We live in Chicago and have had a wonderful nanny now for two years. She has watched our son since he was 3 months old. We're having another boy in May and I'm trying to find out what the right increase is for her.
Right now, we pay her $12.50/hour, AFTER TAXES. So her take home each week is $550, for four days/week, working 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Some friends have said $2/hour others $1/hour. Any suggestions.
I'm inclined to go a little lower, especially since our toddler will go to pre-school for three hours every day, five days a week.
What about $2 an hour extra for when she has both children and $1 an hour extra for when she only has the one.
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:55 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
Answer by dancer at 10:56 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:02 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
"I'm inclined to go a little lower".
She is talking about going lower in raising the pay. Instead of the $1-$2 pay raise that people have suggested she was thinking about a little less of a pay raise, not that she wants to lower the pay she already gives her.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:26 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:30 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
I would say increase it by $1 an hour then since she has previously received a raise. If once the second child arrives and you see her having to do extra things that might qualify for even more of a raise, then you might want to consider that, but in the mean time, I would do $1 an hour.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:57 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
Answer by Erica_Smerica at 12:16 AM on Jan. 3, 2011
Answer by Mrs.Norris at 2:27 AM on Jan. 3, 2011