(Closed) Hourly rate as a nanny?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: Rate for experienced nanny?
    $5-10 : (0 votes)
    $10-12 : (2 votes)
    13 %
    $12-14 : (3 votes)
    20 %
    $15-17 : (4 votes)
    27 %
    $18-20 : (1 votes)
    7 %
    $20-+ : (5 votes)
    33 %
    Other (please explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    Depends largely on where you lived, but my old roommate in Boston was able to charge $20-$25 per hour as a grad student with lots of babysitting experience- not teacher degree.  Of course not everyone can afford that so you need to know what the couple can afford or you may lose the job completely.

    Post # 4
    Member
    62 posts
    Worker bee

    This all depends on what you want the nanny’s duties to be and what their qualifications are. Since you have a college degree I’d be willing to pay at least $15 an hour. I actually wouldn’t hire a nanny without a college degree in a field related to children and/or families. Newborns and toddlers need alot of attention and can be especially trying. I’d want to pay much more than the average child development center where most parents drop off their infants and toddlers. They pay usually pay $8 an hour and $7.50 if you don’t have a degree. You also have to consider the fact that nannies don’t get insurance through their employer which means you’ll be paying out of pocket for coverage.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1559 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    What is mimimum wage in your area? Indiana (where I live) has one of the lowest mimimum wages, and it’s still $7.25 an hour. I’m sorry, but if someone is caring for my newborn and toddler, they get more than the minimum.

    When I was younger, my parents paid about $100 a week to send my little sister to pre-school. The pre-school wouldn’t take infants at all, and they only cared for her during the work day. 

    So if you figure for a 40 hour week, they were paying $2.50ish an hour to have her cared for in a facility with like 30ish other children. And that was back in 1993. I would imagine the prices have gone up. 

    What you are offering is private, one on one care and education for their children. That is worth AT LEAST $15 an hour, in my opinion. If you live in a big metropolitan area, you can probably charge more. 

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