How Much do Nannies Make?

Do nannies make a lot of money? What is the average pay for nannies?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nannies in the United States earn an average of $25,510 a year, equivalent to $12.27 an hour. Nannies make 52% less than the average American worker.

Nannies in Washington are the best paid, making $31,380 a year, while nannies in Mississippi make the least at $19,320.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Nanny Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $17.21 $35,800
75th $14.05 $29,220
50th $11.65 $24,230
25th $9.72 $20,210
10th $8.65 $18,000
Nanny Wages by State

In what states do nannies make the most? In what states do nannies make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $9.99 $20,770
Alaska $13.79 $28,680
Arizona $12.75 $26,520
Arkansas $10.52 $21,870
California $14.52 $30,190
Colorado $14.56 $30,280
Connecticut $13.49 $28,060
Delaware $11.27 $23,440
Florida $11.71 $24,350
Georgia $10.34 $21,510
Hawaii $13.32 $27,710
Idaho $10.53 $21,910
Illinois $12.23 $25,440
Indiana $10.80 $22,470
Iowa $10.18 $21,170
Kansas $10.70 $22,250
Kentucky $10.65 $22,160
Louisiana $9.77 $20,320
Maine $13.51 $28,100
Maryland $12.51 $26,010
Massachusetts $15.04 $31,280
Michigan $11.82 $24,580
Minnesota $12.88 $26,780
Mississippi $9.29 $19,320
Missouri $11.17 $23,230
Montana $11.30 $23,510
Nebraska $11.70 $24,340
Nevada $11.15 $23,190
New Hampshire $12.12 $25,200
New Jersey $13.33 $27,740
New Mexico $11.29 $23,470
New York $14.37 $29,880
North Carolina $11.32 $23,550
North Dakota $12.20 $25,380
Ohio $11.43 $23,780
Oklahoma $9.82 $20,430
Oregon $13.46 $27,990
Pennsylvania $11.35 $23,610
Rhode Island $13.41 $27,880
South Carolina $10.10 $21,000
South Dakota $10.55 $21,940
Tennessee $10.71 $22,270
Texas $11.11 $23,100
Utah $11.19 $23,270
Vermont $14.85 $30,880
Virginia $12.12 $25,210
Washington $15.09 $31,380
West Virginia $10.76 $22,380
Wisconsin $11.37 $23,650
Wyoming $11.94 $24,840
Metro Areas Where Nannies Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
San Francisco, CA $17.11 $35,590
Fairbanks, AK $16.45 $34,210
Salinas, CA $15.88 $33,040
San Jose, CA $15.83 $32,920
Seattle, WA $15.80 $32,860
Pueblo, CO $15.79 $32,850
Santa Rosa, CA $15.79 $32,850
Bremerton, WA $15.72 $32,700
Santa Barbara, CA $15.52 $32,270
Oxnard, CA $15.47 $32,180
Nanny Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $12.27 $25,510
2018 $11.83 $24,610
2017 $11.42 $23,760
2016 $11.02 $22,930
2015 $10.72 $22,310
2014 $10.44 $21,710
2013 $10.33 $21,490
2012 $10.25 $21,310
2011 $10.25 $21,320