Nanny Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Nannies in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 217,213 Nannies currently employed in the United States.
  • 87.4% of all Nannies are women, while 9.3% are men.
  • The average age of an employed Nanny is 38 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of Nannies is White (64.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16.9%) and Black or African American (7.9%).
  • The majority of Nannies are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Nannies are most in-demand in Seattle, WA.
  • Nannies are paid an average annual salary of $25,552.
  • Boston, MA pays an annual average wage of $33,553, the highest in the US.
  • Nannies average starting salary is $18,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 97% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid Nannies earn as much as $35,000 or more.
  • Washington is the best state for Nannies to live.
  • Nannies are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Public companies.

Nanny Statistics By Gender

Among Nannies, 87.4% of them are women compared to 9.3% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 87.4%
  • Male, 9.3%
  • Unknown, 3.3%
GenderPercentages
Female87.4%
Male9.3%
Unknown3.3%

Gender Pay Gap For Nanny

Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$25,612
female-income
Female Income
$24,860

Nanny Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Nanny position over time.

Male
Female
14%
12%
9%
7%
4%
2%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
YearMaleFemale
20108.61%91.39%
20118.09%91.91%
20127.91%92.09%
20138.49%91.51%
20148.50%91.50%
20158.17%91.83%
20169.34%90.66%
20179.21%90.79%
20188.87%91.13%
20199.64%90.36%

Nanny Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Camp Boss and Valet have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job TitleMaleFemale
Daycare Owner7%89%
Infant Childcare Provider8%91%
Doula8%87%
Nanny9%87%
Intramural Director75%20%
Valet78%18%
Camp Boss79%13%

Nanny Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Nannies is White, which makes up 64.4% of all Nannies. Comparatively, there are 16.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 64.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 17.0%
  • Black or African American, 7.9%
  • Asian, 7.1%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%
Nanny RacePercentages
White64.4%
Hispanic or Latino17.0%
Black or African American7.9%
Asian7.1%
Unknown2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.9%

Nanny Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Nannies.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201065.03%11.46%5.78%14.77%
201164.58%12.11%5.66%14.18%
201263.96%11.43%5.81%15.44%
201364.99%10.82%6.03%14.61%
201465.18%10.54%6.16%14.69%
201565.42%10.27%6.00%14.84%
201665.46%10.00%5.92%15.14%
201764.37%9.63%6.29%15.85%
201865.12%8.29%6.46%16.38%
201964.43%7.88%7.13%16.90%

Nanny Wage Gap By Race

Black or African American Nannies have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian Nannies have the lowest average salary at $24,910.
$26,000
$25,000
$24,000
White
Black or African American
Asian
Unknown
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
White$25,159
Black or African American$25,569
Asian$24,910
Unknown$25,080
Hispanic or Latino$25,462

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Average Age of a Nanny

We determined the average age of Nannies based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceMale AgeFemale Age
American Indian and Alaska Native30.5
Asian28.545.5
Black or African American29.542
Hispanic or Latino2739
Unknown21.528
White2635

Nanny Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Nanny employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Nannies is 40+ years old, which represents 44% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Nanny YearsPercentages
20-30 years32%
30-40 years19%
40+ years44%

Types of Nanny Degree Levels

The most common degree for Nannies is Bachelor's Degree 50% of Nannies earn that degree. A close second is High School Diploma with 22% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 17%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 50%
  • High School Diploma, 22%
  • Associate, 17%
  • Diploma, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 7%
Nanny DegreePercentages
Bachelors50%
High School Diploma22%
Associate17%
Diploma4%
Other Degrees7%

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Nanny Wage Gap By Education

Nannies with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $28,628 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Nannies earn a median annual income of $27,397 compared to $26,210 for Nannies with an Associate degree.
$29,000
$28,000
$27,000
$26,000
$25,000
$24,000
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$24,860
Some College/ Associate Degree$26,210
Bachelor's Degree$27,397
Master's Degree$28,628

Nanny Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Nannies. We found that the most common company type is Private. In addition, the industry that employs the most Nannies is the Retail industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Nannies.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees11%
50 - 100 employees7%
100 - 500 employees21%
500 - 1,000 employees18%
1,000 - 10,000 employees28%
> 10,000 employees16%

The Types Of Companies Nanny Work In

Employees with the Nanny job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Nannies prefer to work at Private companies over Public companies.

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Private

Public

Government

Company TypePercentages
Private72%
Public23%
Government5%

Top Industries Hiring Nannys

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Nannies. Those industries include Retail, Manufacturing and Professional.

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Nanny Turnover And Employment Statistics

Nanny Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of Nannies changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearNanny Unemployment Rate
201010.35%
201111.13%
201210.51%
20139.62%
20149.07%
20157.51%
20166.86%
20176.65%
20186.02%
20195.45%

The Average Number of Years That Nanny Stay in a Job

By looking over 125,561 Nannies resumes, we figured out that the average Nanny enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 30%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year28%
1-2 years30%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years16%
8-10 years6%
11+ years8%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Nannys with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to Nannies.

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Job TitleLGBT
Nanny4.74%
Resident Care Aide6.19%
Summer Worker8.62%
Doula9.75%
Health And Wellness Instructor10.02%
Bather10.47%
Residential Supervisor11.45%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Nannys

The most common foreign language among Nannies is Spanish at 64.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.5% and German is the third-most popular at 4.4%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 64.8%
  • French, 11.5%
  • German, 4.4%
  • Portuguese, 3.8%
  • Italian, 3.0%
  • Other, 12.5%
Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish64.8%
French11.5%
German4.4%
Portuguese3.8%
Italian3.0%
Other12.5%

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Nanny Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a Nanny can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of Nannies is $26,250. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Nannys Earn The Most?

The map here shows where Nannies earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Nannys Located?

By looking through more than 125,561 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Nannies are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Nannys

Where Are Nannys In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country Nannies are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings