I'm trying to figure out what rate to pay our (excellent) nanny, who we have just engaged in a nanny share. We think it's $15/hour for 2 kids, and $13/hr for one kid; she thinks it's $18/hr for 2 kids, $13/hr for one kid.
I realize this depends on experience, area of the country, etc., but wonder what the average out there might be.
Any advice you could offer on this front would be appreciated.
A. Hi. I hate to say it but I think $15 is a bit low, but I also think $18 is a bit high. I defintely depends on where you live and how much more complicated the job is, considering the shared-family arrangement. Maybe you guys could meet in the middle somewhere? You should definitely use our Nanny Salary Calculator for a pay reference, as well.
A nanny-share is a great way for parents to save money while still providing a nanny's personal touch to your kids' caregiving. We recently ran an article on setting up a nanny share. I hope it works out for you!