It’s always important to offer a competitive rate to your caregiver so that you attract only the best, most qualified candidates. The hourly rate will depend on different factors, like how many children you have, their ages and how much housekeeping, if any, is required. Many nannies will be flexible if the family lives close to them and the family isn’t asking for any housekeeping, laundry, cooking or driving. Many caregivers in bigger cities where there is a higher cost of living will request a higher hourly rate. It is a given that cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York offer some of the most competitive rates in the industry. It is not uncommon to hear that a nanny is making $20-$25/hr in these cities.
According to the 2017 INA Nanny Salary & Benefits Survey, the average hourly rate is $19.14/hr and median rate is $18/hr. Obviously the hourly rate will depend on different factors and each job is different but a good general range is $12-$20/hr unless you live in a big city like the ones mentioned above, then expect to pay upwards of $20/hr.
At NannyCare.com, we recommend paying nannies and babysitters $15-$18/hr for one child and $18-$20 for two or more children. Keep in mind that experienced newborn specialists charge $18-$20/hr for one child (daytime hours) and $20-$25/hr for overnights. This is what we have found that most of our nannies are looking for when job searching. Remember, all of our nannies are “agency quality”, so they are very experienced and have been working in childcare for a long time. They deserve to be paid well.
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