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Nanny Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Nannys in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $12.83 per hour on average. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though years of experience and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Less than 10 percent have medical and dental plans, and less than five percent have vision insurance.
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$14,084 - $41,570
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MEDIAN: $25,264
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$9.57 - $18.28
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,084 - $41,570  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,018  
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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$17,727 - $40,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 589
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.57 - $18.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $3.36  
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,018  
   
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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$17,727 - $40,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,730
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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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At the upper end, Nannys who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is $55K per year. An Administrative Assistant role is the most common promotion for Nannys moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $31K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Nannys is a Certified Nurse Assistant position, where earnings are usually $23K.

Nanny Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Nanny

Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in cooking, Organizing, CPR, and Errands are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Spanish Language. Most people who know Activities for Children also know 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $28K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$27,000
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With a pay rate for Nannys that is 52 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Nannys can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+39 percent), Washington (+34 percent), Boston (+27 percent), and Pittsburgh (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Charlotte, which sits 11 percent below the national average.

Nanny Reviews

What is it like working as a Nanny?
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
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CPR
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Errands
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childcare
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Childhood Education
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Food Preparation
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Activities for Children
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Driving
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laundry
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National Average
$27,000
Cleaning
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 448 votes.

Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

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: 4%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 91%