Apex PROaupair recruits au pairs with professional backgrounds so that families can count on extremely high caliber care for their children. Program services include full candidate screening and background checks, J-1 visa sponsorship, international and domestic flights, medical insurance and year-round local support. Apex PROaupair offers a convenient ‘pay as you go’ payment option allowing families to pay monthly.

The average cost for full-time care is about $15 an hour for a professional au pair and the cost is the same regardless of how many children are in the family, making it a particularly cost effective option for families with multiple children.

A professional au pair is more affordable than hiring a domestic nanny, which can easily cost upwards of $20+ per hour and often includes additional cost considerations such as payroll tax, overtime pay, health insurance and agency placement fees. Au pair wages are not subject to withholding of payroll taxes. The host family and your au pair are free to agree to compensation higher than the legally applicable minimum. See our comparison chart below.

Au Pair
Domestic Nanny
Average cost per hour$15 per hour$20+ per hour
Special TrainingYesVaries
Cost per family, not per childYesVaries
Up to 45 hours of care per weekYesVaries
Has medical insuranceYesVaries
One year commitmentYesVaries
Flexible scheduleYesVaries
Minimum required experienceYesNo
Local supportYesNo
Regulated by the U.S. Department of StateYesNo

For detailed pricing information call Apex PROaupair at 844-787-6566 or start your application.

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