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Nanny Salary Guidelines

The remuneration that an nanny would expect to receive differs from one position to another, but here are some guidelines for determining a fair salary:

  • For live-out arrangements, you should consider basic salary of between $10 and $18 per hour, depending on the experience and qualifications of the nanny, as well as the number of hours per week you require them to work. The less hours per week that they 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 would expect around $10-$12 per hour, whereas one working for 10 hours or less would expect roughly $14-$16 per hour. A more experienced or highly qualified nanny would 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, depending on the experience and qualifications of the nanny. The type of accomodation offered should also be considered when determining a fair salary to offer the nanny.

Should you be able to offer any special benefits such as use of a family's car, phone, meals or snacks etc, you should negotiate with the nanny to account for these when determining a fair salary.

A nanny's salary is usually paid either weekly or monthly, but if necessary another arrangement can be made by agreement with the nanny.