Nanny Rates

Check out the Nanny Rates Across the US

Check out the Nanny Rates Across the US
WA

WA

Low Rate: $20/h

Mid Rate: $24/h

High Rate: $29/h

***Disclaimer: Nanny rates can vary significantly depending on your location, experience level, and other factors.

Nanny Rates for major cities across the country:

State/CityLow RangeMid RangeHigh Range
Alabama$18/hr$22/hr$26/hr
Alaska$22/hr$26/hr$32/hr
Arizona$19/hr$23/hr$27/hr
Arkansas$16/hr$19/hr$23/hr
California (Los Angeles)$21/hr$26/hr$32/hr
California (San Francisco)$25/hr$30/hr$36/hr
Colorado (Denver)$20/hr$24/hr$29/hr
Connecticut$20/hr$25/hr$30/hr
Delaware$18/hr$22/hr$27/hr
Florida (Miami)$18/hr$22/hr$27/hr
Florida (Orlando)$17/hr$21/hr$25/hr
Georgia (Atlanta)$18/hr$22/hr$27/hr
Hawaii$24/hr$28/hr$35/hr
Idaho$17/hr$21/hr$25/hr
Illinois (Chicago)$20/hr$25/hr$30/hr
Indiana$16/hr$19/hr$23/hr
Iowa$15/hr$18/hr$22/hr
Kansas$16/hr$19/hr$23/hr
Kentucky$16/hr$19/hr$23/hr
Louisiana$16/hr$19/hr$23/hr
Maine$18/hr$22/hr$26/hr
Maryland$20/hr$24/hr$29/hr
Massachusetts (Boston)$22/hr$27/hr$32/hr
Michigan$17/hr$21/hr$25/hr
Minnesota$19/hr$23/hr$27/hr
Mississippi$15/hr$18/hr$22/hr
Missouri$17/hr$21/hr$25/hr
Montana$17/hr$21/hr$25/hr
Nebraska$16/hr$19/hr$23/hr
Nevada (Las Vegas)$18/hr$22/hr$27/hr
New Hampshire$19/hr$23/hr$28/hr
New Jersey$20/hr$24/hr$29/hr
New Mexico$16/hr$19/hr$23/hr
New York (New York City)$23/hr$28/hr$34/hr
North Carolina$17/hr$20/hr$24/hr
North Dakota$16/hr$19/hr$23/hr
Ohio$17/hr$20/hr$24/hr
Oklahoma$16/hr$19/hr$23/hr
Oregon$19/hr$23/hr$28/hr
Pennsylvania$18/hr$22/hr$26/hr
Rhode Island$19/hr$23/hr$28/hr
South Carolina$16/hr$19/hr$23/hr
South Dakota$15/hr$18/hr$22/hr
Tennessee$16/hr$19/hr$23/hr
Texas (Austin)$18/hr$22/hr$27/hr
Texas (Dallas)$18/hr$22/hr$27/hr
Texas (Houston)$18/hr$22/hr$27/hr
Utah$18/hr$22/hr$26/hr
Vermont$18/hr$22/hr$26/hr
Virginia$19/hr$23/hr$28/hr
Washington$20/hr$24/hr$29/hr
Washington, D.C.$21/hr$25/hr$31/hr
West Virginia$15/hr$18/hr$22/hr
Wisconsin$17/hr$20/hr$24/hr
Wyoming$16/hr$19/hr$23/hr

****Nanny Rate Disclaimer
The nanny rate information provided in this table is sourced from The Modern Nanny Census Report. These rates serve as a general guideline to help families remain competitive in the nanny hiring marketplace.
Please note that nanny rates can vary significantly, especially in major metropolitan areas. The rates shown may not be fully representative of all nanny compensation across the country. Factors such as a nanny’s experience level, specialized skills, and local cost of living can impact the appropriate rate range.
For the most up-to-date and location-specific guidance on nanny rates and hiring, we recommend consulting with a reputable nanny agency in your local area. They will be best equipped to advise on the nuances of the nanny market in your region.

Gross Pay vs. Net Pay

It is extremely important that from the beginning, all discussions about wages between household employer and household employee clearly state whether the pay will be gross or net wages. Many nannies and employees who work in the home are not aware of the tax deductions that are necessary for them to be legal and may have worked "off the books" by receiving cash only when paid for their work.

When discussing gross pay, the necessary withholding taxes (Social Security, Medicare, state and federal) will be deducted from the gross wage. The remaining amount is the net that is paid to the employee. For example, if the gross pay is $800, the employer would pay the employee $800, less the tax deductions (approximately $170), resulting in a net take-home pay of $630. Talking in net pay terms means the agreed-upon net or take-home pay has to be "grossed up" by the employee's Social Security, Medicare, withholding taxes, and other mandatory deductions. For instance, a net pay of $700 would require a gross payment of $900, with an additional $112 in employer taxes. Employers who do not understand the difference between gross pay and net pay could potentially find themselves paying an additional $212 per week. Therefore, it is important to know the differences prior to negotiating compensation with your employee

Industry Standard Nanny Benefits

In addition to an hourly wage, many families also provide the following benefits for their nannies: