This is the second 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, we think that a grain of salt should be used when applying these results to nanny salaries in Manhattan, 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, we focus on raises and bonuses.  According to the survey, here is some information on NYC Nanny Salary Bonus and Raises:

  • 74% of nannies working for their employer for a year or more have received a raise. Generally speaking, 100% of our clients provided raises to their nannies after the first year of employment.
  • Of the nannies who got a raise, 54% said they got a $1/hour raise, 32% received more than $1, and 14% cited other variations. In our experience, the amount of the raise is proportionally related to the starting salary.  Offering a $1/hour raise on a $30/hour NYC nanny salary is vastly different than providing a $1/hour raise on a $20/hour NYC nanny salary.
  • 95% of employers give a bonus if the nanny has worked for 12 months or more. According to the survey, 73% of respondents gave a bonus equivalent to 1 week’s salary, while 20% paid 2 week’s salary.  Our experience with this is all over the board…while many of our NYC nanny agency families pay bonuses, many consider them to be “performance-based.”

So How Much do Nannies Make?

According to this survey, the average NYC Nanny Salary in 2017 is $17.63.Here is a link to the survey

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