What should I pay a babysitter/nanny?

Find A Babysitter is not an agency, we are simply an introduction and job site for parents and babysitters. So we do not control the hourly rates and payments. This is between the parents and carers. We recommend that employers follow any wage guidelines set out by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

The pay and benefits of a babysitter and nanny vary. Here are some details to consider:

For part-time nannies or casual babysitters, you can expect rates to be dependent on hours and duties. (i.e., number of children, their ages, the hours of the day, short shifts or split shifts). It also depends on the age and experience of the babysitter. Part-time and casual babysitters often earn $25 - $35 per hour or more.

For fully qualified, experienced nannies you can expect rates that are closer to $30 per hour or more.

According to the Fair Work Ombudsman some nannies may fall under the Miscellaneous Award, if they are working in a private home, in an employment relationship and performing tasks caring for children, preparing meals for children, planning extra-curricular and educational activities and doing light household work. Please see more details here https://www.fairwork.gov.au/library/k600086_nannies-au-pairs-employment-status-award-coverage

Employers will generally be required to withhold amounts from payments made to employees under the PAYG income tax system. There is a tax-free threshold of $18,200.

Employers will generally also be required to pay a percentage of superannuation to the employee's nominated superannuation fund, if she is working over 30 hours per week.