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Choose a child care arrangement below to view our member generated pay survey results!

 To see all of our current pay survey results compiled into one infographic, click here.

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Nanny Caring for One Child

May 2018 Survey Results

October 2017 Survey Results

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Nanny Caring for Two Children

June 2018 Survey Results

October 2017 Survey Results

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Nanny Caring for Three Children

March 2018 Survey Results

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Nanny Shares

January 2019 Survey Results

October 2017 Survey Results

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Nanny Caring for One Child – Part Time

July 2018 Survey Results

February 2018 Survey Results

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Sitter Caring for One Child

December 2017 Survey Results

January 2019 Survey Results

 

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 “babysitting” in our region as it has been over a year since we last surveyed our community. Today, we present the results of our January 2019 Sitter Pay Rate Survey for One Child!

The average hourly pay rate has increased somewhat since our last poll in December 2017 – from $17.81/hour to over $20.00/hour. We believe this is due to the increasing cost of living in our area and that most of the care providers that completed this survey have many years of experience (and thus, charge a higher rate).

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

Continue reading “Sitter Pay Rate Survey Results – 2019 Update”

 

babysitting pay

In our ongoing quest to provide current and accurate information about child care pay rates in our region, it’s time to update our Sitter Pay Rate Survey!

We last surveyed our members about sitter pay rates in December 2017. You can find the results of that survey here.

Today we present our January 2019 Sitter Pay Rate Survey. Due to some issues that we have ran into with Survey Monkey, we have deployed our own polling software here on our site.

Nannies/Sitters – have you provided sitter child care for one child in the past year? Parents – in the past year, have you employed a nanny or sitter to babysit one child? If so, please complete the survey below. Should only take about one minute.

Continue reading “Pay Rate Survey: Babysitting Pay for One Child”

 

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.

Continue reading “Nanny Pay Survey Results – Nanny Shares | January 2019 Update”

 

With current, reliable market rate information for child care hard to come by, we have spent the past year surveying our members on what they pay (or are paid) for various child care scenarios (and we continue to do so!).

You can find all of those surveys and results here.

Many members have asked if we can compile all of the hourly rate averages into one place. No problem! Please see the below infographic for the hourly rate averages of all our pay surveys to date.

As we always mention, please DO NOT use these results as a definitive guide to child care pay rates in our area. Each child care scenario is different. Some parents and care providers agree that the provider should only provide child care. Others decide that the provider will handle child care and light household duties. In addition, average pay rates in the far suburbs of Seattle (i.e. Everett, Federal Way, Auburn, etc.) are lower than those found in the city of Seattle. Use this as a rough snapshot of current trends in the Puget Sound region.

Continue reading “Complete Pay Survey Results Summary for 2017-2019”

 

Over the last several months, 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, etc).

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

With summer upon us and the start of the school year just around the corner, we wanted to take this opportunity to update the pay rate information for nannies caring for one child part time. Today, we present our July 2018 Part Time for One Child Nanny Pay Survey results!

As you can tell, there is a lot more information below versus our previous surveys. I very much want to hear what you think about these new surveys. Are there other questions you would like asked? Would you mind if the survey was a bit longer? Comment below!

Continue reading “Nanny Pay Survey Results – Part Time for One Child | July 2018 Update”

 

One Child Nanny Pay

Over the last several months, 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, part time, nanny shares, etc).

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

With summer upon us and the start of the school year just around the corner, we wanted to take this opportunity to update the pay rate information for nannies caring for one child part time. Today, we present our July 2018 Part Time for One Child Nanny Pay Survey. The survey is very short and you should be able to complete it in about one minute:

Nannies – have you provided PART TIME care for one child in the past year? Parents – in the past year, have you employed a  nanny PART TIME to care for your child? If so, please complete the survey below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F5VZYJ6

The survey will be live for about the next two weeks. The results will be posted to this blog and our Facebook community.

Finally, I would love to hear what you think about this survey. Are there questions you feel should be added? Please comment below!

 

 

Over the last several months, 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, etc).

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

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we decided to give SurveyMonkey a try with our June 2018 Two Children Nanny Pay Rate Survey (not a nanny share).

The results are in! Thanks to all of you who spent the one minute and three seconds (the average time) to complete the survey!

As you can tell, there is a lot more information below versus our previous surveys. I very much want to hear what you think about these new surveys. Are there other questions you would like asked? Would you mind if the survey was a bit longer? Comment below!

Continue reading “Seattle Area Nanny Pay Rates – Two Children | June 2018 Update”

 

Two Children Nanny Pay

Over the last several months, 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, etc).

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

Several members have taken issue with these pay surveys as they feel they could be more accurate if variables such as location, duties, experience level, etc. were taken into account. While we agree, our intent with these previous pay surveys was to provide a rough idea of the average pay across our region for different types of child care, which we believe was accomplished.

But we have been listening…

As we begin refreshing the results of the initial round of pay surveys, we are going to try something a bit different. The embedded Facebook polls we have been using were very limiting – we could only ask members to respond to one question at a time. Moving forward, we are going to give SurveyMonkey a try and see if we can generate more refined results for those parents and care providers that are interested.

So, without further ado, we present our May 2018 Caring for Two Children Nanny Pay Rate Survey (wow, that’s a mouthful). The survey is very short and you should be able to complete it in about two minutes:

Care Providers – have you provided child care for two children from the same family in the past year? Parents – in the past year, have you employed a nanny to care for two of your children? If so, please complete the survey below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F5VZYJ6

The survey is now closed. The survey will be live for about the next 10 days. The results will be posted to this blog and our Facebook community.

Finally, I would love to hear what you think about this survey. Was it too long? Are there questions you feel should be added? Please comment below!

 

 

Beginning in October 2017, we started polling our Facebook community of over 18,000 members to get a better sense of nanny pay rates for the greater Seattle area. Over the past two weeks, we resurveyed the members to gather current data on pay rates to care for one child and to compare them to the results from October 2017. The results are in!

The first graphic below shows the results from our most recent poll followed by the graphic detailing the results from our October 2017 survey. As you can tell, the average pay is virtually unchanged.

As the graphics below state, please DO NOT use this as a definitive guide to nanny pay rates in our area. We did not ask respondents to include variables such as benefits, # of hours worked, job duties, the specific location in our area where the care occurred, etc. Use this as a rough snapshot of current trends in the Puget Sound region.

As you can tell, there is a vast difference in nanny pay rates across our region. Parents – what do you pay for a provider to care for your little one? Nannies – what are you paid to care for one child? Comment below!

Continue reading “Seattle Area Nanny Pay Rates – Caring for One Child | May 2018 Update”