Nannies in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.28 per hour for pay. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the company and years of experience. Less than one-tenth claim medical and dental insurance and less than two percent get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nannies.

$13,918 - $43,927
$14K
$25K
$44K
MEDIAN: $24,641
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$9.83 - $19.58
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MEDIAN: $14.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$13,918 - $43,927  
   
Bonus
$199.93 - $2,018  
Profit Sharing
$150.00  
Commission
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$18,897 - $41,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,584
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $19.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.54  
Overtime
$10.17 - $28.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$199.93 - $2,018  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$150.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,897 - $41,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5,590

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Job Description for Nanny

A nanny is a professional worker who cares for a person’s child or children in their home. These individuals are usually highly trained in the field and many times have earned their early childhood credentials. Many nannies today are both male and female and usually range in age from early 20s to 60s.

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Nanny Tasks

  • Work in a private home providing childcare, supervising children, keeping children entertained, and upholding family rules.
  • Prepare children's meals, clean up after the children, do some of the family's shopping, and perform light housekeeping.
  • Ensure children's health and safety and care for illnesses.
  • Transport children to and from school, play dates, and activities.

Common Career Paths for Nanny


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Nannies who transition into a Registered Nurse role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $56K per year. Becoming an Administrative Assistant is, more often than not, the most common role that Nannies move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $31K. Another frequent advance is for Nannies to assume a Certified Nurse Assistant role; in this role, workers often earn $23K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Nanny


Self-Employed, family, Private Family, On Call Nanny, and Nanny are among the top companies that take on many Nannies.

On Call Nanny seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $25K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $12K and $41K.

Popular Skills for Nanny


Survey takers working as Nannies report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, cooking, Organizing, and Transport are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Child Care and transportation. Those familiar with Activities for Children also tend to know Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Nanny

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Nannies do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $26K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,961

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Nannies, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Nannies will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+33 percent), New York (+27 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Pittsburgh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 1 percent.

Nanny Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Nanny?

Nanny in Albuquerque:
"New nanny."
Pros: 1) low stress and sometimes fun. 2) uses my knowledge and experience from previous career. 3) pay is negotiable.
Cons: 1) can not count on commitment from employers. 2) pay is WAY less than previous career.

Nanny in Chattanooga:
"Best Job in the world."
Pros: We develop a close relationship and share ideas and talk about what is best for the job.
Cons: Sometimes the hours are very long.

Nanny in Houston:
"Best job ever!"
Pros: I have worked as a secondary school teacher, teaching mathematics and Latin. I enjoyed that very much. I started a technology consulting company which was successful and very rewarding. But being a nanny is the best job I've ever had. I love every minute of every day. It doesn't feel like work.
Cons: The worst thing is the weekends. I miss the baby too much! I look forward to Monday mornings.

Nanny in Oregon City:
"Under paid and not appreciated."
Pros: The kids and seeing there smiling faces. As well as watching them grow as people into good children.
Cons: She doesn't give me enough gas money and I have to pay out of pocket.

Nanny in Seattle:
"The most entertaining and demanding job."
Pros: Being a nanny is extremely rewarding. I get to learn with and from children. I see their perspective and I get to laugh with them. Everything is an adventure and they have so much love!
Cons: Frequently nannies are under appreciated and taken advantage of.

Nanny in Crivitz:
"The parents are the hardest part . . ."
Pros: I love the flexibility of what I wear, the ability to determine what my work day generally looks like, and the kids are amazing.
Cons: I strongly dislike the constant changing, the unfair and sometimes unreasonable expectations from the parents, and the constant pressure of meeting the parents' expectations while nurturing the children (and often those two are in direct conflict with each other).

Nanny in Bridgeport:
"Hardest job in the world... You have to be alert every sec."
Pros: Hard as it is these kids make me smile on a bad day.....
Cons: Long hours.....everlasting energy you have to find to run around with children...parents who don't set boundary for their children...... Therefore these children don't like the word No!!!

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Key Stats for Nanny

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 712 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Nanny Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Nanny Salaries

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CPR
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Activities for Children
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Food Preparation
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National Average
$29,000

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transportation
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Child Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 712 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
dental benefits
None: 93%
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