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Salary Survey Results

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Arizona
How many children do you take care of? 1
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $10. 16 hours a week.
Or What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours?
Are you paid on or off the books? no
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? no
How long have you been with this family? almost 1 year
How long have you been working as a nanny? 4 years
Are you a live in or live out? live out
City & State: Phoenix, Arizona

In the place I work, we can have up to 13 one year olds with 2 teachers and each one year old is charged approx. 150 per week. Starting pay for an aide is 6.50 and starting pay for a teacher with at least 6 months experience is 8.00/hr. This is in Tucson Arizona.


California
How many children do you take care of? 1
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $11.50
Or What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? $415.00
Are you paid on or off the books? Off
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? Meals, Starbucks, Gas, Full pay when off, Half Pay when off for personal vacation
How long have you been with this family? Almost 6 months
How long have you been working as a nanny? 7 years
Are you a live in or live out? Live Out
City & State: San Diego California

How many children do you take care of? 2 (twin babies)
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $21
Or What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? Usually about $1,000 p/week, as I work roughly 45 hours p/week
Are you paid on or off the books? Half on the books, Half off the books
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? Medical Insurance
How long have you been with this family? Almost a year
How long have you been working as a nanny? Full-time for a year, part-time for 10 years
Are you a live in or live out? Live-Out
City & State: San Francisco, CA


How many children do you take care of? One.
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $12 per hour.
Or What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? Minimum $120/week for no more than 10 hours.
Are you paid on or off the books? Off the books.
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? No.
How long have you been with this family? One year.
How long have you been working as a nanny? Seven years.
Are you a live in or live out? Live Out.
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA

How many children do you take care of? Two, both in school from 7:45-2:55
What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? $900
Are you paid on or off the books? off
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? 5 wks vacation
How long have you been with this family? 2.2 years
How long have you been working as a nanny? 2.2 years
Are you a live in or live out? live out
City & State: Los Angeles area.

How many children do you take care of? one
What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? $250 18 hours
Are you paid on or off the books? off
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? paid if parent comes home early
How long have you been with this family? new hire
How long have you been working as a nanny? new
Are you a live in or live out? live out
City & State: Folsom CA

How many children do you take care of? 3
What is the hourly rate you are paid? Works out to $33 an hour based on a 35 hour week.
Are you paid on or off the books? On the books
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? I have insurance through my husband, but my boss would offer it if needed.
How long have you been with this family? 8 months
How long have you been working as a nanny? 18 years
Are you a live in or live out? Live out
City & State: Calabasas, CA


How many children do you take care of? Three. All in school
What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? Take home $944.38 per week
Are you paid on or off the books? on
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? Great family
How long have you been with this family? 5 years
How long have you been working as a nanny? 10 years
Are you a live in or live out? live in
City & State: Walnut Creek, CA


Georgia
How many children do you take care of? - 2 children under 3 years old
What is the hourly rate you are paid? - NA
Or What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? - $850.00 based on 50 hours per week maximum
Are you paid on or off the books? - On the books
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? - Partial HI reimbursement, use of a 2005 Explorer for work and personal hours, all car expenses paid except gas and car washes, 2+ weeks vacation per year, along with sick/personal days and 9 paid holidays.
How long have you been with this family? - 2.5 years
How long have you been working as a nanny? - 14 years
Are you a live in or live out? - Live Out
City & State: Atlanta, GA

I'm an employer.
How many children do you have? 1 child, toddler age
What rate do you pay? $10.50, part-time
On or off the books? off the books, as requested by nanny
Do you provide health insurance or any extras? Extra - my nanny brings her daughter along, and is able to watch the children at her house.
How long has this nanny been with you? 2 months
Is your nanny live-in or live-out? Live-out
City & State: Atlanta, GA


