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Rayla in Orange, VA
Nov. 28, 2018

I currently work for a family M/W/F from 8:00am to 4:00pm. I am the children's homeschool teacher. When I was hired, the parents explained that their kids were doing very poorly at the moment and they expected me to help them raise their grades in anyway I could. So, I arrive and lesson plan for one hour while still getting them ready for the day. Then I teach them for 3 hours, cook them both lunch from scratch and eat my lunch while monitoring them and grading their work for an hour. Then I use the next 3 hours to finish teaching them or take them on a mandatory bike ride, hike or run (their parents want us to do PE too). 

On top of everything, I teach them the regular 4 subjects (Math, LA, Science & History) as well as typing and make sure they do their piano too. I am also expected to teach them manners, correct behavior (even when the parents are present), make sure they clean up after themselves, take our their dogs and are good to go by 4:00pm. All of this is done while there is a parent in the house. I also am expected to take them on outings about once a week. I currently get paid $15.00/hr, work for 24 hours a week and spend about 2 hours on the road every day for travel. 

My boss has just informed me that she is considering switching me to full time (M-F) and 45 hours a week (with 10 on travel alone). This means I would have to quit my other jobs too. I am considering on asking for a raise closer to $20/hr. Is this justified? 

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Hallie in Miami, FL
Oct. 12, 2019

You should not be charging less than $25 per hour love. People are getting paid $20/hr just to babysit alone without all the extra tasks that you have, so never sell yourself short and get paid what your services are really worth.

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You are being a full time teacher. It is reasonable to ask for a full time teachers salary; even more actually because you are traveling to their home. Also consider that teachers get other benefits like healthcare and vacation. $15/hr is a terrible pay rate for you and a steal for the parents.

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Yes $20 an hour is defiantly a fair salary for all that you are doing!

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YES, very, very justified. Seems you could/should even be worth $25 per hour

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yeah $20/hr.maybe enough

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Anna in Edmond, OK
Oct. 3, 2019

First of all, you are a superhero for successfully doing all of that, so congratulations. It is very honorable and impressive. I think that $20/hr is definitely reasonable. You are not only watching after them but teaching and driving. Every mile on your car means not only gas but more wear and tear on your vehicle that you have to take care of. $20/hr is justified completely. You may even want to consider what your overtime policy will be, like if they get close to 60 hours that week or something. Also, take care of yourself and do what is best for you. You're doing great, but also remind yourself that you are also important.

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YOU SHOULD BE MAKING $25 HOUR MINIMUM! Look at basic income standards for some with your education and experience, compare with childcare companies that post their raise schedules, and its absolutely absurd and actually will be criminal very soon for the family to pay you so little. Review California Labor Law, and YES demand a raise to $20. Best of luck!

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Rachel in Shawano, WI
Sept. 29, 2019

It sounds like you have a very busy schedule, and are doing a great job! I think that you have every right to ask for $20/hour with how much you do. Don't be afraid to ask! The parents know how much work you do, and that you are a priceless caregiver/teacher for their children.

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YES!!!!! They may not be able to meet the $20 an hour as that is a large raise. But it is most definitely justified for you to talk with the parents, explain the traveling and having to quit your other jobs and see where it goes. Good luck!

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User in McKinney, TX
Sept. 28, 2019

This is a justified request. Regardless of how you feel about the kids you need to make an equal amount of salary to feel like you are accomplishing something.Do not be afraid to ask what is reasonable .Asking for mileage compensation is reasonable to.

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You are doing $25-30 worth of work

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Nena in Lubbock, TX
Sept. 19, 2019

Yes. If you had other sources of income you were doing fine, but since you have to quit your other stuff you have every right to help her out but with a higher pay

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Y'lana in New York, NY
Sept. 19, 2019

15-20 i dont care

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Rachel in Mesa, AZ
Sept. 17, 2019

That's a pretty big raise to ask for $5 more. But if you feel you are worth, go for it. My last nanny job I was paid $20. They offered, I didn't ask. So, it's definitely doable.

