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How Much Does a Nanny Earn In The United States?

Nanny Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$25,000
$18,000
$25,000
$35,000
Did you know that the average nanny makes $25,552 per year? That's valued at $12.28 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $18,000 and $35,000, meaning nannies have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most nannies find a job with retail and hospitality companies, while others work for manufacturing, non profits, and retail companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Washington, Massachusetts and Vermont are the top states in the U.S. to pay nannies the highest salaries.
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Where Nannies Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where nannies earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Nannies Earn In Different Cities?

While a nanny can average a salary of $25,552 per year, or $12.28 per hour, there are many opportunities for nannies to make more. For example, in Boston, MA you might make $33,553 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR and Minneapolis, MN. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Boston, MA where the average starting salary is $22,000. The highest paying states for nannies include Washington, Massachusetts and Vermont. Meanwhile, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Indiana offer the lowest salaries.
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$33,553
Avg. Salary
$16k
$44k
$33,210
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$16k
$44k
$32,053
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$16k
$44k
$30,608
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$16k
$44k
5. Portland, ME
$29,917
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$16k
$44k
$28,953
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$16k
$44k

High Paying Nanny Jobs

Which Companies Pay Nannies The Most?

To earn a high income as a nanny, working for Calendars or CozyKin might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Marek Brothers Systems and Jacobs Engineering Group report highly competitive wages for nannies.
Company
Avg. Salary
$21k
$54k
$41,733
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$21k
$54k
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$21k
$54k
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$21k
$54k
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$21k
$54k

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Nanny Salary History

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    How Much Do Nannies Make In Different Industries?

    Nanny salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with manufacturing, non profits, and retail companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a nanny can make a yearly salary of $26,935 while working for manufacturing companies. All the while, other nannies are making $26,887 at non profits companies and $26,709 at retail companies. One industry nannies may want to avoid is the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $25,902.
    1. Manufacturing
    $26,935
    Avg. Salary
    $22k
    $30k
    2. Non Profits
    $26,887
    Avg. Salary
    $22k
    $30k
    3. Retail
    $26,709
    Avg. Salary
    $22k
    $30k
    4. Hospitality
    $25,902
    Avg. Salary
    $22k
    $30k

    How Experience Affects Nanny Salaries

    The salary for a nanny can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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