Nanny salary update?

Hi all

just wondering what parents think the nanny salary range is now. I saw a couple internet sites listing the Bay Area avg at around 22. (Our first interview seemed to think it was much higher now.). There have been a lot of economic changes in the past six months and it seems the most recent post on the subject here was from last year. Thanks in advance!

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I don't think it's been $22 for some time. My youngest child is eight, and that was on the low end back when we were looking. I'm sure others can weigh in with more current rates, but remember that minimum wage in Berkeley is about to go to $17/hour, and as you noted, there have been a lot of recent economic shifts, contributing to the childcare labor shortage. I'd be surprised if the average is much below $30 (maybe a bit lower for one child, and more for a share).

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We are in a nanny share and each family pays $16 an hr for a total of $32.  That is going up to $18 an hr and if it's one kid it's $28 an hr.

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Our nanny was $22 in 2020 but raised her rate to $25 for a single child. 

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Hi! A nanny for one is at least $25 but like the other commenter said the cost is likely closer to $30. I'm in a nanny share and last year we signed a contract that the price per family is $15 per hour but we recently upped it to $16. She mentioned the other nannies are receiving $17-$18 per hour.

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We just hired a nanny for a full time share in Oakland and will be paying $35/ hour ($17.50/hr each family). We came across many nannies asking closer to $40/hour+ for two kids. I get the sense that COVID plus the overall high cost of living here has caused the market to tighten. From my recent research, I think high $20s to $30 per hour were more common for one kid, but there is a lot of variation within the region and based on what you desire (e.g. nannies that do not speak English well or at all may charge a lower rate). I also think there is a lot of variation based on the specific location within the East Bay that you are hiring. 

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We are in a share and pay $27 when there is one kid, $34 when there are two kids. Both are under 1.

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We hired our nanny back in February of this year. We looked on Urban Sitter and BPN. While rates could run the gamut, I would say that for someone experienced with a solid history of good references, people were looking for $25-$30/hr under the table, or $30-$35/hr if you want to pay legally (which we did).