Nanny salaries vary greatly depending on the following:

-City you live in

-Your job requirements

-Nanny’s years of experience

-Nanny’s educational background

-What the nanny was making prior

-Number of children

-Number of hours working

-Whether or not the job is live-in or live-out

-Whether or not there is housekeeping, laundry, errands or cooking involved

-Whether or not benefits are offered

-Other job perks

Here is an average of what to expect for the care of 1-2 children. Don’t expect to go in with little or no experience and make the higher end. Just like any other job you will need to work your way up.

  • 18-20 yrs old with less than 2 years of experience $9-$12/hr
  • 21 yrs or older with over 2-5 years of experience $12-$15
  • 5+ years experience, a childcare related degree or equivalent $15-$20/hr

For salaried jobs:

  • -Full Time, 40-50 hours per week, 1-2 children $500-$1000 wk (average-$600/week)
  • -Part Time, 20-30 hours per week, 1-2 children $240-$600 wk (average-$350/week)

For any more than 2 children, the nanny should be paid an additional $2-$3 per hour or a minimum of an additional $100/wk should be added to their salary.

To avoid misunderstandings, make sure you know if the take home pay is gross or net and what the deductions are. If the family is offering a net wage then be sure to ask them exactly what you are responsible for paying for (such as Federal and state income taxes) OR whether the net includes them paying for all taxes. You may wish to consult a nanny tax company for advice in these areas. In addition, don’t forget that nannies are subject to Federal (and generally state) minimum wage rules.

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