The INA (International Nanny Association) 2014 Salary and Benefits Survey reports that a nanny’s average hourly rate is $18.66, but this doesn’t mean you’re paying nearly $19/hour in every town.
In fact, we typically hear families say they pay between $15 and $25/hour. Find the exact average hourly rate in your city and the factors that can change it by going here.
To determine your nanny’s pre-tax hourly rate, it’s important to consider a number of factors, including:
Asking your neighbors what they pay their nanny can seem like an incredibly personal question, but for many parents, this comes across as helpful research rather than intrusiveness. It’s parents helping parents, and if done respectfully, you’ll gain practical insight.
There are also a number of ways you can gather information if you don’t know any families with nannies, such as: