Au Pair salaries to increase on Friday, July 24, 2009.
An increase in minimum wage will go into effect on Friday, July 24, 2009. The au pair stipend will increase from $176.85 to $195.75/week.
On that date au pairs must receive at least $195.75 per week. The au pair stipend is based on a U.S. Department of Labor calculation which takes the minimum wage for 45 hours and then subtracts 40% for room and board.
· Currently: $6.55 x 45 hours = $294.75 x .60 = $176.85
· July 24, 2009: $7.25 x 45 hours = $326.25 x .60 = $195.75
Any family who does not change the rate of pay for their au pair after these changes go into effect will be in violation of U.S. Department of Labor laws and U.S. State Department regulation.
See more information at: http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/minimumwage.htm