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What do you pay? What do you get?

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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Start getting in your responses. Our first segment of "What do you pay/What do you get?" will run on Memorial Day. Please answer all questions as specifically as possible and indicate if you are a nanny or an employer? Send your responses to isawyournanny@aol.com or use MEEBO in the sidebar to submit your answers anonymously.
If you choose to post your answers as responses to this post, they will not be included in the May 31 post.
-What do you make?
-How many hours do you work?
-Do you have an overtime rate?
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered?
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much?
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation?
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family?
-Do you get sick days? How many?
-Do you get personal days? How many?
-Do you get vacation days? How many?
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get?
-If you're an employer, would you guarantee your nanny work until her maternity leave begins?
-Would you pay her for any portion of her maternity leave?
-Would you make special accomodations for her to return to work after she had the baby?
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny?
-Location?
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.)

20 comments:

Baltimore Nanny said...

-What do you make?
$160 a week :(
-How many hours do you work?
45+
-Do you have an overtime rate?
no
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much?
no
-Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation?
yes
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family?
nothing
-Do you get sick days? How many?
no
-Do you get personal days? How many?
no
-Do you get vacation days? How many? yes 1 week per year

-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? none

-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny?
2 years

-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.)
No

Ariel-chan said...

-What do you make? $11/hr
-How many hours do you work? 40
-Do you have an overtime rate? same as regular rate
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? no contract, but I'm getting a $2/hr raise when they have another baby
-Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation? No
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? N/A
-Do you get sick days? How many? No
-Do you get personal days? How many? Not paid, but I get lots of flexibility.
-Do you get vacation days? How many? No
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? N/A - haven't been with them during holidays
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? 4 months
-Anything else? the best relationship I've ever had with a family, and that's saying a lot

chgonanny said...

-What do you make? $17/hour

-How many hours do you work? 35 per week

-Do you have an overtime rate? Not really, but I pretty much never work overtime.
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? a buck per year

-Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes... but we try to coordinate our vacations so they're at the same time. But any time they go out of town, I still get paid.

-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? Never traveled with the family.

-Do you get sick days? How many? We've never set a specific number, but I've taken 3 sick days in 2.5 years.

-Do you get personal days? How many? Nope.

-Do you get vacation days? How many? 2 weeks (8 days) per year.

-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? I don't work the major holidays (i.e. Memorial Day) but I get paid.

-If you're an employer, would you guarantee your nanny work until her maternity leave begins?

-Would you pay her for any portion of her maternity leave?

-Would you make special accomodations for her to return to work after she had the baby?

-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? 2.5 years.

-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) No job perks in that way, but I'm paid well and treated professionally, which is way more important.

Victoria said...

-What do you make? $15.00 per hour off the books

-How many hours do you work?
20-30 per week

-Do you have an overtime rate? no

-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? No

-Do you get sick days? yes How many? I have called out 2 times in 4 years both paid

-Do you get personal days? How many? I have taken about 6 in 4 years all paid

-Do you get vacation days? How many? I get 30 paid hours a year

-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? $300.00

-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? 4 years

-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) No

All in all I dont think I have it bad. this has been the best part time job I have ever had and better than most of my full time ones as well.

Anonymous said...

Oh maybe we should put our general location as well? i am in NJ just outside NYC

Nicole said...

I´m a nanny in Boston

-What do you make?
$700/wk salary
-How many hours do you work?
55 - 60
-Do you have an overtime rate?
No, but they´ve never gone over 60 hours
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much?
Not a yearly raise, but both parents are surgical fellows and when they become surgeons and get a raise, so do I!
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation?
Yes, and I have the option to join them or take the week off. They go to FL and the Hamptoms.
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family?
Same.
-Do you get sick days? How many?
No set number, but if I need a sick day I get it paid. However if one of the parents are sick I always stay a bit late and help out as well as making them breakfast and lunch so they can rest up!
-Do you get personal days? How many?
Haven´t needed one yet but I´m positive if I asked they´d work it out.
-Do you get vacation days? How many?
2 weeks, one chosen by them and one chosen by me
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get?
Around $200 with a few very personal and well thought out gifts.
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny?
Almost 1 year.
-Anything else?
An aquarium and zoo pass for the year and having the best family to work for!

NJ Nanny said...

I'm a nanny in the NYC suburbs for a family with one infant.

-What do you make?
$800/week after taxes.

-How many hours?
Between 40-50

-Overtime rate?
No

-Yearly raise?
Don't know yet! I don't feel it's necessary but I wouldn't refuse it.

-Normal salary when family goes on vacation?
Yes. I am paid even when they don't need me.

-Make more when travel with family?
N/A

-Sick days/personal days/vacation days?
I get two weeks (10 days) paid time off. If I need more than this, they are unpaid.

-Holiday Bonus?
Not sure. All bank holidays I am off and paid for, though.

-How long have you been working for them?
4 months

-Anything else?
The nicest employers ever. :)

Ashley said...

