Starting Out Pay for a Live-in?
I am looking for a job as a live-in nanny, I have 6+ years of combined childcare experience (live-out, hands on babysitting, my own sibling) and am 19, but before you start the age bashing please understand yes, I do know what i'm doing when it comes to caring for children. I am starting classes online this spring in child development/early childhood education. I have been on the look for about two months now in the live-in department (live-out's don't want to pay over $150 week here for 40+ hours). I have asked multiple other nannies what a starting out live-in should be paid and from all across the country I have been quoted about $450 weekly salary or $12-15 an hour.
I plan on being a career nanny and I do have experience with children and household management task so I really get frustrated when people tell me they will only pay $300 a week in cash for 40+ hours a week, and wont take taxes out. I even had a lady tell me if she hired me I wasn't allowed to take my own taxes out. 1. isn't it illegal to not take taxes out for childcare, well nannying, with the nanny tax and all? and 2. I need to have taxes taken out for social security etc for the future. So I guess what i'm really asking is what is a fair starting salary for a live-in position in your opinion? - Nanny Mar
at 8:27 AM