This is the fifth post in a multi-part blog series called: What is the Average Nanny Salary in NYC – the Nanny Agency NYC Families have Trusted since 2007 Provides the 2017 Survey Results.

While the results contained in this survey are primarily applicable to families living in the NYC borough of Brooklyn, this data represents the best third-party evidence of nanny pay in the tri-state area that we have seen.  At the same time, a grain of salt should be used, since our own research from servicing NYC families since 2007 suggests that NYC nanny salaries in Manhattan start at closer to $20 for highly-qualified career nannies.Some of the factors that we see (and which are highlighted in the survey) that cause our nannies to command higher-than-average salaries are things like: the ability to speak a second language, 5+ years of experience, experience caring for multiple children at once, infant experience/certifications, college educations and/or specialized training, and experience with twins, multiples, and special needs.

In this post, I review the survey results related to paying the nanny’s salary on (vs. off) the books

  • 60% of employers pay their nanny completely off the books
  • 13% of employers pay their nanny completely on the books

Note: it is the law to pay nannies completely on the books.  We advise all of our clients of this and graciously make recommendations to to assist our families with this requirement.

  • 12% of employers pay part of the nanny’s salary on the books
  • 15% of employers did not answer this question

Of the families who follow the law and pay their nannies on the books:

  • 2/3 use a payroll provider like HomeWork solutions or someone similar
  • 21% handle the accounting themselves
  • 13% use packaged software like Quickbooks

So now that you know that you need to pay your nanny on the books, here is the link to the survey that details out the average NYC nanny salary, which in 2017 was $17.63.

As an aside, here is some information on Paid Sick Leave that might be of interest as you consider all the details related to hiring of your next nanny.