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Salaries and Tax Table

How much a family is happy to pay to a nanny or domestic staff is very often discussed and salaries can vary very much depending on different factors. Even though every case has to be evaluated specifically some general rules apply to most cases which help families, nannies and domestic staff as well as agencies to calculate and advice on salaries for a specific job situation and case.

Key Factors of Salaries

Different factors are relevant for a family and a nanny or domestic staff when discussing the salary package:

Qualifications: Many nannies and domestic staff especially governesses hold qualifications in childcare. For more information on different qualifications please click here. Candidates with qualifications generally demand a higher salary.

Experience: Experience is one of the main aspects important for a family when deciding whether to employ a nanny. Experience is extremely important and for the best. Most experienced nannies will ask for a slightly higher salary.

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Live In or Live Out: Depending on whether a position is being offered on a Live In or Live Out basis has a major effect on the weekly salary a nanny will expect to be paid. A nanny being employed Live In is living in the residence of the family and therefore is receiving full board and lodging at the family's expense in contrary to a nanny being employed on a Live Out basis, who is paying for rent, meals and other living expenses by herself. Nannies being employed to live in the residence of the family are generally receiving a lower salary in comparison to nannies arranging for their own accommodation and living expenses.

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Full time or Part time: The salary a family will be happy to offer to a nanny depends on the weekly hours a nanny is effectively working. As a general rule nannies are being paid on a weekly basis. In case your nanny is working full time you might consider arranging a weekly salary including one or two babysittings per week during the evenings when you and your family has arrangements and pay the salary to the nanny pro rata.
In case your nanny is employed part time then she will moreover expect to agree to an hourly rate and a salary which will be calculated based on the hours she is required to worked each week. Part time positions require sometimes a lot of flexibility and work schedules often show changing hours. Therefore the salary generally will be calculated for each week based on the hours the nanny was required to work. In addition the hourly rate for part time nannies sometimes tends to be slightly higher than for full time employed nannies as additional circumstances might effect the work situation of the nanny, e.g. additional daily travel costs to your residence for morning schoolruns when your nannies core hours are in the afternoon, but still is required to do the schoolrun in the morning or the hours the nanny is required to work make it impossible to take on another part time nanny position which might make it for a nanny more difficult to cope with her living expenses, e.g. rent.
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Nanny Share: Families often arrange a Nanny Share for different reasons. Very often two families are befriend and the children of the families are in a very similar age range. The children know each other already very well and enjoy a great time together. For the benefit of the children to be able to spend more time together families often choose a nanny share.
Nannies being under employment in a nanny share are usually offered a slightly higher salary as nanny shares sometimes are more complex and often implicate additional responsibilities for a nanny. As the families are sharing the costs implicated with the employment of the nanny the expenses of each family are generally less even though the nanny might receive a higher compensation.

Work location: Is the nanny or domestic staff considered for employment in the UK or overseas. Candidates being employed overseas generally ask for a clearly higher compensation. Especially salaries in major cities and capitals are very much higher. For instance a nanny working in London will usually receive a higher salary compare to a nanny working in the countryside.

Employed or self - employed: In case a nanny is employed by a family it is the family's responsibility to pay for instance taxes and national insurance for the employment of the nanny on top of the nanny's weekly net salary. If a nanny is working self - employed it is imperative for the family to report this circumstance to the HMRC at the time when the nanny starts working for a family as otherwise the legal obligation for tax and NI payments might still be with the family.

Benefits and Bonuses
Many nannies receive additional benefits as part of the employment remuneration, e.g. use of a car for personal use, a mobile phone, accommodation separate from the family, paid leave, private health insurance, private gym membership, foreign travel, and overtime offered at preferential hourly rates of pay. Often nannies are also being offered an annual bonus in addition to the weekly net salary when families encourage the nanny to stay for many years or just want to show how happy the family is with the lovely nanny.

Overall salaries for nannies or domestic staff are generally quoted and offered as net amounts and can be offered as an hourly, weekly or monthly salary. It is important to be clear when discussing salaries whether the salary is a net or gross amount as nannies usually will expect the offer to be net.
Net hourly rates for nannies being employed in London can vary from £6net - £15net per hour and up to £25net per hour for tutors.
A nanny working full-time which would be 5 - 6 days per week 10 - 12 hours per day generally will receive a salary of £350net - £550net per week depending, e.g. the nanny is employed on a Live In or Live Out basis.

Salary Tax Table 2011 - 2012

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Please note information on this page is only a guideline. This table is based on 2011/2012 Tax and NI rates for an employee working on a standard tax code. Figures are approximate and should not be used for contract of employment. Where a candidate has more than one job or wage, these figures do not apply. LingoNannies or any third party cannot be held responsible for tax calculations shown on this webpage. Each case requires specific calculations depending on the family's circumstances and requirements. Please call for further information regarding salaries and salary calculations. One of our experienced consultants will be happy to assist you.

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