Typical au pair salaries

How to decide on an Au Pair Salary:

When deciding what salary to pay your au pair you need to take into consideration their qualifications, years of experience, job functions and how long you would require them to work for per week. The following is a fair guideline as to what the average au pair salary is:

Morning Au Pair Salaries:

If you require your au pair to work for:

2 to 3 hours a day, then your au pair’s salary would be: R4000 – R5000 per month
3 to 4 hours a day, then your au pair’s salary would be: R5000 – R6200
5 to 5.30 hours a day, then your au pair’s salary would be: R5500 – R6500

Afternoon Au Pair Salaries:

If you require your au pair to work:

2 to 3 hours a day, then your au pair’s salary would be: R4000 – R5000 per month
3 to 4 hours a day, then your au pair’s salary would be: R5000 – R6200
5 to 5.30 hours a day, then your au pair’s salary would be: R5500 – R6500

Full day Au Pair Salaries:

If you require your au pair to work:

7 to 8 hours a day, then your au pair’s salary would be: R8500 – R11 500
10 +, then your au pair’s salary would be: R12 000 – R15 000

An au pair salary will depend on:

  • How old the au pair is
  • Their level of childcare experience
  • What relevant qualifications and courses they have completed (Life Coach Training CourseFirst Aid & CPR, Au Pair Training)
  • The amount of hours they are required to work each week and if babysitting is required. (Remember that you need to be compensated for babysitting as it is considered “overtime”)
  • A valid drivers licence
  • A own roadworthy vehicle with functioning seatbelts in the back and front seats
  • The area you reside in – you may have to pay a little more for petrol

Please note that the au pair’s petrol reimbursement is not included in the au pairs salary. Au Pair petrol needs to be reimbursed an paid over and above the au pairs salary.

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