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Nanny Average Salary in Canada 2020

How much money does a Nanny make in Canada?


Average Yearly Salary
47,900 CAD
( 3,990 CAD monthly)

LOW
24,900
CAD
AVERAGE
47,900
CAD
HIGH
73,300
CAD

A person working as a Nanny in Canada typically earns around 47,900 CAD per year. Salaries range from 24,900 CAD (lowest) to 73,300 CAD (highest).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Nanny salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Nanny Salary Distribution in Canada

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Nanny salaries in Canada range from 24,900 CAD per year (minimum salary) to 73,300 CAD per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 46,000 CAD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Nanny(s) are earning less than 46,000 CAD while the other half are earning more than 46,000 CAD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Nanny(s) are earning less than 31,900 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 31,900 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Nanny(s) are earning less than 57,200 CAD while 25% are earning more than 57,200 CAD.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Nanny Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Nanny salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Nanny with less than two years of experience makes approximately 28,300 CAD per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 38,000 CAD per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 49,300 CAD per year, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Nanny(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 59,700 CAD per year, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 65,300 CAD per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 68,700 CAD per year, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Nanny average salary change by experience in Canada

0 - 2 Years
28,300 CAD
2 - 5 Years+34%
38,000 CAD
5 - 10 Years+30%
49,300 CAD
10 - 15 Years+21%
59,700 CAD
15 - 20 Years+9%
65,300 CAD
20+ Years+5%
68,700 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Nanny Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Nanny(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Nanny salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Nanny is 33,600 CAD per year.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 48,100 CAD per year, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 66,500 CAD per year, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Nanny average salary difference by education level in Canada

High School
33,600 CAD
Certificate or Diploma+43%
48,100 CAD
Bachelor's Degree+38%
66,500 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Nanny Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Nanny employees in Canada earn 4% less than their female counterparts on average.

Male
46,800 CAD
Female+5%
49,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Canada for all Careers

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Nanny Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Canada

How much are annual salary increments in Canada for Nanny(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Nanny

Nanny(s) in Canada are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Canada / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Canada is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Canada for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Nanny Bonus and Incentive Rates in Canada

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Canada Nanny
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A Nanny is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
29%
No Bonus
71%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Nanny Average Hourly Wage in Canada


23 CAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada is 23 CAD. This means that the average Nanny in Canada earns approximately 23 CAD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Nanny VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Nanny and Care Giving and Child Care yearly Canada
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The average salary for Nanny is 47% less than that of Care Giving and Child Care. Also, Care Giving and Child Care salaries are 25% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Activity Assistant39,700 CAD-17%
Advice Worker49,900 CAD+4%
Care Manager146,000 CAD+200%
Care Worker42,600 CAD-11%
Child Care Assistant Director105,000 CAD+120%
Child Care Specialist165,000 CAD+240%
Child Care Teacher52,200 CAD+9%
Child Development Center Assistant71,300 CAD+49%
Child Development Specialist162,000 CAD+240%
Child Life Specialist169,000 CAD+250%
Child Protection Officer53,300 CAD+11%
Child Psychotherapist187,000 CAD+290%
Clinical Care Coordinator52,600 CAD+10%
Custodian81,000 CAD+69%
Day Care Director200,000 CAD+320%
Elderly Care Giver41,000 CAD-14%
Group Home Manager203,000 CAD+320%
Kids Activity Assistant38,100 CAD-20%
Live In Carer48,600 CAD+2%
Nanny47,900 CAD+0%
Nursery Nurse51,600 CAD+8%
Nursery Teacher46,200 CAD-4%
Nursing Home Administrator65,000 CAD+36%
Personal Assistant37,800 CAD-21%
Physical Health and Wellness Specialist175,000 CAD+270%
Preschool Education Coordinator74,600 CAD+56%
Primary Therapist132,000 CAD+180%
Psychiatric Aide60,400 CAD+26%
Rehabilitation Counselor154,000 CAD+220%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Brampton47,900 CAD
Calgary51,200 CAD
Edmonton53,400 CAD
Gatineau46,900 CAD
Halifax46,000 CAD
Hamilton50,900 CAD
Kitchener49,400 CAD
Markham46,400 CAD
Mississauga49,800 CAD
Montreal52,200 CAD
Ottawa52,900 CAD
Quebec51,400 CAD
Regina45,900 CAD
Richmond45,400 CAD
Saskatoon44,000 CAD
Surrey49,900 CAD
Toronto52,700 CAD
Vancouver51,700 CAD
Vaughan47,900 CAD
Windsor45,000 CAD
Winnipeg49,300 CAD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alberta51,700 CAD
British Columbia55,400 CAD
Manitoba49,800 CAD
New Brunswick45,000 CAD
Newfoundland-Labrador46,400 CAD
Northwest Territories48,800 CAD
Nova Scotia48,400 CAD
Nunavut50,800 CAD
Ontario57,500 CAD
Prince Edward Island42,100 CAD
Quebec56,400 CAD
Saskatchewan46,900 CAD
Yukon45,400 CAD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Canada earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
117,000 CAD
Public Sector+4%
122,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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