Idaho
How many children do you take care of? 1-15 year old female plus at least 2 or more of her friends during the summer. I don't get paid for the friends.
What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? $40day for care during summer, but she is really independent has as a lot of camps and other activities she goes to, so I am not really with her for 24 hrs/day; $25/day during school season because I only work before and after school, but I do sleep there.
Are you paid on or off the books? On
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? Gas money, food while I am there, occasional gifts, occasional trips with the family, and occasional use of family car.
How long have you been with this family? 3 years on an on-call basis, usually for 3 or more overnight days at a time.
How long have you been working as a nanny? 3 years
Are you a live in or live out? Live out-this is not a full-time or even a part-time position, usually 5 times a year. I live there during the duration of the job, because both parents are gone when they call me to nanny.
City & State: Idaho


Illinois
How many children do you take care of? 3
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $15/hour
Are you paid on or off the books? off
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? no
How long have you been with this family? 3 years
How long have you been working as a nanny? 3 years
Are you a live in or live out? live out
City & State: Chicago, IL

How many children do you take care of? 2
What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? 650/40-50 hours/week
Are you paid on or off the books? Off, but moving to on this year.
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? No, but nice bonuses.
How long have you been with this family? I do a nanny share. I have been with one family almost a year and the other for a couple of months.
How long have you been working as a nanny? Almost a year.
Are you a live in or live out? Out.
City & State: Chicago, IL



Maryland
How many children do you take care of? 2 infants
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $15/hour
Or What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? 45 hours
Are you paid on or off the books? on the books
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? no
How long have you been with this family? 4 months
How long have you been working as a nanny? 7 years
Are you a live in or live out? live out
City & State: Baltimore, MD


Nevada
How many children do you have? 1
What is the hourly rate you pay your nanny? $20.00
Or What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? $500.00 anywhere from 25 hours to 40 hours
Do you pay on or off the books? off
Do you provide health insurance or any other extras? $100.00 a week spending money, credit card, a car and gas money
How long has your nanny been with you?9 months
Is your nanny a live in or live out? live out
City & State: Las Vegas, NV

I have an exceptional nanny and I like to think I am an employer people would want to work for. My nanny and I have a great relationship and she loves my daughter as if she was her own. We both sit down and go over classes and activities we would think my daughter would like to go to. Some times we both want to take her, so we end up doing things together. Some people think this is odd, I feel that my daughter has attention from two people that love her. My nanny is from Israel and my daughter is fluent in Hebrew. I cannot say enough wonderful things about my nanny. I realize this is more than you asked for, but sometimes after reading your site, I feel I need to tell people that not all nannies or all employers are monsters.


New Jersey
“I used to be a nanny. I had some great positions. My last full-time position I took care of one child and made $538 a DAY. 24/5 on the books, live-in. Health and dental insurance and many more perks. I worked there 3 years. It was in New Jersey. I was a nanny for over 20 years. I now do short term positions. I am doing one in NYC in July and Aug. for a family with 1 yr old twins. I will care for ONE of the twins 24/5 and get $500 a day. I am a high end nanny and have several nanny friends that make that kind, actually more in salary.”

How many children do you have? 1
What is the hourly rate you pay your nanny? $11.75
Or What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? 610 per week
Do you pay on or off the books? Yes.
Do you provide health insurance or any other extras? No.
How long has your nanny been with you? Less than 1 year.
Is your nanny a live in or live out? Live out.
City & State: New Jersey


How many children do you take care of? for now 1
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $16.00
Are you paid on or off the books? yes
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? no
How long have you been with this family? just recently
How long have you been working as a nanny? since 1986 started Singapore
Are you a live in or live out? I am now a live-out
City & State: Maple Ridge

How many children do you take care of? 2
What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? $700
Are you paid on or off the books? off
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? $25/hr overtime
How long have you been with this family? 2 years
How long have you been working as a nanny? 3 years
Are you a live in or live out? Live in
City & State: Upper Saddle River



New York
How many children do you take care of? 3 (1 of 2 nannies)
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $21/hr.
Are you paid on or off the books? On (as everyone should be!)
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? No health insurance, many extras..
How long have you been with this family? Almost 3 years
How long have you been working as a nanny? 5 years
Are you a live in or live out? Live-out
City & State: NY, NY

