The 2019 Nanny Survey Results are In!

The 2019 data is here! PSP conducted its 7th survey of employers who employ a nanny. These results are based on 870 parents from Brooklyn who employ live-out nannies who are not part of a nanny share.

 

IMPORTANT FINDINGS:

PAY:

$18.65 per hour for 1 child ($1.60 more than 2017)
$19.94 per hour for 2 children ($1.61 more than 2017)

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Part-time nannies continue to make a higher hourly rate than a full-time nannies, paying a premium for fewer hours:
$19.78 per hour for 10-20 hours
$18.77 per hour for 40-50 hours

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TIME OFF:

The average agreed upon days off is 13 days, while the reported days actually received is 21 days. (The vast majority of nannies are paid for all 21 days they receive off.)
Seven in ten (70%) let their nanny schedule time off at the nanny's discretion (something for which PSP advocates.)

RAISES & BONUSES:
The most common first year annual increase is $1 per hour.
Giving end of year bonuses continues to be standard, with 1 week's pay given the most common amount.
The average bump in pay when a second child arrives is $2 per hour. 

 

MORE: PSP RESOURCES TO HIRING A NANNY:

PSP RESOURCES TO HIRING A NANNY:

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The Park Slope Parents website offers comprehensive advice about how to hire a nanny, carefully outlining the parent to domestic employer transition.

 

STEPS TO HIRING A NANNY ON PSP:

Step 1: WHAT do I want, WHAT can I expect and WHAT will it cost me?
Step 2: WHERE can you find Mary Poppins?
Step 3: WHO is it going to be?
Step 4: HOW can we seal the deal?
Step 5: HOW can I make this a great working relationship?

 

WORK AGREEMENT:

Here’s the Download URL for the Work Agreement

 

ON THE BOOKS INFORMATION:

PSP/HomeWork Solutions Guide to Paying On The Books

 

NANNY SHARE INFORMATION:

The PSP Guide to a Successful Nanny Share

 

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS SURROUNDING HIRING A NANNY:

These laws apply to all domestic workers, regardless of whether they are paid on or off the books or their eligibility to work in the U.S.

  • New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights This bill spells out mandatory overtime compensation over 40 hours, paid time off, and more.
  • Wage Theft Protection Act This act requires new employers to provide written documentation of their wage rates at time of hire (including nannies paid off the books) and current employers notification by 2/1/2012.
  • Unemployment Eligibility Workers paid on and off the books are eligible to file for unemployment benefits even if they have not paid taxes on their income.
  • Worker's Compensation and Disability Insurance A nanny who works 40 or more hours per week for the same employer must be covered by workers’ compensation insurance and disability benefits.
  • Paid Sick Leave. Domestic workers with 1+ years of tenure must be provided two paid sick days, in addition to 3 days paid rest under the DWBR above.
  • Paid Family Leave: Full time domestic workers with 6 months of tenure can request up to 10 weeks leave and keep their jobs. 

 

HELPING YOUR NANNY FIND A NEW JOB:

 

INFORMATION FOR NANNIES:

PSP offers tips for nannies including where they can look for a job and post about their availability, as well as resources about the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, information about negotiating their next position, and other great resources.