Nanny Salary

The larger portion of Nannies in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $14.54 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the company and tenure. Less than 10 percent have medical and dental plans, and less than two percent have vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Nannies is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$13,535 - $43,553
$14K
$24K
$44K
MEDIAN: $24,476
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50%
90%

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$9.89 - $19.81
$9
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.54
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50%
90%

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$0$43K
Salary $13,535 - $43,553
Bonus $201.16 - $2,230
Profit Sharing $200.00
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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$18,980 - $42,030
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,736
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $9.89 - $19.81
Hourly Tips $0.11 - $2.42
Overtime $10.18 - $29.13
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $201.16 - $2,230
Commission $1,500
Profit Sharing $200.00
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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$18,980 - $42,030
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,085

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $56K 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.

Nanny Job Listings

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 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 3 percent and 5 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Child Care, Teaching, and Cleaning. The majority of those who know Activities for Children also know 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: $29,687

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

Surpassing the national average by 43 percent, Nannies in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Nannies will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+29 percent), New York (+25 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), and Minneapolis (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 3 percent, San Diego is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Nanny Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Nanny?

Nanny in Louisville:
"Rewarding but challenging."
Pros: The children and being able to do fun activities with them.
Cons: That I am taken advantage of and asked to do things outside of what I should have to do as a nanny.

Nanny in Seattle:
"Special Needs care."
Pros: The family is amazing.
Cons: Hours can be a little unreliable.

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 San Clemente:
"Good."
Pros: I get time with my daughter and they are flexible with her and school.
Cons: Kids are mean they don't listen they are very spoiled, parents don't care about my feelings or life. They treat me like a slave.

Nanny in Muskegon:
"Nanny."
Pros: The little girl is the sweetest!
Cons: The pay is not very much and I would like to up the pay!

Nanny in Pottstown:
Pros: Working with children. Getting paid weekly.
Cons: Don't get paid enough. Don't supply car. Very stressful.

Nanny in New Orleans:
Pros: Flexibility, like working with children.
Cons: Parents in the house and not back up simple discipline.

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Key Stats for Nanny

Gender

Female
100 %
Male
0 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 890 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Nanny Salaries

▲6%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$30,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Nanny Salaries

▲5%

▲4%

CPR
▲3%

▲3%

▲1%


▲1%


National Average
$30,000

Activities for Children
▼2%

Food Preparation
▼2%

Special Needs
▼2%

laundry
▼3%

▼4%

▼6%

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 890 votes.

Gender

Female
100 %
Male
0 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
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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