How many children do you take care of? 2
What is the hourly rate you are paid?
Or What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? $800 for 45 hours
Are you paid on or off the books? off
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? use of car during hours and personal time
How long have you been with this family? 16 months
How long have you been working as a nanny? 4 years
Are you a live in or live out? live in 3 nights per week live out the rest of the time
City & State: westchester, NY


How many children do you take care of? Four
What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? $1550/week based on a 47-50 hour week ($20/hour overtime)
Are you paid on or off the books? On
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? Health and Dental Insurance
How long have you been with this family? 2 years
How long have you been working as a nanny? 6 years
Are you a live in or live out? Live-out
City & State: New York, NY

How many children do you take care of? 3
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $15 per hour
Or What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? 40 - 50 hours per week
Are you paid on or off the books? No
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? No health insurance, they provide a vehicle for transporting children
How long have you been with this family? 1 year
How long have you been working as a nanny? 4 years
Are you a live in or live out? Live out
City & State: Rochester, NY


How many children do you take care of? 2
What is the hourly rate you are paid? 19.00
Or What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? i get paid for 35 hours/wk even if i work less, and get compensated if i work more
Are you paid on or off the books? on
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? no.
How long have you been with this family? 8 months
How long have you been working as a nanny? 4 years
Are you a live in or live out? live out
City & State: brooklyn, ny (park Slope)

How many children do you take care of? Two
What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? $1100 salary for between 30-40 hrs.
Are you paid on or off the books? On.
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? Health. Paid by employer & 4 weeks paid vacation per year & 10 paid holidays.
How long have you been with this family? 2 years
How long have you been working as a nanny? 7 years
Are you a live in or live out? Live-in
City & State: Rye, NY


How many children do you take care of? 4
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $28. per hour
Are you paid on or off the books? off
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? Generous family with gifts & perks
How long have you been with this family? 1 ½ years
How long have you been working as a nanny? 7 years
Are you a live in or live out? Live-out
City & State: Pound Ridge, NY

How many children do you take care of? 2
What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? $690/ 45-50 hrs usually
Are you paid on or off the books? off
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? Car to drive, car ins.
How long have you been with this family? 2 yrs
How long have you been working as a nanny? 2 yrs
Are you a live in or live out? Live-in
City & State: Armonk, NY

How many children do you have? 2 children
What is the hourly rate you pay your nanny? 625 for 45 hr week
Do you pay on or off the books? off the books
Do you provide health insurance or any other extras? Dr visits as needed
How long has your nanny been with you? been w/ us 6 months
Is your nanny a live in or live out? Out
City & State: she lives in brooklyn , we live in nyc

How many children do you take care of? 3
Or What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? $520.week. Work between 60-90 hrs a week.
Are you paid on or off the books? Some on and some if it is off.
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? Nope.
How long have you been with this family? 9 years
How long have you been working as a nanny? 9 years
Are you a live in or live out? Live in most always since I am always working
City & State: Rye, NY


How many children do you take care of? 3
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $18/ full time
Are you paid on or off the books? Not on books
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? 2 Fridays off per month in the summer when the family goes away to their beach house.
How long have you been with this family? Nearly 2 yrs.
How long have you been working as a nanny? 4 yrs.
Are you a live in or live out? Live-out
City & State: UES

How many children do you have in daycare? 1
How many hours are your children in daycare? 50
What do pay per week in daycare expenses? 500
City & State: Brooklyn, NY


How many children do you have in daycare? 2
How many hours are your children in daycare? 47-52
What do pay per week in daycare expenses? 690
City & State: NY, NY



Ohio
How many children do you take care of? 1
What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? $450 a week, hours vary (up to 11 a day)
Are you paid on or off the books? On
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? No
How long have you been with this family? 3 months
How long have you been working as a nanny? 2 years
Are you a live in or live out? Live out
City & State: Cleveland, Ohio

How many children do you take care of? 3 (6, 9, 11)
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $13.00 40 hrs a week
Are you paid on or off the books? On the books, their accountant does my taxes
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? No insurance (I am covered by my husbands). I get two weeks paid vacation, one week bonus at the end of the year, plus lots of gifts.
How long have you been with this family? 2 years
How long have you been working as a nanny? 2 years
Are you a live in or live out? Live out
City & State: Dublin, Ohio