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Maria in Berkeley, CA
Sept. 17, 2019

I should be charging $15 per hour.

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User in Milwaukee, WI
Sept. 15, 2019

More than justified honey! You are doing the work of a home-manager, mother's helper, nanny AND teacher! You should be looking at closer to $25-30/hour so you can make up the difference with your other jobs. Teachers make close to 30,000+ a year alone, nannies make roughly $25,000 a year with compensation for holiday, sick time, and vacation. Maybe consider talking about a salary and breaking it down by the month to help you and the parents keep things together. If you are working more than 40 hours a week, then you would need compensation for overtime as well.

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Joseph in Santee, CA
Sept. 15, 2019

$20.00 sounds low to me...but I'm in California. Make sure you get time and a half ($30.00) for any time over 40 hours a week.

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Paola in Brookline, MA
Sept. 10, 2019

It seems that you already know the answer to your question though perhaps you're afraid to admit it to yourself...maybe you're worried your employer won't feel the same. YES, ask for a raise! You're not doing $15/hr work. That's some serious all day action...and I'm shocked there's a parent in the house the whole time who doesn't help out (or do they)? You're a full-time nanny AND formal teacher. Whether you want to quit your other job(s) is your choice and your responsibility...whether you get paid more or not for this potentially 45hr/wk job. Don't take it if you're going to resent the family for not paying you more. Find a job that you enjoy, that values the work you do, and with someone who can compensate you accordingly. If you're doing a charitable thing and you enjoy it (ie - working for less than you deserve/want) then so be it, but embrace it for what it is and don't be bitter about it later. Otherwise, say no if it doesn't meet your needs.

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User in Fresno, CA
Sept. 9, 2019

Yes, It is justified. If they want you to work more, explain you will have to quit your other jobs. That mean cutting that part of your pay that you are counting on for bills, etc. Let them know that in order to take a job cut like that they will need to fill in all those hours you are giving up and the money that comes with it. I'm sure they will understand that either they cant afford to pay that and will keep your hours the same, or that they are willing if they want you to work more. Hope this helped, and good luck!

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I think asking for a raise would be a good idea for shes asking for more hours while you do so much for the children and you do travel with needing the gas.

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$20 an hour is absolutely acceptable! You're doubling as their nanny AND teacher! You need to know your worth and work for an hourly rate that you are comfortable with. I personally would never travel and hour to and from work for only $15/hr.

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Absolutely justified. At least 22-25 dollars.

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Yes, a raise is definitely justified, you're doing a ton of work!

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If your bi-weekly pay is significantly less that your rent, then you must ask for a raise.

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You are currently being paid a babysitter's salary, not an educator's salary. Go to a credible educator's salary estimator and find the salary that matches your credentials. Then speak with your employer.

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User in Winthrop, MA
Aug. 30, 2019

Absolutely...I would even ask for 25.00

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You have way too much on your plate. The parents should teach manners when they are around the children. Why aren't the parents checking in every few hours since they are home?

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Hi! I am interested in being your nanny/babysitter! In my experience with social work I realized that children are a great responsibility that I'm willing to take on. I've spent hundreds of hours paying careful attention to them and caring for them. I think that there are ways to make the best out of any situation, even despite the unfavorable conditions some children may have been born into. By accepting and then adding to their experiences with love and values as I have done in the foundation of Ciudad Bolivar, I believe any child can have a bright future. I also believe that through listening and serving them that they manage to acquire invaluable knowledge and life experiences that they might not otherwise have had, as is the case of the care that I have provided for my neighbor. Resume Work * Community Psychology August 01, to November 21, 2016, Bogota Colombia * Educational Psychology February to May, 2017. Bogota Colombia * Clinical Psychology August 01, to November 17 2017, Bogota Colombia * Program Au Pair In America from July 23, 2018 to March 23, 2019, USA

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You are a Super Nanny with many responsibilities and expectations. You are working with how many children? $20/hr is more than justified and to be fair they should be paying you at the least $25.00.

