Hilton Head Nannies
The Lowcountry's Gold Standard
for Childcare since 2007.
Typical Pay & Benefits for Our Nannies in the Lowcountry
The Best Nannies Prefer Working with Hilton Head Nannies
Hilton Head Nannies does not set rates or benefits for temporary, permanent, summer or newborn care positions. All Compensation packages are negotiated directly between families and nannies. All fees for the agency are paid by the families. We do not take a cut of your income. Rates may change with market shifts.
Rates are pre-determined/contracted for all Registry, Vacation Nanny, and On-Call Appointments. Nannies have the opportunity to ask for appointments, choosing the jobs they want to take and when they want to work. There are no benefits with this kind of work, though the flexibility and high hourly rate is perfect for many people. We do not take a cut of your income. All fees for the agency are paid by the families you work with. Rates may change with market shifts.
Registry, Vacation Nanny & On-Call Appointments
Babysitting Registry: The pay for these appointments is $23-28/hour, and $5-10/hour extra on holidays. There is a 4 hour minimum for each appointment and you are paid directly by the family at the end of each appointment. This is a very flexible opportunity! You accept the appointments you want to accept.
Vacation Nanny Appointments: The pay for these appointments varies from $23/hour to $55+/hour with opportunities to earn more on the holidays. There is a 4 hour minimum for each appointment. Most of our vacationing clients also tip their nannies. You are paid directly by the family at the end of each appointment. This, too, is a very flexible opportunity! You accept the appointments you want to accept.
On-Call Work: You provide the hours you want to be available to be On-Call for last minute appointments and we will work to match you with a client. The pay for these appointments varies from $23/hour to $55+/hour, plus any gratuities, with opportunities to earn more on the holidays. There is a 4 hour minimum for each appointment and you are paid directly by the client at the end of each appointment.
Average Hourly Rates for Long-Term/Permanent Nannies
Nanny hourly rates vary depending on the nanny's experience/education, the job requirements, the living situation (live-in or live-out), and the number and ages of children.
This is what we are currently seeing in this area for long-term position. Please note that the market is shifting quickly due to demand and these rates are subject to change with those shifts.
1 Year of Experience $18-22/hour
2-5 Years of Experience $23-25/hour
5-10+ Years of Experience $25-35+/hour
$2-$5/more per hour
These rates are based on care for 1-2 children. For more children, you should expect to add $2-$4 per hour. If you are looking to do a “Nanny Share” (where families want to combine to share the cost of the nanny), you should look to add $8-10/hour to the rates above.
Nanny/Household Manager/Family Assistant
1 Year of Experience $25/hour
2-5 Years of Experience $26-34/hour
5-10+ Years of Experience $35-85/hour
*Dependent on Responsibilities
Newborn Care Providers
$35-95 per hour, plus travel costs, room and board
Federal law does not permit nannies to be salaried. Nannies must have an hourly wage and any hours worked over 40 hours in a 7 day work week is paid at a rate of time and a half.
Please note: Hilton Head Nannies will not work with any family or nanny that desires a "pay under the table" arrangement. Nannies - you are better off being paid legally and deserve the protection that brings.
Benefits and Perks
The staff of Hilton Head Nannies works diligently to educate parents on the importance of adding benefits to compensation packages. These are some of the benefits we advocate for:
Health Insurance is a standard benefit for nannies. Most families pay for at least half of the premium. We require all families we place permanent nannies with to offer a health insurance contribution, at a minimum.
Paid Sick Days
While the State of South Carolina does not mandate private sector employers to provide paid sick leave, most employers recognize the importance of this benefit. Most families offer 3-5 days. We require families we work to offer at least 3 days.
The industry standard number of vacation days per calendar year is 2 weeks (10 days for 5 day workweeks, 12 days for 6 day work weeks) and 7-10 Federal Holidays. Additionally, many families give the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. We require families we work with to provide 1-2 weeks paid vacation and 8 paid holidays.
Cell Phone Contribution
Some families will make a contribution toward the nanny's cell phone bill monthly due to the heavy communication required by the nanny on behalf of the family.
Some families will contribute 2-5 paid days so that their nanny may take advantage of conferences and learning opportunities that will benefit their family.
Continuing Education Stipend/Contribution
Some families will provide a continuing education stipend for nanny conferences and classes. Some families will contribute a set amount, others will offer airline miles for tickets, and others will pay for all expenses. This varies widely by families.