Nannies or Governesses are not independent contractors but are employees of the family for whom they work. For this reason, parents who employ a caregiver must take the necessary steps to establish themselves as legitimate employers.
Nannies’ salaries and benefits vary and are based on the job requirements, the caregiver’s level of experience, education and personal skills. We have provided our salary guide to make parents aware of current employment trends (SALARY GUIDE). If you’re in the process of setting up your nanny’s paycheck, don’t forget that paying taxes is part of your obligation along with the nanny salary.
Full-time nannies can expect to receive some benefits along with their standard weekly or hourly nanny pay rates. For both live-in and live-out full-time nannies, benefits can include:
- Two weeks of paid vacation each year
- Health insurance
- Use of employer’s car during working hours
- Paid sick days
- Paid days off during major holidays
In addition to these standard benefits, some nannies also receive additional benefits:
- Contributions to retirement plans
- Annual bonuses
- Paid professional development days
- Travel expenses reimbursement
- Separate accommodation or room and board (including their own room and sometimes a private bath, as well).