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 only 9.3% are men.
- The average age of an employed nanny is 37 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of nannies is White (63.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16.8%) and Black or African American (9.4%).
- 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 95% 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
Gender Pay Gap For Nanny
Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man
Nanny Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the nanny position over time.
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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Nanny Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among nannies is White, which makes up 63.5% of all nannies. Comparatively, there are 16.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 63.5%
- Hispanic or Latino, 16.8%
- Black or African American, 9.4%
- Asian, 6.4%
- Unknown, 2.8%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.1%
Nanny Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among nannies.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Nanny Wage Gap By Race
Average Age of a Nanny
We determined the average age of nannies based on ethnicity and gender.
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 42% of the population.
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%.
- Bachelors, 50%
- High School Diploma, 22%
- Associate, 17%
- Diploma, 4%
- Other Degrees, 7%
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Nanny Wage Gap By Education
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.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire nannies.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
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.
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, hospitality and manufacturing.
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
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%.
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%.
- Spanish, 64.8%
- French, 11.5%
- German, 4.4%
- Portuguese, 3.8%
- Italian, 3.0%
- Other, 12.5%