American Au Pair Compensation

As a host family you will provide your au pair with at least $10 per hour for childcare and related activities. American au pairs are employed by their host family. The hourly rate paid to an American Au Pair is based upon the local minimum wage of the area where the host family resides. If the host family lives in an area with a local minimum wage higher than $10, the family is required to pay the required hourly rate in their area. If an au pair provides duties that exceed 40 hours per week, the host family will be required to provide compensation based upon local overtime regulations.

The American Au Pair Program includes the following services:

➤ Professional placement support from our team which make finding an au pair easy
➤ Au Pair recruitment and screening, which includes a personal interview, reference and background checks
➤ Au Pair Training including child development, child safety, interpersonal relations, program requirements
➤ Exclusive training the method of education developed by Joseph S. Renzulli which will enable au pairs to provide competent assistance with schoolwork and educational activities
➤ Host family and Au Pair virtual orientation
➤ Au Pair quarterly meetings
➤ 24x7x365 program support
➤ Commitment of a 3, 6, 9, or 12 month program

Program Length

Standard Program

TutorCare Program

3 Months



6 Months



9 Months



12 Months



*The TutorCare program includes access to our Homework Hotline which au pairs can call to receive support from certified teachers for assistance with host children schoolwork. Subscribers to this service will receive 5 hours of schoolwork support per month.

Total Annual Cost Projection

*Please note a calculation of 4.345 weeks per month was used to calculate monthly and weekly totals.
* The TutorCare Program includes 5 Hours Per Month of access to the Homework Hotline, in which au pairs can contact certified teahcers for assistance with schoolwork.
* Please note, the Au Pair Hourly Rate must comply with your local Minimum Wage requirement.
* Host Families are also responsible to provide up to $500 for one-way transportation to the host family’s home.

If you want to calculate the pricing for your area, call us today +1 (415) 376-0202!

American Au Pair makes hiring and paying an au pair easy through our partnerships with professional payroll services, which provide domestic worker solutions.

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