What is an appropriate salary for a Nanny?

Before deciding on your salary goal, you need to do some research. A Nanny’s salary can vary subject to several factors:

  • Relevant Education: The higher or more specialised education you have, the higher a salary you can demand.
  • Relevant Experience: Relevant experience is of great value to the families and should be reflected appropriately by the salary.
  • Nanny responsibilities: Schedule, number of children to take care of and responsibilities expected within the job must also be taken into consideration.
  • Location: In general, the salary for Nannies is higher in cities with a higher cost of living like Munich, Frankfurt or Hamburg. You can find the average salary for a Nanny in your area by doing some research on the internet.

Remember that the legal minimum wage must always be respected. This is set to a fixed amount once a year by the government. You can find the latest rates on the webpage* of the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs: https://www.bmas.de/de/themen/arbeitsrecht/mindestlohn/mindestlohn.html


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