Nanny Salary

Most Nannies in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.09 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but the specific employer and experience level are influential factors as well. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to less than 10 percent, and less than two percent earn vision coverage. Most Nannies report high levels of job satisfaction.

$14,144 - $42,409

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$9.67 - $18.31

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,144 - $42,409  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$18,341 - $40,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 854
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $18.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $3.91  
Overtime
$4.88 - $26.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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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$18,341 - $40,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,772
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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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Nannies' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse. The average Registered Nurse brings home $55K 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 Skills for Nanny


Survey results imply that Nannies deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in cooking, Bilingual, CPR, and Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Home Care, Spanish Language, and transportation. Those proficient in Activities for Children are, more often than not, also skilled in Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Nanny

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $25K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $29K. Nannies with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $30K. Nannies with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Nannies, 47 percent above the national average. Nannies can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+33 percent), San Jose (+21 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, Phoenix is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Nanny Reviews

What is it like working as a Nanny?

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.

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Experience Affects Nanny Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Nanny Salaries

cooking
up arrow 15%

Bilingual
up arrow 13%

CPR
up arrow 10%


laundry
up arrow 4%

Transport
up arrow 3%

Childhood Education
up arrow 2%

Driving
up arrow 2%

childcare
up arrow 2%

Activities for Children
up arrow 1%

Food Preparation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$27,000

Cleaning
up arrow 3%

transportation
up arrow 5%

Spanish Language
up arrow 6%

Home Care
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 509 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: 7% dental benefits Dental: 3%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 92%
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