Salary for Nannies

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Also known as:  Au Pair, Baby Sitter, Before and After School Daycare Worker, Childcare Aide, Childcare Attendant, Childcare Worker, Day Care Attendant, Day Care Worker, Daycare Aide, Daycare Provider helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Nannies act as a primary caregiver for children in private homes while parents must work or be absent. They tend to children's emotional, physical and social needs while simultaneously keeping the household in pristine condition. They are generally certified in first aid and CPR as a means to being able to act as a first responder in the case of an emergency. They perform all household and childcare duties on a daily basis including preparing and serving meals according to nutritional needs, doing laundry and cleaning, organizing play activities, providing academic stimulation and making sure children are transported to and from events. Nannies have the responsibility of acting as a role model for the children they care for and often help parents develop and maintain a healthy family schedule and model.

A Nanny earns salaries somewhere between $18,380 to $37,720 based on experience and education levels. can expect an average pay level of twenty-six thousand seven hundred and ninety dollars per year.

receive the highest salary in District of Columbia, which has an average salary rate of approximately $37,760. These professionals make the highest salary in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can earn job pay of $36,110.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 44.92 percent nationwide in that time.


Nannies tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Educational Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Retail Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Health Care and Social Assistance
Other Services (except Public Administration)
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