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Ivana in Mesa, AZ
Aug. 27, 2019

If your charging around 14 an hour I would suggest around 120

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YES!!!!! Absolutely.

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Share with them NOW that you would be happy to increase your care for their family. If they haven't already, have them lay out your additional duties and hours. Then say something along the line of, "great,this is doable, however, I would need to resign from my other obligations. What were you thinking the increased per hour rate will be?" If it's not what you are wanting, tell them I was thinking $25 would be fair to everyone" BUT, be up front NOW, NOW not later that you would need to increase your hourly pay to $25 per hour (be firm, not wishy-washy)

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Kaylee in Memphis, TN
Aug. 23, 2019

You are literally their teacher and caregiver, you need to be paid fairly. $20 is not at all unreasonable, but jumping from 15-20 might not go over as smoothly as you would want, make sure you come with backup evidence as to why you deserve the raise. School teachers get paid $25 an hour, and the avg nanny pay in Memphis is 15-20, you are doing more than just watching their kids.

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Martha in Oaklyn, NJ
Aug. 22, 2019

I would actually increase your price to between $25-30. Not only are you a nanny, but also a tutor, and you should be paid accordingly. If you don't feel comfortable raising your price so much, perhaps you could raise your hourly to $20 + $100 a week to cover travel.

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I would absolutely ask for $20.00 an hour if you do change to full time. It seems like you're putting a lot into these children. Not only are you providing childcare but you're teaching them. You're a superwomen! Best of luck!!

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Alyce in Honolulu, HI
Aug. 20, 2019

I would charge between $25-$28 hour because you're teaching, tutoring, taking them on a day trip outside of the house, preparing their meals, I think you should speak and negotiate with their parents about incentives for traveling unless they can offer live-in. Hope this helps. You're doing a lot for their children and being a great impact in their lives in a very positive way to prepare the kids for a successful life in how to deal with friends, families and it's good!!

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Meghan in Lebanon, PA
Aug. 15, 2019

$20 is defiantly justified or even more. I would ask if they can pay for your gas too since you drive so far. They need to take care of you since you are considering quitting your other jobs to go with them full time.

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Well! my opinion is that you should talk to them, because they hired you as a teacher and if they add other activities they should raise your salary. If they do not increase your salary with your knowledge as a teacher, I am sure you will have the opportunity to get another job where you work more hours and make more money. I think that care.com needs to make some adjustments to the page because of the way it is provided so that some families take advantage of the people who are looking for work as a nanny. When families are looking for a babysitter, they also write that she has to cook, clean the house, wash clothes, many other things and run errands. Many times I have seen that families need one day a week 5 or 6 hours. The question is are they really looking for a babysitter or are they looking for a maid to take care of the children and do all the jobs they want additional at a low cost. My opinion is that some families use care. com as an umbrella to take advantage of the need of the people who offer our services as nannies. And the question I ask myself is what quality of care can a babysitter provide to the child or children if she has to spend her time cooking, washing, cleaning the house and running errands?

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For everything the job requires, I would absolutely charge way more than that. You are being a personal in-home teacher. Look on your area how much professionals are charging in your area and charge them accordingly

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Very justified. $20-25 an hour is a reasonable price.

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I think you should be asking for $25-30/hr. You are doing work tat is worth way beyond what they are paying you, epecially since you are required to drive frequently for the job.

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Averi in Raleigh, NC
Aug. 10, 2019

Yes! If I were you I wouldn't take the full time position if there isn't a raise involved. In my opinion and most others, pet care/teaching (beyond just helping with HW) are already things you should be getting paid extra for. If they aren't willing or able to give you a raise maybe suggest that they help you out more. Maybe they can take care of the dog and the piano. If there isn't some sort of compromise on their part whether that be extra money or extra help, I wouldn't take on full time.

