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2017 INA Nanny Salary & Benefits Survey RESULTS

The International Nanny Association is pleased to release the results of the 2017 INA Nanny Salary and Benefits Survey, conducted by INA and sponsored by HomeWork Solutions.  

The INA conducts this survey to provide credible salary and benefit information about in-home child care professionals. The 2017 Nanny Salary and Benefits survey highlights the effects of training and experience on salary and benefits and monitors salary and benefit changes over time.

The INA engaged the professional support of Survey Design & Analysis, a professional research firm, to conduct the survey and provide analysis of the results. Many results were compared to the 2012 and 2014 INA Nanny Salary and Benefits survey results to illustrate industry trends. The 2017 survey was distributed not only to US nannies, but internationally, and includes results from Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and others. The survey represents 1449 complete responses, plus 388 partial responses. The largest response received to date for the INA survey.

Social media played a significant role in the reach of the 2017 Survey, and INA wishes to thank all the nannies, NCS, nanny group leaders, agencies and industry services that shared this survey via email and social media.

Respondents were 99% female, 92% live outside the employer’s home, 42% have at least a 2-year college degree, and 77% work full time. 53% report that their current employment fits the nanny job description, and 42% are nanny/household managers, up from 38% in 2014. 71% have more than 5 years of experience in the field.

Key findings include:

  • Average hourly rate USD $19.14, up from $18.66 in 2014.
  • 52% 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 prior 12 months.  
  • Nannies that have taken the INA Nanny Credential Exam and/or the INA Basic Skills Assessment get a higher hourly rate.
  • 64% are paid legally.

Regarding nanny benefits:

  • 75% of nannies receive paid vacation, up from 57% in 2014.
  • 76% receive “guaranteed pay” when the family does not need them up from 71% in 2014.
  • 17% receive health insurance, full (7%) or partial (10%).

Additional Findings:

  • Fewer nannies 23%, are being placed by traditional, brick and mortar nanny referral agency, down from 39% in 2014.
  • A slight increase to 69% have written work agreements, over 67% in 2014.

Survey Design and Analysis’ concluded that improved economic conditions are evident in the nanny industry; with higher hourly rate, more bonuses, more full-time work. They noted that technology trends are contributing to changes in the nanny industry; evidenced by the increased use of online classes, online listing services in job search, and more employers using a payroll service. Lastly, education level and experience of nannies and most aspects of the nanny job have remained stable over the last 3 years.

View the full summary of the 2017 INA Nanny Salary & Benefits Survey

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