Over the past year, we have asked our members to complete pay surveys to provide the parents and care providers of our region a snapshot of the average pay for different child care scenarios (i.e. one child, two children, nanny shares, sitter, part-time, etc).

You can find the results of those surveys by clicking here.

We wanted to take this opportunity to update the pay rate information for nanny shares as I have been receiving many inquiries about what is the market rate. Today, we present the results of our January 2019 Nanny Share Pay Survey!

Please note that the vast majority of the respondents were care providers. Keep that in mind when reviewing these results.

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To see the prior Nanny Share Pay Survey Results (from October 2017), click here.

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Caring for children from two different families, as opposed to two children from the same families, involves a lot more work for the nanny. There are two sets of parents to communicate with, two different philosophies / family dynamics to take into consideration, often two houses to go between, and three+ schedules to coordinate. So often families will each pay around 2/3 of the nanny’s normal rate–they still get a substantial break in price, while the nanny is compensated fairly for the extra considerations of the job.

Lauren Martin
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Would most respondents to a nanny-share survey be caring for 2 children? Or is it just as likely to be 3? Maybe I’m missing where that’s explained here. Also, what’s the reason for the significant difference in hourly pay between caring for two children and being part of a nanny-share–any idea? If it’s still the same number of children, it seems like the difference should be really modest.