How much should a retainer be for 8 days a month?
We plan to pay based off a retainer per month - as we won’t need a nanny the same amount of time each month. But we want to keep her long term. So we will pay her a retainer. We’re not sure what a good starting monthly rate is?
For this type of minimal days but you want the commitment, I would suggest $1000/month to get someone good. It will still need to be just the right person wanting good pay while they work but not many hours each month. Good Luck!
Assuming your estimated 8 days will not be longer than 9 hours of care a day, that would be 72 hours for the month. Any time I've seen a retainer pay offer for a nanny/caregiver, typically the retainer will be $10 per hour estimated for the month. So in this case, a retainer of $720. In addition, they decide on a proper hourly rate. Say $15 an hour. While you may pay the retainer of $720 at the beginning of the month, if your nanny exceeds the amount of the retainer by her hours and hourly wage, you then pay her the excess. Ex: If they worked 7 days, 9 hours a day with an hourly rate of $15, the total pay for that month would be $945. Since you have already paid a retainer of $720, you deduct that amount, and would ultimately owe your nanny a remaining amount of $225. Now if there's a month in which you only use your nanny maybe 3 days, your retainer will most likely exceed what would typically be due to them based on the hourly wage. That is just a consequence of paying by retainer, and is not appropriate to roll over to a later month's excess wages. I wish you luck!
You can start him on the same rate as a nanny for example $20
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If she is working full time for you, I would be very attracted to a $3,000 monthly retainer if I were her.
Personally, I wouldn't accept anything less than what I would be paid while working. If I needed to keep those days open that means I can't schedule other work. Unfortunately, it is costly for the families, but if you want to retain your unicorn nanny it costs a fair amount.
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