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User in Columbia, SC
Aug. 7, 2019

I would definitely ask for a raise. Tell them you have to quit your other jobs, where you get paid more, to be able to accommodate the hours they need and you would need to be paid more.

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I feel you should get more than $20 an hour considering what you are doing for the parents You should be assured a salary of at least $500 a week that usually includes you are paid for any days the parents don't need you including holidays. I insist on a salary because I depend on my income to live. You sound like you are going over and above the regular Nanny job. To give you an example I care for a infant 40 hours a week flexible hours my salary is $700 a week

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There are a lot of activities you can do that are learning tools. For a family that I sat for at one time, I created a store with prices where the children could play retailer and customer. This was giving the one child the opportunity to count back change. I used this method with my own children and their grades improved significantly.

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Amy in Zuni, VA
July 31, 2019

This sounds very complex. Are you in love with your family? Are you willing to give up your other jobs to make this one your one and only Job? Your rate doesn't sound unreasonable. Work with the parents and come to an understanding that is mutual for all involved. Amy C.

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Absolutely. For multiples, most definitely! Wow.

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Hello! I know what you are going through as I was in a similar situation. I have been a babysitter/nanny for the past 6+ years and certified in First Aid and CPR. In my situation, I watched a 2 year old for about 4 and a half hours for 2 days and I was charging them $15/hr. for my experience and level of care. When they had a second child, I asked them for a raise to $22/hr. but they unfortunately could not accept my request. Luckily for me, they were a nice family and I worked at $22/hr. until I found another job. From what you said, it is completely justified to charge at LEAST $20/hr. You could even ask for $25/hr. to compensate for gas/travel costs. For the amount of work you are doing, It sounds to me that this family is very dependent on you so use that to your advantage. I would also not quit your other jobs until you have worked something out. If you think that they might not accept your request, I would look for another job to cover what money you would be losing, just in case. Just hold your ground! Hope this helps and good luck!

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Yes, you do a lot, entertain, clean and transport, etc. Not to mention, homeschool....yeah ask for a raise!

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Kaelyn in Osceola, IN
July 27, 2019

I honestly think $20/hr is not enough. You should be making closer to $30/hr for all of the work you are doing.

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This seems like a position that should pay AT LEAST $20/hour.

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I think it is. If you are being their teacher as well as nanny I feel it is completely justified.

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WOW, this is really a lot... for my opinion, the hourly pay should be $30.00, plus 1 & 1/2 pay overtime after 40 hours. And also pay separate for the hours that you spent driving on the road, if you using your own car. This is such a lot of WORK....you deserve much more for all your work....

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Karren in Ogden, UT
July 21, 2019

Is it a job you're liking? I hear a hint of indignation. What do you like about your other jobs? Which of your jobs is best helping you progress toward your ideal job/life? If you actually really like this family, then ask if they'll make you a live-in nanny/teacher and make a contract about how many hours you get off.

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Maria in Encino, CA
July 19, 2019

It varies based on the job requirements, how many children, meal prep, driving, house cleaning, laundry, bathing, homework and more. I charge a minimum of $20 an hour but am in demand so I charge $25-$30.

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Yes you definitely deserve to be paid more

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I believe that even though you are only working 24 hours currently, you have been way underpaid. You should currently have been making at least $20 an hour. You must ask for what you believe you are worth, no one else is going to do that for you. Be confident and don't allow anyone to use you or make you feel bad for standing up for your own self-worth. You should ask yourself(and be honest)"Do I really enjoy working for this family?" if not, don't agree to the extra hours. Especially if you have other work I would not be afraid to stand firm on this one and ask for $25-$35/hr. Just my thoughts :)

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This family REALLY lucked out! Or should I say are totally taking advantage of you! You are a tutor for more multiple children, a Nanny, an housekeeper and a dog walker - for $15.00/hr. I would decide what you want to specialize in, and cut out the rest. Make up a contract, to reflect what you want, have them sign it, and give them a copy. It should include mileage when you are transporting the children, unless they provide the car. If you are just going to teach - charge whatever the average for that is. If you are going to Nanny for multiple children, no less than $20.00/hr. If they want both, I would break it into X amount for so many hrs teaching, and X amount for so many hrs care giving. I would be surprised if this family didn't bulk - so be prepared to move on, and find an employer that values you!

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Reading your job requirements for this one family, it seems that the parents are having you raise the children as well as be their teacher. Also considering that you have to travel so much and quit other jobs, and that they are already underpaying you, I would say that you should ask for anything between $25 and $35 an hour, or decide upon a weekly rate that averages out with the time you already spend with them.

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It is extremely justified. If she won't do $20, ask for $18. Make sure she understands that you are doing all of this work for her (as you explained above) and assuming you are doing it well, $20 an hour is reasonable.

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Alyssa in Duarte, CA
July 10, 2019

That is extremely justified! Especially if it is multiple kids. At least where I live, the rates for babysitting are around $15/hour for one kid WITHOUT all of the tutoring. You should most definitely be getting paid more.

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I would honestly aim to ask for $25/hour. Not only are you providing childcare for MULTIPLE children, but you are providing private education/instruction time that is incredibly valuable. Of course, jumping from $15/hr to $25 is quite a stretch, but I absolutely couldn't do what you do so I think your pay should reflect how hard you're clearly working! You are doing so much for this family, so kudos for that! Maybe start with $20 for the first 3 months, then after an evaluation of the children's progress (if their grades are improving due to your instruction/care) then you ask for $22/hour. And think about it this way, too, if asking for much more seems uncomfortable: You have several jobs (so do I. A lot of us do). These parents are putting a lot of trust and responsibility on your shoulders, and since they want you to be full time, it's clear that their value in you is only increasing as you care for these children. When you're working in the other jobs, you're bringing your energy elsewhere (which is super okay; we all have bills to pay!). However, if this family values and NEEDS you as much as it seems, paying you a competitive wage for a full-time employee will help you invest more of your time resting, planning, taking care of yourself and will MAKE YOU A BETTER TEACHER FOR THEIR CHILDREN. (I make the same argument for public school teachers, but I digress). Anyways, whatever happens, happy teaching!

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Tina in Renton, WA
July 8, 2019

I would say yes, you should get a raise. It sounds like you are a very valuable asset to this family. If they want full time care now, and you are going to be giving up other jobs to be able to work with them full time, then it makes sense. I just hope the parents realize how quickly kids grow and they spend some quality time with their children also. I'm mentioning this because you have said that one parent is present while you are there, and so probably one parent isn't working, or not working full time. I know some parents have to work a lot, but our jobs as caregivers are to help parents, not replace them. I hope everything works out well for you. Keep up the good work!

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I think so, but that's me. There is a website called pay scale.com. You enter location, job title, number of kids, years of experience, certifications, extra duties, etc. For example. I live in Albuquerque. The average salary for one child is about $12.50/hour. Add $1-2 for additional child, $1-2 for teaching, more if you are certified/licensed, more again for additional duties like cooking. It is reasonable to charge for mileage if you use your car to take kids somewhere, and sometimes for travel to and from your home (The last time I checked federal advice for mileage was 54 cents/mile). Good luck!

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A 5-month-old child catches the attention of a mirror and at the same time allows him to recognize himself, as well as placing him face down on the floor and placing toys very close so that he tries to grasp them and be able to develop his neck muscles. and the torso.

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Marge in Raleigh, NC
July 3, 2019

for what you are being asked to do I would start at $40 an hour.

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Yes. The distance alone is an exceptional drive and she would not bring you on for more hours if you were not making progress. It is important to know your worth, but also ask for what is reasonable.

