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

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%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Female
Female
87.4%
87.4%
Male
Male
9.3%
9.3%
Unknown
Unknown
3.3%
3.3%

Gender Pay Gap For Nanny

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$31,323
female-income
Female Income
$29,665

Nanny Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
12%
10%
7%
5%
2%
0%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
2008
5.79%
5.79%
94.21%
94.21%
2009
2009
5.99%
5.99%
94.01%
94.01%
2010
2010
6.23%
6.23%
93.77%
93.77%
2011
2011
6.45%
6.45%
93.55%
93.55%
2012
2012
6.26%
6.26%
93.74%
93.74%
2013
2013
6.63%
6.63%
93.37%
93.37%
2014
2014
6.70%
6.70%
93.30%
93.30%
2015
2015
6.50%
6.50%
93.50%
93.50%
2016
2016
6.69%
6.69%
93.31%
93.31%
2017
2017
6.80%
6.80%
93.20%
93.20%
2018
2018
7.07%
7.07%
92.93%
92.93%

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 Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Daycare Owner7%89%
Infant Childcare Provider8%91%
Doula8%87%
Nanny9%87%
Intramural Director75%20%
Valet78%18%
Camp Boss79%13%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Camp Boss
Valet
Intramural Director
Nanny
Doula
Infant Childcare Provider
Daycare Owner
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

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.

Job Title
  • 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%
Job Title
Nanny RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
White
63.5%
63.5%
Hispanic or Latino
Hispanic or Latino
16.8%
16.8%
Black or African American
Black or African American
9.4%
9.4%
Asian
Asian
6.4%
6.4%
Unknown
Unknown
2.8%
2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.1%
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.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
2010
63.41%
63.41%
12.58%
12.58%
5.73%
5.73%
15.16%
15.16%
2011
2011
62.96%
62.96%
13.23%
13.23%
5.61%
5.61%
14.57%
14.57%
2012
2012
62.34%
62.34%
12.56%
12.56%
5.76%
5.76%
15.83%
15.83%
2013
2013
63.37%
63.37%
11.95%
11.95%
5.98%
5.98%
15.00%
15.00%
2014
2014
63.56%
63.56%
11.67%
11.67%
6.11%
6.11%
15.08%
15.08%
2015
2015
63.80%
63.80%
11.39%
11.39%
5.94%
5.94%
15.23%
15.23%
2016
2016
63.84%
63.84%
11.12%
11.12%
5.87%
5.87%
15.53%
15.53%
2017
2017
62.75%
62.75%
10.76%
10.76%
6.24%
6.24%
16.24%
16.24%
2018
2018
63.50%
63.50%
9.41%
9.41%
6.40%
6.40%
16.76%
16.76%

Nanny Wage Gap By Race

Black or african american nannies have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White nannies have the lowest average salary at $30,127.
$32,000
$31,000
$30,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$30,362
White$30,127
Black or African American$31,004
Asian$30,187
Hispanic or Latino$30,790

Average Age of a Nanny

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

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
Black or African American
27
27
41
41
Unknown
Unknown
24
24
28
28
Asian
Asian
31.5
31.5
45
45
Hispanic or Latino
Hispanic or Latino
28
28
38
38
White
White
29
29
34
34
American Indian and Alaska Native
American Indian and Alaska Native
37.5
37.5

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.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Nanny YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
20-30 years
33%
33%
30-40 years
30-40 years
19%
19%
40+ years
40+ years
42%
42%

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%
Job Title
Nanny DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Bachelors
Bachelors
50%
50%
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
22%
22%
Associate
Associate
17%
17%
Diploma
Diploma
4%
4%
Other Degrees
Other Degrees
7%
7%

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Nanny Wage Gap By Education

Nannies with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $35,407 annually. With a Bachelors degree, nannies earn a median annual income of $33,434 compared to $31,098 for nannies with an Associate degree.
$36,000
$34,000
$32,000
$30,000
$28,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$29,665
Master's Degree$35,407
Bachelor's Degree$33,434
Some College/ Associate Degree$31,098

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 SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
< 50 employees
14%
14%
50 - 100 employees
50 - 100 employees
8%
8%
100 - 500 employees
100 - 500 employees
22%
22%
500 - 1,000 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
19%
19%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
23%
23%
> 10,000 employees
> 10,000 employees
15%
15%

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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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
Education
1%
1%
Public
Public
19%
19%
Private
Private
75%
75%
Government
Government
5%
5%

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.

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Retail

Hospitality

Manufacturing

Professional

Health Care

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Retail
Retail
19%
19%
Hospitality
Hospitality
16%
16%
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
13%
13%
Professional
Professional
8%
8%
Health Care
Health Care
6%
6%
Construction
Construction
5%
5%
Non Profits
Non Profits
5%
5%
Fortune 500
Fortune 500
5%
5%
Media
Media
4%
4%
Finance
Finance
4%
4%
Technology
Technology
3%
3%
Transportation
Transportation
2%
2%
Insurance
Insurance
2%
2%
Government
Government
1%
1%
Automotive
Automotive
1%
1%
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
1%
1%
Start-up
Start-up
1%
1%
Real Estate
Real Estate
1%
1%

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
YearascdescNanny Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
2010
10.35%
10.35%
2011
2011
11.13%
11.13%
2012
2012
10.51%
10.51%
2013
2013
9.62%
9.62%
2014
2014
9.07%
9.07%
2015
2015
7.51%
7.51%
2016
2016
6.86%
6.86%
2017
2017
6.65%
6.65%
2018
2018
6.02%
6.02%

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 YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
Less than 1 year
28%
28%
1-2 years
1-2 years
30%
30%
3-4 years
3-4 years
13%
13%
5-7 years
5-7 years
16%
16%
8-10 years
8-10 years
6%
6%
11+ years
11+ years
8%
8%

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%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
Spanish
64.8%
64.8%
French
French
11.5%
11.5%
German
German
4.4%
4.4%
Portuguese
Portuguese
3.8%
3.8%
Italian
Italian
3.0%
3.0%
Other
Other
12.5%
12.5%

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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.

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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.

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