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Babysitter/Nanny salary in United States

How much does a Babysitter/Nanny make in the United States?

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The average salary for a babysitter/nanny is $21.10 per hour in the United States. 35.5k salaries reported, updated at June 21, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Babysitter/Nannies in United States

  1. Town + Country Resources
    15 reviews31 salaries reported
    $34.74per hour
  2. $28.48per hour
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Highest paying cities for Babysitter/Nannies in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $27.24 per hour
    608 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $25.28 per hour
    595 salaries reported
  3. Seattle, WA
    $24.88 per hour
    658 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $23.09 per hour
    323 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $21.68 per hour
    347 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $21.28 per hour
    142 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $20.21 per hour
    748 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $17.97 per hour
    257 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $15.61 per hour
    93 salaries reported
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Babysitter/Nannies

Top fields of study
Early Childhood Education Degree
Top skills
Nannying Experience

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Most common benefits for Babysitter/Nannies

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid orientation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

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46% of Babysitter/Nannies in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Childcare Provider

5,366 job openings

Average $13.87 per hour

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How much do similar professions to babysitter/nanny get paid?

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Can a babysitter/nanny be a salaried employee?

No, a babysitter/nanny cannot be a salaried employee as they are non-exempt employees.

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