I paid my nanny $12 per hour. My sister in law charges $15 per hour and is worth every penny. It is based on experience, imo. Being a nanny is far more than a babysitter. Also, my nanny was charged with doing the laundry for the baby and helping with light meal preparation, when requested. She was not a housekeeper though, but had to keep all areas she and the babies were neat and picked up at the end of the day.