6. How much do Sidekicks get paid?
Our pure household assistants (a.k.a. a “Sidekick Shorty” or “Sidekick Steady”) who work on a temporary basis make a flat hourly rate of either $18 or $20 (varies by market) and are paid directly by you as their household employer. Payroll taxes apply once you cross the threshold of $1000 in a calendar quarter or $2000 in a calendar year.
If you are in need of household support and child care, you are likely looking for a Family Assistant and our sister agency, The Nanny Network, can help! Family Assistants earn between $22 and $24 per hour (varies by market).
Super Sidekicks do purely household management work and our your designated household employee. Super Sidekicks are paid between $15-25 per hour, depending on where you live and the range of responsibilities that your Sidekick will be assigned to. The hourly rate should be negotiated directly between you and the candidate.
Sidekick has partnered with a household employment payroll service, HomeWork Solutions, that can set you up as a household employer with the IRS and manage your payroll, and service fees, for your Sidekick. Because of our partnership, these services are available for Sidekick clients at a discounted rate.
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