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Nanny Salary Guidelines

The remuneration that you can expect to receive as a nanny differs from one position to another, but here are some guidelines for agreeing on a fair salary with the family:

  • For live-out arrangements, you should request a basic salary of between $10 and $18 per hour, depending on your experience and qualifications, as well as the number of hours per week you will be required to work. The less hours per week that you will be working, the greater the hourly rate should be to compensate fairly for this. As a guideline, a nanny just starting out and working 20 hours or more per week should expect around $10-$12 per hour, whereas one working for 10 hours or less should expect roughly $14-$16 per hour. A more experienced or highly qualified nanny should expect around $14-$16 per hour and $16-$20 per hour respectively for these types of positions.
  • Gross salaries for live-in nannies vary from $1200-$2000 per month, again depending on the experience and qualifications of the nanny. The type of accomodation offered should also be considered when agreeing on a fair salary with the family.

Should the family be offering any special benefits, such as food, a cellphone allowance, the use of their car etc, you should allow for these when determining a fair salary to ask for.

Nanny salaries are usually paid either weekly or monthly, but you should also be willing to arrange a different payment schedule if the family requests it.