How much does an au pair cost? Our transparent pricing structure enables you to budget your childcare for the entire year since the cost remains the same, even as your family grows.
$35 Department of State fee for au pair’s J-1 visa DS-2019 form processing
$5,000 auto medical coverage for au pair if they drive the family car(s)
Program component for host family to contribute $500 to au pair towards required educational experience
Host family provides a private bedroom and regular meals for the au pair
*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. This stipend affects AuPairCare participants with a new match or extension that is finalized on or after January 3, 2023. 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.
Learn about the Federally Designated Au Pair Program
AuPairCare offers several types of discounts and promotions for our new and repeat host families**.
Offer: Free application ($50) and $550 off of program fees
To Qualify: Be a returning AuPairCare host family matching with a 12-month au pair (overseas or in-country) following a completed placement to save $600
Offer: Free application ($50) and $300 off of program fees for a 12-month placement
To Qualify: Be new to AuPairCare and submit a paid invoice of previous au pair agency’s program fees
Promo Code: T4SDISC
Offer: $500 off program fees
To Qualify: Be new to AuPairCare and show proof of active service in the military
Promo Code: MILITARY
**These discounts may not be combined with other promotions.