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Au Pair in Austria: salary, working hours, holidays, etc.

The Au Pair program in Austria gives you the chance to get to know a new culture and language. However, there is some important information about the Au Pair program you need to know before starting your stay:
Au Pair salary Austria
Many young girls and boys dream of an Au Pair stay in Austria and there are many good reasons why. Apart from the beautiful nature and the friendly people, an Au Pair stay is the easiest way to travel the world. Your Host Family will provide you with accomodation and full board. You will even get a pocket money on top of that. You want to find out more? Then keep reading!

Working hours

Au Pairs in Austria work a maximum of 18 hours per week including babysitting hours.  
Please keep in mind that the candidates from countries outside the European Union are not allowed to have an additional job. In addition, an Au Pair from a non-EU country and under 28 years old will get a permit for six months first and might extend the stay for another six months after.

Salary

If the Au Pair is employed below the marginal earnings threshold of EUR 460.66, registration for statutory accident insurance is sufficient. Health insurance can be taken out with a private insurance company for the Au Pair. It should be noted that a health insurance policy taken out abroad is only sufficient if it is also payable in Austria. The insurance has to cover the complete Au Pair stay and special medical procedures such as operations. 
 
Au Pairs from third countries must work 18 hours a week and may not receive less than 460.66 Euros. With a salary below 460.66 Euros, the conditions for a stay in Austria are not met. Important: Au Pairs receive 15 monthly salaries per year (holiday special payment: two monthly salaries; Christmas special payment: one monthly salary). If the Au Pair stays for less than one year, the Host Family has to pay the special payment proportionally.
 
The Austrian government has summarised everything worth knowing about the Au Pair program here.

Time off and holidays

Au Pairs in Austria are entitled to at least one free day each week. Official regulations in Austria also establish a 30 working day holiday period for a one year stay.

Language course

Au Pairs in Austria must be able to attend a German language course. The family is not obligated to pay for the course but they can help their Au Pair with this expense if they choose to!


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