Am I getting paid enough?
I am a full time nanny for a 5 month old boy. As a nanny, I take care of his basic needs, bottle feed him every 2 hours, keep him entertained, feed him, put him down for naps, play with him, deal with fits and screaming, etc. I am CPR certified and have received two certificates from online trainings for early childhood education. I have work experience at a preschool where I taught/took care of children ages 0-6. At this job, I work Monday-Friday from 7:15am to 5pm, sometimes until 5:30 at night. I get paid $200 a week. Is this fair for how many hours I work?
For reference, I do not live with them and am required to bring/buy my own food.
- dripLv 72 months ago
I feel you are grossly underpaid.
$200 x 5 = $40 per day, working about 10 hours per day means you are making $4 per hour. That is ridiculous.
15 year old babysitters make more than that.
You should be making at least minimum wage.
A retail job or a fast food job would pay out more. Look for a new job. Lots of places around me all have help wanted signs out. I would be sending out applications and doing interviews. Write a resignation letter to the parents. Give them a two to three notice. When they ask why, tell them it really comes down to salary. You would need $10 per hour to continue working for them.
If you enjoy your job, tell them that. But after doing research you feel you are very underpaid and need to look for a better paying job to pay your bills and have a savings.
- ?Lv 73 months ago
Are you a live-in? If so, then you are probably being paid appropriately if they are providing your food, housing, and utilities. If you live somewhere else, you are not being paid enough. You're being paid $40 a day and working 9 3/4 hours or more a day, so you're making about $4 an hour.
- Anonymous3 months ago
I'd pay you $170