How Much Do Nannies Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


Nannies care for children in private households and provide support and expertise to parents in satisfying children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs. Duties may include meal planning and preparation, laundry and clothing care, organization of play activities and outings, discipline, intellectual stimulation, language activities, and transportation.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$26790 per year
Hourly wage
$13 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$18,380 to $20,900 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$9 to $10 per hour

Entry-level Nannies with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $18,380 to $20,900 per year or $9 to $10 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Nannies to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $18 $37,720
Senior (Top 25%) $15 $30,750
Middle (Mid 50%) $12 $25,460
Junior (Bottom 25%) $10 $20,900
No experience (Bottom 10%) $9 $18,380

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $18 $37,760
VT $16 $33,990
CA $16 $33,840
WA $16 $33,330
MA $16 $33,120
CO $15 $31,600
NY $15 $31,500
AK $14 $29,950
NJ $14 $29,930
ME $14 $29,770

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Nanny is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Nannies are in the states of DC, VT, CA, WA and MA.

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