Current Salaries for Nannies, Housekeepers, Mother's Helps/Junior Nannies and Maternity Nurses
These figures are intended as a guideline only. All figures are approximate and please note that the
Employer is liable for the Employee's tax, pension contributions and National Insurance. Many nannies will quote their salary expectations as a net figure. It is strongly advisable to state any offer as a gross amount and follow this amount up in a contract. For guidance a full time daily nanny would be looking to earn a gross annual salary of between £34k - £50k based on a 50 hour week. These figures can be prorated for a part time nanny.
|Daily Nanny||£11.00 – £15.00 net per hour|
|Daily Mother’s Help/Junior Nanny||£8.00 – £10.00 net per hour|
|Daily Nanny with own child||£9.00 - £12.00 net per hour|
|Daily Housekeeper||£10.00 - £15.00 net per hour|
|Nanny-share (per family)||£60.00 - £80.00 net per day|
|Residential Nanny||£300 – £500+ net per week|
|Residential Housekeeper||£300 - £500+ net per week|
|Residential Mother’s Help||£250 – £350 net per week|
|Maternity Nurse||£160 - £400 gross per 24 hours (variable depending on singles or multiples and experience of individual)|
|Daily/Nightly Maternity Nurse (single baby)||£14 - £20 gross per hour|
|Daily/Nightly Maternity Nurse (twins)||£16 - £25 gross per hour|
|Babysitters||please see Babysitting|
The National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage
The National Living Wage applies to anyone age 23 and over. The London Living Wage is £11.05 gross per hour
Current Government rates for the tax year 2022 – 2023 came into effect as of the 6th July 2022.
The National Minimum Wage does not apply to nannies living as part of the family household and do not have separate accommodation. The net figures only apply to a nanny with one job and one wage in a week. Nannies that live as part of the family household and do not have separate accommodation are excluded from the NMW. For employers who provide separate accommodation for their nannies there is a daily allowance. This can be offset against the NMW hourly rate. For current rates please check gov.uk website.
When you employ a nanny you will need to automatically enrol the nanny into a pension scheme if they meet qualifying conditions.
Pension Automatic Enrolment