This is the first 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 when interpreting these results, 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 the nannies with whom we work to command higher-than-average salaries are things like: the ability to speak a second language, multiple 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.

Before we get to the actual survey results, one thing that stuck out to us was that only 55% of the survey respondents have a formal work agreement in place.  In our experience, having a formal work agreement is one of the key success factors to a long-term placement.  In our work agreement, we ask our clients to complete lots of pertinent information that you would likely want to have in your own work agreement.  Things like:

  • Days and hours that the nanny is expected to work
  • The nanny’s job duties related to the children
  • The nanny’s job duties related to the home
  • Vacation, sick and personal day policies
  • Snow day policies
  • The nanny’s salary
  • Any adjustments to the typical nanny’s salary such as overtime, travel pay, and weekend pay

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So How Much do Nannies Make in NYC?

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

As an aside, this link to the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights might be of interest as you consider all the details related to hiring of your next nanny.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a payroll agency to handle your nanny taxes, we have a partnership with HomeWork Solutions (