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Au Pair wages in the different host countries

The Au Pair wages vary depending on the host country. It is important for both Au Pair and Host Family to respect the minimum standards allowed. If you are willing to pay extra money, make sure the Au Pair is not getting the salary of a regular job. In this case it will not be legal to register the person as your Au Pair. If the Au Pair wants to babysit some extra days, count these hours in future or give her some extra days as holidays. Do not forget it should be a fair deal. 

An Au Pair will get a full board and accommodation by the Host Family during the whole stay. This will give both sides the opportunity to experience a cultural exchange. Both parties should also know that Au Pairs will get a weekly or monthly amount of pocked money. This will help the Au Pair to bear some personal extra costs. 

You will find a list below with the most popular host countries and the Au Pair wages. There is as well the maximum hours in every single country. You can get an idea how much you will be spending by hosting an Au Pair or how much you will be earning by becoming an Au Pair. 

Check the country list and don't forget to read the requirements to become an Au Pair or a Host Family. If this is exactly what you are looking for, start searching for your ideal match on!

Pocket Money - Overview by County

Country Hours/week Pocket money/month
Australia 25-30 800-1000 AU$
Belgium 20 450 €
Danemark 30 3.200 DKK
Germany 30 310 € (260 + 50)
England 30 280 GBP
Finland 30 250 €
France 35 260-320 €
Ireland    30 400€
Italy  30 250-300 €
Canada 25 800 CAD
Luxembourg 30 480,74 €
New Zealand 40 600-800 NZ $
Netherlands 30 340 €
Norway 30 5000 NOK
Austria 20 380 €
Sweden 25 3500 SEK
Switzerland 30 500-750CHF
Spain 30 200-250 €
Turkey 30 500 TRY
USA 45 800 USD
Iceland 30 40.000 IKR
Japan 30 40.000 Yen

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