Nanny Salary

Nannies in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.32 per hour for pay. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and years of experience are driving factors as well. In this profession, less than one in ten enjoy medical and dental coverage, and less than two percent have vision insurance, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nannies. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$13,920 - $43,396
$14K
$25K
$43K
MEDIAN: $24,554
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50%
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$9.84 - $19.63
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$13,920 - $43,396  
   
Bonus
$202.23 - $2,045  
Profit Sharing
$150.00  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$18,901 - $41,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,574
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $19.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $2.51  
Overtime
$10.16 - $28.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$202.23 - $2,045  
   
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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$18,901 - $41,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5,575

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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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For Nannies, progressing to a Registered Nurse role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Registered Nurse can earn $56K annually. With an annual salary of $31K, Administrative Assistant is the most common role for Nannies to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Certified Nurse Assistant role — which usually pays $23K — is also typical for Nannies, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Nanny


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Nannies include Self-Employed, family, On Call Nanny, Private Family, and Nanny.

Popular Skills for Nanny


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, cooking, CPR, and childcare are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Child Care and Teaching. Most people skilled in Activities for Children are similarly competent in Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Nanny

Pay by Experience for a Nanny has a positive trend. An entry-level Nanny with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 3,298 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nanny with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 2,987 salaries. An experienced Nanny which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 2,140 salaries. A Nanny with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 843 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,974

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

For those looking to make money, Nannies in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 46 percent above the national average. Nannies will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+33 percent), New York (+29 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), and Minneapolis (+13 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 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!!!

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.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Nanny

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 720 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Nanny Salaries

▲8%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$29,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Nanny Salaries

▲8%

▲7%

CPR
▲6%

▲5%

▲4%


▲3%


Activities for Children
▼0%

Food Preparation
▼0%

laundry
▼0%

Special Needs
▼0%

National Average
$29,000

▼1%

▼4%

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 720 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
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%
no benefits
None: 93%