportunistic states to be a babysitter or nanny.

BEST STATES TO BE A BABYSITTER OR NANNY

To determine the states where babysitters and nannies have the most opportunity to find jobs offering higher-than-average wages, a state ranking was calculated by comparing a proprietary database of child care jobs posted on Care.com with the average hourly rate advertised for child care workers on the site from June 2018 to May 2019:

> Colorado

Washington

Nevada Hawaii Arizona Alaska Utah Oregon California Ohio CARE.COM 2019 BABYSITTER AND NANNY SURVEY INSIGHTS How Many Families Do They Work For? Babysitters and nannies often work for multiple jobs and for multiple families in a given year. A full 70% reported they […]

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