What to Expect
1. What are typical working hours?
A nanny usually works 5 days a week, 8-10 hours per day, depending on
the familys needs. The two days off are usually weekends, but can
be flexible. Additional hours must be compensated in additional pay or
2. What is a typical nannys salary?
Salaries range from $600-$1200+ per week depending on a nannys qualifications
and responsibilities. Salaries and benefit packages should be mutually
agreed on before employment begins.
3. What benefits are typically offered?
In addition to room and board, nannies usually receive paid vacations
(1-2 weeks off at a mutually agreed-on time) and have the use of a car.
Some families offer health benefits and travel opportunities. The Nanny
Network will assist you in drafting an employment agreement that includes
4. What accommodations should be provided?
A nanny typically has her own private room and bathroom.
5. What taxes does the nanny pay? What taxes does the family pay?
As a domestic employee, a nanny pays federal and state income taxes, Social
Security and Medicare taxes. Most elect to have their taxes withheld each
pay period. The family pays her federal and state unemployment taxes,
and must contribute half of her Social Security and Medicare taxes. For
more information about taxes and domestic employees, visit www.irs.gov.
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