If you are considering traveling to a new country to work as an au pair, take a look into our list of the 10 highest paying countries for au pairs.
While you’re at it, also feel free to check out our article on the easiest countries to adopt a baby from.
The decision to become an au pair is undoubtedly exciting, but it also comes with a whole host of questions: How much money will I make? Do I pay taxes to the local government? Will my host family provide me with my own room? Do I have to clean and cook, or just take care of children? How many hours will I work? Do I have to pay for my own plane tickets and language courses? These are all details that must be ironed out with your host family prior to the start of your employment. But there is one question that we can help answer here, and it relates to your paycheck.
In order to compare countries and come up with our list, we sourced information about employment rates from AuPairWorld. This is a wonderful site for information on each country’s au pair system, as well as a place where prospective au pairs can sign up and create a profile, and prospective host families can view their profiles in order to hire them. The counties were ranked in order of how much they pay au pairs per month. Keep in mind that this list merely ranks countries in terms of the actual money given to the au pair, and does not reflect other amenities (such as room and board or standard of living).
Continue reading to learn more details about the highest paying countries for au pairs.