As a sitter, you should be able to get this information for no charge from www.Sittercity.com. You might check it out, as it can give you more information than I can. In my neighborhood, River Forest, the rate is $12.00/hr., with the other aspects and perks of the job varying. If you are sitting for two kids, 3 full days per week, after 4 years, I would hope you are paid at least $12/hour with them giving you a W-2 at the end of the year. We would pay more than that.