I'm an on call nanny and I work with different families each day or a week depending on what they need. My manager said $15 to start, but I said $17 ( just because i was told on the phone they pay $15-$17 an hour) i searched the company on glassdoor and people have said the common salary is $18/hr, but that could be from in areas other than washington. She she said she can only do $16 to start. My question is what does START mean? Is she saying my pay will go higher or is that just what they always say to have you accept? I always negotiate with families from care.com , but since this Is a business and ive never worked for one before, i didnt know we could negotiate. So I accepted 15 then sent another email and said $17 lol maybe thats where i went wrong.
I have a ece background and 6 years experience. I only chose to watch 1 or 2 kids at a time. We are not allowed to do laundry or clean up only if it's after the children. Hours are not garunteed, although my schedule is pretty open i got 40 hrs this week ( my first week working) I like it and it's fun, but I feel like I might be underpaid in Washigton state for a nanny. I dont want to sounds greedy either. It's better than getting nothing. What are your thoughts?