Payment & Fees

Payment & Fees

What does it cost me to be a part of SitterTree?

There is no upfront cost to join SitterTree. All sitters will pay an $18 fee for a background check out of the wages from their first job. IN addition, a 10% fee will be charged for all jobs. SitterTree only makes money when sitters are assigned to jobs!


How much do I pay per job?

Sitters pay a 10% fee for every job assigned. This fee will be taken out of the sitter’s wages for jobs paid through SitterTree’s app. In the case of a cash payment, the sitter’s SitterTree account will be charged.


Will I be charged for cancelling a job?

Yes, you will be charged the following rates for cancellations:

  • $10 – Cancellation made anytime after assignment
  • $25 - Cancellations made within 3 hours of job start
  • $35 - Cancellations made within 1 hour of job start
  • $50 – Cancellation made after a job has started
What if a family tries to schedule directly with me?

Private scheduling is a no-no. You may confirm your availability, but ask the family to book the job through SitterTree. This also applies to weekly family assignments (if a family is requesting an additional day). Any family or sitter who privately schedules may be charged a referral fee of up to $300.