In exchange for the help offered to their host families, au pairs are entitled to receive pocket money in addition to free board and lodging. The amount of pocket money depends on the host country and the number of working hours.
Note: An au pair stay must not be considered an employment. It is a cultural exchange! Therefore, in most host countries, au pairs do not have the status of an employee. Instead, they are temporary family members who receive some pocket money rather than a salary. Find out more by reading our basic idea of au pairing.
The au pair's monthly pocket money should be split up and be paid out on a weekly basis.
|Australia||200 - 250 AUD per week|
|Austria||425.70 EUR gross per month|
|Belgium||450 EUR per month|
|Canada||200 CAD per week|
|Denmark||4.000 DKK per month|
|Finland||280 EUR minimum per month after tax|
|France||264,00 - 316,80 EUR per month|
|Germany||260 EUR per month|
|Ireland||minimum wage (please go to Info Ireland for further info)|
|Iceland||ISK 10.000 per week|
|Italy||250 - 300 EUR per month|
|Luxembourg||approx. 480 - 500 EUR per month|
|Netherlands||300 EUR - 340 EUR maximum per month|
|New Zealand||150 - 180 NZD per week|
|Norway||5.000 NOK per month|
|South Africa||1.500 - 3.000 ZAR per month|
|Spain||70 EUR minimum per week|
|Sweden||3.500 SEK per month|
|Switzerland||500 - 750 CHF net per month depending on the individual canton|
|United Kingdom||70 - 85 GBP per week|
|USA||195,75 USD per week|