The Au Pair’s average salary varies according to:
- The regulations of the Au Pair program in the host country
- Number of working hours Additional
- Tasks Performed by the Au Pair
The Au Pair’s maximum hours of work and minimum wage are specified by the Au Pair program regulations. You can check the figures in this table.
In addition to pocket money, the Au Pair also receives full board and lodging. Au Pairs are also entitled to vacation time, also specified by the Au Pair program.
The au pair participant receives several benefits in exchange for his or her help with childcare. One of these benefits is pocket money, which is paid on a regular basis. This money allows the Au Pair to cover some additional personal expenses. Since pocket money is one of the Host Family’s expenses, we indicate here the approximate amount of this pocket money for each country.
The amount may vary depending on the Host Family, the hours worked and the country of destination. If the Au Pair wishes to do additional babysitting, the Host Family may give the Au Pair additional days off later.
In addition to pocket money, the Au Pair is entitled to accommodation and meals at the Host Family’s home for the duration of his or her stay. This will give both parties the opportunity to discover their respective cultures. Host Families may also decide to help their student by covering other expenses such as telephone calls, transportation, or allowing them to use their car during the Au Pair’s free time.
Below is a list of the most popular destinations and the salaries of the Au Pairs in these countries, as well as the maximum number of hours worked. These salaries are official and must be respected. We try to provide you with the most up-to-date information possible, but as regulations may change in your country, please remember to check with your local authorities as well.