*The U.S. Department of State calculation of the minimum weekly stipend is based on the federal minimum wage with a 40% deduction for room and board in exchange for childcare services. AuPairCare minimum weekly stipend is $215 per week which is higher than the U.S. Department of State minimum. Host families and au pairs are free to agree to a weekly stipend even higher than the $215 per week minimum. The minimum au pair stipend, educational reimbursement, and other options are subject to change based on updates to federal au pair regulations. Host families are obligated to pay the minimum weekly stipend and it cannot be withheld for any reason. Should any change occur, AuPairCare will notify all impacted parties.
Proposed Updates to Program Regulations: The Department of State has published proposed new Au Pair Program Regulations. These are only proposed changes and the process to review will be extremely lengthy. If eventually finalized, there are provisions to keep matches 'grandfathered' into the current regulations. For more information, please see our detailed Federally Designated Au Pair Program webpage.