Au Pair Ronja2018 Pocket money & bonus

To ensure a fair exchange, au pair pocket money is calculated using the average cost of ‘room and board’ in a home stay program ($350 per week), less the average hourly minimum wage.

Weekly up to 30 hours = 30 x $18.29* = $548.70 – $350** = $198.70 = $200

Weekly up to 35 hours = 35 x $18.29* = $640.15 – $350** = $290.15 = $290

Weekly up to 40 hours = 40 x $18.29* = $731.60 – $350** = $381.60 = $380

*Source – National Minimum Wage Hourly Pay

**Source – Average Homestay pricing adults 7 days a week, 3 meals a day in single room

In addition to the weekly pocket money, host families pay a compulsory bonus of $500 on completion of the 6 month program. Simply budget $20 per week for the au pair bonus.  Au Pair pocket money and completion bonus are net. 

All our au pairs pay for their own flights to Australia, visa application and gap year travel insurance. The host family is responsible for ‘onward travel’, either airport collection or, for regional locations, a connecting flight.

Find affordable childcare


Basic au pair role,

minimum $200 per week

Most families pay $200-$250

  • Suited to Silver/Gold au pairs
  • 5 days per week – approx. 5-6 hours per day – up to 30 hours per week
  • Help with childcare; school run, homework, playtime
  • Some babysitting and light housework
  • Free time minimum 2 full days per week, most weekends
  • Diamond Au Pair – extra $70 per week

Extended au pair role,

minimum $290 for up to 35 hours per week

Up to 40 hours for $380 per week

  • Suited to Silver/Gold au pairs
  • 5 days per week -flexible – 30-35 hours, ideally suited to parents working shifts
  • Help with childcare; school run, homework, playtime plus some family cooking, caring for 3 or more children
  • Some babysitting and light housework
  • Free time minimum 2 full days per week, some weekends
  • Diamond Au Pair – extra $70 per week

Diamond au pairs,

extra $70 per week

Calculate hours ‘basic or extended’ + $70 Diamond Supplement

  • Au pairs with more experience can be given more responsibility
  • Diamond au pairs are ideal for busy families with 4 or more children
  • Diamond au pairs are better prepared for ‘big roles’ with 2 or more children under 5 (not yet in school)
  • Diamond au pairs may provide limited sole care for babies 12 -24 months
  • Some of our Diamond au pairs have a teaching or tutoring background and are ideal to provide daily homework help

 

 


 

Au pair care is so affordable…

As au pair care is based on Cultural Exchange, your au pair’s motivation is to experience life in Australia as a member of the family. Pocket money is only ‘part of the award’, the enriching experience is the most important.