Location:
Madison, WI
-What do you make?
$15/hr and $12/hr
-How many hours do you work?
About 30/wk. But varies.
-Do you have an overtime rate?
Nope!
-Are you provided health insurance?
Get it through my parents but my union is working on it.
Offered?
Not yet.
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much?
Not yet but we wil see.
-Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation?
They haven't gone on vacation yet but the mom has invited me along if they do.
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family?
?
-Do you get sick days? How many?
Sick days = No pay
-Do you get personal days? How many?
No pay if I need them
-Do you get vacation days? How many?
No
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get?
$100

-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? With one family it has been about a year; and with the other family it has been about 10 months.
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.)
I am able to take the kids to any day outings or out to eat if I want. The parents pay for everything. Coming from my first job where I couldn't leave all day being able to leave is like a dream come true. I was naive with the first job but now I would never go back. I work two part time jobs so I dont have as many of the extra benefits as nannies working full time. (Vacation days, health care, etc) But I feel very lucky for the job that I do have.

fairfield county nanny said...

I'm a nanny in Fairfield County, CT.

-What do you make?
$19/hour (5 kids)

-How many hours do you work?
20+

-Do you have an overtime rate?
no, I never work overtime

-Are you provided health insurance? Offered?
no, I only work part time I would not expect it

-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much?
I hope so. Only been there 5 months. Hoping to recieve a raise in Sept. when my duties change

-Are you paid your
normally salary while the family goes away on vacation?
Yes, they pay me for 15 hours as agreed upon.

-How much more do you make when you travel with the family?
Do not travel with family.

-Do you get sick days? How many?
Have not talked about amount of sick days. I would be paid for them. Haven't taken one yet.

-Do you get personal days? How many?
I would have to say no we haven't talked about it. But if I needed one for something important, I'm sure my employer would let me take it and pay me for the day.

-Do you get vacation days? How many?
Not specified. It's hard because I only work part time. So far I've had 2 weeks paid vacation (family didn't need me) in 5 months. Also various snow days I was off and paid. I am taking my own vacation in a week and do not expect to be paid, they are paying someone else to fill in for me.

-What kind of holiday bonus do you get?
Don't know, haven't been there through holidays yet. Would love a cash bonus.

-How long have you been in this position?
5 months but have years of nanny experience

-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.)
I recieve $19/week for gas money.

Student Nanny said...

I'm a college student who works PT in Long Island

-What do you make? $10/hr when watching one of their children, $12/hr when watching both, on the books
-How many hours do you work? Around 15 per week.
-Do you have an overtime rate? No
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? No
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? No
-Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation? No
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? I've never traveled with them.
-Do you get sick days? How many? None
-Do you get personal days? How many? I don't get paid days, but the family has been very understanding if I need to take a day because I need to study or have family coming in to town, etc.
-Do you get vacation days? How many? None
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? N/A, Haven't worked for them over the holidays.
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? 5 months
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) When I left to go home for the summer, I got a $25 bonus.

newtothis said...

You should also add location to the list, since that is usually a reflection of pay.

Arl-MA-nanny said...

-What do you make?
$19.50/hour gross

-How many hours do you work?
40 hours/week

-Do you have an overtime rate?
$20/hour cash

-Are you provided health insurance? Offered?
Employers pay 2/3 of my health insurance. 1/3 that I pay is deducted pre-tax from my paycheck.

-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much?
Not a set amount, but I've received a total raise of $3.50 over a year and a half of work. ($1, then another $1, then $1.50)

-Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation?
Always

-How much more do you make when you travel with the family?
I haven't traveled, but will be this summer. I will be working my normal hours and getting paid my normal amount of work. They are providing me with my own bedroom on vacation.

-Do you get sick days? How many?
3 paid (though when one of the kids got me sick, they gave me a day off without counting as a sick day)

-Do you get personal days? How many?
No, but my employers have always been flexible if I need to swap a work day.

-Do you get vacation days? How many?
4 weeks paid (they choose 3, I choose 1); plus 10 paid standard holidays

-What kind of holiday bonus do you get?
Last holiday season I received $500 cash

-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny?
A year and a half

-Location?
Arlington, MA

-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.)
LOVE my job!!!!

Anonymous said...

Boston, 1 toddler, no contract

-What do you make?
$15 per hour under the table

-How many hours do you work?
40hrs normally and 50hrs for two weeks every two months
I also get off early and still get paid for it

-Do you have an overtime rate?
no, normal pay

-Are you provided health insurance? Offered?
Was offered but had my own already

-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much?
Don't know, hasn't been a year yet

-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation?
Yes

-How much more do you make when you travel with the family?
I don't travel with them

-Do you get sick days? How many?
unlimited and paid

-Do you get personal days? How many?
Paid but no limit was set (i haven't taken any)

-Do you get vacation days? How many?
All federal holidays,4 weeks total- 3 weeks paid their choice, 1 week unpaid my choice
if they take extra vacations I get paid for them

-What kind of holiday bonus do you get?
didn't receive money but got a nice xmas gift

-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny?
9 months but will be with them for 2 years

-Location?
South Boston

-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.)
They have memberships to museums and pay me back for anything I buy for the child or any activities I do with him.
I can use there pool.

