Nanny salary

Dear community, my family and I are moving to Orinda from NY and we are in the process of finding a nanny. The nanny we are talking to now asked about the weekly rate. We have no idea what the going rate is for Full time nannies in the Bay Area. If anyone can assist, I would be grateful for any information. Thank you so much, Elena

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$21 an hour is what we pay for 1 toddler.

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It depends if you're sharing the nanny with another family.  We're in Berkeley so our rates are probably a tad different.  We pay $15/hr and the hours are 7:45am-4:45pm Monday-Friday.  We give her two weeks paid vacation in the summer, and a two week holiday bonus in December.  Her single rate(ie watching one child) is $25/hr.

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In my experience, depending on the number of children and the nanny's experience and responsibilities, it's around $25-35/hr (So around $1000-$1400/week). A lot of families will guarantee a monthly rate regardless of hours actually worked, and then pay extra if 40/week is exceeded. You should also consider if you will be helping supplement health insurance premiums and providing paid sick days or vacation time. 

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We pay our full time nanny $20/hour for one baby, but she lives VERY close to where we currently live and she turned down other opportunities for this reduced commute.  In addition, we guarantee her 40 hours/week so she will always receive at least $800/week.  I would guess Orinda would probably be at least $22/hour for one child and closer to $27/hour+ for additional.  Additionally we provide her paid sick time and vacation days.

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We are in a share in Oakland and pay $12.5/hr (per child) for 2 children, $10/hr for 3 children, and $20/hr for 1 child (a couple hours a week it's just our daughter) - but I think we're on the low end and we plan to give a raise in the middle of this year.