Nanny Salary

The larger portion of Nannies in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $14.41 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Less than one-tenth receive medical and dental insurance and less than two percent get vision insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$13,854 - $43,327
$14K
$25K
$43K
MEDIAN: $24,512
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$9.86 - $19.69
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MEDIAN: $14.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$13,854 - $43,327  
   
Bonus
$199.80 - $2,040  
Profit Sharing
$175.00  
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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$18,902 - $41,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,692
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $19.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $2.46  
Overtime
$10.11 - $29.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$199.80 - $2,040  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$175.00  
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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$18,902 - $41,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5,975

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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. As Nannies progress in their field, many go on to become Administrative Assistants. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $31K per year. Another common career choice for Nannies is to move into a Certified Nurse Assistant role. Typically, Certified Nurse Assistants get paid $23K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Nanny


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Nannies include Self-Employed, family, On Call Nanny, Private Family, and Nanny.

Popular Skills for Nanny


Survey results imply that Nannies deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, cooking, CPR, and childcare are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Child Care and Teaching. It is often found that people who know Activities for Children are also skilled 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: $29,165

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Nannies, 45 percent above the national average. Nannies can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+32 percent), New York (+28 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), and Minneapolis (+13 percent). San Diego is the lowest-paying area, 1 percent south of the national average.

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 806 votes.
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

▲7%

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$29,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Nanny Salaries

▲7%

▲6%

CPR
▲5%

▲4%

▲3%


▲3%


Food Preparation
▼0%

National Average
$29,000

Activities for Children
▼1%

laundry
▼1%

Special Needs
▼1%

▼2%

▼5%

▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 806 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%
no benefits
None: 93%
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