Great family, they treat me amazingly.

meeboguest693278 said...

Pay: 975 week gross 50 hour week
Overtime: 20 hour
No health ins.
Yearly raise: yes about a dollar a hour
Vacation time: 4 weeks paid
Sick days: paid
Holiday bonus: weeks pay
Length of employment: 6.5 years
Location: chicago

a single mom said...

I make 400 dollars a week. I am a Preschool teacher.

I need childcare for 6 hours a day, four days a week.

I pay my nanny 200 dollars a week. She get the same flat rate regardless of how much she calls in sick, holidays, etc.

For holiday bonuses I give a week's pay, which I take from my savings.

It is not much, but it is half my pay. I wish I could pay her more, but I am a single mom who just can't afford any more money. :(

She is priceless. We are very lucky.

Sarah said...

-What do you make? $600/wk

-How many hours do you work? 55

-Do you have an overtime rate? 12/hr

-Are you provided health insurance? No
Offered? I am sure they would help me if I asked, and it will be brought up during my year review

-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? I haven't made it to a year quite yet, but I have been told I will be given a raise and work less hours (both children will be in preschool)

-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes, but I either take my vacation at the same time, or go with them and work less hours (the Cape this summer, and a possibility of Denmark in the fall). They also pay for all vacation costs for me.

-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? The same, but work much less hours.

-Do you get sick days? How many? Yes, but have yet to have to take one and whenever I needed one they would make it work.

-Do you get personal days? How many? Whenever I really needed one, but I have yet to take one.

-Do you get vacation days? How many? 2 weeks, and all federal holidays

-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? For Christmas I got $600 and the most amazing slippers

-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? A year August !st

-Location? Carlisle, MA

-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) They have memberships to tons of museums that I have free use of. I am also a live in nanny so do not have to buy my own food.

I LOVE MY FAMILY AND COULD NOT ASK FOR BETTER PEOPLE TO WORK FOR !!!!

ellemayo said...

-What do you make?
$500 a week
-How many hours do you work?
24 hours a day, 7 days a week... so 168 hours
-Do you have an overtime rate?
no
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered?
no
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much?
not yet
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation?
not sure
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family?
nothing
-Do you get sick days? How many?
no
-Do you get personal days? How many?
no
-Do you get vacation days? How many?
yes. So far, 5. Though those could count as days off since I don't get any
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get?
nothing (not around for holidays)
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny?
1 month
-Location?
rural north Georgia
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.)
no

Workshard said...

Location: Manhattan

What do you make? $1250 a week for 50 hours, plus $1500 month towards rent.

How many hours? Contracted to do 50, but do up to 90

Overtime rate: $25/hour (same as normal rate)

Health insurance? Yes, fully paid for since day one.

Yearly raise: $8000

Normal salary while family away? I always travel with them.

Travel with family: $25 per waking hour plus $100 overnight fee

Sick days: as needed

Personal days: as needed

Vacation days: 3 weeks

Holiday bonus: $3000

Been in this position: 18 months

Additional: Any food that I want (from supermarket or take out)

Anonymous said...

-What do you make? $350 a week plus general living expenses are covered (rent, food ect).

-How many hours do you work? 60hours a week plus nights (whenever the baby wakes and for feeds) for the first week then whenever required by mum.

-Do you have an overtime rate? no

-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? no but it's not really necessary in Australia.

-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? no but wages are negotiable over time.

-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation? yes.

-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? same as usual.

-Do you get sick days? How many? I'm live in so whenever I'm sick (it's pretty obvious). I also have a chronic illness so I get time off for weekly medical appointments where I can't take the baby with me.

-Do you get personal days? yes. How many? Friday nights if I have a date or want to go out, and a sleep in every saturday till noon.

-Do you get vacation days? yes. How many? as many as I need. I will have about 4 weeks after Ive only been there for 5 months to visit my parents and see family that are flying in from the uk.

-What kind of holiday bonus do you get?none.

-If you're an employer, would you guarantee your nanny work until her maternity leave begins? N/A. But I have been advised that if I want to have children I can do so in addition to my own work, and that my children can live in with me also.

-Would you pay her for any portion of her maternity leave? N/A

-Would you make special accomodations for her to return to work after she had the baby?N/A

-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? Just starting my first nanny appointment.

-Location? Queensland Australia

-Anything else? Baby is due on the 26/6. I'm flying up a few weeks early to help mum through her last weeks. I'll be present for the delivery ect. I'm planning to use a whole approach that helps the parents from day 1 to be able to confidently parent so that when I am on an off day or no longer required the child will still get all the attention, involvement and confidence from the parents. I am parent addition not a replacement.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an awesome job!