Governess Salary in the United States

How much does a Governess make in the United States? The average Governess salary in the United States is $36,961 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $32,290 and $43,186. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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$32,290 to $43,186
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What is a Governess?

A Governess is a woman employed to teach and train children in a private household. In contrast to a nanny (formerly called a nurse), she concentrates on teaching children, instead of taking on a role of duty. Her charges are of school age rather than babies. The position of Governess used to be common in well-off European families before the First World War, especially in the countryside where no suitable school existed nearby. Parents' preference to educate their children at home—rather than send them away to boarding school for months at a time—varied across time and countries. Governe...

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Average Base Salary

Core compensation

 
 
 
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Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

 
 
 
32623
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37279
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Governess in the United States. The base salary for Governess ranges from $32,290 to $43,186 with the average base salary of $36,961. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $32,623 to $43,703 with the average total cash compensation of $37,279.

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