Do you have a full time babysitter or nanny?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was a full time nanny (during college) and a few of my friends were as well. I’d say the average hours were 8-4 or 9-5. Nanny wages were around $500-700 depending on how many children, the childrens ages, what was involved (pet care, cooking, cleaning, driving using their own car).

I also know a lot of families who paid more and required less hours a day (10-2, or 5-10pm). The $500-700 is just the average. I’d say 500 was on the low end of the average and that would not have been for a 9 hour day  

I should add I am in the NY/LI area. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  SparkleBee11.
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

My friends was paid $10/hour in western North Carolina. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

My nanny gets $640/week to watch my 10 month old son from 8:30am – 6pm M-F and I live in NYC. I know they can make a lot more, but this is a pretty solid salary for only one baby.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We pay $500/week for M-F 8am-6pm in Charleston, SC for our 3 month old. My sister works PT (3days a week) as a nanny about an hour outside of St. Louis and makes $500/month.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  cora_123.
Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

nutmeg5512:  I have worked as a nanny and still babysit occasionally.  My rate is between $18-$20/hr in Washington DC so I would be expecting at least $900 per week.  When I lived in NYC a few years ago I didn’t work for less then $15/hr.  I was a little less experienced but really that was only a few days ago and I’ve never worked full time long term although I’ve had the option to.  Lots of factors go into a nanny’s rate: age, experience, location, etc.  

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

nutmeg5512:  I know this is only relevant for certain months, but high school kids are great!  I babysat for a family friend all summer long, I was paid 3/hr which isn’t much, but it was under the table and gave me gas money

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

nutmeg5512:  We have a college student in our home for the summer. She typically works M-Th 8-6 (sometimes less if I get home early or DH is working from home).  We pay her $250/week under the table.  We told her our budget and she accepted it.  The home daycare DD will attend in the fall is $160/week for 4 days.  Centers typically run $350+/week for infants in our area (Maryland).

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC

nutmeg5512:  We have a nanny. She is here from 7:00 till 6:00 pm, Mon through Thurs,  and she travels with us. She is paid $12 an hour. Except when traveling, then she is paid a flat rate. Usually $500-$600 for the whole week. It depends on where we go and when we go. In SC that is about average pay. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You have to remember you have to pay worker’s comp and social security and all that when you have a FT employee (remember all those nanny tax cases that got politicians in trouble)….I have alsways just used daycare.

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