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Nanny Salary

Women account for the majority of Nannies in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $12.98 per hour. While tenure and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. For the most part, Nannies enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, less than 10 percent enjoy medical and dental coverage, and less than two percent have vision insurance, as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$14,093 - $42,492
(Median)
$14K
$26K
$42K
MEDIAN: $25,743
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$9.64 - $18.19
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,093 - $42,492  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,022  
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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$18,185 - $40,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 758
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $18.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $3.29  
Overtime
$4.59 - $26.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,022  
   
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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$18,185 - $40,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,419

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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

  • Transport children to and from school, play dates, and activities.
  • Ensure children’s health and safety and care for illnesses.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Nanny


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For Nannies, progressing to a Registered Nurse role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Registered Nurse can earn $55K annually. Going from Nanny to Administrative Assistant is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $31K. Many others choose to work as Certified Nurse Assistants, where pay is typically $23K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Nanny


Private Family is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $25K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $21K while workers on the upper end may rake in $37K.

Popular Skills for Nanny


Survey takers working as Nannies report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in cooking, Transport, Organizing, and Errands are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 13 percent. Spanish Language and Home Care, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people skilled in Activities for Children are similarly competent in Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Nanny

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $25K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $29K. On average, Nannies make $30K following one to two decades on the job. 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


Nannies will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 51 percent. Nannies will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+40 percent), New York (+36 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Charlotte.

Nanny Reviews

What is it like working as a Nanny?

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!!!

Nanny in New York:
"Nanny."
Pros: I absolutely love kids and seeing them grow and get smarter. I also love to do lots of activities with them.

Nanny in Houston:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Working closely with children and their families. Making a difference in childrens lives. Giving care and protection when parents cannot be present due to work or other obligations.
Cons: It is not what I studied to do.

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Experience Affects Nanny Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Nanny Salaries

cooking
up arrow 13%

Transport
up arrow 9%


Errands
up arrow 7%

Childhood Education
up arrow 2%

Food Preparation
up arrow 2%

Activities for Children
up arrow 1%

childcare
up arrow 1%

Driving
0%

CPR
0%

laundry
0%

National Average
$27,000

Child Care
up arrow 1%

Cleaning
up arrow 2%

Home Care
up arrow 8%

Spanish Language
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 516 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 8% dental benefits Dental: 3%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 92%
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