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User in Tucson, AZ
July 1, 2019

They are asking too much!! There is an ad now for a tutoring job now on the Care.com website: Barbara M. BUT she lives in Civano which is Houghton and Escalante area. Why are you traveling so much? You need to consider this expense into you wages. Do they provide Sick time, holidays off, Time for you to do your personal stuff that can't be done on the weekends? Vacation time and mileage for all your driving? you sound young to me, NOT that that has anything to do with your job or abilities but you gain a lot as you grow yourself. What is your education level? What are your career goals? It sounds to me that they need and au pare. Care.com has this service ontheri website if not ask. This is a nanny that lives in the home and works with the kids, light cleaning and this allows them to go to school while the kids are in school. Kids ar missing out on social time with peers, making friends, learning things like empathy, sharing etc. Why do they isolate their children? Think more about your future and less about accommodating their future. Cindy

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$20 a hour cause thats along time

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YOU SHOULD BE GETTING PAID WAYYYYY MORE THAN THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You need to be honest and tell them what you would be giving up for them. I would say $25/ hr to be honest. You are more than caring.. you are teaching! If you have your certification then I would add that real teachers in district get paid at least &25-$30 an hour.... and that's not even childcare.

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I think if you are a tutor then you should be paid 25.00 an hr. for all you are doing! Many Blessings!

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Katherine in Kent, WA
June 27, 2019

Yes!!!! Teachers make more than a nanny. Pet care is expensive, rover dog walking is like $20 PER WALK. If she were to seek these tasks individually she'd be out over $40 an hour. Any hours over 40 are time and half legally. Look at your states labor and industries website for more info. I'd ask for $22, and settle on $20.

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I think it could be justified. You definitely have the qualifications for it! You might also consider weekly rates if that's something that might be better for you. Hope this helps!

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The greater the responsibility the higher the payment.

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About $20 an hour for this position in my point of view is a good amount. I definitely think that $15 an hour is too little bit, considering how much you do. that is more than an actual teacher does, so it must be hard, and can't hurt to just ask!

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Lena in Plano, TX
June 23, 2019

you should ask for 25

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Pamela in Seattle, WA
June 22, 2019

Your worth your weight in gold. I would expect to be payed a minimum of $50,000 a yr for a position of this caliber. With holidays and over time over 40 hour/wk extra. talk to them about the position and your commute. If they value you and what your doing they will be willing to renegotiate and help you out. Let them know in person and in writing so they can see what you are getting at your other positions.

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yes I would

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You are completely justified. Honestly, I am shocked she is not paying something closer to double for all the work you are putting in!

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Savanna in Milam, TX
June 18, 2019

A raise to $20 is more than justified, in my opinion, for everything you are doing. Especially if you are producing greater outcomes for the children's education, as well as taking into consideration your dedication to these children with such a commute. Now, if you do agree to switch over to full time for this family, personally I think $17-18 would be my max in asking for a raise. Simply because that will already more than double what they are paying you, due to raise and an increase in hours, and they may not be able to afford anything more, and could consider hiring someone else if you're too insistent on such an increase. It's a very tricky subject, money. I wish you luck!

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DEFINITELY! And also proof-read your comments, (I think you wrote Scratch when you meant Stretch? You are doing all the things all nannies are basically required to do and are making minimum wage, (for California). A tutor/homeschooler title is a great reference for your future. Do not take less than $20 per hour. Especially if it will make your life easier and make you an even better nanny, (less stress about money). If they say they can't afford it, give your notice (one month is great notice) tell them you love working with them but can't afford to stay in an entry-level paid position. ~Anahita Bridges, Nanny

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User in Benson, NC
June 17, 2019

i BELIEVE FROM MY OWN RESEARCH THAT NANNIE CHARGE 56 CENTS A MILE BUT IF A RAISE IS NEEDED THEN THAT SHOUL BE WORKED OUT BETWEEN YOU AND EMPLOYER ALSO WHAT EVER WAS WORKED OUT FROM THE BEGING SHOLD BE REVISTED GIVEN ALL THE RESPONSABLIES TEACHER ALONE GET PAID GOOD. What ever you agree on should be fare for you and them both should be happy with outcome. After all you don't want that to affect the kids they pickup on adult feelings

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I wouldn't except anything less than $30/hr. for full time. You do a lot to only be paid $15/hr.

