Nannies are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, nannies rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 46% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy nannies are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Health educator
3.5
$53k
Physical education teacher
3.5
$63k
School counselor
3.5
$55k
Art teacher
3.4
$34k
Teacher assistant
3.3
$24k
Nanny
3.3
$29k
Childcare program administrator
3.2
$47k
Education administrator
3.2
$48k
Childcare worker
3.2
$22k
Preschool teacher
3.2
$24k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

Are nannies happy with their salary?