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What is the daily rate for Nanny?

Zeenat in Yuma, AZ
June 17, 2018

Daily rate for nanny?

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Like few people already pointed out, there is no standard daily rate because there are several factors that determine a nanny's salary. This includes (in no particular order):

  • 1. Qualifications- From experience to education, etc.
  • 2. Children- Number of children and their age
  • 3. Shifts/Hours- Weekends, early mornings, overnights, etc. 
  • 4. Duties- The nannies' responsibilities
  • 5. Location- Cost of living in the area
  • And so on... 

So, when you ask what the daily rate is, you will get several answers which may or may not reflect what you are looking for. Additionally, some nannies have a standard rate which does not change regardless of the factors while some have rates that can go higher but not lower.

Therefore, you are more likely to get relevant answers if you share more details about what you are looking for. Do keep in mind that regardless of the figures (rates) shared here by others, the final amount comes down to what you and the nanny agree upon.

I agree that it's so important to consider cost of living as a factor. Do you want a nanny who is located conveniently nearby? Consider how much it would cost for you to live in your city or neighborhood. Also consider n that if you employ your nanny full time, there may not be many opportunities for her to earn additional income: if you are looking for a private nanny who cares exclusively for your child or children, you must also pay for that exclusivity. Much consideration is given to how parents can get the most childcare for the least amount of money, but it's important to keep in mind that by engaging a nanny, you become an employer, and your employee becomes financially dependent on you to pay a fair amount living wage.

Exactly. In the past, I’ve had a couple of families ask for my help with hiring/vetting a new nanny. They often dish out specifics like he/he must work exclusively for our family, have this or that degree/experience, etc. When I ask how much they are offering, they either beat around the bush (red flag) or say an amount that is downright insulting. I mean, how ridiculous is it to expect someone to agree to something that significant without a salary to match? Besides, why would and why should low/average salary earning nannies pass on opportunities to supplement their income just because their current low paying job expects them to do so? Of course, there is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for such commitment, asking for specific credentials and so on. However, to whom much is given much is expected. It’s funny you mentioned “much consideration is given to how parents can get the most childcare for the least amount of money.” That is one of the most bothersome things about this industry! There are so many programs that advocate and (or) offer families ways to save on childcare, find affordable care options, etc. However, it is almost sacrilegious to mention that nannies need such advocacy- to be recognized as professionals, for fair pay, benefits and things of that nature…

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$200-$250/day depending on hours.

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This depends on the job, the location and number of children. There is no set rate.

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That would depend on the number of children and the number of hours you are asking the nanny to work. Most nannies seemed to get paid between 10-25 an hour

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User in Fremont, CA
Aug. 9, 2018

$17 an hour rate would be ideal and fair for a nanny job.

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User in Corona, CA
Aug. 9, 2018

depending on how many kids there are to watch, the ages and responsibilities, $10-$15 would be reasonable

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$55-60/day for full-time (M-F 630-6)

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On a normal take to school, pick up from school, drop off at home or stay there cook supper and help with homework get ready for bed and tucked in basic day 5 days a week. $500 week more or less depending on what a basic day/week is like.

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12 is what i usually charge

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It depends a lot. In Manhattan I would say 20 dollars per hour if is live out...and 16 dollars per hour if is live in.

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Katie in Raleigh, NC
Aug. 4, 2018

I believe it should be anywhere from $15-$20 hourly depending on how many children you're spending the day with and their ages.

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My daily rate would $5 to $10 an hour

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I like to be paid hourly because days can vary so much (and tend to go longer more than shorter). I ask for a minimum hourly rate of $12 per child and $15 for two. This is in the Detroit area. I'm sure rates vary between cities and states.

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Depends on experience and history... a great nanny will be 17-20 an hour.

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Kat in Norwalk, CA
Aug. 3, 2018

I really think $11 an hour is really good for newborns to 1 year old since there sleeping a lot after that babies are more awake and alert and need your attention so it would vary but I'd say $14 an hour

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Usually somewhere $10-20 an hour depending on if there is driving involved, how many children there are, if any are special needs, or need special attention, and if you expect them to prepare meals.

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Most areas under the table is $150, otherwise it is $200 a day for any shift over 8 hours.

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$100 daily rate

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i dont anout this

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Joe in Crockett, TX
July 21, 2018

Standard - open for discussion.

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$16 LA Manhattan Beach

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It depends on the ages and times but for a standard 8 hours with two kids, probably $80/day!

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$100.00 is the daily rate.

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$10-15/hour depending on how many children and the responsibilities.

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$17/$18 per hour

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User in Loveland, CO
Nov. 10, 2018

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act you are required to pay your nanny at least minimum wage hourly. This site has a nifty calculator that will tell you what you should expect to pay based on the number of hours you need care, your area standard, the experience of the caregiver, and number of children. Obviously for the best possible care you can expect to pay a little more. Also, for household cleaning/chores a nanny will charge $1-3 more because that is extra work.

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10 to 15 dollars

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I would go with $10-$15 an hour :)

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Angela in Nashua, NH
Aug. 14, 2018

10 TO 17 FOR HOUR

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Depends on the average in your area, your level of care provided, your education and training.

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