How many children do you take care of? 4
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $575/wk for 43 hrs.
Are you paid on or off the books? On. But I take home 575
How long have you been with this family? 2 years
How long have you been working as a nanny? 9 yrs
Are you a live in or live out? Live out
City & State: New Albany, Ohio



Texas
How many children do you take care of? 1
What is the hourly rate you are paid?
Or What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? $650/week 45 hours
Are you paid on or off the books? off
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? I get paid mileage for my car
How long have you been with this family? 2 years
How long have you been working as a nanny? 12 years
Are you a live in or live out? out
City & State: Austin, TX


Washington
How many children do you take care of? There were four children but a majority of the time I was only watching one child.
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $17.50/hr taxed
Or What is the weekly rate and based on how many hours? $700-800wk
Are you paid on or off the books? on the books
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? nope, gas reimbursement
How long have you been with this family? 6 months
How long have you been working as a nanny? 3 years
Are you a live in or live out? live out
City & State: Bellevue, WA

How many children do you take care of? Two school aged children.
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $10 an hour.
Are you paid on or off the books? Off the books.
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras?
The one extra I receive is that sometimes if they don't need me for the day, they still pay me. Usually I only work four hours a day though, but it is still nice. I wish I got a gas allowance, though.
How long have you been with this family? Ten Months

City & State: Seattle, WA

How long have you been working as a nanny?A little over a year, but before I worked as a Montessori teacher. I also have an 2 year ECE Degree.
Are you a live in or live out? Out
City & State: Olympia, Washington. I took a $5 pay cut when I moved here from Seattle to go to school.

How many children do you care for? Two - One 18 month old full time, and one 10 year old after school & full time in summer.
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $10 an hour
Are you paid on or off the books? On the books
Do you receive health insurance or other benefits? No
How long have you been with this family? 16 months
How long have you been a nanny? 2 years
Are you live-in or live-out? Live-out
City & State? Seattle, Wa


How many children do you take care of? One, age four.
What is the hourly rate you are paid? $14/hr.
Are you paid on or off the books? On the books, taxes and everything.
Do you receive health insurance or any other extras? Yes, my employers reimburse me for my health insurance, which I have as an individual policy.
How long have you been with this family? A year and a half.
How long have you been working as a nanny? This is my first full-time, long term position, so, a year and a half.
Are you a live in or live out? Live out.
City & State: Seattle, WA.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would have been nice to see posters be a little more descriptive about their perks ... kind of like they were when they filled out the Xmas survey, that was fun to check out. I was shocked to see how many got paid OFF the books. That scares me ... it would seem to me that a professional Nanny would be paid ON the books. Paying off the books implies that they have something to hide ... why would they not want to pay their taxes? Are they being hired through word of mouth ... or Craigslist or something? (Or if it's an excuse because they aren't paid enough, go somewhere else). I would think one hired through an Agency has been thoroughly put through the mill and background checked ... and safer. (For the most part anyway, as I'm sure not all Agencies are 100%). Oh, and I can't wait to see how many of you "off the books" are going to attack me ... so those of you that pay your taxes should be ready for some drama.

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am shocked at the ratios of caregivers to children in some states! In Arizona it is 5 babies to one teacher?! that is crazy!!! For children one year it is 6 to 1? My God. I have a home daycare so that I can be with my daughter and I take care of two others besides her and it is plenty, even though I am allowed to have four, I choose to have three. It's more than enough!

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am an anny and paid off the books. What do I need to do to be paid on the books?

4:39 PM  
Anonymous A Nanny in Baltimore said...

I am a nanny, paid on the books and that is the only way I will work. Granted, I do evening/weekend babysitting off the books, but that is different. I want to be paid on the books because I want to be able to report my income when I try to buy a house, car, or even apply for a credit card. Plus, the parents are losing out on a child care tax deduction when they pay a nanny off the books. Just think, the IRS would have a field day with the people on this site!

2:31 PM  

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