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Nanny Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Nannies in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $13.00 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by career duration and the individual firm. The majority of Nannies claim high levels of job satisfaction. Less than one-tenth have medical and dental plans, and less than two percent have vision insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,082 - $42,520
(Median)
$14K
$26K
$43K
MEDIAN: $25,814
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90%

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$9.64 - $18.23
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,082 - $42,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,023  
Total Pay (?
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$18,048 - $40,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 698
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $18.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17 - $3.33  
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,023  
   
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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$18,048 - $40,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,128

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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, Nannies who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is a much higher $55K per year. Becoming an Administrative Assistant is, more often than not, the most common role that Nannies move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $31K. Another frequent advance is for Nannies to assume a Certified Nurse Assistant role; in this role, workers often earn $23K.

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Popular Skills for Nanny


Nannies seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in cooking, Transport, Organizing, and Errands are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 16 percent. Spanish Language and Home Care as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people familiar with 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $25K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $29K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $30K. Nannies who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Nannies, 50 percent higher than the national average. Nannies will also find cushy salaries in New York (+35 percent), Washington (+35 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), and San Jose (+18 percent). Charlotte is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 6 percent.

Nanny Reviews

What is it like working as a Nanny?

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.

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
up arrow 16%

Transport
up arrow 9%


Errands
up arrow 6%

CPR
up arrow 5%

childcare
up arrow 5%

Childhood Education
up arrow 2%

Food Preparation
up arrow 2%

Activities for Children
up arrow 1%

Driving
0%

National Average
$27,000

Cleaning
up arrow 2%

laundry
up arrow 3%

Home Care
up arrow 8%

Spanish Language
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 503 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 8% dental benefits Dental: 3%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 91%