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Honest Conversation about Nanny Compensation

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/14/16 10:51 AM

Psst! We have a secret for you. Pull your chair up, adjust your glasses, and start reading. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty – we have some secrets we want to share.

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Nanny Salary Negotiations

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/29/16 7:59 AM

As an employer, you are required to offer fair compensation to your nanny and that means coming up with a pay rate and schedule that is disbursed on an hourly, weekly, or bi-weekly basis. If you’ve never had a household employee and you’re unsure of what laws or other requirements surround the issue of salaries and paying your nanny, it’s okay – it’s normal to be a bit confused at first!

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Offering a Nanny a Salary: What You Need To Know

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/9/16 8:00 AM

As employers, we’re required to provide fair compensation to our nanny and that means either providing a solid hourly, weekly, or monthly rate. Many families feel that paying a flat rate is the simplest and most efficient way to do things; however by law a nanny is an hourly employee and entitled to pay for all hours worked at the hourly rate, and may be entitled to overtime. Because the Fair Labor Standards Act specifies that household workers are to be paid hourly, improperly wording your compensation offer to the nanny can put you at risk to unpaid wage and unpaid overtime claims.

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About the Nanny Salary or Wage Review

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 5/10/16 8:00 AM

Nanny Wage Reviews

Your nanny is a childcare professional - and should be treated as one. That means as a nanny employer, you need to consider things like:

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INA Nanny Salary and Benefits Survey

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/31/14 12:27 PM

April 2015 Update

The survey referenced below is now closed and published. HWS encourages you to review the results.

The INA reports the following:


Key findings include:


  • Average hourly rate USD$18.66, $1/hour increase from 2012
  • 49% have had a salary increase in prior 12 months, up from 38% in 2012
  • Education and experience correlate with higher hourly wage
  • 60% received an annual bonus in 2013, up from 53% in 2011
  • INA Credentialed nannies average $19.96 per hour
  • 64% are paid legally
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