Women account for the majority of Nannies in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $14.11 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the company and years of experience. Most Nannies like their work and job satisfaction is high. Less than 10 percent claim medical and dental insurance and less than two percent get vision coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$13,919 - $43,323
(Median)
$14K
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$43K
MEDIAN: $24,751
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$9.82 - $19.54
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$13,919 - $43,323  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $2,030  
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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$18,835 - $41,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,475
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $19.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.56  
Overtime
$10.21 - $28.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$201.34 - $2,030  
   
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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$18,835 - $41,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,195
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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 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. The most common promotion for Nannies is Administrative Assistant, a position that typically pays $31K annually. Another standard transition for Nannies seeking advancement is to assume a Certified Nurse Assistant role, where pay is often $23K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Nanny


Self-Employed, Private Family, On Call Nanny, family, and Nanny are among the top companies that take on many Nannies.

On Call Nanny offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $25K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $41K.

Popular Skills for Nanny


Nannies seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, cooking, Organizing, and Childhood Education are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Child Care, transportation, and laundry. Most people experienced in 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $26K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $30K. Nannies claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $31K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,732

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

For Nannies, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Nannies will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+33 percent), New York (+27 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), and Minneapolis (+12 percent).

Nanny Reviews

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.

What is it like working as a Nanny at Private Family?

Nanny in Chattanooga:
"Best Job in the world."
Pros: We develop a close relationship and share ideas and talk about what is best for the job.
Cons: Sometimes the hours are very long.

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Experience Affects Nanny Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Nanny Salaries


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Organizing
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Childhood Education
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Transport
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CPR
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Spanish Language
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Activities for Children
0%

Food Preparation
0%

National Average
$29,000

Special Needs
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Cleaning
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laundry
up arrow 4%

Driving
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transportation
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Child Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 648 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
medical benefits
Vision: 2%
dental benefits
None: 93%
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