What it takes to be a $200,000-a-year Nanny
Child care positions aren’t usually thought of as high-paying jobs. But with wealthier families seeking nannies that are trained in newborn care, child development or languages, it’s becoming more common to see in-home caregivers earning six-figure salaries.
Marly Higgins Driskell is a certified master newborn care specialist in Houston – Courtesy of CNN.
In demand are top-tier, career nannies who have specializations, certifications and loads of experience.
“We’ve seen a lot of requests for Mandarin and French speakers in the nanny role,” says Keith Greenhouse, chief executive of the household staffing company Pavillion Agency. “Lately more than ever people want someone who is tech savvy and nannies who can move into a family assistant role.”
Such nannies work long hours or overnights and may even travel with the family. But they can make between $150,000 to $180,000 a year in places like New York or Los Angeles. Sometimes even more in the Bay Area.
“Families are paying over $220,000 a year in San Francisco,” says Anita Rogers, president and founder of British American Household Staffing. “There’s a value in paying well for your employees, especially in your household.”
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