• Business Insider spoke to nannies who work for wealthy families across the United States to find out what their jobs are really like.
  • As it turns out, the job isn't always as glamorous as it may seem.
  • Several of the nannies interviewed were asked to do things well beyond their job descriptions like cleaning out a rat's nest or sorting M&Ms by hand.
  • Many elite nannies get to travel the world for free in addition to getting paid as much as $150,000, but the job's high personal costs cause many to change careers after three to five years, Katie Provinziano, the managing director of Los Angeles staffing agency Westside Nannies, told Business Insider.

Traveling all over the world to care for the children of the rich and powerful may seem like a glamorous job, but it's not as easy as it looks, seven nannies who work for wealthy families across the US told Business Insider.

The nannies agreed that the perks and pay were unparalleled. Elite nannies can make up to $150,000 with full benefits, according to Katie Provinziano, the managing director of Los Angeles staffing agency Westside Nannies but the costs are steep too. As a result, many elite nannies change careers after three to five years, Provinziano told Business Insider.

Keep reading to learn more about what it's really like to be an elite nanny.

Note: Business Insider was able to verify each nanny's identity, but we refrained from publishing some of their full names to protect their privacy.

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