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You should be getting paid much more than $15 or $20! This does depend on your qualification (ex. Teaching degree), but in my experience home school teachers get paid around $60/hr. It may be different because you are spending an extended amount of time with the kids so $60/hr may be unrealistic but I think at least $30. If they want you fulltime they clearly value your work and need you, so you have a leverage point to ask for what you want. Travel time especially should be played into account. They should be paying for your gas and your time. It seems like you work really really hard and your compensation should reflect that!

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Yes! You deserve $20 because you are multi task and if you are willing to give up especially your other job.

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i would ask for that raise! You are doing extra work and Traving long distance! at least ask for a gas raise. have them pay your gas.

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I would bring it up and see what they say about it. If your working more hours doing more than it seems only fair that you would be getting paid more.

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VERY justified. You are providing robust services and absolutely deserve at least $20/hour. As an outsider, it seems they have landed a major deal finding someone to help in all those areas for only $15/hour...

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I think that is absolutely justified! I am an elementary school teacher, and know it is a lot of work to prep for four subjects. Being their caretaker throughout the day (meal prepping, taking care of pets, etc.) throughout the day, in my opinion, is worth $15.00/hour.

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Gina in Arnold, MD
June 10, 2019

For the amount of work you are doing, the gas you are buying, and the fact that they want you teach on top of watching the children, cooking for them, taking them on outings, etc; I'd be charging a minimum of $850 a week. Sometimes it depends on whether you live in or out of a city, but $15 an hour for your commute and the amount of work you are doing is nonsense.

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You are 100% justified and I think you would be justified to charge more because you are taking the roll of a tutor, teacher, house-cleaner, and extracurricular instructor. Just make sure you are earning enough to make a wage where you can pay your rent and afford other items as well. In the end you have to take care of yourself first!!!

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Definitely justified

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Kaitlin in Brick, NJ
June 5, 2019

In all that they are asking from you, you are well under paid! I would be asking $25 an hour. They are looking for a teacher, babysitter for 2 children, "dog walker", driver, and i'm sure you're expected to clean up as well. Know your worth! If they trust you with that much responsibility, then you must have a lot of experience. You should be paid for your abilities.

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Paula in Galena, IL
June 5, 2019

Absolutely. You are definitely underpaid and deserve at least $25.00 for private tutoring, cooking, cleaning, travel expenses, raising the children etc. just to cover the other jobs where you will lose income. it sounds like the family is very happy with you if they are considering hiring you for full time hours. The question is, do you feel the same?

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Yes! If you are not only a nanny, but a teacher as well than you should be compensated for that line of work! I would charge $25 an hour. She is getting a bargain right now & she should also be paying you the US pay rate for mileage as well!

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Yes, I agree with you asking for a raise from 15/hr to 20/hr. You complete a lot of tasks and deserve more compensation for the job you perform.

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Linda in Roswell, GA
June 3, 2019

I think so. More hours more money. You are required to do a lot.

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That is perfectly justified.

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u have every right to ask for that raise

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I would ask for $18 to $25 per hour. It is an resemble charge with all the activities and things you must do with the children on a daily basis!

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Monica in Austin, TX
June 1, 2019

YES!!!! You are being way underpaid for the work you do. $20/hr is the minimum you should be receiving for the work you describe for multiple children.

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You seem to be kept very busy with those kids so I think 20 is completely justified. For one of my nannying jobs, I am currently paid 20/hour because I run errands for the mother as well as take the kids on outings or to school/sports practice/appointments which is not nearly as much as you do.

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YES!!!! I would ask for 20-25 an hour. They are getting a full time teacher too!

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If they are expecting you to do more than what they had mentioned before, you should definitely ask for a raise. Not to sound rude or anything, but you are taking time off to help them. If they find you valuable they should see why you are asking for a raise!

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most probably $25, I will make you & your childrens happy by my professional work besides, I have the current CPR & First aid certification.

