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|Wed, 08-04-2010 - 11:21pm|
I'm trying to figure out what to offer a new nanny I am trying to hire. Mind if I ask you all what you pay or would pay? My past nanny was $10/hour and this was for 2-3 kids and also a dog. The job is fairly easy. When she gets here the little ones are napping, when they wake up it's playtime, dinner, bedtime. No bath. Once they are down which is usually around dark, it's either she's alone at that point and has a couple hours to herself she can read, watch tv, or hop on our wireless; or my oldest is here and she may need to quiz her on spelling, science or something, but mostly it's hang out, maybe paint some nails, read, watch tv, or whatever. The dog is pretty easy going, but does need to be fed dinner. Also the nanny will be working 1/2 a day on Saturday as a "daddy's helper" mostly watching the two little ones, and one of the weeknights I'll get home early, so no bedtime that night just dinner/playtime.
Is $10/hour reasonable? I always feel it is low but we've paid that to the last three sitters/nanny's we have and they've never complained or asked for more. Total hours per week will be 26-30, so at $10/hour it would be $260-$300/week. I realize this can vary depending on where in the country you live, for comparison in our area a one bedroom apartment typically starts around $800/mo and climbs steadily from there depending on what you want. This wouldn't be her only job though, she would be getting another PT job too. She's moving here and is new to the area, I really like her, and am wondering about offering a little more than $10/hour.
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