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How much does a Nanny make in the United States?

Average Nanny Hourly Wage in the United States

Nannies earn a median hourly wage of $10.18. Hourly wages typically start from $8.26 and go up to $15.25.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Nanny Yearly Salary in the United States

Nannies earn a median salary of $21,170 per year. Salaries typically start from $17,190 and go up to $31,710.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

40%
Full-Time
60%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.3
SCORE
1598
RATINGS
Nannies average a score of 3.3 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Nannies in the 76th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Nanny Earnings by Seniority

Top End Nanny Earnings

The highest earning Nannies in the United States earn:

$15.25
an hour
$31,710
per year
Senior Nanny Earnings

Senior Nannies in the United States earn:

$12.25
an hour
$25,490
per year
Experienced Nanny Earnings

Experienced Nannies in the United States earn:

$10.18
an hour
$21,170
per year
Junior Nanny Earnings

Junior Nannies in the United States earn:

$8.98
an hour
$18,680
per year
Starting Nanny Earnings

Starting Nannies in the United States earn:

$8.26
an hour
$17,190
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Nanny salary comparison

Nannies earn less than 95% percent of Education & Childcare careers. Nanny salaries are in the bottom 94% of all careers in the United States.

Principal Salary $92k
School Psychologist Salary $73k
Music Teacher Salary $68k
Special Education Teacher Salary $59k
High School Teacher Salary $58k
Elementary School Teacher Salary $55k
Health Educator Salary $53k
Childcare Program Administrator Salary $45k
Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary $34k
Teacher Assistant Salary $25k
Nanny Salary $21k
Childcare Worker Salary $21k
Source:

Historical salary for Nannies in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Nanny salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Nanny Salary in Vermont $12.06 $25,080 # 1
Nanny Salary in Washington $11.59 $24,100 # 2
Nanny Salary in Rhode Island $10.34 $21,500 # 3
Nanny Salary in Oregon $11.07 $23,030 # 4
Nanny Salary in Wyoming $10.93 $22,730 # 5
Nanny Salary in Virginia $9.50 $19,750 # 6
Nanny Salary in Ohio $9.68 $20,140 # 7
Nanny Salary in Utah $9.44 $19,640 # 8
Nanny Salary in Wisconsin $9.78 $20,350 # 9
Nanny Salary in Pennsylvania $9.42 $19,590 # 10
Nanny Salary in West Virginia $9.35 $19,450 # 11
Nanny Salary in South Dakota $9.45 $19,650 # 12
Nanny Salary in Texas $9.25 $19,240 # 13
Nanny Salary in Tennessee $9.21 $19,160 # 14
Nanny Salary in Oklahoma $9.01 $18,750 # 15
Nanny Salary in South Carolina $8.90 $18,510 # 16
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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