How much does a nanny cost?
Your go-to resource for nanny salaries in your region
Each year we publish our Nannytax Nanny Salary Index which showcases the average gross salaries for live-in and live-out nannies across the UK. These figures are based on our own nanny payroll records, legitimate data that you trust.
Summary of Key Findings from 2019/20
London Nanny Salaries
London is the highest-earning region in the UK for both Live-out and Live-in nannies.
See some of our average nanny salary data breakdown for London boroughs below:
- Live-out nannies in Central London earn an average gross wage of £14.50 an hour.
- Live-out nannies in Hertfordshire earn an average gross wage of £11.80 an hour.
- Live-in nannies in Surrey earn an average gross wage of £10.54 an hour.
- Live-in nannies in Greater London earn an average gross wage of £10.02 an hour
Part Time Nannies
We have noticed an increase in demand for part-time and particularly after school nannies recently. Therefore we have introduced some part-time nanny salary data as a guide for families who require this type of childcare. This data is based on a 25-hour working week.
- London based live-in nannies who work a part-time arrangement earn an average gross salary of £9.28 which equates to £12,060 per year.
- London based live-out nannies who work part-time earn an average gross wage of £13.35 which equates to £17,359 gross per year.
Other Top Statistics
OF NANNIES ARE LIVE OUT
Live in vs Live out
A Live-in nanny is generally paid less than a Live-out nanny due to the additional provision of accommodation and access to other live-in facilities and amenities such as food. This year we found a massive proportion of our customer base have chosen to employ Live-out nannies.
OF EMPLOYERS PAY MONTHLY
Weekly vs Monthly Pay
As part of our Nannytax payroll service, we can run nanny payslips either weekly or monthly. Our Salary Index data revealed 63% of our Nannytax customers pay their nanny monthly whilst 27% pay weekly.
AGREE A GROSS SALARY
Net vs Gross
All of the salary data published in our Nanny Salary Index is in Gross terms.
Nannytax strongly advises that employers contract their nanny with a Gross salary as opposed to a Net Salary (the nanny’s ‘take-home’ pay). A fantastic statistic from our 19/20 Salary Index reveals that 76% of our customers have employed their nanny with a Gross salary agreement in place. This has risen by 18% from 58% in 2007.
Nanny Salary Calculator
Remember you can always use our Nannytax Nanny Salary Calculator to convert a Net salary into a Gross salary and vice versa.
Once you’ve input your salary conversion requests our calculator will also provide you with a full breakdown including Tax, NI, and Pension plus your total cost of employment.