On average, annual live in nanny cost is between $26,000-$35,000, while the cost of a standard Au Pair for a year is under $19,500. Most live in nannies for hire would not consider working up to 45 hours per week for that price!
How is an au pair different from a nanny?
Au pairs are live-in caregivers who initially commit to a one-year stay but have the opportunity to extend their time in the U.S. for 6, 9 or 12 months. Nannies can be anyone employed to care for a child in their own home.
How much should I pay my au pair?
What You Pay to Your Au PairDescriptionFeePayment DueAu Pair Stipend*At least $195.75 per weekEach week, on a day that you and your au pair agree uponEducation StipendUp to $500 per yearWhen your au pair enrolls in educational courses at an accredited post-secondary institution
Is a nanny cheaper than childcare?
Nannies and au pairs may be perceived as expensive child care options, but if you share their time, they can actually be more economical than other child care; plus they dont require you to burn fuel to drop off and pick up children and children are catered for in the home.
How long does au pair last?
How long can an au pair stay in the United States? Au pairs initially come to the U.S. on a 12-month J-1 au pair visa and can extend for an additional 6, 9 or 12-months, allowing a family to benefit from up to two years of live-in childcare from the same au pair.