Nanny Wages Survey 2013

For more than 10 years, NannyTax and NurseryWorld Magazine have been conducting an annual survey of UK nanny wages.

As a nanny you may have completed this survey for many years, or this may be your first time.    The survey asks questions about where you are working (demographic data), a little about yourself such as asking which age range you fit in and your gender, plus how many hours a week you work.   Then the key information, how much you are paid per week.  Not sure why monthly salary is not asked, I would have thought that would have been better but maybe they feel that more people know their weekly salary.

In 1998, a daily nanny (live out) working in the home counties (so I expect that means Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hartfordshire, Essex, Kent, Sussex) was getting an average of £213 net per week (gross figure unknown).

By 2012 that figure had risen to £428 net per week (just under £29,000 gross per year).  So over the years salary has doubled but over that time a lot of things have been affected by inflation.  So perhaps looking back just a few years is better, in which case 2011 £421, 2010 £422, 2009 £380.   So generally going up but with a dip in 2010.

Will 2013 be another dip or are nanny wages on the rise?   You can help find out by completing the survey, saying what salary you are currently earning.    Survey results are expected to be published late January / Early February 2014 on the NannyTax website and also in publications like Nursery World.

Take the 2013 UK Nanny Wages Survey

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Nanny Salaries Increase Away From London

Today (Monday 23 January 2012) the nanny salary survey was published in Nursery World magazine.  The survey is collated by Nannytax, a nanny payroll company which this year asked nanny agencies and nanny employers to complete an online survey – meaning that anyone could complete it.  In previous years it has been collated from participating clients and nanny agencies.

In 2010 the survey was completed by 80 nanny agencies and 485 Nannytax clients.  In 2011 the survey was completed by 95 nanny agencies and 1244 nanny employers.

The biggest increase in salary I notice from the wages table is that of nannies who do not work in London or the Home Counties.  Those nannies who work as a live-out nanny, outside of the south east saw a rise of £1542 in their gross annual salary.   In comparison live-out nannies in the home counties (including outer London) saw a drop in gross annual salary of £296  Central London nannies saw a small increase, £389 which is small in comparison to the increase experienced by nannies not in the home counties.

Home Counties: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, Sussex.  May include parts of Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire and Dorset.     It is unknown what definition of Home Counties was used in compiling the survey.

Is this a sign that nannies salaries are beginning to even out across the UK, or is it just a result of the survey being completed by different people this year?    Personally I feel that’s hard to know for sure, though the change from 485 clients, to 1244 nanny employers could be of significance.


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Are Male Nannies More Popular Now, Than 10 Years Ago?

In the 2011 Nannytax Nanny Wages Survey, employers were asked about the gender of their nanny.

The survey was completed by 1244 employers and 95 nanny agencies.  Of those who responded to the question, 2.4% (23 respondents) said that they either employ a male nanny, or had employed a male nanny.

As a male nanny myself, I feel this is great news as it means more parents are willing to consider a male nanny than they were 10 years ago (though I only base that on my personal view of the nanny job market, as I am not sure there was any nanny survey done 10 years ago asking about gender).

The full survey results have not yet been released but you can read a summary of the findings on the NannyTax website and Nursery World magazine are expected to shortly publish more details from the survey.

Parents: Do you/would you employ a male nanny?

Nannies: Do you know/have you met any male nannies?

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