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$15 is minimum wage in most states...... I would be asking for $25 if its more than one child

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Yes, very justified. Your workload is high and your hours are about to go up. Explain to them why you need the raise and be clear on your expectations as well.

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If you don't mind doing the work with one parent being home, then a raise would be merited. It would not be good for the kids to know you resent all that is being asked of you. More money would help it not to hurt as bad!

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oh my yes it sounds more like it.

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Yes because you give them more time and more dedication.

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With all of your requirements throughout the work day including manners (which should be the parents' responsibility unless they aren't available, which isn't the case here), cooking and pet care, I believe you would be justified in asking for a raise. You work as both a nanny, instructor, and pet caretaker all at once (among other tasks). You should be compensated for that.

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1) There is a website called pay scale.com that will give you a good idea of what your services are worth. 2) What would I do? Charge by how many kids you are working with and what parents want you to do. I would ask for something for travel time: either a flat fee per day to include time and mileage, or your regular hourly rate (the last time I looked federal suggestion was 54 cents/mile)...Personally I would charge $15/hour for ONE kid.

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Tatiana in Ocala, FL
May 21, 2019

I think that asking for a raise in this situation is totally justified. Seeing as you spend most of your time with these children and you're watching over them and aiding them to become better individuals each day that they grow. If you're going to quit your other jobs, this sole job should be able to provide the same life that you're living now without other income. Keep up the good work and good luck!

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yes and you should be getting mileage reimbursement

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Emily in Norwalk, CA
May 20, 2019

20 dollars is reasonable in my opinion especially for 2 children. it sounds like you're doing a lot more than just care taking so I would make that point clear when speaking to the family. if they're considering bumping you to a full time position it means you're achieving some level of success with their kids which is awesome!

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Yes, it is justified! $15/hr is not enough for all of that work.

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Lainey in Peoria, AZ
May 19, 2019

Personally doing all that and being expected of so much, I would ask for more than $20.

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User in Groton, CT
May 18, 2019

For homeschooling and lesson planning like you are, I would definitely let her know you are increasing your rates to AT LEAST $20/hr. With all that you are doing, you really could ask for close to $25/hr.

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This is not justified at all because my job is to take care of the child and perhaps do some light house keeping. All other extracurricular activities are not in my job description.

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absolutley

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YES YES YES YES YES

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I think this is not justified because my job description is baby sitting. I need to concentrate more on the baby more. However, I can do some light housekeeping instead.

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Absolutely! You should be charging at least $20/hour or a flat fee per day. Hard to do once you've already begun as your acceptance was indicated by beginning the assignment without a bit of grace period as to how complicated the job would be. You might wish to take an appropriate time to mention to the parents that the assignment entailed more than you realized and see if they will negotiate with you. Good luck!

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You do have a say in rather you except taking on full-time hours. I would calculate what you make for the jobs you would have to quit to give them full-time hours. Then decide how much you need to make working only for them. I would not be handling the responsibilities they have given you for $15.00 an hour. You are more of a teacher than a nanny and teachers make more than $15/hour.

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Homeschooling children in addition to providing all the other services requested of you, I would be asking for $25/hour. That would also help cover the cost of your commute back and forth to work. My two sisters are teachers and tutor children on the side. They get $40/hour. It's time to rethink about the $15/hour. There are many jobs where you can be reimbursed at $25/hour for everything you do. This mom will find it hard to pay any other person so little! Have confidence in your skills. You are doing amazing!

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YES! In my opinion you should be getting paid closer to 25 for all the work you do. Don't be afraid to ask for the 20 pay raise.

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Hi, my name is Lucrecia, my friends call me Mily. I have 18 years of experience, I care newborns up to 6 years. I'm very tidy, punctual, honest, I have excellent references. Thank you.

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Kelly in Milford, MA
May 11, 2019

no no no no no, you DESERVE a raise, i know its awkward but you're worthy of it.

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Yes! Go for it!